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Saturday night racing in Wanganui

3 August 2005

Saturday night racing in Wanganui

Greyhound Racing New Zealand will launch its first Saturday night racing event this weekend in Wanganui. The Saturday night events are a first for the greyhound racing code and recognises the growth of the sport during the last year.

The four Saturday night racing events will be held at Wanganui on Saturday 6 and 27 August 2005 and Manukau, Auckland on Saturday 13 and 20 August 2005. A further four will be held next July.

Lance Bickford, CEO, Greyhound Racing New Zealand said greyhound racing has gone from strength to strength during the last year. The achievement of gaining eight of the top spots out of the racing calendar is just the start of our strategy to give greyhound enthusiasts greater opportunities to enjoy our sport.

"We have already had great interest from Wanganui sports groups who are looking for a warm, comfortable and friendly atmosphere for after match refreshments - as well as the added bonus of some action-packed greyhound racing," Mr Bickford said. MEDIA ADVISORY 3 August 2005

Saturday night racing in Wanganui

Greyhound Racing New Zealand will launch its first Saturday night racing event this weekend in Wanganui. The Saturday night events are a first for the greyhound racing code and recognises the growth of the sport during the last year. The four Saturday night racing events will be held at Wanganui on Saturday 6 and 27 August 2005 and Manukau, Auckland on Saturday 13 and 20 August 2005. A further four will be held next July.

Lance Bickford, CEO, Greyhound Racing New Zealand said greyhound racing has gone from strength to strength during the last year. The achievement of gaining eight of the top spots out of the racing calendar is just the start of our strategy to give greyhound enthusiasts greater opportunities to enjoy our sport.

"We have already had great interest from Wanganui sports groups who are looking for a warm, comfortable and friendly atmosphere for after match refreshments - as well as the added bonus of some action-packed greyhound racing," Mr Bickford said.

The events will start from 5:30pm and continue until around 8:30pm.

"We would like to encourage all those in Wanganui and surrounding areas, who haven't experienced a night of greyhound racing, to come along and give it a go," said Mr Bickford.

The first event takes place this Saturday, 6 August 2005 at Hatrick Raceway in Wanganui.

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