don't dogs have race classes (like horses)? sounds like the one dog was in a race below it's level.It's a good night out for sure.Been a couple of times and would be one of those just doing a couple of quid each race reverse forecasts.
Went to a meet in Ireland and one race they wouldn't price up as there was rumours that there was a sure fire winner and the tic-tack men were all waiting on each other to price up this race.I was told by my father-in-law who has greyhounds and is very knowledgeable who I went with beforehand there was a race where there would be no bets taken by the bookies on course,thought nothing of it and thought he was joking.
Half way through the card loads of people came in to the stadium maybe a hundred or so,strange I thought.
Ten minutes later the next race was about to start greyhounds being led around and into the traps,no odds on show anywhere.Just as they were going into the traps one decided to start to price up the race it was about half way through the meet with probably 500 or so people in attendance and literally half the punters tried to get a bet on.Literally pushing each other out of the way to get a bet on with the only layer taking bets.
The bookie must of twigged something wasn't right and pulled out of taking any bets and it nearly kicked off.
The race started no on course bets taken I could see from where I was sitting up above the bookies and punters.
No joke this greyhound raced clear and must of won by 20 or so lengths,my father-in-law gave me a poke in the ribs and a knowing look.
Loads of people left the meet it was surreal to see.
Yes think they do,think they are graded...I honestly know little to nothing about greyhounds or horses but it all looked very suspect talking about something that I saw a good 15 years ago.don't dogs have race classes (like horses)? sounds like the one dog was in a race below it's level.