The announcement this week that open class prizemoney for staying events would align with middle distance events has coincided with the distinct possibility that a set of boxes for the 732 metres distance will be in Mount Gambier by the end of the month.
Open class prizemoney for Sunday afternoon Category 2 meetings run at Tara Raceway over 732 metres will see winners receive a first prize of $1590.
The Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club has been waiting on the delivery of a set of starting boxes from the Gawler club.
However, Greyhound Racing SA Strategic Projects Officer, Scott Wuchatsch, said that with Gawler currently racing or trialling six days a week it had been a hectic time.
“We have the new boxes ready to install at Gawler. Now, I’m just waiting for an opportunity in the schedule to swap them over.
“Angle Park comes online for trialling tonight, so the Gawler schedule will free up a bit although not fully until August 26 when the city track resumes racing.
“My goal at this stage is to have the boxes changed over and the original set transported and installed at the Mount Gambier track by the end of this month.”
The last staying race run at Tara Raceway was on Thursday, July 30, 2020 when the Clint Trengove owned and trained My Boy Bean defeated Close Your Eyes and Victa Jess in a time of 44.05 seconds.