The Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club, Lake Terrace East, Mount Gambier, SA

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25: Nominations closed. THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 (T/G): Nominations close at 9 a.m. (SA time) on Monday, August 26 with GRSA. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1: Nominations close at 9 a.m. (SA time) on Tuesday, August 27 with GRSA. FREE TRIALS (for members/$10 non-members): Every Tuesday and Saturday, commencing at 9 a.m. (SA time). Bookings on arrival at track. PATHWAY RACING: All eligible greyhounds will be considered for some Pathway races at Sunday meetings. Trainers must advise NO PATHWAY if they do not wish to be considered. See GRSA website for Pathway conditions. WORK COMMENCES ON KENNELHOUSE UPGRADE: See “Gallery”.

New kennels arrive

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The first consignment of kennels for the upgrading of existing Tara Raceway kennel house facilities arrived at the Lake Terrace East venue on Tuesday.

Speaking at the track this week, kennel house project supervisor Tim Manterfield said the kennels were similar to those now used at Angle Park, Gawler and Murray Bridge and would replace the current brick and concrete fixtures.

Tim Manterfield checks out the stainless steel kennels which arrived at Tara Raceway on Tuesday.

“These are modern kennels which will be free-standing and are constructed of stainless steel,” he said.

Manterfield also said that the kennel house currently had a number of other inherent limitations.

“There is no stewards’ area, insufficient space in the swabbing room and compromised logistics in and around the kennel house.”

Greyhound Racing SA is also conscious of protecting against the potential financial impact upon participants arising from the interruption to racing during the period of the works.

“The last race meeting to be conducted using the kennel house in its current state will be on Sunday, August 18,” Manterfield said.

“Temporary kennelling facilities will be hired for approximately a six-week period and located at the back of the existing kennel house.”

Expected to cost more than $250,000, the project will also involve adding internal cladding to the entire building and applying an epoxy floor coating.