Tag Archives: Greyhound Board of Great Britain

Greyhound racing suspended following COVID-19 lockdown

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Greyhound racing has become the latest sport in the UK to be suspended due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with the decision coming into effect as of today. The suspension, confirmed by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB), follows on from Boris Johnson’s package of new restrictions on travel and social engagements which will be reviewed in the next …

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Mark Bird, GBGB: The closure of Belle Vue ‘would be a huge loss for the sport’

The future of Manchester’s Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium is to be decided today, which could see the track demolished and the site redeveloped to build 247 houses. The proposals made by Countryside Properties were recommended for approval by the local officer at Manchester’s Planning and Highways Committee earlier this week after a consultation report highlighted the track’s decline in revenues …

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Greyhound Board of Great Britain commits further funding to animal welfare

The newly-rebranded Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has pledged to continue directing at least 75% of the funding it receives from the betting industry towards animal welfare, as detailed in its first year update. Earlier in the year, a number of the industry’s bookmakers agreed to voluntarily set aside funds to go towards greyhound racing. Betfred, Paddypower Betfair, Sky …

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Greyhound Board of Great Britain announces prize initiatives

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The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has announced a number of new initiatives, which will see graded owners and trainers benefit from bumper prize money and funding of around £400,000, between February and March. Replacing the Owners’ Bonus Series competitions, the new schemes are set be implemented following consultations with various stakeholders. Peter Harnden, one of the Practitioner members …

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GBGB praises Ladbrokes Coral’s commitment to ‘rebuilding greyhound racing’

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Barry Faulkner the Chief Executive of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has praised Ladbrokes Coral’s governance for committing to pay a voluntary levy on greyhound turnover taken from remote wagers. Yesterday, FTSE-listed Ladbrokes Coral issued a corporate statement detailing that it would pay a ‘voluntary levy to greyhound racing based on off shore greyhound turnover from the start of 2018.’ …

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GBGB condemns greyhound treatment that closed NSW racing

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has ‘condemned’ the practices highlighted in a government report into greyhound racing in New South Wales, a state of affairs that has seen the sport banned from the Australian state. The Special Commission of Inquiry found ‘overwhelming evidence’ of systemic animal cruelty, including mass greyhound killings and live baiting – a practice that …

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BAGS greyhound streaming boosts racing’s funds by £750,000

Bookmakers are to add three quarters of a million pounds into the coffers of greyhound racing after the successful launch of a new streaming service six months ago. BAGS, the Bookmakers’ Afternoon Greyhound Service which organises greyhound fixtures to be televised in betting shops,  has announced that it has raised almost £750,000 additional funds for the greyhound racing industry via …

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Can greyhound racing win the battle to prove its worth?

Just when it looked like London’s last greyhound track was going to be replaced by AFC Wimbledon’s search for a new stadium, last month plans were ‘called in’ by the Mayor’s office. Scott Longley asks if this turn in fortunes can be reflected across the sport in general. The reprieve granted to Wimbledon greyhound stadium in mid-April was a rare piece …

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BAGS to remind tracks to keep an eye on bookmakers

BAGS, the Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Service, has said that it will address the concerns highlighted by the Gambling Commission over the robustness of the mechanism to deliver SPs for greyhound racing. The organisation issued a statement, saying: “The Commission comments that although there will be no criminal charges, there remains a degree of concern about the integrity of the markets …

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Greyhound Board goes to the Banks

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain has appointed Simon Banks as Media and Communications Officer.  Banks is an experienced freelance journalist who has written for a wide range of national and business titles on a number of subjects including greyhound racing, general sport and gambling related matters. He is a greyhound owner and has a retired greyhound at home. He …

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