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Greyhounds

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Transcript of Greyhounds

Greyhound
Racing
Ireland


Originated from the Middle East in 8000 BC

The term "Greyhound" has been traced by some to the old English "Gre-hundr", meaning dog and hundr, meaning hunting.

The fastest breed of K9, greyhounds can reach a top speed of 45 miles per hour, and can average more than 30 miles per hour for distances up to one mile

Bred for a combination of speed, endurance, and courage.

The average lifespan is twelve to sixteen years.

Track dogs are considerably smaller and lighter than coursing and open greyhounds. Track Greyhounds The first greyhound stadium in Ireland was opened in Celtic Park, Belfast in 1927

Was quickly followed by the opening of more tracks in Dublin and Cork. The sport continued to grow in popularity and there are now 20 tracks operating throughout Ireland
The local track to Newry would be Dundalk.

Track racing is after a robotic hare and out of traps.

1 = red , 2 = blue, 3 = white, 4 = black, 5 = orange, 6 = black & white Jackets in the Race Coursing Greyhounds Hare coursing is the pursuit of hares with greyhounds

Hare coursing is popular in the Republic of Ireland, with the national meeting in Clonmel, County Tipperary, being the most important event in the coursing calendar, attracting 40,000 spectators

Worth up to €16 million for the local economy

There are around 70 formal coursing clubs in the Republic and one in Northern Ireland

coursing clubs are licensed by the Irish Government to net 100-200 hares for their events. The hares are then transported in boxes to the coursing venue where they are kept for up to eight weeks and trained to be coursed.

Instead of being coursed on open land, the Irish form is run in a secure enclosure. Since 1993, Irish Coursing Club rules have made it compulsory for the greyhounds to be muzzled while they chase the hare. After the coursing event, the hares are transported back to where they were netted and re-released into the wild.

Irish form is run on the basis that the first dog to turn the hare wins. This is denoted by either a red flag or a white flag, indicating the colours of the respective dogs' collars. Open coursing Open coursing is when The Greyhounds are not muzzled and the hares are wild and not trained also it is not taken place in a secure field.

This type was the first ever type to taken place.

the winner is based on the greyhound whom turns the hare the most. 3 Types of Racing..... 1. Track- ran on sand and after a
fake hare out of traps.

2. Coursing- ran on grass after a real hare out of slips.

3. Open Coursing- ran in the middle of unsecured fields after a wild hare. THE GREYHOUND FILMS
Wild Boy
1934
Comedy
Corrupt dog owner tries to keep Wild Boy out of the Greyhound Derby.

Man About Dog
2004
Comedy
A trio of Irish lads and their greyhound run from a pack of crooks.

The Mighty Celt
2005
Drama
Gillian Anderson stars in a story of Northern Ireland greyhound racing. Welfare of the Hare
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