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Lord Lipsey to improve ‘welfare, integrity and standards’ of Premier Greyhound Racing

SBC News Lord Lipsey to improve ‘welfare, integrity and standards’ of Premier Greyhound Racing

Premier Greyhound Racing has appointed Lord David Lipsey as Chair, who returns to the sport following his four-year spell as Chair of the then-named British Greyhound Racing Board (BGRB) between 2004 and 2008.  The group, which is a newly-launched joint venture between Entain and the Arena Racing Company (ARC), looks to deliver ‘best serving’ racegoers, owners and trainers via increased …

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GBGB assigns Racing and Sports PTY to upgrade UK greyhounds data intelligence

SBC News GBGB assigns Racing and Sports PTY to upgrade UK greyhounds data intelligence

Racing and Sports PTY (RAS) has announced its first major UK partnership, becoming the new data intelligence partner of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB). Securing a long-term partnership, RAS will overhaul the GBGB’s database capabilities to help the governing body monitor and record all greyhound racing fixtures in the UK. Further to optimising GBGB’s database, RAS will aim …

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Vermantia launches virtual greyhound racing for Eurobet

SBC News Vermantia launches virtual greyhound racing for Eurobet

Vermantia has launched its pre-recorded Virtual Greyhound Racing product in Italy for Eurobet, one of the leading betting operators in the region. Through the deal, Eurobet has access to exclusive, fully-licensed, greyhound races from multiple active UK greyhound tracks, featuring full high definition footage from a regularly updated library of races. Eurobet’s online players are, therefore, now able to enjoy …

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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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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

SBC News 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 targets 1 June restart date for racing

SBC News 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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GBGB reveals ‘five-phase approach’ to resume sport

SBC News GBGB reveals ‘five-phase approach’ to resume sport

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has outlined a five-phase approach to resuming the sport behind closed doors once government restrictions are lifted. The GBGB has worked alongside an industry-led working group to establish a balance between the necessary requirements for health and safety, greyhound welfare and the sport’s integrity. Each phase is expected to last ‘at least two …

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