Training a greyhound to reach up to 43 mph doesn’t happen overnight.
Achieving speed like this takes passion, dedication, the right kind of diet and a genuine understanding between greyhound and trainer.
And, of course, it’s never just about the race or where the dog finishes.
Ask any of over 6,000 Irish greyhound owners, and they’ll say all their dogs are winners.
Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) / Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) is a commercial semi-state body responsible for the control and development of the greyhound industry in the Republic of Ireland.
Greyhound Racing Ireland has licensed a total of 14 tracks in the Republic, of which nine are owned and controlled by the organisation. The remainder are owned and operated by private enterprise.
Greyhound Racing Ireland launched an updated Code of Practice in November 2021. The Code of Practice applies to any person who keeps, breeds, rears, trains, races, trades or transports a greyhound in Ireland. Have a read of the new Code below.
To make the digital copy of the Code of Practice easier to read, set it to full screen. You can do this by clicking on the rectangle with 4 white corners on the bottom right on a desktop or in the centre on mobile.
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The Our People series are a collection of short videos and stories compiled to highlight the work of just a few of the people involved in the Irish Greyhound Racing industry. These people rarely get the opportunity to have their stories shared, so why not take 5 minutes to check them out.
The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT) is a registered charity (Charity Number: CHY12127). The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust was first established in 1997 by Greyhound Racing Ireland / Rásaíocht Con Éireann. Funded through owners prizemoney deductions, matched donations by GRI & private donations, the charity works to rehome greyhounds after retirement and promote them as domestic pets.
In November 2021, the IRGT reached a very exciting milestone, assisting in the rehoming of over 2,000 former racing greyhounds. This was the highest number of any year to date.
RCÉTS (pronounced like resets) was launched in January 2021 and is the new Rásaíocht Con Éireann Traceability Sytem.
It will track a racing greyhound through all life stages including birth, microchipping, registration, racing career, changes of ownership/trainer, location, export, retirement and end of life.
This is just a taster of who we are. If you'd like to learn more, feel free to explore our website, visit Talking Dogs for the latest greyhound racing news and visit GoGreyhoundRacing.ie to learn about our stadia and to book a night out.