Wednesday, September 26, 2018
An updated Sky Racing schedule for fixtures once the under-construction Murray Bridge track is completed has been released by Greyhound Racing SA and confirms that the Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club will race at Tara Raceway on alternate Wednesdays and every Sunday afternoon.
Mount Gambier’s fortnightly meetings will alternate with Murray Bridge and mark the return of straight track racing in SA after a break of more than 10 years when the new two-track facility races up the straight on the other Wednesday.
Non-TAB straight track racing was last run in SA at the Eyre Peninsula town of Kulpara, the final race meeting held there in June 2008. Currently, straight track racing is conducted only at Capalaba in Queensland and twice-weekly at Healesville in Victoria.
Murray Bridge will also race on a weekly twilight basis on Sundays, a GRSA spokesperson saying it had been important to position the new one-turn track in a time-slot that was accessible to all participants.
“Racing in the Sunday twilight slot at Murray Bridge will give professional, semi-professional and hobbyists the opportunity of racing at our newest venue and showcase the sport to a new community of patrons.”
The updated racing schedule will be monitored on an ongoing basis and remain open to be changed if the allocation of race meetings does not meet the needs of SA participants.
The Sky Racing schedule, which includes Murray Bridge, is as follows – Monday: Angle Park (night); Tuesday: Gawler (day); Wednesday: Murray Bridge Straight Track (fortnightly, day), Mount Gambier (fortnightly, day); Thursday: Angle Park (night); Friday: Gawler (day/twilight); Sunday: Mount Gambier (day), Murray Bridge One-Turn (twilight).