Greyhound racing returns to Capalaba Greyhound Racing Club after heavy rainfall

GREYHOUND racing will return to Capalaba this weekend after being closed after last month's heavy rainfall flooded the track.

RACE ON: Races at Capalaba will resume on Sunday after successful field trials were conducted on the renovated surface yesterday.

RACE ON: Races at Capalaba will resume on Sunday after successful field trials were conducted on the renovated surface yesterday.

Races will resume at the Capalaba Greyhound Racing Club on Sunday after successful field trials were conducted on the renovated surface yesterday.

Works were undertaken to scarify, aerate and top-dress the track with surface sand, as well as re-turfing the pull up area prior to catching pen.

The track was also treated for diseases and fertilised to aid in its recovery.

Capalaba Greyhound Racing Club President John Catton said: "We'd be lost without the support of the governing body in Racing Queensland after the unforeseen flooding".

"It's full steam ahead now for the Capalaba Cup," he said.

The Capalaba Cup will now see heats run on April 26, and final on May 3.

"Last month's rainfall was unprecedented and caused damage to sections of the track, however, swift action was taken to rectify the issues," Queensland Racing Chief Operating Officer Adam Wallish said.

However, Mr Wallish said the races would resume without spectators at the track.

"Unfortunately, our commitment to limiting the potential spread of COVID-19 means racing will resume at Capalaba without patrons on-course," he said.