The Sale & District Greyhound Racing Club will host its first official race meeting this Sunday 3 September following a major redevelopment to its racetrack over the past eight months.
While there haven’t been any significant changes made to the existing shape of the track or its key features, modifications to the turn transitions and radius to improve running lines and safety, have resulted in the establishment of new race distances of 435m, 510m and 640m.
The project has also included the installation of new LED lighting, irrigation system, inside drainage, outside fencing and lure system, with the club hosting numerous trial sessions and a picnic meeting in the lead-up to Sunday’s first official race meeting.
GRV CEO Stuart Laing acknowledged the Victorian Government’s financial support through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund (VRIF) and the collaborative efforts of the Sale Club.
“Sale is one of our more popular racetracks and we’re very pleased that the track is back and ready for racing, particularly for our participants in the Gippsland region,” Mr Laing said.
“As an older greyhound track, we had some ageing infrastructure that needed to be replaced at Sale including the rail and lighting, while we’ve also widened the track in the back straight and smoothed the transition into and out of the turns.”