The NSW Greyhound Industry
The affordable way to race a winner!
No matter the standard of the race your greyhound is competing in or how long you've been involved in the industry, it is always a huge thrill watching your very own greyhound race, and it's even better when you experience the magic of winning a race.
Aside from the fun and the excitement of owning a greyhound, it can also be very lucrative with more than $30 million of prizemoney up for grabs in NSW each year which is distributed across more than 900 TAB class meetings and 200 Non-TAB meetings.
Racing clubs are situated across the length and breadth of NSW from Lismore on the far North Coast to Dubbo in our Central West and as far south as Wagga, with our premier track being Wentworth Park, which is situated just 5 minutes from the Sydney CBD.
The main feature races are split into Listed and Group events which offer prizemoney ranging from $15,000 for Listed events up to $250,000 to the winner of the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg, and NSW also has the richest greyhound race in the world, with the running of the Million Dollar Chase series providing a massive $1 million to the winner.
More than 30 of these Group 1, Group 2, Group 3 and Listed events will be staged in NSW during the 2020/2021 racing season, but off the track, greyhound racing has never been more popular with more than $1.7 billion wagered on the industry in NSW in 2019/20.
The commerical operations of the NSW Greyhound Racing industry are conducted by Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) and they are responsible for ensuring the long term commercial viability of the industry.
The Greyhound Welfare Integrity Commission (GWIC) are responsible for all Regulatory and Integrity aspects of the industry including Stewards, Animal Welfare and ensuring that every greyhound has the opportunity to transition from racing to a life as a household pet.
This Animal Welfare program also includes funding and management of the 'Greyhounds As Pets' program, which is a not-for-profit initiative aimed at re-homing retired racing greyhounds or greyhounds that are not competitive, and assist with their transition as a household pet.