Perry Barr cancelled today’s meeting due to the weather conditions.
Racing Manager Martin Seal said: “Just a line to advise we abandoned today’s BAGS meeting at 11.50am, shortly before race 4, due to the hot weather.
“The day’s highest temperature was forecast to be 30 degrees at 3pm, and we had cancelled the post-meeting trial session yesterday with that in mind, yet it had reached 33 degrees by 11.50am, so we had no option than to call off.”
ARC have issued a statement in relation to re-admission of crowds. There are no immediate plans to admit the public to ARC owned tracks: Newcastle, Sunderland, Perry Barr and Nottingham though the company remains in consultation with the respective local authorities. The statement reads:
ARC Greyhound Operations Director, Rachel Corden said, “As across all of our venues, we are keeping a very close eye on Government advice on reopening and admittance of crowds. At our greyhound stadia specifically, we are speaking to the relevant Local Authorities and are hopeful that we will be able to welcome people back through the gates in the very near future. We are also working on special plans for the Greyhound Derby Finals Night at Nottingham, with the aim that we can safely welcome as many people as possible to our feature night.”
“We are particularly looking forward to welcoming greyhound owners back on site and are incredibly grateful for their patience and loyalty throughout this difficult period.”