GREYHOUNDS WA Mandurah will hold its final race meeting for three months this Friday night , as an upgrade of the racing surface will commence next week.
The main component of the project will be the replacement of the existing track sand to standardise the Mandurah surface with the two WA racetracks at Cannington and Northam.
Other works that will be conducted during the Mandurah shutdown include rail realignment and improving the transition heading into the turn, as well as the replacement of a section of concrete track-retaining plinths.
The works should be completed by mid-August and timed to ensure the least amount of disruption to the racing calendar as possible.
According to club general manager Noel Reilly, the track overhaul is in-line with Greyhounds WA’s philosophy of constant improvement.
“Greyhounds WA is committed to providing premium racing and state of the art venues,” Mr Reilly said.
“These improvements will ensure the highest safety standards and animal welfare considerations.”
Mandurah’s three regular weekly race meetings will be distributed between Cannington and Northam during the shutdown.