Dog track on target

DEPTH OF PROGRESS: Bob Hindom checks the levels watched by plant operator Stephen Grebert of local company McLennan's Earthmoving in preparation for the laying of a new loam racing surface to replace the grass at Grafton Greyhound Track.

Work on the $200,000 project jointly funded by Greyhound Racing NSW and the Grafton Greyhound Club (GGC) commenced yesterday.

"The track will dug up to a depth of 750mm below the running rail, then they lay 150mm of road base gravel and 150mm of loam sand on top," GGC president Des Winters said.

"It looks a mess at the moment, but you've got to break some eggs to make an omelette. Hopefully the loam will be layed by the end of January then we'll have trials on it before our first meeting on March 5. The local greyhound people are right behind the project. Everyone can't wait for the new track to be up and running."