The sight of a field of greyhounds running at full stretch is unforgettable. You need not have a wager awaiting the greyhound results to appreciate a race’s display of speed and athletic prowess. Unlike horse racing, in which jockey skill and strategic ability are an important factor, racing greyhounds is all about the innate capability and the performance of the animals themselves. Having a stake on the results of a race can further increase the excitement.
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Greyhounds have a long, distinguished history that reaches far beyond the 1920s, when racing them became a popular sporting event. Some believe that this distinctive sight hound breed can be tracked back to ancient Egypt, where depictions of similarly shaped dogs can be found in paintings and murals. The mummified remains of such prized canines have been found in royal tombs of the time, clearly demonstrating their importance. According to DNA testing, the origins of modern greyhounds of purebred pedigree can be traced back to 18th century England. These tests also suggest a strong relationship to herding dogs with probable Celtic roots.
Modern greyhounds are clearly the result of long years of careful breeding. They are born to run and delight in stretching their long frames and legs to achieve amazing speeds, whether in play, on the hunt, or on the track. Their innate sprinting abilities spring from their flexible spines, huge hearts, and bodies that combine light frames with muscular shoulders, hams, and backs. Their top speed gait is the double suspension gallop: the only gait that involves a point in which the dog’s front and hind legs are both fully extended. The second suspension is when the dog’s back folds, bringing the front feet back and the hind feet forward so they overlap. Greyhounds can run at speeds up to 45 miles per hour, although this speed comes at the cost of endurance.
Those interested in wagering on greyhound results can easily get caught up in the excitement of the track. Many tracks boast a race every fifteen minutes, which creates a fast-paced atmosphere fitting for events that celebrate these swift-pawed dogs. When studying greyhound results on a racing form, a lot of information is delivered in a compact space. The dog’s trap number and color are prominent, as are its name, but the rest can appear a jumbled mess. The dates of recent races are given, as well as the distance of each race. Information is given for both the split, which is when the dog crossed the finish line for the first time; and the bend order, showing the dog’s position at different points on the track.
Newcomers are advised to start small, gaining a familiarity with the characteristics of particular dogs and observing them in action. The wisest gamblers observe more races than they actually bet on. For overall success, an important tip is to watch the entire field, not just the dog on which you have money riding. Success in wagering will be more likely if you gain familiarity with the information given on each track’s racing form. Joining in one of Britain’s most attended sporting events can be a thrilling experience with a bet and an appreciation for speed.
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