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GBGB confirms greyhound racing to go ahead despite tightening restrictions

GBGB confirms greyhound racing to go ahead despite tightening restrictions

Greyhound racing will continue to take place behind closed doors in England, the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has confirmed. There were some doubts as to whether the sport would be allowed to go ahead amid Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s tightening of COVID-19 restrictions. However, the GBGB has said that it has ‘not been informed of any intention to …

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Elite sport to continue under new national lockdown

Elite sport to continue under new lockdown

Elite sport has been given the green light to go ahead across the UK following the government’s announcement to introduce a third lockdown. Yesterday, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced a series of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, including the closure of schools and universities. The retail betting sector was also dealt a …

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Betting shops close their doors in England’s tier 4 areas

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Betting shops in London, the South East and East of England have been forced to close their doors after the regions were placed under new tier four restrictions. The new measures, which were introduced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the weekend, will mean that all non-essential retail – including betting shops – must close for the foreseeable future.  The …

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MansionBet ups commitment to greyhound racing with BGRF contributions

MansionBet has become the latest bookmaker to contribute to the British Greyhound Racing Fund (BGRF). By becoming a contributor to the fund, MansionBet will support the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) in delivering essential welfare and integrity initiatives through the Greyhound Commitment. Ross Harkins, Head of Sportsbook at MansionBet, said: “Over the past year we have invested a lot …

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Mark Moisley joins GBGB as Executive Commercial Director

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has named Mark Moisley as its new Executive Commercial Director, who will be tasked with overseeing ‘the development and implementation of greyhound racing’s new commercial strategy’. As part of his new role, Moisley will work alongside stadia and stakeholders across the sport to raise the profile of greyhound racing, widen its appeal to …

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SIS greyhound service returns to pre-lockdown levels

Sports Information Services (SIS) has outlined plans to return to ‘full strength’ with the resumption of its greyhound service from 29 June. In line with the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) guidance, which will see the removal of the 20 minute gap between races, SIS will be able to operate over 640 races a week, including a return to …

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UK greyhound racing fast-tracks unlimited races

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British greyhound racing will fast-track to phase three of its operational policy, giving tracks the green light to run unlimited races with gaps of 20 minutes. Following a review of its five-phase ‘COVID-19 Operational Policy’, the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) confirmed that racecourses that have successfully completed Phase Two will be able to fast-track to Phase Four from …

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SIS reintroduces Towcester service as it resumes full greyhound schedule

Sports Information Services (SIS) has confirmed that it will be resuming a full greyhound schedule of 42 fixtures per week from 1 June. The resumption of its schedule will cover races from eight UK greyhound tracks, including Central Park, Crayford, Doncaster, Harlow, Henlow, Hove, Monmore and Romford. In addition, SIS will reintroduce its service to Towcester. Paul Witten, Product Director …

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GBGB responds to Peterborough concerns

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has responded to concerns raised by Peterborough Greyhound Track regarding the resumption of the sport. Following confirmation that the sport would be targeting a 1 June restart date, Richard and Rob Perkins published an open letter to GBGB explaining that the track at Peterborough would be unable to commence trials until it receives …

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GBGB targets 1 June restart date for racing

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) will work towards a 1 June resumption date after the publication of the UK government’s roadmap out of COVID-19 lockdown. Responding to the latest government guidance, GBGB Managing Director Mark Bird confirmed that the sport is already working towards a timetable to restart racing, beginning with a two-week trial period already mooted to …

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