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International Sport

The Greyhound Racing Association of America is a non-profit membership association founded to promote, protect and enhance the sport of greyhound racing and the greyhound industry through education, example and media for the benefit of its members, fans, supporters and the greyhound racing dogs that make this great sport possible.

GRA/America plays a leading role in educating the public about Greyhound Racing and attracting new fans. The Association encourages responsible greyhound ownership and the best treatment of the dogs. Fans of a sport want to be proud of it and Greyhound racing has the best fans in America! [More]

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Playing The Game

No matter where you live, something is always happening in the exciting world of Greyhound racing. This is the place where tracks post special events and activities, such as open houses, book-signings, musical entertainment and stakes races all the way from $5,000 to a Million! The world of Greyhound racing is alive, well and growing.


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The Most Exciting Dogs in the World

Look at the muscles and see the excitement in their eyes! You don’t get that kind of power by sitting around in a crate or being a “couch potato.” You get muscles like that from exercise. You get the energy to run from good nourishment provided by a good trainer. You get a shiny coat from being washed and groomed.

Remember: Nobody forces Greyhounds to run. As anyone who raises them can tell you, that’s impossible. Greyhounds are as opinionated and different from each other as we are – and if there was a way to make them run like we want them to, we would have figured it out long ago! [More]


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All the Latest

New developments in the sport of Greyhound racing . . . Pending legislation and political issues . . . Interesting Personalities and Greyhound stars . . .[More]


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What Responsible
Reporters Should Know

The public likes a debate — and debates can only happen when there are two sides to a story. In recent years, GRA/America has issued regular press releases to the media contradicting stories in the news about Greyhound racing. People like to make up their own minds and they respect journalists who let them do that. Here is some information about Greyhound racing, the magnificent breed of dog that it was developed for, and the industry that makes Greyhound racing possible ... some of these facts may surprise you. [More]


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The Bright And The Beautiful

Greyhounds have inspired artists, writers and all kinds of creative thinkers since time began. Greyhounds are a " different" kind of animal and people who love them are different, too. Browse our store and see what springs from the minds of GRA/America artists and manufacturers . . . [Please Visit our Store for Animal Lovers]


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How to Get Started in Racing...

Everybody starts somewhere and right here is the place to find that special dog that could make you a part of Greyhound racing. [More]


Hot Off the Press!

Sarasota Herald-TribuneTALLAHASSEE — The Sarasota Kennel Club and other greyhound racing tracks across Florida could end live racing and still maintain more lucrative forms of gambling under legislation filed Monday that also would allow two casinos in South Florida.TBO.comSun SentinelNaples Daily News -
The Sunday TimesThere are 24 licensed greyhound racing tracks in the UK. According to the analysis, the track at Romford, east London, has the worst safety record. Last week a number of dogs were injured at Romford after they raced into starting gates that had been ...Racing Post
WPTV.comEfforts to end dog racing in Florida heat up after a new report details just how many dogs are dying on Florida tracks. Contact 5 Investigator Katie LaGrone has been tracking the dog track debate. Right now, Florida leads the country in the number of ...WWSB ABC 7The Northwest Florida Daily NewsFlorida Times-Union
Wink NewsTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – South Florida could become home to two massive casinos, dog tracks could end live greyhound racing and slot machines could expand into other parts of the state under a mammoth gambling bill filed Monday. The measure filed ...MiamiHerald.com (blog)Tampabay.comDaily Business Review (registration)
The News HeraldIn 1931, Florida became the first state in the nation to legalize greyhound racing, and it remains the home of the sport with more tracks — 12 — than the rest of the country combined. For a time, greyhound racing competed with horse racing for ...CBS LocalClarence Valley Daily ExaminerThe Daily Telegraph -
Herald SunThe other suspended industry figures are champion trainer Darren McDonald, track operator Stuart Mills, Cranbourne Greyhound Racing Club president Neville King, Devon Meadows mentor Paul Anderton, Kerry Chalker, Chris Connelly, Laurie Cunningham ...The GuardianSBS
Naples HeraldTwo Las Vegas-style casinos, greyhound tracks without dog racing and slot machines at two pari-mutuels outside South Florida are all on the table in a sweeping House proposal released Monday. A statewide commission to oversee the gambling industry is ...
Charleston Daily MailGreyhounds at Wheeling Island Racetrack in West Virginia race against each other. At one time, more than 50 tracks operated in 15 states. Now, 21 tracks remain in seven states as legislatures have reexamined the requirement that casinos operate, and ...WFTV Orlando
Sydney Morning HeraldGreyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) has immediately stood down five registered participants for alleged live baiting offences under the Greyhound Racing Rules and the NSW Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, according to a press release on Thursday evening ...
Naples Daily NewsTwo greyhounds on the far inside and outside positions have been installed as the early favorites in the $60,000 Naples-Fort Myers Derby Championship on Saturday night at the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track in Bonita Springs. B's Headliner, the 2015 ...
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