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Monmore - Lawrence Jones Memorial Festival rescheduled

MONMORE has rescheduled the Lawrence Jones Memorial Festival for Wednesday, April 25.


The original meeting was abandoned due to frost but the intention was always to find another suitable place in the GBGB Calendar, avoiding where possible any big-race clash.


“It was disappointing to cancel originally, but absolutely the right decision,” said racing manager Tony Williamson. “Safety remains paramount and the welfare of the greyhounds took precedence.


“However, we had the full support of the Jones family and the trainers in particular were very understanding - knowing that many might not be able to return given different race plans etc.


“For that reason, it was always going to be difficult to reschedule and get the same fields - and we did have a fantastic entry. But we’ve found a slot which we’re hope will allow for the best entry possible.


“We’re also delighted also to announce that all the races, with the added prize-money, will be reopened and hopefully the afternoon of April 25 will be one of our best cards of 2018. Thanks again to the family of Lol Jones.”


Race details will appear in the next GBGB Calendar.