Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Greyhound Racing SA is committed to establishing three strong regional clubs (Gawler, Murray Bridge and Mount Gambier) which drive the best possible outcomes for industry and the participants whose interests they represent.
This is according to GRSA CEO Matt Corby who said the recently-released Sky weekly schedule for when Murray Bridge commenced racing delivered strongly against the key objectives.
“We now need to move forward with that program and allow it to settle, although we will continue to monitor its success over time. GRSA has a primary obligation to remain open and responsive to any need for change,” he said.
Once the Murray Bridge track is racing (expected to be in January), the Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club will race on alternate Wednesdays while continuing to conduct meetings every Sunday.
Mount Gambier’s Wednesday meetings will alternate with straight track racing at Murray Bridge, this giving Tara Raceway trainers the opportunity of racing their greyhounds up the straight as a lead-in to the local Sunday meeting.
However, the initial canvassing of local participants by GRSA in order to ascertain the likelihood of their support for Murray Bridge’s main meeting of the week on its one-turn track is no longer relevant as both clubs are now scheduled to race on Sundays.
Corby said GRSA remained conscious of the fact that the Mount Gambier region would initially have a restricted opportunity to race at the Murray Bridge Sunday meetings.
“It is our hope that this can be addressed in the course of time,” he said.