The sport in began at Belle Vue, Manchester, in 1926 and became hugely popular as it spread the length and breadth of the British Isles. Royalty, Lords and Ladies were bitten by the bug as much as anyone and it was much in vogue to be seen greyhound racing in the days leading up to the second world war.
The sport went through a lean period in the late 1960s and 70s. But the tracks that invested in facilities for the public survived and, in the 1990s, the sport went through an amazing resurgence. A new generation is now enjoying the thrills that greyhound racing offers.
English Greyhound Stud Book and NCC
Hill Green Cottage
Hill Green, Bury Road
Phone: 01787 212381
Fax: 01787 211200
The British Greyhound Racing Board
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