Who are the key players in self-regulated greyhound racing? What do they do?

  • Bookmakers: offer gambling on dog racing. 
  • Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB): governing body for licensed greyhound racing. Track standards set by GBGB. 
  • British Greyhound Racing Fund (BGRF): collects and manages voluntary levy from bookmakers. In 2019 51% was allocated to welfare.  Sample spend: £1.3m to Greyhound Trust; kennel works at stadia; tractors; starting traps.
  • The Greyhound Forum was set up to improve the lives of greyhounds.  It comprises Battersea, Blue Cross, Dogs Trust, Greyhounds In Need, Greyhound Rescue Wales, Greyhound Trust, Kennel Club, RSPCA, Wood Green, Greyhound Board of Great Britain, the Society of Greyhound Veterinarians.

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