ARC are to pay £15 to non-attached trainers for every entry in open races at their five tracks.

The extra payments were made by Central Park, under previous owners Cearnsport and prior to the Covid break, though it is a new innovation for the ARC tracks.

Greyhound Operations Director Rachel Corden said: “We will be introducing a £15 per runner trainer payment to non-attached trainers travelling with greyhounds to run in open races at Central Park, Newcastle, Nottingham, Perry Barr & Sunderland.

“This will take effect from this Sunday 19 September 2021, so Central Park’s open races for this coming Sunday, entries for which close at noon tomorrow, will attract the payment. This is in addition to recent minor open race prize money increases.”