Greyhound Racing Basics

In Egypt the greyhounds were mummified and buried with their masters. The Egyptians regarded as supreme among all animals. The greyhounds also find place in the literary works of Shakespeare, Chaucer and Homer. In England, greyhound was considered a status symbol back in the 10th century. Only nobles were allowed to hunt with them. Later, Queen Elizabeth I made rules regarding the use of hounds to hunt hares.

In 1900 Patrick Owen became the first to introduce the concept of racing greyhounds. Later, the first circular track was made in California in 1919. The greyhounds are kept in the paddock before the race begins. After testing before the race and procedures, the greyhounds are placed in individual compartments in the starting box, called traps. These traps have automated doors. When the race starts the dog is to chase a lure. A lure is a mechanical device that moves around the track at a considerable distance from the dog. The attraction seems either a bone or a rabbit.

After the race, the greyhound is provided with water and an open area for walking. The winner is the winner's circle. Registration and identification of greyhounds is the duty of National Greyhound Association. It is a nonprofit organization and conduct its activities in North America. Only registered owners can enter into an exclusive contract with a registered kennel. These kennel in turn contract with the tracks. The tracks decide the schedule for a coming race season. There are certain states like California and Maine that prohibit greyhound racing. Other states prohibit the use of live rabbits and other small animals as bait for the dogs of the breed. The way the greyhounds are handled and trained is also controversial. While some greyhounds are naturally in race conditions, no instinct other murderer. the dogs unfit for racing are killed or given in laboratories for experimentation. In some cases, dogs were starved to death in order to develop in him an urge to kill small animals for food. The World Federation of Greyhound Racing (WGRF) was established in 1969. is a non-regulatory and is dedicated to providing information and promoting the sport nationally and internationally. Several countries participate in the Bi-annual World Conference on greyhound racing. In the 2003 conference, the organization has adopted a charter of social assistance which aims to promote mental and physical well being of dogs. Greyhound Pets of America is another non-profit organization that is the home of retired greyhounds. It advises the owners of these animals to care for the greyhounds and helps to fit the new environment. The American Greyhound Council is responsible for researching diseases that infect the greyhound and providing good training and veterinarians to better take care of dogs. Also employs inspectors to check abuse of greyhounds. As in horse racing, betting Greyhound racing is also quite common. Gambling has its own terminology, like bookie, beards, etc. pool bets, one bet can not be infallible, but increased their chances of winning cam playing smart. For example, a dog with a consistent performance can be good to bet. The history and the appearance of the dog can be another parameter. Success can not be guaranteed in the gambling, but with a little work never hurts. Mansi Aggarwal writes about issues

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