Oly720man 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:
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 ï¿½40 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.
DL021 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:
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.
TedTAce 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.