The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has today announced that the Valley Greyhound Stadium has been granted its GBGB licence to race. 

The Caerphilly track will be the first greyhound stadium to race under regulation in Wales since the 1970s, and will hold a Sales meeting on Tuesday 22 August, with plans to commence trial meetings shortly after. Race meetings are planned from September.   

The track’s official reopening under the GBGB Rules of Racing could see a return of the Welsh Derby, last run at Cardiff Arms Park in 1977 and won by Barbara Tompkins’ Instant Gambler, which also brought the curtain down on the Triple Crown of English, Scottish and Welsh Derbies. 

The race distances at Valley have been confirmed as 260, 460 and 645 metres.