Greyhound celebrations at Ascot Park postponed

Pictured: A greyhound trialling at Ascot Park Raceway. Photo Credit: Bek Eade.

The Southland Greyhound Racing Club were due to celebrate 30 years of racing at Ascot Park Raceway in Invercargill on Sunday, and while racing will still take place on the day, the celebrations to mark the milestone will be postponed for now.

The club’s committee are extremely conscious of the Covid rules and have unanimously decided to postpone the celebrations they had planned for the day.

Racing will still take place but a new date for the celebrations will be announced when it is a better time to hold them.

The club first raced at Ascot Park Raceway on Saturday 14 September 1991 and Sunday’s race meeting would have marked the 30 year anniversary, almost to the day.

The club planned to celebrate the occasion with a number of activities and these will now be held at a later date.

Southland Greyhound Club Secretary Bronwyn Eade, says, “Unfortunately we cannot have any general public at our race meeting on Sunday due to number restrictions. 

“We are able to have travelling trainers/handlers from Christchurch etc. together with owners and club members, but obviously we are restricted to the numbers allowed in Level 2. We will look at holding a big celebration for our 30th Anniversary to involve the public sometime in the future.”


By Lindsay Beer (on behalf of the Southland Greyhound Racing Club)

Posted on 09 September 2021

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