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Dog Racing Advice Needed  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 778 times:

Tonight I shall (...) entertain myself by joining some coworkers/coworkerettes at dog races (dogs are racing, not my colleagues unfortunately).

Having not indulged in such a pastime before, I would like to know a few things :

1) Which dogs are used (prolly not poodles) ?
2) How do you see which one is the likely winner ?
3) How long does a race last and how are these run ?

UTA  checkeredflag 


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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6741 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 772 times:

1 Greyhounds
2 there is a race program which lists the dogs previous 6 (or 8) race positions
3 One or 2 laps. Lasts maybe a minute or so. Dogs start off in cages, a fake hare is pulled round the edge of the track and the dogs chase it when the cage doors are opened.

Can be good fun. On the couple of times I've been to Belle Vue in Manchester I've come away with about �40 in profit each time. I usually do a place bet rather than a win bet, i.e. dog to come in 1st or 2nd. Bets are generally small, a pound/Euro or so.

The world of dog racing here.....
http://www.thedogs.co.uk/index.html



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 765 times:

Dog races? Perfect. Why not just open up a sweatshop and fill it will little poor kids to work 20 hours a day for 25 cents a day.

User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 763 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 2):
Why not just open up a sweatshop and fill it will little poor kids to work 20 hours a day for 25 cents a day.

Gkirk doesn't seem to mind it.



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 750 times:
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If you really want to make the right decisions about dog racing then you should look into adopting a retired greyhound, as they are destroyed (thats polite for murdered) at the end of their career as a cage confined metal rabbit chaser.

As far as supporting the sport....you ought to skip right ahead to dogfighting and get to the good stuff.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 747 times:

I thought you meant real dog racing - like the Iditarod or Yukon Quest, not some torturous adventure like Greyhound racing.

User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 734 times:

Ha !

Due to the closing of the racecourse due to repairs (none of my buddies had the intelligence of actually phoning up in advance) the dog racing was transformed in a sushi bar/drinking evening. Lol !

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 722 times:

Can I have uptight Americans for $1000 Alex??
Yes it's a blood sport, and yes, when I am in the position to have a dog I WILL be adopting a Greyhound!! What I don't understand is why I never see the PETA freaks by the dog track, anytime.


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