Track A Greyhound’s Career

Greyhound_KLs_ChrisIf you are interested in learning more about a particular Greyhound’s background, there are 3 websites that may be able to provide you with information.

 

  1.   If the Greyhound is from the Jacksonville racing circuit (which most of AAGA adoptables are), you can watch the videos of that dog’s races.  To access this information:
  • Go to www.bestbetjax.com
  • On the navigation bar at the top of the page, scroll over to the word “Racing”. In the dropdown menu scroll down to “Race Facts”, then over to “Vault”. and then over to — and click on — “Vault Search”.
  • In the form that appears, type in the Grey’s racing name (as it appears on the AAGA website or your Adoption Contract) in the box labeled “Name”. Then either hit your “Enter” key or scroll down the page and click on “Search”.
  • A screen will open up that will provide you with information on that Greyhound, including a list of races he/she ran by date.  If you click on any of those dates, it will give you all the information on that particular race, and, if you click on “Video Replay” at the bottom of the page, you will be able to watch that hound run that race. (Depending on your Internet connection, it may take a little while for the race video to load.)

 

2.   You can also go to www.trackinfo.com.  Since this site covers a number of Greyhound tracks, it is good for those dogs that raced at tracks other than the Jacksonville one and, thus, are not listed on its site.

  • On the navigational bar at the top click on “Greyhound”, then underneath that “Dog Search”.
  • Type in the Grey’s official racing name where indicated and hit “Enter”.
  • A page will open up with a lot of information on that dog, including a list of his/her races that you can then watch by clicking on “Replay”.

 

3.   Lastly, you can go to www.greyhound-data.com and click on “Dog Search”. By entering the Grey’s racing name — or the right and left ear tattoos (this information is on your AAGA Adoption Contract) — you can pull up his/her pedigree and some race statistics.

 

Important Note:  Because there is a sizable fee involved in the registration of a Greyhound for racing, owners will oftentimes not register the dog until it is determined that he/she will become a racer.  Thus, some Greyhounds, even though they are tattooed, will never be registered.  This is especially true for a number of the “pups” (e.g., 2 year olds and younger) that we receive.  If you cannot locate your Greyhound in any of the above databases, it means that he/she was just not cut out for the track for any number of reasons and never raced professionally, and this is not uncommon. Unfortunately, his/her pedigree and history will not be available to you. However, you can take pride in the fact that you have taken into your heart and home a Greyhound that most likely would have nowhere else to go.