The Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club (MGGRC) has announced Carlin & Gazzard MG, part of the long-established Carlin & Gazzard group, as its major sponsor for 2022.
In making the announcement at the MGGRC’s well-attended Christmas meeting on Sunday at Tara Raceway, president Noel Perry said the club was delighted to have Carlin & Gazzard MG on board as its major sponsor.
“The club would certainly like to thank Carlin & Gazzard MG and sales manager Adrian Jones for his efforts in securing the sponsorship.
“Carlin & Gazzard MG will have naming rights for the 2022 Mount Gambier Cup, which like its sponsor, also has a long history in the region after first being conducted at Glenburnie in 1981 when won by Tara Topar.
“Our cup has certainly come a long way since then. In 2018 it attained Group Listed status with the club now working towards the 512 metre event being elevated to Group 3.”
The MGGRC has been one of the sporting success stories in the region. Formed in 1972, it conducted its first race meeting at the Glenburnie racecourse in 1979 – the same year as Carlin & Gazzard became solely the Gazzards.
In 1997 the club moved to its purpose-built venue on Lake Terrace East. Since 2012 all races have been televised around Australia through Sky Racing and covered by the TAB. Currently, the MGGRC conducts approximately 100 race meetings a year.
Mr Jones said Carlin & Gazzard MG was very happy to be associated with the Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club.
“I have to say, it’s a real pleasure to come out to Tara Raceway. We’re certainly looking forward to our involvement with the club.”
The sponsorship announcement wrapped up a good year for the MGGRC. In July the club’s Sunday meeting status was raised by Greyhound Racing SA from Category 3 to Category 2 status which resulted in a significant prizemoney increase.
As a result, from 2022 onwards, the Greyhound of the Year award will be scored on Category 2 meetings only. Next year it will be known as the MG Greyhound of the Year.
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Tara Raceway has recently undergone significant upgrades. As well, a considerable amount will soon be spent on clubroom refurbishment.
And with the appointment of Mark Dwyer as the new club manager, along with Carlin & Gazzard MG as the new major sponsor, it could be said that the Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club is also moving into a new era.