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Greyhound Derby

MEDIA RELEASE   16 MARCH 2020

 

ARC CONFIRM POSTPONEMENT OF GREYHOUND DERBY

 

Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) and Nottingham Greyhound Stadium can confirm the postponement of the 2020 Greyhound Derby.  Following today’s announcement that all racing at ARC venues, both horse and greyhound, will take place behind closed doors from Tuesday 17 March until the end of the month, the decision has been taken to postpone the flagship event until later in the year.

 

The 2020 Greyhound Derby had been scheduled to start preliminary rounds on Friday 10 April, culminating with Finals night on Saturday 16 May.  At this point, no decision has been taken as to a suitable alternative date as to when the competition could be held.

ARC Greyhound Operations Director Rachel Corden said, “We have taken the decision to postpone the 2020 Greyhound Derby in line with the closure of all of our sites to the public for a period of time”.

“At this time our main priority is to maintain the health and safety of our employees and those that care for the greyhounds attending our sites to race behind closed doors.”

“Our sponsors are fully supportive of the decision and we would like to thank all of our colleagues in the greyhound racing industry, along with our sponsors Star Sports and LPS for their ongoing support.”