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Greyhound Ownership

Nothing compares with the excitement of watching your greyhound cross the finish line to the cheers of the crowd. If you have ever thought about owning a greyhound then this page will give you more information.

Crayford Stadium offers the very best in modern facilities for both the Greyhounds and their owners. The Stadium has a number of professional Greyhound trainers, licensed by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain, who provide Greyhounds to race here.

- Free admission and race card for you and a guest on any race meeting at any Coral/Ladbrokes tracks. Just show your valid owners pass upon entry to the stadium.

- 25% discount when you book a party in our restaurant.

- 25% discount on our celebration packages

- Trophy presentations and complimentary photos for greyhounds that achieve 3 or more wins in a row, or reaches 100 races.

-Trophy presentation for Dog & Bitch of the month

Top Tips

• Work out how much you want to spend on purchasing your Greyhound. The cost will depend on its age and ability and can start from a few hundred pounds to several thousand.

• If this is your first time owning a Greyhound we would strongly advise you seek advice before your purchase. Try to find a trainer for your Greyhound first and they will be able to guide you on your first purchase.

• Don’t forget the monthly costs, Trainers fees vary but on average it will cost you between £7 and £9 a day to keep your Greyhound in training. You should always contact a trainer in advance to discuss this. There may also be additional costs for veterinary fees.

• A great way to reduce the cost of owning a Greyhound is to get involved in a syndicate and purchase a share in a Greyhound. You can do this with a group of friends or some trainers have syndicate opportunities available within their kennels.

• Be realistic and have reasonable expectations where your Greyhound is concerned, your Greyhound probably won’t win the derby – keep things fun! The most important part of owning a Greyhound is the welfare of your Greyhound. Proper consideration should be given to what happens when your Greyhound finishes racing, ideally it will be kept as a pet. Alternatively you can find it a new home with help of a homing scheme. Further details on the work of the Greyhound Trust can be found at www.focrg.com