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Hull greyhound stadium re-opens


THE NATIONAL Greyhound Racing Club announced last week that a racecourse licence has been granted to DMQA Holdings, the new racecourse executive owners at the Hull Boulevard Stadium.

Following its closure last year, the reopening of the Hull track with a number of new facilities will be a welcome boost to many owners and trainers in the area and to many people within the sport.

NGRC Chief Executive, Alistair McLean said, ‘The Stewards are very much aware that racing at Hull is important to many people and we have received many positive comments about the prospect of the track reopening.

‘The new management have achieved a great deal to prepare the stadium and its facilities for racing to recommence, which has included a redesign of each of the bends, a brand new air conditioned kennel block and arrangements for a dedicated retirement scheme. We wish them and the attached trainers, owners and Greyhounds every success for the future.’

Greyhound welfare group Greyhound Action, which campaigns against Greyhound racing and rescues many Greyhounds that are abandoned by their owners when they are unfit to race pledged to fight the re-opening of the stadium and to launch protests outside the venue.