Wentworth Park to lose Wednesday midweek racing to Richmond greyhound track

greyhound track will be the big winner from plans to move one of the city meetings to the Londonderry club. (Source: Twitter)

The customary Wednesday night races at are poised to be a thing of the past following the unveiling of a reimagined schedule by Greyhound Racing New South Wales (GRNSW).

The new draft racing schedule is set for implementation in the 2023/24 greyhound racing season.

This transformative move sees a reshaping of metropolitan greyhound racing, with Richmond primed to inherit the Wednesday night timeslot and, concurrently, distribute city-grade midweek prize purses of $4,000 for races spanning 440m and beyond.

As part of this reconfiguration, Wentworth Park will bid adieu to its regular Wednesday night meetings, instead shifting gears to host races on Sunday afternoons, albeit solely for provincial-grade purses.

This strategic recalibration, which will have Wentworth Park—regarded as the nerve centre of NSW greyhound racing—hosting races on both Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons weekly, is forecasted to culminate in the majority of the Sunday races being held over the 280m short-course dash distance.

This sweeping alteration in racing dates has also opened up fresh opportunities for other greyhound tracks.

One such beneficiary is , which is now set to permanently occupy the twilight Wednesday timeslot recently vacated by Richmond as part of its shift to the night slot.

The Richmond finish-on meetings will now be proposed for the Monday meetings only.

These latest planned changes to the NSW racing schedule will only further emphasise the long-rumoured plans to move metropolitan greyhound racing away from Wentworth Park to other tracks such as Richmond.

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Jim
Jim
1 year ago

Its not a long rumoured plan to move racing from Wenty, it is a given. Was announced years ago lease wouldn’t be extended past 2027 or 2028 (Can’t remember which).