Time Greyhound Nutrition Partners With Arena Racing Company


23 May 2024

One of UK greyhound racing’s most historic competitions has a new sponsor with Time Greyhound Nutrition backing the 88th renewal of the event at Newcastle Stadium in July. 

First held in 1927, the Category One competition has a prize fund of £12,500 to the winner and will be open to 36 greyhounds with Heats commencing on Thursday, July 11, the semi-finals on July 18 and the Final on July 25. 

The sponsorship marks a new agreement between Time Greyhound Nutrition and Arena Racing Company, who also operate neighbouring Sunderland Stadium plus Nottingham, Perry Barr and Central Park. 

Rachel Corden, Greyhound Operations Director at Arena Racing Company, said: “We’re very grateful to Time Greyhound Nutrition for its support of this year’s Northern Flat which is a highlight on the sport’s calendar not just locally, but nationally too.” 

Time Greyhound Nutrition prides itself on enabling greyhounds to reach their true potential on and off the track through products that are nutritionally balanced and tailored to a dog’s requirements by factoring age and levels of activity.  

Willie Rigney of Time Greyhound Nutrition added: “The Northern Flat is a prestigious and longstanding competition in UK greyhound racing and we are delighted to be partnering with Arena Racing Company by backing this event in 2024.

“We have a number of clients in the north-east of England and Scotland and this gives Time Greyhound Nutrition an opportunity to support what they are doing on the track - and our meet-and-greet sessions on semi-final and final night will give us the opportunity to talk to our customers, both old and new.

“We have an extensive sponsorship programme in Ireland and the UK and we are once again backing the 3 Steps To Victory at Sheffield's Owlerton Stadium this Sunday. We see the Time Greyhound Nutrition Northern Flat as a natural next step and are thrilled to add this competition to our portfolio."

Further information about Time Greyhound Nutrition and its products is available online via

The Time Greyhound Nutrition Northern Flat, run over 480m, begins at Newcastle Stadium on Thursday, July 11, with the £12,500 Grand Final taking place a fortnight later on July 25. Tickets, trackside packages and hospitality bookings can all be made in advance by clicking here.

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