Buying Greyhound Shares
Greyhound racing is arguably the most affordable type of racing. The buzz of a night/arvo out with you and your mates, watching your greyhound race win races while having a few Fantas is something you just have to experience!
buying greyhound shares
Most owner's choose to have a trainer for their greyhound, and the greyhound would live with the trainer at their own kennels. The trainer will look after the greyhound on a day-to-day basis. There are two types of trainers licences available for greyhound racing in Ireland, Public and Private.
Public Trainers can hold unlimited numbers of greyhounds once they have suitable facilities. They must submit details monthly of their greyhounds in training to the GRI Regulations Department and they automatically recieve a 10% share of prizemoney for the greyhounds they train. Owners can designate the other 90% to their Private Trainer if they wish, see prizemoney above for more details.
Private Trainers can hold up to 4 greyhounds for reward. Unlike the Public Trainers, they are not required to submit details monthly to the GRI Regulations Department but they are required to inform them or a Racing Manager if a greyhound enters or leaves their kennels. Owners cannot nominate their Private Trainer to receive prizemoney.
You can buy your greyhound direct from your trainer or an owner or breeder in a private sale or through an official sales auction. Once you've sourced your trainer, they will be able to advise and assist you with your decision making.
Each of the greyhounds in the sales auction first completes a sales trial, which you can view, and this will give you a better idea of the greyhound's ability. Once all of the sales trials are complete, each of the greyhounds (identified by their lot number on the catalogue) will be sold by the auctioneer.
When buying a greyhound at a sales auction, you should ensure that you get the correct documentation on the day including the greyhound's Stud Book and Transfer of Ownership form with the auctioneer's stamp, staff on the day will assist with this.
The Greyhound Stud Book (the registration of all greyhounds on the island of Ireland) is managed by the Irish Coursing Club (ICC). All naming, registrations and follow up is directly with the ICC. For more information or to contact them, visit the ICC website.
The welfare of the greyhound is an integral part of greyhound ownership. From the beginning of your ownership, right through to the end, you have an obligation as their owner to ensure that your greyhound is well cared for. You entrust your trainer with your greyhound's care so a good owner/trainer relationship is important - a good trainer should be updating you regularly on their care and general well-being and should allow you to visit from time to time.
Greyhounds typically race from 15-18 months old up until they are 4 or 5, but can continue racing longer than this. Unfortunately a racing greyhound may have to retire early due to injury or for medical reasons. It is important that you have a plan for your greyhound once their racing career is over. Ideally you should aim to keep your greyhound as a family pet once they have finished racing however if this is not possible then the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust are on hand to assist with rehoming.
The Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT) was first established in 1997 by the Greyhound Racing Ireland. Funded through owners prizemoney deductions, matched donations by the GRI & private donations, the charity works to rehome greyhounds after retirement and promote them as domestic pets.
Congratulations, you've made it - you are now the owner of your own racing greyhound! Now go & enjoy the experience. Why not check some other syndicates to find out more about their experience on our Featured Syndicate page.
Share the fun with friends, family, colleagues and teammates and go cheer home your greyhound as they race. For an extra treat, don't forget you can enjoy a meal in one of the many Greyhound Stadia restaurants across the country.
Can't make it to see the race - don't worry, follow the action with the Tote on Barking Buzz. If you miss a night of racing, you can catch up on your greyhound's performance by watching the video* on the GRI results page. You can also brush up on your racing knowledge by following the latest news on Talking Dogs.
Up front purchase - this can vary from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. Cost varies on age of greyhound, breeding bloodlines - proven sire/dam, costs already incurred such as vaccinations, rearing, break in, registration fees.
If you have information regarding animal welfare or animal cruelty (including 'live baiting') or the conduct of a person involved in greyhound racing that relates to the aforementioned, we encourage you to contact the NSW Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Office.
The information provided above is just a guide, any person interested in owning a greyhound should ensure they have fully researched and understand the responsibilities, licencing and costs involved before entering into a commitment.
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It is possible to purchase a greyhound from as little as 300. If the parents have any track form, or the youngster is already racing, the price will increase accordingly, often up to 1,500/2,000. Dogs already proving their worth with regular results can fetch 5,000, while big race winners can sell for 25,000+.
Contacting one of your local track trainers can pay big dividends. They usually have young dogs they are bringing on available, and can often provide background information on other saplings you may be interested in. Most trainers have contacts with breeders in Ireland from whom they purchase the majority of their greyhounds, and can usually therefore find a dog to suit your budget
Many people find that owning a greyhound under a syndicate is a huge benefit, not only do you share the funding of the greyhound with others, like kennel costs and veterinary bills, but you also get to share the excitement of race days and potentially winning with a group of friends.
For racing greyhounds, the diet varies with training, racing levels, and weight. While some trainers feed twice a day, morning and evening, others just feed in the evening. For example, for a 30 kg dog fed twice a day the diet could be something like this:
Having lived a racing kennel lifestyle, your newly retired greyhound will very quickly adapt to living in a home as a normal family pet, but it will need a little domestic training as he/she settles in, and will likely have a few toilet accidents. The move to a new home will be stressful enough, becoming a part of the family 24/7 will be totally alien. A little TLC rather than scolding, will produce the desired results a lot quicker.
Greyhounds will instinctively chase small animals like cats, rabbits, guinea pigs etc, so they should spend time getting to know these other animals. Even when walking your greyhound outside, you should keep the muzzle on and keep them on the lead until they are well trained. Within a short time your pets should begin to accept each other, and your retired racer will become a fully paid up member of the family.
Racing greyhounds can be bought directly from registered owners. There are a number of industry publications available that have information on greyhounds available for purchase. Having a relationship with a trainer or industry participant will also be beneficial as they will be able to use their knowledge and connections to assist in finding a suitable greyhound.
If you are thinking of buying a pup it is important to remember there will be ongoing costs associated with rearing, breaking-in and pre-training up until it starts racing (from 16 months of age (minimum), but many will not race until they are closer to 2 years old. You will need to keep this in mind and have it factored into your budget.
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