Types of Races
There are four types of races raced in the UK. The most common ones are:
Graded Races – the grades refer to the greyhounds racing the race. The grades range from 1 to 10 with 1 being the highest. The measurement ranks the greyhound’s ability
Two other less frequent races are:
Puppy Races – contests of young greyhounds, relatively new for racing.
Handicaps – races where greyhounds of different grades race against each other. The less able greyhounds run a shorter distance as their traps are out closer to the finish lines. There are not many handicap races in the UK.