Findlay champing at the bit as re-born Coventry looms closer... 

WITH the countdown to the re-opening of Coventry less than a week away new promoter Harry Findlay was bursting at the seams yesterday as he stood on the terraces observing a marathon trials session, all 52 of them!

“The place is buzzing and we’ve not even started racing yet,” said Findlay, whose unashamed enthusiasm for greyhound racing has never been questioned and whose passion remains as strong as it was in the Chicita Banana days!

However, his feet were firmly on the ground when we spoke to him yesterday and he had some good news for punters at the Brandon Stadium on tote retention, the amount a track deducts from tote pools before dividends are declared.