Tales of the Dogs is a new book written by Greyhound expert John Martin which celebrates greyhound history and the fact that Ireland is undoubtedly now the foremost breeder of greyhounds.
After getting my hands on a copy I can honestly say it’s a great book for any greyhound enthusiast. I was particularly impressed by the size and quality of the photographs used. I found it a thoroughly enjoyable read and would recommend it to anyone with an interest in the dogs.
Tales of the Dogs contains a wealth of information on the history of greyhound racing, its cultural significance and it’s transformation into a multi-million pound sporting industry.
Martin’s book is truly a comprehensive chronicle of greyhounds in Ireland and is packed with information, stories and memories, from the earliest days of coursing in Ireland and the most famous winners of all the Classic races, to the current great dogs, the new tracks and everything that makes greyhound racing one of Ireland’s best-loved and most popular sports.
John Martin is Irish racing correspondent for the Mail On Sunday and the author of the highly-acclaimed biography of greyhound trainer Ger McKenna.
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Tales of the Dogs: A Celebration of the Irish and their Greyhounds is available now from all good bookshops.