Norma and Jimmy u will love askern we’d and Friday nights 🤣🤣🤣 very special people up there elvis could walk in and they would wonder what he had running in the open race 🤣. Jokes apart it’s a great track u should try get over one night 👍🏻
THINGS HAPPEN THAT WE DONT LIKE. BUT IF YOU DONT GET OVER IT THEN you ARE ANOTHER CASUALTY. moaning and despondency shouldn't be part of your attitude.but it is.so don't try anywhere , or go anywhere. you're letting down yourselves not me.I won't try to cheer anyone up anymore. its a waste of time. you have to make the best of a bad situation. if you cant your just another statistic.
we either throw the towel in or hope there`s light at the end of the tunnel, roy, and hope it aint a train coming the other way, the rent 25k a month was a back breaker the way is bags on line and a few hundred punters once a week on site for a small track, but i believe a track such as haydock with it`s motorway link and access to liverpool and manchester could make money, and that`s what it`s all about..taking money..just as a after thought how do these horse tracks make it pay, acres of land and very few meetings pro rata, and yet you don`t see many if any close down..
I've thought the same about Haydock a number of times John, but my understanding is the Jockey Club aren't likely to be interested. Had there been a ready made option to shift the operation from one site to another i.e. orderly wind down at the Zoo, it would possibly have been more appealing. I'm not sure what the relationship between ARC and the Jockey Club is like; it may have been another barrier.
the only chance we have now as i see it, is to create a greyhound track in such a place as haydock park race track, if they got 3 bags or sis meetings a week and had a regular saturday night, think it could be a money maker for the track. no track could attract enough foot fall for more than one meeting a week so are relient on a bookmaker contract...football has a hq ,rugby has a hq, cricket has a hq, what has greyhounds got fa, they the gbg could have a money making stadium with plenty of room for offices at minimum rent end of rant and you were right benny that regal chivas is good gear..
'JC' This did not work out down at Towcester - Greyhound racing needs to take place at a stadium not in the middle of a field.
Now then 'IF' those clever people at 'ARC' thought it would have been a good idea they would have sold off the likes of Newcastle and Sunderland Greyhound Stadiums by now and built a greyhound track in the middle of there own Newcastle Horse racing venue.
Your idea sounds good on paper but it won't happen at Haydock and come to think about if it ever did come about then surely Aintree would be the first choice in my book.
A very poor and misleading report by Radio Manchester today re the Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium.
The owners have blamed the pandemic, saying they can't sustain the business without crowds.
Crown Oils own the site - It's 'ARC' that have a lease they are the ones who have decided to shut the place down.
But of course 'ARC' have another 4 greyhound tracks around the Country Sunderland, Newcastle, Nottingham and Perry Barr, Birmingham all 4 have no crowds at this time but they all remain up and running.