Murray Bridge greyhound training track opened by Minister Wingard

New facilities: Greyhound Racing SA chairman Grantley Stevens with Minister Corey Wingard at the opening of the new training families at the Murray Bridge Greyhound Racing Club track.
New facilities: Greyhound Racing SA chairman Grantley Stevens with Minister Corey Wingard at the opening of the new training families at the Murray Bridge Greyhound Racing Club track.

NEW training facilities at the Murray Bridge Greyhound Racing Club track were officially opened last month.

On Saturday, October 31, State Recreation, Sport and Racing Minster Corey Wingard officially opened the track during a visit to Murray Bridge.

The new 'slipping' track was made possible with $172,500 of funding provided by the State Government's racing stimulus package announced in June 2019.

The Murray Bridge slipping track is about 300 metres long and four metres wide with a sand surface similar to an existing slipping track located at Angle Park.

Minister Wingard said racing was an important contributor to the state's economy, not only in the major centres but also across regional towns and communities.

"Projects like this one are about helping the racing industry build the infrastructure needed to create a viable, long-term business model which will support South Australian jobs well into the future," he said.

The Murray Bridge greyhound track held its first event in December 2018 and was officially opened in 2019.