THE Tamworth Greyhound Racing Club has held its first non-TAB meeting since November 2018.
Trainers from across the region flocked to the event, which club president Robert Munn said was a "big success".
"I'm really happy with how it all went, to tell you the truth," Munn said.
"Even though we have a restriction of six dogs per race instead of eight, we were still able to fill an entire race card.
"It was great to see and it was also great to see so many people come along for the day."
The track had been closed since a dog had an accident and had to be put down at the November meeting.
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Since then, the track has undergone major renovations to bring it back up to code.
Once the upgrade works were complete, the club was set to return to racing in March, but a rare downpour of rain caused the meeting to be cancelled.
Munn said most of Saturday's winners hailed from the Tamworth area.
"I think we only really had one trainer who wasn't a local," he said.
"If I'm not mistaken, he might have won the second race of the day as well, which was great for him. All in all I have received pretty positive feedback from all of the trainers I have spoken to."
The meeting was the first of many as the club now prepares to hold meetings on the next three Saturdays.
"It will be really good to have regular racing return. Our numbers might be down a little bit given there is meetings at Muswellbrook and Gunnedah on at the same time, but that is one of those things," Munn said.
Munn said the club was in regular contact with Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) regarding the track's condition.
"I have spoken to the GRNSW operations manager and he was pretty pleased with how the first meeting went," he said.
"We will continue to work in closely with them going forward to get the best results for everybody."