About GBGB

As the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB), we are responsible for regulating the successful and clean operation of licensed greyhound racing in England, Scotland and Wales.

As well as overseeing stadiums and the running of each race, we are responsible for regulating the welfare and care of all racing greyhounds -from registration to retirement.

We are staffed by world-leading experts including vets, academics and animal welfare specialists, all of whom put the welfare of dogs at the heart of everything we do.


The Greyhound Commitment

On behalf of our sport and industry, the Greyhound Board of Great Britain, working with our trusted stakeholders and relying on voluntary funding from bookmakers, is proud to make and uphold the following commitments: 

  1. Greyhound welfare and safety is at the heart of everything we do
  2. Every racing greyhound is treated with care and respect throughout its career
  3. Our independently verified injury rates remain the lowest in the world and will improve further still.
  4. Wherever possible, every dog leaving racing enjoys a long and happy retirement.
  5. Every race is run fairly, safely and that attending a race meeting is an enjoyable and fun experience for all involved.
  6. Those working within the sport have access to training at the beginning of their careers, and ongoing, accredited professional development.
  7. Funding received from the betting industry significantly contributes to greyhound welfare.
  8. Together, we continue to promote our sport and nurture the public’s love of greyhounds.

Click Here For The Greyhound Commitment


Background and Funding

Established in 2009, GBGB replaced the British Greyhound Racing Board and the National Greyhound Racing Club to become a single regulatory body for the sport.

We are funded through annual licence fees via racecourses and their attendees. Registration and transfer fees are also payable. The fee categories and structure are detailed annually in the GBGB Calendar.

We are also reliant on voluntary payments made by bookmakers, through the British Greyhound Racing Fund (BGRF), at a determined rate (0.6%) of off-course betting turnover on licensed greyhound racing.