From 1st June, SIS will be resuming a full greyhound schedule of 42 fixtures per week to be held across its existing eight UK greyhound tracks plus the reintroduction to the SIS service of Towcester. Fixtures will be held behind closed doors, and initially be limited to 10 races per fixture to comply with GBGB guidance on social distancing and ensure the safety of all participants. The expectation is that this will rise over the weeks to get back to normal levels.
Initially, the fixtures will be spaced two in the morning, two in the afternoon and two in the evening to satisfy the needs of digital customers, and this schedule will form the cornerstone of the schedule when retail betting returns in the middle of June. Race times will be from 11am until 9.30pm.
Paul Witten, Product Director of SIS, said: “Our UK tracks have been undergoing trials for the last week and will continue through this week to ensure that all racing greyhounds will have completed at least two trials before racing resumes on 1st June. We’re very pleased to see a return to racing and would like to pay thanks to our tracks who have been very supportive of these new measures.
“We continue to liaise very closely also with the Irish Greyhound Board and are confident that we will be able to extend our service in due course to include Irish fixtures sometime in June.”
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