Biggest Greyhound races

The biggest Greyhound races in the United Kingdom include:

Start Date Race Venue
19/02/2022 The Golden Jacket Crayford
28/04/2022 The Laurels Newcastle
30/05/2022 The Grand National Central Park
TBC Shawfield's Scottish Derby Glasgow
24/06/2022 The Irish Derby Shelbourne Park
12/11/2022 The St Leger Perry Barr
November 22' The Oaks Swindon

Greyhound Terminology

  • Ante-post – Place a bet on the outcome of the even
  • Forecast – A bet relating to the first two dogs to cross the finish line.
  • Going – Speed of the track - judged by an official track handicapper.
  • Grade – The official rating of the race, levels are determined by the ability of the participants.
  • Lay bet - To bet against something happening.
  • Odds - The price of a selection
  • Open race - A race at the highest level of greyhound racing.
  • Reverse forecast - A variation of a forecast where you’re picking the first two greyhounds without predicting their exact positions.
  • Place - A dog that finishes in the top two of a traditional six dog race.
  • Puppy – A young greyhound, specifically under the age of 2.
  • Tricast - A bet where the punter identifies the top three dogs.
  • Trap – The starting box that dogs are in before the race.

What makes Greyhound Betting different to other sports

The sport we could most commonly compare Greyhound betting to is Horse Racing betting as the set-up is largely the same where the racers chase a lure and bettors place a bet on who reaches the finish line first. Millions of bettors place bets on both sports every single year and their popularity is only growing every year.

If you're someone who is unfamiliar with racing betting we recommend checking out football betting as a sport that is a little easier to follow before sinking your teeth into more complex betting sports such as Greyhounds and Horse Racing.

Free Bets available at Bet UK

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