Greyhound Ownership

Nothing compares with the excitement of watching your greyhound cross the finish line to the cheers of the crowd. If you have ever thought about owning a greyhound then this page will give you more information.

Crayford Stadium offers the very best in modern facilities for both the Greyhounds and their owners. The Stadium has a number of professional Greyhound trainers, licensed by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain, who provide Greyhounds to race here. There are lots of benefits to owning a Greyhound at Crayford including free admission to every race meeting, top prize money and discounts in our viewing Restaurant. More information on the dining facilities can be found here.

There are many benefits to owning a Greyhound at Crayford. These are:

• Free entry & race card – for you the pass holder and one guest

• Access to owners and trainers lounge

• Tuesday evening restaurant - £25 per person for 3 course menu (in 2020 this will be a 2 course menu for general members of the public)

• Saturday evening restaurant - £25 per person for 3 course menu (normally £35 per person)

• 10% discount on food and drink from the Trackside food outlet (excludes drinks from the bar)

• 20% discount on Celebration Packages

• 100 Race Awards – includes presentation on the rostrum and engraved silver salver

• Dog/Bitch of the Month Awards – includes presentation jacket to keep, with dogs name and month printed onto it

Top Tips

• Work out how much you want to spend on purchasing your Greyhound. The cost will depend on its age and ability and can start from a few hundred pounds to several thousand.

• If this is your first time owning a Greyhound we would strongly advise you seek advice before your purchase. Try to find a trainer for your Greyhound first and they will be able to guide you on your first purchase. Our trainers details can be found by clicking here!

• Don’t forget the monthly costs, Trainers fees vary but on average it will cost you between £6 and £8 a day to keep your Greyhound in training. You should always contact a trainer in advance to discuss this. There may also be additional costs for veterinary fees.

• A great way to reduce the cost of owning a Greyhound is to get involved in a syndicate and purchase a share in a Greyhound. You can do this with a group of friends or some trainers have syndicate opportunities available within their kennels.

• Be realistic and have reasonable expectations where your Greyhound is concerned, your Greyhound probably won’t win the derby – keep things fun!

The most important part of owning a Greyhound is the welfare of your Greyhound. Proper consideration should be given to what happens when your Greyhound finishes racing, ideally it will be kept as a pet. Alternatively you can find it a new home with help of a homing scheme. Further details on the work of the Greyhound Trust can be found at www.focrg.com.

You can download our leaflet here detailing all of the information above.