Boutique treatment

An artist’s impression of the new, improved and swanky Cannington racetrack.
An artist’s impression of the new, improved and swanky Cannington racetrack.

According to Greyhounds WA CEO David Hobbs, the new facility will be slightly smaller than its predecessor to give it a more boutique feel.

�We believe the design for the new greyhounds racing stadium will set new standards for smaller sporting stadiums throughout Australia,� Mr Hobbs said.

�The new stadium will also set very high standards in animal welfare with no expense spared in key areas such as the superb new kennel facilities.

�The current kennels are 40 years old and this new facility will allow us to isolate sick animals or an animal on heat,� he said.

The current outdated Cannington greyhound racing facility has been operating for more than 40 years.

Greyhounds WA say they have completely redesigned the track with starting boxes at 380m, 600m and 715m.

Food and beverage services at the new track will be improved.

The official closing date of the old venue will be held on Saturday June 27, which will be themed �The Last Hurrah� event.

On the night patrons will be given free entry, prizes and giveaways, free children�s rides and a last walk down memory lane on the track.

In the interim extra races will be held at Northam and Mandurah until the new Cannington track opens.