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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 // Wed 18 Aug 2021

GBGB Appoints New Track Liaison Officer

GBGB is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Track Liaison Officer. Mark Peacock will take up the newly created role on 6th September and will work closely with every GBGB track to ensure greyhounds are racing on the safest possible surfaces. He will work alongside STRI (formerly the Sports Turf Research Institute) as they...
News // Mon 2 Aug 2021

Coral Regency – Brighton & Hove 695m – £10,000

AAYAMZA ROYALE, the reigning GBGB Greyhound of the Year, rubber-stamped her place as a modern-day great with another major victory when winning the £10,000 Coral Regency Final at Hove on Saturday in dramatic last-gasp style. On a superb night for 11-time champion trainer Mark Wallis, who landed a Category One double with the dual TV...
News // Tue 3 Aug 2021

Greyhound Retirement Scheme Dispensation for Owners Extended

As the Greyhound Retirement Scheme (GRS) approaches its first anniversary, the Greyhound Board of Great Britain has announced an extension of the dispensation for owners….

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 // 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 // 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 // Wed 23 Jun 2021

Greyhound racing continues strong progress on animal welfare despite hardship of Lockdown

Despite a year of widespread Lockdown measures, the Greyhound Board of Great Britain is today reporting on the continued success of its Greyhound Commitment – helping to deliver the highest standards of welfare. As regulator of British licensed greyhound racing, GBGB launched the Commitment in 2018 as the sport’s blueprint for welfare. It sets out how the industry...
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 // Mon 9 Aug 2021

Latest Trainer of the Year Championship Standings, up to and including Sunday 8th August 2021

Position Trainer Points W R % TPM 1 M A Wallis 795 114 476 24% £115,005 2 P Janssens 682 75 306 25% £277,925 3 D Mullins 357 73 337 22% £61,445 4 E Mcnair 309 39 132 30% £37,605 5 K R Hutton 269 86 294 29% £47,925 6 R J Holloway 194 28...
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