MEDIA RELEASE 12th JUNE 2020
ARC CONFIRMS 2020 STAR SPORTS & ARC GREYHOUND DERBY
⭐ Final on Saturday 31st October
⭐ Winner’s Purse of £50k
⭐ 96 entrants with rounds beginning on Weekend of 2nd/3rd October
Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) confirm that this year’s Greyhound Derby will take place at Nottingham over the month of October.
The jewel in UK Greyhound Racing’s crown, The English Greyhound Derby, will now proceed after weeks of hard work and planning to make it possible.
Rachel Corden, ARC’s Greyhound Operations Director, said:
“The Greyhound Derby is the pinnacle of the racing calendar and we were determined that, despite Covid-19, we would move heaven and earth to make it happen in some form. In the current climate it will be a smaller competition than normal, with no third round, but it at least means we will have a 2020 Derby. The Final will be scheduled for Saturday 31 October.
“We are very grateful to Ben Keith & Star Sports for their on-going support and for committing to their joint sponsorship of the Derby. And we are delighted that Nottingham will host the Derby for the second year in a row”.
“This is a substantial commitment from ARC and Star Sports to ensure our flagship event takes place, particularly as, there could be no public attendance and therefore no hospitality or on-site betting revenue. Should it prove possible to have a public attendance for the competition in due course we will assess what that might look like at Nottingham to ensure Government guidance at the time could be safely met”.
Ben Keith of Star Sports said: “It’s been a tough year for everyone, but we can now look forward to The Greyhound Derby, so let’s all get behind Nottingham and have the best Derby ever.”