Gunnedah Greyhound Racing Club’s decision to merge back-to-back meetings and use the single meeting as a lead in to last Sunday’s TAB twilight program paid off “brilliantly”, said the club’s president, Geoff Rose.
The blueprint will be used again next month, when the club combines its March 3 and March 4 non-TAB meetings into a March 4 daytime meeting that will lead into a March 11 TAB twilight meeting with at least one final.
Rose previously labelled the approach as unprecedented and believed that other club would follow suit.
On Thursday morning, he said the Sunday meeting was “well above average” across the board including gate, canteen and bar. “The racing was good and injury free,” he added. “Yeah, it was a good night out.”
The night featured the track’s 440 metre record being equalled, when Common George clocked 24.76 seconds. Evie’s Best also ran that time.
Rose said the approach taken by the club “was definitely the right move”.