Update On Future Sales

Whilst Greyhound Trader had hoped to be able to host a sales day at Oxford in June upon the opening of the track, unfortunately the opening has been delayed until July meaning the sale can no longer take place in its original calendar position.

Oxford’s new racing manager and former Greyhound Trader auctioneer Kieran O’Brien went on record as to say ‘Oxford will re-open on Friday 22nd July, just one month after the originally planned date for re-opening. The slight delay has been due to a backlog in the supply of materials including the photo-finish equipment which is the latest technology from the USA.’

James Corden said ‘It is unfortunate to have to re-arrange a well organised sales calendar but things out of our hands happen and we must adapt. I’m sure when Oxford does open it will be as good as people are hoping and we are still set on hosting a sales day there as soon as we possibly can.’

With Sheffield’s recent announcement of a new £400,000 Sheffield Stadium renovation too, that has also impacted the pre-arranged sales schedule. The new refurbishment is in theory a complete track replacement, accounting for a new running rail, improvements to sand profiles, drainage and also equipment.

Venue Director Matthew Hamilton said: “The safety and welfare of the greyhounds are always at the forefront of our vision at the stadium. Owlerton prides itself on being one of the best in the industry for quality and hospitality. The upcoming renovations will mirror these values and pave the way for the future of racing’.The stadium will be closed for a short period from the 25th of July 2022 through to the 1st of August 2022, before a grand reopening on the 2nd of August.

Greyhound Trader were quick to work with all tracks to re-schedule their sales days and we are now delighted to be able to confirm an updated sales schedule for the rest of the year.

As part of the updated sales calendar, Yarmouth will be a new track on our portfolio for customers to enjoy a Greyhound Trader sales day at with big thanks to Simon Franklin for being so welcoming in short notice.

James says ‘We must thank Yarmouth for coming on board at short notice to cover for the month of July. It was a track we had always considered for a sales day and the current circumstances presented a great opportunity to explore this. With events such as the prestigious East Anglian Derby coming up shortly at the track, hopefully both vendors and buyers will support the sale in good fashion.’

NEW SALES DATES:

Yarmouth – 21st July

Sheffield – 10th August

Oxford – 6th September

Towcester – 5th October

TBC – 15th November

To cover for the loss of the Oxford sale on the original date of June 24th, Greyhound Trader will be hosting an online auction from 17-19 June with entries now being accepted via our ‘Sell” page. 

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