Wednesday September 1 sees the launch of the ARC prize money structure which will see significant rises in prize money across each of the company’s own tracks: Central Park, Newcastle, Nottingham, Perry Barr and Sunderland writes Floyd Amphlett of the Greyhound Star.
While the eye is drawn to the £200 to top heat winners, the significant figure is surely the £50 that will be paid to runners down to A6 company?
By comparison, until now, a Newcastle A6 runner would have been receiving £35.
Indeed, it is the worst paying tracks who will seem to benefit the most. A good example is Perry Barr which has been kept impoverished by GRA for years.
Today’s A7 winner at Perry Barr would have collected £69 and also-rans collecting £33. From tomorrow the – well see for yourself!
For obvious reasons, the company have not announced details of the trainers’ own deals which are again reckoned to be significantly enhanced.
One Newcastle trainer, who declined to be named said: “These deals are a game changer for us.”