FINAL PREPARATIONS: Dion Wall, of McLennan Earthmoving, rakes the new track.
FINAL PREPARATIONS: Dion Wall, of McLennan Earthmoving, rakes the new track.

Greyhound track to face first big test

By TONY WHITE

GRAFTON Greyhound Racing Club officials are delighted at the response by local trainers for today's trials to be conducted on the new loam racing surface.

A total of 64 greyhounds are scheduled to trial.

"The numbers are well up," GGRC president Des Winters said.

"The support has been terrific.

"It's probably the biggest set of trials we've had in over two years."

After the final meeting on the old grass surface on December 18, the track was dug up and replaced with loam in a project costing $200,000, jointly funded by the club and the Carr Government.

Renovations were completed last Saturday in readiness for the track's public debut today.



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