Who we are | Established in 1913 as the Clarence River Coursing Club, the first meeting was held on the original site at Carrs Creek on the 7th May 1913.
The Club moved to the current site in 1933 and the first meeting was held on 1st April 1933. Our first track in 1933 was a right handed track with only one distance (440 yards). The present track is now a left handed track with four distances.
In 1937 the name was changed to the Grafton Greyhound Racing Club and has continued to conduct the July Racing Carnival annually in conjunction with the Clarence River Racing Club to this day.
On 10th August 1983 the Club was incorporated as the Grafton Greyhound Racing Club Limited.
Our Charter | To provide greyhound racing on premises situated in Cranworth Street, Grafton under licence granted by Greyhound Racing NSW, this includes setting race dates, programming, funding of prize money, providing a safe racing surface for greyhounds and ensuring facilities are provided for spectators that are well maintained.
Our Mission | To update facilities, to increase prize money when applicable, to further develop secondary industry and to ensure the Club continues to provide a viable and vibrant venue for Greyhound Racing into future years.
How long does it take to get to the Grafton Greyhound Racing Club?
From Brisbane | 315km 3hr 45min
Coolangatta | 218km 2hr 40min
Ballina | 139km 2hr
Lismore | 132km 1hr 38min
Casino | 100km 1hr 10min
Coffs Harbour | 87km 1hr 5min
Kempsey | 191km 2hr 10min
Wauchope | 248km 2hr 47min
Media Release | Grafton major works to begin July 2020
The $4.6 million major redevelopment to the Grafton Greyhound Racing complex, track and kennels, one of the most significant track infrastructure funding announcements in New South Wales history, is scheduled to begin in July 2020.
Given the timing and the status of the time honoured Grafton Greyhound Racing Carnival, which will take place across the end of June to the beginning of July this year, and the economic benefits it brings to the region, GRNSW and the club have made a decision to continue with the tradition.
Work on the new track and infrastructure will take place immediately after the carnival has finished.
Among the work to be conducted is a new racetrack, designed in consultation with safety engineers at the University of Technology, with a larger footprint to ensure it exceeds the most stringent track safety requirements, new racing infrastructure including starting boxes, safety rails and lures, all incorporating the latest racing technology.
There will be an upgraded irrigation system, a major venue enhancement to improve comfort for members and spectators including enhanced track lighting, access paths and landscaping, and a brand new kennel building that incorporates an animal welfare facility, a blueprint for a model which is planned to roll-out to other key regional venues going forward.
A full racing program for the carnival will be available in the near future.
"Ladbrokes has been a strong supporter of the Grafton Greyhound Racing Club for a number of years and we are thrilled to see all of their hard work come to fruition with the opening of the new facility.
"Ladbrokes has a proud record of supporting the racing industry and its participants and to help celebrate the opening of the new track we will be putting up an extra $1000 of prizemoney for the winner of each race." For Monday 14th of June.
Ladbrokes CEO Dean Shannon
GRAFTON GREYHOUND RACING CLUB LTD
Reserves the right as lawful occupier of these premises to withdraw from any person at any time and its discretion any general invitation to the public to attend race meetings conducted by the club on these premises and to remove and to exclude such persons from the premises.