The dates for the 2021 Star Sports English Greyhound Derby have been revised to the following:-
First Round Friday 4th & Saturday 5th June
Second Round Friday 11th & Saturday 12th June
Third Round Saturday 19th June
Quarters Saturday 26th June
Semis Saturday 3rd July
Final Saturday 10th July
Towcester contacted the GBGB on Wednesday to seek permission to change the dates and are pleased to announce that the GBGB/ORPC have approved the new dates.
“With the recent UK lockdown imposed and then the subsequent news of the vaccine rollout we asked to delay the start of the Derby in order to give everybody the best opportunity to attend the Final weekend” said Towcester spokesman Nathan Corden.
“It is hoped that we will be able to open our doors to as many people as possible by delaying the start for 6 weeks. We are fully aware that we will now be going head to head with the football during some of the earlier rounds but we will embrace it and promise to put on top quality racing as well as entertainment. We are grateful to the ORPC for their understanding.”