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Greyhound racing

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A greyhound racing aims of racing dogs of the 10th canine group called greyhounds. These dogs pursue a hare or artificial rabbit on a circuit. There are two types of greyhound racing:

  • the first, called racetrack or racing, is a race where the first greyhound cross the finish line is the winner;
  • the second, called lure coursing or coursing, is a hare hunting simulation.

In many countries, greyhound racing is amateur and is made for entertainment of the public. In other countries (especially the United States, Ireland and Australia), it is a form of pari-mutuel betting, similar to horse racing betting.

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