Greyhound Racing NSW has finalised the racing calendar for the 2019/20 racing season.
In May, GRNSW released a draft calendar proposal to TAB race clubs with recommended changes to racing at Wentworth Park, Dapto, Bulli and Nowra in particular.
GRNSW received submissions from a number of race clubs and participants and has decided for the 19/20 racing calendar that the status quo remain.
One of the factors in leaving the Wentworth Park and Dapto in the same slots where they currently race, is the current commitments that the Dapto Greyhound Racing Club have committed to, on several weekends at their venue. This would have a detrimental impact on their external revenue streams. It is noted that the Dapto GRC have committed to working with GRNSW for future racing outcomes at the venue.
As part of the 2019/20 calendar there has been an increase at TAB meetings at Wagga, Dubbo, Goulburn and Gunnedah. These increases will see greater opportunities and access for TAB racing for regional participants.
Another factor in the calendar is the opportunity for TAB clubs Wagga, Goulburn, Dubbo, Grafton and Bathurst to conduct a Group 3 prizemoney series at their venue, along with Gunnedah having a listed event. These series will be supported with a ‘prime’ timeslot to ensure that greater coverage and opportunity for clubs and industry.
Finally as part of the new calendar, from July 1, Saturday night racing at Wentworth Park will have an approximate start time of 6.00pm.
The strategy behind the new move is because GRNSW sees this as an added opportunity to showcase our premium race meeting in a more vibrant timeslot which will enhance oncourse patronage and wagering outcomes.
To view the calendar in full click here.