For those who love the thrill of a race and competition, there is nothing more thrilling than Greyhound Racing. The organized competitive sport sees a selection of the best greyhounds race around a circular or oval track, and the first to cross the finish line is the winner. So how can you get more out of this exciting sport?
Brush Up Your History
Learning more about a new form of sport is always the best place to start when you are excited to get more out of an activity. Spend some of your free time brushing up on the history of the greyhound racing, and you might learn some intriguing facts that you didn’t know before.
For example, did you know that this sport is nearly six centuries old? Queen Elizabeth I changed the law that stated only noblemen could hunt with greyhounds, and so greyhound racing was created. This is why it is often referred to as the “Sport of Queens.”
Since then, there have been hundreds of thousands of races all around the world. In Australia alone, there were nearly 40,000 races, which bought in almost $4 billion back in 2015.
Delving further into the history of this sport will show you just how much it has changed in terms of the animals’ health and needs. So for animal lovers, you will be quick to notice that this sport is continuing to improve and put a huge focus on making sure the welfare of the animals is put first.
Attend a Live Race
What could be better than attending a live race? Purchasing tickets to attend a race will allow you to understand the sport more. While at first glance, it might appear that all greyhound races are the same, you might be surprised to hear that they are not.
There are some very clear distinctions between the different types of races. These include:
• The distance
• The surface
• Age of the greyhounds
All of this will affect what race you witness. The skill level required by the dogs that compete in the hurdle races is very different from those that do long distance, for instance. So each time you attend a race, you will be sure to experience something different. Once you are there, you could even dabble in a bit of betting to make the odds more exciting.
Keep Up to Date With Races
If you can’t attend a live race, then all is not lost. There are lots of ways that you can stay up to date with the sport without needing to be present at the racing track. You can look over the odds for the different dogs and also keep up to date with the latest news and updates on Unibet.
Train Your Own Greyhound
If you have a passion for the sport through and through, why not consider training up a greyhound yourself? This will enable you to fully involve yourself in the sport and feel the thrill of the race even more so.