Mark Wallis is preparing to fulfil a long-awaited ambition as Towcester Racecourse finally opens its doors to greyhound racing.
The Lakenheath trainer will be among the first of those to officially christen a brand new track in Northamptonshire on Saturday by entering a host of his dogs in an array of races in the maiden meeting including a £5,000 one-off race over 480m and two competitions for British Breds .
And having spoke openly about his desire for a track at the prestigious racecourse, Wallis is relishing the opportunity to be part of history.
“I’m sure there will be a huge turnout for this historic moment and I’m really excited by the prospect of having a few runners,” he wrote on his official website. “I’ve no doubt that the opening of Towcester could change this industry’s fortunes.”
Before the momentous occasion, the five-time champion trainer’s attentions will be on two of his dogs trying to secure a place in the ECC Timber Oaks finals at Belle Vue tomorrow.
Both Evanta Evita and newest recruit Cashen Maureen, made their way into the Category One competition last week with impressive displays a week ago in their respective heats.
“Cashen Maureen is a gift from heaven and Evita is gradually getting fitter after a long lay off, our dream of landing a first Oaks is still very much alive,” added Wallis.