Sunderland Greyhound Stadium has announced the confirmed dates for the 2017 UK Festival of Greyhound Racing.
Some of the best greyhounds will descend on Sunderland to compete for their share of the £65,000 purse in four races, the Festival Flyer, the Puppy Plate, the Grand Prix and the main event, the Classic.
The heats will take place at the stadium in Newcastle Road on Saturday 8th July, followed by the semi-finals on Saturday 15th July and the finals night on Wednesday 19th July.
Each night’s racing will be accompanied by the stadium’s usual package of drinks and meals deals for racegoers.
Ben Stores, Sales and Marketing Executive at the Stadium, said: “The festival is the biggest event of our year and attracts large crowds to see some top-class racing. There will be a great atmosphere.
“Some of the best dogs in the sport will come to take part in the heats and the semi-finals as they strive to get through to finals night.
“The festival is an event that really puts Sunderland on the greyhound racing map and we are looking forward to it immensely.”
For any further information on packages for either the heats, the semi finals or the grand final, give us a call on 0191 56 86 200