We’re delighted to announce that Colossus will be sponsoring the upcoming Central Park Sweepstakes, as we extend our commitment to British greyhound racing.
It was announced on Wednesday that British greyhound racing would be continuing behind closed doors, making it one of the few sports still able to operate in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The preliminary heats for the Colossus Bets Sweepstakes will take place at Central Park, based near Sittingbourne, Kent, on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th March with the winners and runners cup taking place in the finals on Sunday 29th.
As ever the races will be available to watch live on site and the Sunday finals will additionally be broadcast on RPGTV.
Bernard Marantelli, the CEO and founder of Colossus, said: “Everyone knows my love for the sport of greyhound racing. My father has been a bookmaker for 50 years, has always loved the greyhounds and the focus is very much on them now.”
“It is good to support trainers and an independently-owned track in Central Park. They are under immense pressure at the moment, as many people are. It’s a good time to mutually support each other.”
Dan Homewood, Central Park’s racing manager, continued: “This is a real boost for our owners and trainers. They have been very supportive and understanding given the current situation.”
“We had to cancel our Friday and Sunday cards this week in light of the suspension of open racing, but have a strong kennel strength and are staging these competition across different grades.”
“It’s great to have the support of Colossus in these difficult times,” added Central Park promoter Roger Cearns. “We still intend to stage the Silver Salver later in the year but this is a tremendous news.”
“We are racing behind closed doors, but still operating and racing for the wider betting industry, our staff, our trainers and kennel hands – and, of course, the greyhounds themselves.”
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