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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!

Racing PostWho inspired your first novel Edge Your Bets, set in the world of greyhound racing? It was something I always wanted to do, but a kick from behind from author John Francome came at the right time. Horseracing crime novels have been around for 50 years, ...
OregonLive.comA crumbling former dog-racing track in Wood Village, tied up for years in a failed bid to build a casino, is on the market for the first time. The owner of the shuttered Multnomah Greyhound Park is asking $11.2 million for the 31-acre property. For ...Portland Business Journal (blog)Daily Astorian
Bradenton HeraldGreyhounds on the track at the Sarasota Kennel Club chase a small stuffed "rabbit" mounted on a pole, visible at center, which runs the length of the track ahead of the dogs. The Sarasota track is one of 12 dog tracks in Florida.PAUL VIDELA/Bradenton ...Miami Herald (blog)
Courier MailBob Wright, a former greyhound trainer, still has his retired racing dogs Candy and Daisy as pets. Picture: Sarah Keayes. RETIRED greyhound trainer Bob Wright has renewed calls for a greyhound training track north of Brisbane. He believes it could help ...
The News HeraldBefore his committee's nearly two-hour meeting on the measure ended, senators had tacked on amendments that could do away with dog racing but allow greyhound-track operators to continue operating slot machines or card rooms; permit tracks and ...SaintPetersBlog (blog)
Racing PostHe struck a rental deal with the local farmer, and today some 80 greyhounds happily live there, part of a top-of-the-range operation that helped Hutton snatch the Chelsea Glass GTA Trainers Championship meeting at Sittingbourne at the end of March in ...
Salina JournalTony Franchi (left), of Westborough, Mass., and Tony Corrado, of West Newbury, Mass., look at programs as dogs race at the track west of Abilene. Franchi and Corrado used to own greyhounds. They were watching the greyhound races and considering ...
BurlingtonFreePress.comMinor obstacles to overcome for two of the state's most decorated track and field athletes. Gilding matched her sweep from 2014 and Eschholz neared his state records in the 110 and 300 hurdles in his own four-win effort during Saturday's 43rd ...
Windsor Star (blog)Canada has not competed at the event in an Olympics since 2000 in Australia. Canada reached the eight-team final with a third-place finish in its heat Saturday in 3:30.64. Sassine also ran the lead leg in that race with a time of 54.34 while running ...
Times ColonistHear local coaches and experts, including elite runners Bruce Deacon and Lucy Smith, discuss training, racing, injury prevention and sport science at a fundraising event hosted by the Harriers Running Club today. ... the Rift Valley Marathon in Kenya ...
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