It hasn’t taken long for the Gunnedah Greyhound Racing Club to see the benefits of its refurbished track.
Following a three-month hiatus as the greyhound racing facility underwent improvements, this Sunday will mark the second race back.
It’s clear to see trainers were keen to get their dogs out onto the Gunnedah track with over 170 nominations flooding in.
Club president Geoff Rose had to turn about 40 dogs away for the 12-race meeting and said the numbers are a direct correlation from the renovations happening at the track.
“Without a doubt,” Rose said.
“We had enough for 16 races. We had 172 nominations.
“That equals the best we’ve had for what I call a standard meeting – a meeting without a feature event.”
Trials were run at the greyhound track on Saturday with trainers from Dubbo, Sydney, Bendemeer, Armidale and Wee Waa all converging on Gunnedah with their dogs.
It was another chance for everyone to see how the track was going and Rose said there were no problems on Saturday.
“The track is performing extraordinarily well, there’s a lot of work that goes into it,” he said on Saturday.
“Just this morning alone, we put 3000 litres of water on it and we put 15000 litres on it yesterday.
“If there’s not enough water it sets too hard and too much, it turns to slush so you need to find the right balance.”
The first race on Sunday is scheduled to start at 1.15pm with the final race of the day to jump at 5pm.