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Dog Racing: Wimbledon GM will have a new Vue next year!

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 yesterday announced that Mick Hardy is to become the new general manager of Belle Vue Stadium Belle Vue Stadiumin Manchester, England, has been hosting Greyhound Racing since 1927 and since 1999 has been the home for the British Stock Car Association who are the British governing body for Stock car racing and Banger racing. , replacing Carl Warren, who is returning to his native Australia.

Hardy thus moves from managing both Wimbledon and Oxford stadiums for the GRA, but company spokesman Stephen Rea played down suggestions that this latest managment merry-go-round is linked to the news last week that the sport's biggest promoter A person who devises a plan for a business venture; one who takes the preliminary steps necessary for the formation of a corporation.

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Rea is confident that Wimbledon "will be going strong for many years to come," and cited "family reasons" for the switch for Hardy from London to Manchester.

In addition to becoming general manager at Belle Vue Belle Vue may refer to:

  • Belle Vue, Bradford — a district of Bradford near Manningham Lane
  • Belle Vue, Cumbria — a district of Carlisle
  • Belle Vue, Doncaster — a locality within Doncaster
, Hardy will have overall operational responsibility for the GRA's national call centre.

Hardy said: "Whilst I'm excited to move to a prestigious stadium such as Belle Vue, particularly with the introduction of BAGS racing, I am obviously disappointed to leave an excellent team at Wimbledon."

The GRA today advertises for the vacant position of GM at Wimbledon and an announcement will be made once the process has been completed.

Clive Feltham, GRA managing director, confirmed that Hardy will support his successor until he takes up his new appointment at Belle Vue later this year.

Feltham said: "Mick has extensive experience in the greyhound greyhound, breed of tall, swift, sight hound developed nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt. It stands about 26 in. (66 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs about 65 lb (29.5 kg).  and betting industry."

WIMBLEDON stages a sale of Irish greyhounds today.

Over 50 lots are expected 'on the bench', with videos being showed from 10am, with the trials beginning at 11am. The auction will follow at 1pm.

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Mick Hardy: is to become Belle Vue's new general manager
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Sep 5, 2007
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