A Good Life for Every Greyhound

Safeguarding welfare throughout a greyhound's life

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News // Wed 11 May 2022

We've launched our new long-term welfare strategy

‘A Good Life for Every Greyhound’ will further promote and protect welfare at every stage of a racing greyhound’s life: breeding, rearing, active years and retirement. Read more now…

News // Thu 28 Apr 2022

GBGB Unveils Kennelhand of the Year 2021

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) is delighted to announce that the BAGS Kennelhand of the Year for 2021 is Kelly Gutteridge. This annual award is given to one exceptional kennelhand who shows incredible dedication to their work and who always oes that ‘extra mile’ for the greyhounds in their charge. Head Kennelhand with...
News // Thu 10 Mar 2022

GBGB unveils Greyhound of the Year Awards 2021

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) is gearing up to host its annual celebration of the stars of the sport, the Greyhound of the Year of Awards. The event is returning to the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on Sunday 15th May 2022. The Award ceremony will celebrate the racing highlights of 2021 and...
News // Thu 10 Feb 2022

ARC Northern Puppy Derby – Newcastle 480m – £10,000

HAVANA BALE OUT produced the performance which underlined her original position as a short-priced ante-post favourite for the event when sauntering home to victory in the first semi-final of the Arc Northern Puppy Derby at Newcastle on Tuesday. The Liz McNair-trained runner was soon in charge after breaking smartly and was never headed, dominating her...
News // Fri 7 Jan 2022

Suffolk Downs Granted GBGB Licence

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) is pleased to announce that Suffolk Downs Stadium, formerly known as Mildenhall, has today been granted its GBGB licence to race. Following a series of in-depth inspections by GBGB, the track has demonstrated that it meets all the necessary requirements to protect the safety and welfare of all...
News // Wed 24 Nov 2021

October 2021 GWA/RPGTV Greyhound of the Month – Borna Wine

BORNA WINE is the RPGTV/GWA Greyhound of the Month for October after the Tony Collett-owned and trained runner enjoyed a clean sweep of victories during the month…

News // Mon 22 Nov 2021

A Track Blog: Mark Peacock, GBGB Track Liaison Officer

In our latest blog, we spoke to GBGB’s Track Liaison Officer, Mark Peacock. Mark works closely with every GBGB track to ensure greyhounds are racing on the safest possible surfaces…

News // Tue 16 Nov 2021

A Vet’s Blog: Injury Detection in Racing Greyhounds

GBGB Veterinary Director Dr Simon Gower discusses the importance of regularly examining your greyhound and establishing a hands-on ‘nose to tail’ routine for injury detection…

News // Fri 12 Nov 2021

GBGB Announces 2022 Category One Schedule 

GBGB’s Open Race Planning Committee is pleased to announce the dates for all confirmed Category One races in 2022…

News // Fri 10 Sep 2021

GBGB Launches ‘A Good Life for Every Greyhound – Welfare 2025 and Beyond’

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has today launched the first stage of its long term, national welfare Strategy – ‘A Good Life for Every Greyhound.’ Building on the success of the sport’s ongoing Greyhound Commitment and the appointment of Professor Madeleine Campbell as an Independent Director, GBGB has announced that Professor Campbell will...
News // Wed 1 Sep 2021

GBGB Marks One Year of the Greyhound Retirement Scheme

One year since the Greyhound Retirement Scheme (GRS) was launched, GBGB is reflecting on the success of its ground-breaking scheme…

News // Tue 27 Jul 2021

GBGB expands funding available through its Injury Recovery Scheme

Following a review of its Injury Recovery Scheme (IRS), the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) is pleased to announce that is increasing the levels of funding available…

News // Wed 7 Jul 2021

GBGB Appoints Angela Smith as Independent Director

Former Shadow Environment Minister and EFRA Select Committee Member joins GBGB Board. The Greyhound Board of Great Britain has today announced that Angela Smith is to join its Board as an Independent Director. The former Labour MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge has a strong background in animal welfare, having served as Shadow Environment Minister and...
News // Fri 19 Mar 2021

GBGB Welfare Hotline

GBGB runs a Welfare Hotline for anyone concerned about the welfare of registered racing greyhounds to report information anonymously. The aim of the Hotline is to further uphold the welfare of licensed greyhounds and the integrity of the sport….

News // Tue 11 May 2021

Keeping on Top of Dental Hygiene: A Blog by Simon Gower, GBGB Veterinary Director

Like all animals, greyhounds can suffer from serious health problems as a result of dental disease. As well as causing pain, poor dental health results in high numbers of bacteria in the mouth which can cause additional problems in other systems such as the heart and the kidneys. There is also a possibility that chronic...

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