Lismore will return to racing on Tuesday, October 11 after being closed for four months after flooding of the town in June.
The resumption of racing comes as a relief to participants and supporters in the region who have advocated for track reinstatement for some time. After countless hours of work by staff, contractors and volunteers, the track was cleared by GRNSW officials on Tuesday, October 4.
A free trial session will be conducted on Wednesday, October 5 from 8am with a second session to commence at 6pm.
Nominations for Lismore's October 11 meeting will close at 9am on Thursday, October 6 with GRNSW.
Advertised events are:
- Masters Stake 420m (As determined by nominations) (Greyhounds will be drawn on a Masters Grade/Pointscore basis. Stake can contain M1/M2/M3 grades combined. Up to 2 Masters events will be run based on flow of nominations ) Prize money: $900 / $275 / $205
- Maiden Stake 420m Prize money: $830 / $255 / $190
- Mixed Stake 635m (0-3 wins) Prize money: $1,600 / $460 / $370
- Non-graded Stake 420m (Best 8 (1/2/3/4 Grades)) Prize money: $1,300 / $400 / $300
- Non-graded Stake 520m (Best 8 (1/2/3/4 Grades)) Prize money: $1,700 / $520 / $395
Participants are also reminded that thanks to the support of Casino GRC, Local MP Thomas George, Ladbrokes, Staff and Volunteers the work on the track has been completed in time to allow the Group 2 Lismore Workers Club Lismore Cup to commence as scheduled, with heats on Tuesday, October 18.
- Lismore Workers Club Cup Non-graded Heats 520m (Group 2 - Best 32 Greyhounds plus reserves as determined by GRNSW Greading Policy. Priority entry to G1 & G2 winners of 450m to 595m events in past 12 months. Blind draw, guarding to apply. Where less than called for nominations are received, GRNSW & NSW GBOTA reserve the right to determine the number of heats conducted.) Prize money: $1,700 / $520 / $395. Date of Final: 25 Oct 2016. Final Prize Money: $40,000
- John Stollery Novice 5th Grade Heats 520m (As determined by nominations) (Best 32 - 5th grade runners) Prize money: $1,500 / $460 / $350. Date of Final: 25 Oct 2016. Final Prize Money: $3,000
- Ladbrokes Monthly Medal Jackpot Non Graded (grades 1-5) Heats 635m (2 Heats) (Final to carry monthly Jackpot Pool as advertised on gbota.com.au ) Prize money: $1,700 / $520 / $395 Date of Final: 25 Oct 2016 Final Prize Money: $2,000 + jackpot