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News // Wed 21 Jul 2021

Keeping Greyhounds Cool and Safe During Hot Weather: A Blog by Dr Simon Gower, GBGB Veterinary Director

In our latest blog, GBGB Veterinary Director, Dr Simon Gower, discusses the importance of keeping racing greyhounds cool, comfortable and properly hydrated during periods of warmer weather and the measures in place to ensure this happens during their visits to the track…

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 // Thu 10 Jun 2021

Nathan Corden: Keeping the Derby Dream Alive

Ahead of the second round of the Star Sports and TRC Events & Leisure Greyhound Derby, Nathan Corden, consultant to Towcester Racecourse and former Director at Nottingham, speaks about the joys and challenges of hosting this year’s Derby. He also talks about his own journey within the sport and the vital role the competition has...
News // Wed 2 Jun 2021

The Star Sports and TRC Events & Leisure Greyhound Derby 2021

THE world’s greatest greyhound competition is almost upon us with the heats of the Star Sports/TRC Events & Leisure English Greyhound Derby at Towcester. The first of three nights of first-round action takes place on Thursday, with ten heats that night, before 11 heats apiece on Friday and Saturday – 32 heats in total. Worth...
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...
News // Fri 7 May 2021

GBGB to provide grants for vehicle air conditioning and insulation

GBGB has announced that it will provide trainers with a one-off grant payment to assist them in ensuring their vehicles meet new 2023 air-con requirements…

News // Wed 31 Mar 2021

NSF inspections underway for GBGB licensed trainers

GBGB is pleased to announce that its new external inspections for residential kennels will begin in April…

News // Wed 17 Feb 2021

GBGB Greyhound of the Year 2020 Award Winners

It was a GBGB Awards ceremony with a difference this year, as the canine stars of 2020 were celebrated at a special virtual event held and broadcast online on the evening of Sunday 14th February. The ceremony, hosted by Darrell Williams and Jonathan Hobbs, gave viewers a chance to look back at the racing highlights...
News // Thu 7 Jan 2021

GBGB Maintains UKAS Accreditation

Following audits by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) during 2020, GBGB is pleased to announce that it has successfully maintained its UKAS accredited status…

News // Mon 5 Jul 2021

Latest Trainer of the Year Championship Standings, up to and including Sunday 4th July 2021

Position Trainer Points W R % TPM 1 M A Wallis 525 89 367 24% £77,305 2 P Janssens 464 62 250 25% £70,545 3 E Mcnair 254 31 112 28% £30,875 4 K R Hutton 208 69 237 29% £38,425 5 D Mullins 207 54 259 21% £34,440 6 R J Holloway 193 27...
News // Thu 8 Oct 2020

A Homing Centre’s Blog: “The GRS is the best thing to have happened to the sport”

In this blog we hear from Kev, one half of the homing duo running Seaside Greyhounds Homing Centre…

News // Tue 1 Sep 2020

Successful First Day for GBGB’s Greyhound Retirement Scheme 

Four recent retirees are off to Greyhound Trust Hall Green after being the first to register with the GRS.

News // Wed 20 May 2020

Caring for the Stars in our Sport: GBGB Releases New Short Film

GBGB has launched a new short film which showcases the care greyhounds receive from trainers and kennel staff at their residential kennels.


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Read the latest now // Fri 28 Feb 2020

Reaching the Gold Standard: Trainers’ Kennels to be part of GBGB’s UKAS Accreditation 

New Code of Practice brings together guidelines on greyhound welfare from across the sport for the very first time  The British greyhound industry has taken another step forward in cementing its place as amongst the best in the world for greyhound welfare. From this month, all residential kennels will be externally audited to ensure they...


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