When did greyhound racing start in Ireland?
18 April 1927
|Greyhound racing in Ireland|
|View of Shelbourne Park|
|Start date||18 April 1927 at Celtic Park|
|Nations||Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland|
Where can I find greyhound racing history?
After you have located their track name, go to Greyhound-Data and use the “Dog-Search” feature. If all goes well, you can find their pedigree and race record. You may also be able to figure out what state your greyhound came from by researching the tracks that they raced.
Is there greyhound racing in Ireland?
The greyhound racing industry in the Republic of Ireland is regulated and promoted by the commercial semi-state body the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB). There are currently 16 IGB licensed greyhound racing tracks in the country. As of the end of 2015, there were 3,351 greyhounds in the pool of racing dogs.
How many greyhound tracks are in Ireland?
– There are 19 greyhound racing stadiums in Ireland. – There are seven greyhound stadiums across Munster: Cork, Limerick, Tralee, Waterford, Youghal, Clonmel and Thurles. – In Leinster, there is regular greyhound racing at Mullingar, Dundalk, Kilkenny, Longford, Newbridge and Enniscorthy.
How long does a greyhound race last?
Dog tracks in the United States are made of sand and loam and are normally 1/4 mile (400 metres), most races being at 5/16 or 3/8 mile. Betting, an essential feature of dog racing in most countries, is by the pari-mutuel (totalizator) system.
How do you read a greyhound ear tattoo in Ireland?
Irish dogs are marked in both ears: the right ear (always given first) has two letters, the first of which indicates the year of whelp, the second is the tattooing steward’s identifier; the left ear has three letters. As with UK tattoos, the letters C, F, G, O, and W are not used are not used; neither are numbers.
What do greyhound tattoos mean Ireland?
Irish bred greyhounds have green tattoo marks in both ears, two letters in the right ear and three letters in the left. Three letters – left ear e.g. AAA. Two letters – right ear e.g. BB. First letter in right ear indicates year of whelp: eg. Y = 2001.
How much are Irish greyhounds?
Depending on their breeding, they usually cost anywhere from $1,000-$4,000.
How many races does greyhound have?
In England there are normally eight races to a meeting. The National Greyhound Racing Club (founded 1928), the governing body, established race distances for flat and hurdle races from 230 to 1,200 yards (210 to 1,100 metres). Usually no more than six greyhounds run in a race, which is run on grass.