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Initial Press Release



The Star Sports, ARC & LPS Greyhound Derby 2019 at Nottingham Greyhound Stadium


Nottingham is delighted to announce that its proposal to host The 2019 Greyhound Derby has been accepted by the Panel.

Nottingham’s Rachel Corden said ‘We are thrilled and excited to have been successful. We are extremely grateful to our fabulous sponsors – Ben Keith at Star Sports, ARC and Richard & Donna Evans at Local Parking Security Limited for believing in Team Nottingham and for sharing our passion for the Greyhound Derby.

The Greyhound Derby is without doubt the most prestigious event in greyhound racing’s calendar. I know from my father, Terry Corden, Nottingham’s late, great patriarch and lifelong greyhound enthusiast, the significance of the Derby  and the role it plays in shaping the hopes and dreams of many in the sport.

Nottingham is centrally located to provide accessibility for both GBGB licensed trainers and owners throughout the country and also for our Irish neighbours. Welfare is always our priority and we are very fortunate to have knowledgeable and dedicated grounds and racing office teams.  We are a well-supported Stadium with statistics showing that, year to date, Nottingham has been visited by the highest number of different open race trainers and different greyhounds, which confirms the track’s popularity’.

Ben Keith from Star Sports said ‘Star Sports love The Greyhound Derby and are delighted to be supporting Rachel Corden and her ambitions. From the first moment we spoke and heard of her wanting to follow her father's dreams, we knew that Nottingham should be the next host.  We wish Rachel and all those concerned the very best of luck and hope that they know all of Star Sports are at their disposal.’

Mark Kingston, Director of Media Technology & Production at ARC said ‘We would like to offer our congratulations to Rachel and everyone at Nottingham.  We are looking forward to working with them in order to help make what is the most prestigious event in the sport’s calendar, as successful as it can be’.

Richard and Donna Evans of Local Parking Security Ltd ‘are very excited to be involved with Rachel Corden and her team at Nottingham Greyhounds in her pursuit of holding the Greyhound Derby at the stadium.  With their commitment to the sport, enthusiasm and professionalism the Greyhound Derby could not be in better hands’.

Rachel Corden said ‘Hosting the 2019 Greyhound Derby is a massive commitment to the sport by Nottingham and it’s sponsors, not least with a winner’s purse of £100,000 on offer, and I hope that the industry will get behind us to ensure a well-supported, fantastic competition’.

Nottingham anticipates that the The Star Sports, ARC & LPS Greyhound Derby 2019 will be held in or around its traditional calendar slot and dates will be announced early in the New Year following consultation with the sponsors.

The Derby Plate is kindly being sponsored by RPGTV and it is anticipated that all rounds will be shown on RPGTV.