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