Owning a greyhound can be a fantastic experience as you follow its growth and development. One of the oldest breeds of dog domesticated by man, greyhounds possess great stamina and endurance, in addition to being both intelligent and gentle animals.
It is for their remarkable speed, however, that they are renowned. Capable of running up to 60 kph when in full flight, greyhounds are the 18th fastest land mammal and are born racers. They can, for instance, cover 520 metres in just under 30 seconds, which is twice the speed of an Olympic athlete.
In greyhound racing rewards can be many, either on a personal, social or financial level. The thrill of owning, training or breeding a winner is always special, great times and winning memories are never forgotten.
Over 8,000 participants are the backbone of our multi million-dollar industry that has made great progress in recent years.
In 2006/07 over $15 Million dollars was paid as prize money in NSW. To return positive dividends to our participants by way of prize money will continue to be a major objective of GRNSW.
The opportunity to get involved in greyhound racing as an owner has never been so easy.
There are a number of ways that people just like you can get involved in the excitement of greyhound racing.
This guide takes you through the steps and options of how to own a greyhound. It is very simple, and provides basic information and contacts to help you make the right decisions
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In coming weeks GRNSW will move to grading meetings on its new OzChase system. To coincide with this change GRNSW is moving to one combined NSW Grading Policy, rather than maintaining separate TAB and Non-TAB policies. Feedback on the changes, particularly as they relate to Non-TAB grading, is now called for.
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Greyhounds as Pets is a not for profit initiative coordinated by Greyhound Racing NSW. If you are interested in becoming a foster carer or adopter click here for more information.
GRNSW and TAFE NSW will launch the Certificate II - Greyhounds program in March. The program will provide new entrants to the greyhound racing industry with the skills and knowledge to further their career.