Injury and Retirement

As a country of animal lovers and sports lovers, it is vital that animal welfare is at the heart of greyhound racing.

We demand the highest standards of welfare from all our owners, trainers and racetracks and are proud to oversee a sport with world-class integrity.

This approach is encapsulated within our Greyhound Commitment. Launched in 2018, this eight-point manifesto has been welcomed by owners, trainers and wider stakeholders and has quickly become the blueprint for how our industry is run.

We have now published our second annual update on the Greyhound Commitment, which you can read below.

It details the progress which has been made on all eight facets of the Commitment, as well as setting out our ambitions for improving standards further.
Read our Second Annual Update See the full Commitment

Publishing Key Data

Each year, alongside updating on our Greyhound Commitment, we publish national injury and retirement data for our licensed stadia. This can be found below.

Our injury rates continue to be the lowest independently verified figures in the world and, through our Greyhound Commitment, we are determined to reduce these still further.

Independent Veterinary Surgeons are present at all GBGB licensed tracks to check the health and wellbeing of every greyhound both before and after racing, and to provide emergency care in the event that any dog needs it.

For more information about injuries in greyhound racing, see our Veterinary Director’s blog.

Annual Greyhound Commitment Updates

The Greyhound Commitment - The Second Year

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2019 Injury and Retirement Data

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The Greyhound Commitment - The First Year

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2018 Injury and Retirement Data

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2017 Injury and Retirement Data

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