New focus for Capalaba
By TERRY WILSON
THE addition of 26 Friday afternoon meetings to the racing schedule is not the only thing to light up people at the Capalaba Greyhound Racing Club.
Planning is well down the track for the installation of floodlighting – which could lead to the launch of night racing at the famous Brisbane bayside straight track.
President John Catton revealed that the club has received quotes for the installation of lights and it could be this month that plans come to fruition.
“We’re working at the moment with design and pricing,” said Catton.
“Within the next month we’ll have a very clear idea on how much it is going to cost, then start looking at how we fund it and also how to implement it.
“This will give us so many more options, especially through the hot months and the opportunity to race twilights and nights in the summer.”
Catton confirmed the club is considering a solar system with power back-up or straight power.
“Solar should be cost-saving to the club.”
Friday night racing is the ultimate goal of Capalaba people who believe a night out at the dogs at Capalaba is an appetising prospect.
The installation of floodlighting would also give the club further options in regards to trialling.
Meanwhile two semi-classics are coming up at the 366m straight track this month.
First up is the $5250 Young Guns heats on September 6 and the final on September 13.
Then the annual Chicka Scott Appreciation ($3675) for the best eight nominated dogs is scheduled for September 20.