Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club’s current alternate Friday afternoon meetings will be replaced with alternate Wednesday fixtures once greyhound racing commences at the new track in Murray Bridge.
MGGRC club manager, Barry Shepheard, made the announcement this week following a meeting with Greyhound Racing SA last week in Adelaide where the SA racing schedule was finalised in readiness for when the Murray Bridge track is operational – expected to be late this year.
“I believe mid-week racing at Tara Raceway on a fortnightly basis should work well for the club, along with owners and trainers, who will be able to run their greyhounds on a Wednesday and then back up again on the Sunday if they so desire.”
Tara Raceway will continue to run every Sunday, as will Murray Bridge, racing being conducted on what will be SA’s first one-bend track, while the two clubs will alternate on Wednesdays. Murray Bridge mid-week fixtures will be the first straight track meetings run in SA since those at Kulpara some years ago.
Angle Park will continue to race on Monday and Thursday nights while Gawler will occupy the Tuesday and Friday time slots.
Track categories will be – Category 1: Angle Park (Thursday); Category 2: Angle Park (Monday), Gawler (Friday), Murray Bridge (Sunday); Category 3: Gawler (Tuesday), Murray Bridge (Wednesday), Mount Gambier (Wednesday and Sunday).
Meanwhile, Shepheard said that as from Friday, there would be free entry for all Tara Raceway meetings, bringing the club into line with Angle Park, Gawler and Strathalbyn.