Monday, April 18, 2011

NGA News - Derby Lane encourages fans to Get in the Game

NGA News -  For the past few weeks Derby Lane fans have been encouraged to "get in the game" of greyhound racing. NGA President Lester Raines sent posters to racetracks asking them to display them to help promote the upcoming Spring Meet that begins Monday April 18. In many circumstances racing fans come to the track and watch the races, but don’t know where to go for information on purchasing racing Greyhounds. Derby Lane distributed the posters throughout the facility where regular fans gathered for live and simulcast races.

"I hope that the posters will encourage people to call," said Raines via telephone. "Maybe we will get more on-line buyers this year." Recently the NGA auction was streamed live on the internet with hopes of increasing sales. This is the first year that buyers will be able to purchase greyhounds online.

There have been a few inquiries on track and there will be a few new faces at this year’s event. The programs and results of the races will be online at the NGA site, as well as the video replays. The auction will be held Friday April 22 and Saturday April 23. More details available on the NGA site.
By Vera Rasnake

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