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Save Longford Track, Ireland

Longford Track Supporters Club Fundraiser:

At a meeting held at the track on August 15th a survival plan for the future of Longford Greyhound Stadium was discussed. Over 100 people from all over Ireland attended and heard that basically there are 2 options for the track:

* Close down on Friday August 23rd
or
* Deal with the urgent issues raised by the Fire Officer and other financial requirements by raising funds immediately.

It is estimated that if we raised €25,000 in the next 2 weeks that racing at the track could continue to October.
It was clearly pointed out that raising these funds will NOT guarantee that racing will continue after October. The track will also require a further €20,000 to survive after that.

Basically it’s a big gamble, but faced with the other option of closing immediately those in attendance decided unanimously to fight for the future of the track. The Longford Track Supporters Club have formed a fundraising committee with the aim of raising €25,000 as soon as possible. This figure is easily attainable as the goodwill is there. We are asking owners, trainers and anyone worldwide with an interest in greyhound racing to contribute to the fund.

Please click on YES if you would like to help.

Thank you for your Support.


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The sport in began at Belle Vue, Manchester, in 1926 and became hugely popular as it spread the length and breadth of the British Isles. Royalty, Lords and Ladies were bitten by the bug as much as anyone and it was much in vogue to be seen greyhound racing in the days leading up to the second world war.

The sport went through a lean period in the late 1960s and 70s. But the tracks that invested in facilities for the public survived and, in the 1990s, the sport went through an amazing resurgence. A new generation is now enjoying the thrills that greyhound racing offers.


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English Greyhound Stud Book and NCC
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Hadleigh Heath
Hadleigh
Suffolk
IP7 5NX
Phone: 01787 212381
Fax: 01787 211200

The British Greyhound Racing Board


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