The Greyhound Racing Board of Great Britain is the organisation that is responsible for the regulation of licensed greyhound racing in England, Scotland and Wales. The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) was formed on the 1st January 2009 and since that date has taken on the functions of both the British Greyhound Racing Board and the National Greyhound Racing Club.
The main aims of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain are to regulate greyhound racing as well as develop the sport commercially and guide its continued growth and development.
Born out of Government instruction, the formation of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain was a necessary measure if the sport of greyhound racing was going to continue to self-regulate.
Published in 2007, the Donoughue Report made it clear that changes needed to be made with regard the way greyhound racing was regulated and Lord Donoughue recommended that one body be responsible for the sport rather than the two at that time; the Greyhound Racing Board and the National Greyhound Racing Club. On his recommendations, these two organisations lost control and from the beginning of 2009, the Greyhound Board of Great Britain became solely responsible for the sport of greyhound racing.
To confuse matters slightly, there is an organisation incorporated within the GBGB which is called the Greyhound Regulatory Body (GRB). The GRB have independent status and its key function include managing the rules of racing and setting standards for racing integrity.
GBGB Contact Details
Greyhound Board of Great Britain
1 Procter Street
Phone: 020 7421 3770
Fax: 020 7421 3777
Website: Greyhound Board of Great Britain