Today, Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) confirmed that this year’s Greyhound Derby will take place at Nottingham over the month of October.

The jewel in the UK Greyhound Racing’s crown, The English Greyhound Derby, will now proceed after weeks of hard work and planning to make it possible.

Responding to the announcement, Mark Bird, Managing Director of the GBGB, said:

“GBGB is delighted to learn the news that Nottingham Stadium will continue to host the 2020 Derby. We have all being living in a strange world of late, so it is fantastic to see that the Derby will go ahead after it was unable to be run earlier this year.

“There were obvious concerns that it would not go ahead, especially behind closed doors, and whilst there will be some tweaking on the number of rounds and prize money, I am in no doubt that the greyhound community will also be thrilled that the premium competition will take place this year.”