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.