The Peterborough management have issued the following statement which would seem to rule out an imminent return to racing:

Dear All

Following the release of the Statement from the GBGB yesterday we have been seeking clarification from them as to when, and if, we are able to commence Trials and, ultimately, racing.  We must receive confirmation from Government that we are able to commence Trials before we are able to go ahead.  Without this confirmation we would be in breach of UK Government Guidelines and our own business insurance cover amongst other things.

Vets attendance is governed by RCVS guidelines, and they will need confirmation from that body too.

Once confirmation has been received that we can undertake Trials we must then consider the cost implications of a return to racing behind, what would be, closed doors.  Without being able to open the Stadium to the general public we would be reliant on the income from the sale of our broadcast rights to GMG/ARC/Arena Racing.  As you are aware at this time the Stadium receives broadcast income for the Wednesday evening fixture only, any further race meetings that take place behind closed doors generate no income but involve considerable expense.

Currently we are therefore not planning any Trials sessions at the Stadium until we have received the above clarifications and commitment. 

For the avoidance of doubt we would like to take this opportunity to confirm that Contract monies will be paid, as normal, at the end of this month for April.

We would like to thank all of you for your patience, understanding and continued commitment to greyhound racing at the Stadium during what is a difficult time for everyone.

Richard & Rob Perkins
Peterborough Greyhounds