Greyhound Racing Tips

Greyhound racing is hugely popular around the world with some of the fastest animals on four legs showcasing their ability. With each dog easily distinguished by colored jackets, there is no way you will fail to identify the dogs as they whizz past the cameras.

It’s possible to bet and watch every greyhound race from here to Australia live thanks to the live streams available on most bookmaker sites, so here’s a quick guide on how you can get the best out of your greyhound experience.

How To Bet On Greyhounds

There is usually only a maximum of eight dogs in a greyhound race, which should make it easier to study the form than horseracing, but there is plenty in the form that racing fans will recognize, with the race distance, the finishing position and form comments all readily available.

It’s worth noting that greyhounds are more widely referred to by Trap number, the number of the trap (stall) they are racing from than their name. Some greyhounds have a marked preference for racing against the rail or racing wide and these are denoted by an R or a W next to the name of the dog on the racecard.

Types Of Greyhound Races

There are two types of greyhound races, that you’ll be able to bet and wager on – flat races and hurdle races, in which the participants jump some artificial brush-like hurdles. Races take place over a variety of trips from 250m sprints to 1000m marathons, so there is the opportunity to witness the equivalent of Usain Bolt and Mo Farah in the greyhound world.

Greyhound Betting Guide To The Tracks

Greyhound racing takes place all over Britain and Ireland, from Shawfield in Scotland to Poole in Dorset, England. They also race at Shelbourne Park, Harold’s Cross and Dundalk in Ireland and greyhound racing take place every day of the week from 11am-11pm so there is no shortage of greyhounds on which to place a bet.

Each track has it’s own idiosyncrasies, much the same as horse racing courses, but it’s worth noting that greyhounds always race left-handed. All tracks attempt to maintain an even surface and create fair competition but it’s worth noting that biases can be created when affected by adverse weather conditions.

Live Greyhound Racing Streams

You can bet and watch greyhound racing on nearly all bookmaker sites in the UK, with various conditions placed on your abilities to watch. Here’s a rundown of where you can watch what you need to have to watch your selection run through racing live streaming:

  1. William Hill – watch every race for free with Betting TV
  2. Bet365 – place a bet of 50p win or 25p each-way to view the race
  3. Ladbrokes – place a bet of £1 or more to watch
  4. Paddy Power – place a bet of £1 or more to watch