GBGB Launches First-Ever National Greyhound Week
GBGB has today announced details of the inaugural National Greyhound Week (NGW) which will showcase the joy and excitement of greyhound racing.
Taking place between 28 August and 3 September 2023, the week will be dedicated to celebrating British greyhound racing – from the canine athletes at the heart of the sport to its people, fans and partners.
Taking in the August Bank Holiday weekend, NGW will feature a week-long roadshow of events across the country, underpinned by this summer’s Owners’ Bonus Series (OBS). Along with the week’s dedicated series of races, each track will be engaging in their own way – showcasing the breadth and variety of stadia up and down the country.
Many of the NGW/OBS races will naturally coincide with coverage on RPGTV and Sky Racing, ensuring fans can catch some of the action from their own homes. NGW is also expected to draw crowds – current and new – to the track to enjoy the special atmosphere of a race night in person.
Following the successful English Greyhound Derby, which saw thousands flock to Towcester Racecourse earlier this month for the jewel in the open racing calendar, NGW is an opportunity to unite and celebrate the sport, at all levels, in one national event across Great Britain.
Scott Harvey, Racing Operations Executive for GBGB, said:
“National Greyhound Week is all about celebrating our sport – the greyhounds and the people that contribute to its enduring appeal and popularity. We hope that NGW will become an annual fixture in British greyhound racing and we are pleased to be launching this year with an exciting set of races and events. We look forward to seeing tracks, trainers, owners and fans engage with NGW.”
The racing schedule for National Greyhound Week is below:
SUFFOLK DOWNS (AM) – Monday 28th August
MONMORE (PM) – Monday 28th August
OXFORD (EVE) – Monday 28th August
SHEFFIELD (EVE) – Tuesday 29th August
CRAYFORD (EVE) – Tuesday 29th August
TOWCESTER (EVE) – Tuesday 29th August
CENTRAL PARK (EVE) – Wednesday 30th August
YARMOUTH (EVE) – Wednesday 30th August
PERRY BARR (EVE) – Thursday 31st August
NEWCASTLE (EVE) – Thursday 31st August
SUNDERLAND (EVE) – Friday 1st September
NOTTINGHAM (EVE) – Friday 1st September
HENLOW (EVE) – Friday 1st September
SWINDON (AM) – Saturday 2nd September
ROMFORD (EVE) – Saturday 2nd September
HOVE (EVE) – Saturday 2nd September
HARLOW (AM) – Sunday 3rd September
DONCASTER (PM) – Sunday 3rd September
PELAW GRANGE (PM) – Sunday 3rd September
KINSLEY (EVE) – Sunday 3rd September