Tag Archives: Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB)

MansionBet ups commitment to greyhound racing with BGRF contributions

MansionBet has become the latest bookmaker to contribute to the British Greyhound Racing Fund (BGRF). By becoming a contributor to the fund, MansionBet will support the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) in delivering essential welfare and integrity initiatives through the Greyhound Commitment. Ross Harkins, Head of Sportsbook at MansionBet, said: “Over the past year we have invested a lot …

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Mark Moisley joins GBGB as Executive Commercial Director

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has named Mark Moisley as its new Executive Commercial Director, who will be tasked with overseeing ‘the development and implementation of greyhound racing’s new commercial strategy’. As part of his new role, Moisley will work alongside stadia and stakeholders across the sport to raise the profile of greyhound racing, widen its appeal to …

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SIS greyhound service returns to pre-lockdown levels

Sports Information Services (SIS) has outlined plans to return to ‘full strength’ with the resumption of its greyhound service from 29 June. In line with the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) guidance, which will see the removal of the 20 minute gap between races, SIS will be able to operate over 640 races a week, including a return to …

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UK greyhound racing fast-tracks unlimited races

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British greyhound racing will fast-track to phase three of its operational policy, giving tracks the green light to run unlimited races with gaps of 20 minutes. Following a review of its five-phase ‘COVID-19 Operational Policy’, the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) confirmed that racecourses that have successfully completed Phase Two will be able to fast-track to Phase Four from …

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SIS reintroduces Towcester service as it resumes full greyhound schedule

Sports Information Services (SIS) has confirmed that it will be resuming a full greyhound schedule of 42 fixtures per week from 1 June. The resumption of its schedule will cover races from eight UK greyhound tracks, including Central Park, Crayford, Doncaster, Harlow, Henlow, Hove, Monmore and Romford. In addition, SIS will reintroduce its service to Towcester. Paul Witten, Product Director …

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GBGB responds to Peterborough concerns

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has responded to concerns raised by Peterborough Greyhound Track regarding the resumption of the sport. Following confirmation that the sport would be targeting a 1 June restart date, Richard and Rob Perkins published an open letter to GBGB explaining that the track at Peterborough would be unable to commence trials until it receives …

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GBGB targets 1 June restart date for racing

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) will work towards a 1 June resumption date after the publication of the UK government’s roadmap out of COVID-19 lockdown. Responding to the latest government guidance, GBGB Managing Director Mark Bird confirmed that the sport is already working towards a timetable to restart racing, beginning with a two-week trial period already mooted to …

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GBGB reveals ‘five-phase approach’ to resume sport

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has outlined a five-phase approach to resuming the sport behind closed doors once government restrictions are lifted. The GBGB has worked alongside an industry-led working group to establish a balance between the necessary requirements for health and safety, greyhound welfare and the sport’s integrity. Each phase is expected to last ‘at least two …

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GBGB reveals plans to be ‘first to return’ when restrictions ease

Greyhound racing has emphasised its plan to be ‘the first to return’ to racing behind closed doors after the current restrictions placed on sporting events are relaxed. Through its industry-led working group, the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has been working towards restarting the sport in ‘a responsible but efficient manner’. GBGB Managing Director Mark Bird said: “We were …

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ARC limits COVID-19 impacts with financial support for greyhound trainers

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has revealed that it will offer financial support to greyhound trainers based at its five stadia during the period of suspension for racing. Following the suspension of greyhound racing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ARC will offer £5 per dog per week to trainers from Belle Vue, Newcastle, Nottingham, Perry Barr and Sunderland. The funds will …

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