GBGB are delighted to announce that the English Derby for 2019 will be hosted by Nottingham Greyhound Stadium.

An industry panel, chaired by the Greyhound Regulatory Board Chair Peter Cadman selected Nottingham, based on their submitted proposal. Mr Cadman outlined that the decision was determined after reviewing the original three expressions of interest and one subsequent proposal. The same process was followed, as last conducted when Towcester applied to host the Derby towards the end of 2016.

Peter Cadman said, “The panel were extremely satisfied with the proposal as submitted by Nottingham to host the Derby in 2019. Nottingham have sourced the necessary sponsorship as well as part financing the event themselves. The geographical location of the track was an obvious factor, not only for GBGB licensed trainers in terms of travelling but also for International entrants as well. Coupled with the tracks impressive facilities and popularity with trainers and owners it should represent an excellent showcase for such a prestigious event.”

Dates for the Derby will be released in the New Year, but it is expected to run May/June and will be run over the standard Derby distance of 500m. The acceptance of the bid by Nottingham currently rests at running the Derby just for 2019.

The industry panel was made up of Peter Cadman (Greyhound Regulatory Board Chair), Steve Fluin (Owner), John Coleman (GBGB Owner Practitioner Director) and Carl Perry (Professional Trainer).

Find out more on Nottingham’s dedicated Greyhound Derby 2019 page.