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Greyhound Racing Tips

Get free Greyhound betting predictions from our knowledgeable tipsters throughout the year for daily Greyhound meetings, Greyhound Derby Tips and Greyhound St Leger picks.

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About Greyhound Tips at OLBG

Each day the most popular free greyhound racing predictions from the OLBG tipsters will be shown on this page.

These free greyhound racing tips come from our team of members with years of experience giving you the best free greyhound racing tips.

Each race will be displayed above with the dog which currently has the most tips in the race along with the current odds, number of tips and rating.

You can put that pick straight into your betslip by using the ‘Add to Betslip’ option or you can dig deeper.

If you would like further information on betting on greyhounds check out our Greyhound Betting Advice page.

How can I find the best tips on today's Greyhound racing?

By clicking on the race link, you will be taken to a more in-depth page for that greyhound race, here you will see the ‘Most Popular Tip’ as well as the ‘Best Tipsters Tip’.

On this page you will have each runner listed along with member tips and comments, each member is presented with their annual profit for greyhound racing tips as well as strike rate and shorter-term numbers.

You can also use the Best Tipsters page to find the best tipsters for greyhound racing as well as for all other sports for which you may be interested in receiving free predictions.

Which Greyhound tracks and events do we cover?

We cover all tracks registered under the GBGB (Greyhound Board of Great Britain) and the major Greyhound races. A full list of the current greyhound tracks in the UK is detailed below together with details of the distances run at each track since January 1st 2022:

TrackSprint DistanceStandard Distance 1Standard Distance 2Staying DistanceMarathon DistanceHurdles Distance
Central Park265m450m480m & 500m642m & 708m




Hove285m500m515m695m & 740m955m

630m & 684m


Nottingham255m & 305m480m500m680m & 730m


Pelaw Grange

Perry Barr275m480m
660m & 710m


Sheffield280m480m500m660m & 720m

Suffolk Downs388m548m




When it comes to greyhound-graded racing around the tracks there are six different types which are as follows:

  • A Class (Standard races)
  • D Class (Sprint races)
  • S Class (Staying races)
  • M Class (Marathon races)
  • P Class (Puppy races)
  • H Class (Hurdle races)

All greyhound races in the UK comprise a total of six runners/traps. Previously in the UK eight runners/traps were used on rare occasions but these races have now been phased out due to safety considerations.  

When a dog becomes a non-runner due to injury or illness, a reserve can be substituted into the field but this doesn't always happen if there is not a suitable reserve available. If a reserve comes into the field the letter ‘R’ is used on the racecard and the dog in question will also have an 'R' added to their racing jacket. 

The trap and greyhound jacket colour coding is as follows:

  • Trap 1 = Red
  • Trap 2 = Blue
  • Trap 3 = White
  • Trap 4 = Black
  • Trap 5 = Orange
  • Trap 6 = Black & White Stripes

Major Greyhound Races Covered

Major Greyhound Races Covered

  • Greyhound Derby - Wimbledon hosted the Greyhound Derby between 1985 and its closure in 2016 with Towcester being announced as the new venue for the Greyhound showpiece until 2018. Nottingham took over for 2019 and 2020 as the home of the Greyhound Derby as Towcester was temporarily closed. The big race was moved back to Towcester in 2021 and the latest renewal was won by Gaytime Nemo trained by Graham Holland from Ireland who won the race for the second year running.
  • Greyhound St Leger - Wembley and then Wimbledon were previous venues for the Greyhound St Leger up until 2016 when Wimbledon closed. The latest and current host is Perry Barr in Birmingham and as with the horse racing version of the classic, it's a contest for the 'stayers' over 710 metres. The Greyhound St Leger usually takes place in November, trainer Mark Wallis has enjoyed plenty of St Leger's success winning the trophy on five occasions since 2009 including the 2016 and 2017 renewals so keep an eye out for any of his contenders this year.
  • Coral Essex Vase - Run over a distance of 575 metres at Romford and recognised as one of the top 6 bend events in the Greyhound year. The heats start usually towards the end of November with the final taking place on a Saturday night in early December. The great Ballyregan Bob won the Essex Vase back in 1985 and still holds the track record for this distance today. Romford or Yarmouth-based handlers have won the Coral Essex Vase in seven of the previous twelve renewals.
  • TV Trophy Run over a variety of distances between 800 and 950 metres, depending on the track that has been chosen to hold the event that year. This event gained its name from being the only greyhound race that was shown on terrestrial tv. The race was televised by the BBC as part of their Sportsnight programme until 1996. The most famous winner of the TV Trophy was Scurlogue Champ who won the trophy in 1985 and 1986. Scurlogue Champ was famous for his slow starts in most of his races which meant he was giving his opponents a usually substantial advantage. Scurlogue became a huge crowd favourite because he would usually slice through the field with a power-packed finishing burst of speed.

Greyhound Derby - Last ten winners

Info(Trap) WinnerSP / Time
2023 - 500m
(2) Gaytime Nemo
Graham Holland (Ireland)
2022 - 500m
(4) Romeo Magico
Graham Holland (Ireland)
2021 - 500m
(6) Thorn Falcon
Patrick Janssens (Towcester)
2020 - 500m
(2) Deerjet Sydney
Pat Buckley (Ireland)
2019 - 500m
(3) Priceless Blake
Paul Hennessy (Ireland)
2018 - 500m
(3) Dorota's Wildcat
Kevin Hutton (Towcester)
2017 - 500m
(4) Astute Missile
Seamus Cahill (Hove)
2016 - 480m
(6) Jaytee Jet
Paul Hennessy (Ireland)
2015 - 480m
(1) Rio Quattro
Danny Riordan (Harlow)
2014 - 480m
(2) Salad Dodger
Bruno Berwick (Private)


What trap number wins most often in greyhound racing?

Winning percentages for each trap tend to be extremely similar across all greyhound tracks. If you spot a track with a big difference in their winning trap percentages this could well be a bias that could be exploited for profit. Here are the winning percentages for the different traps at each registered greyhound track in 2023. Totals are rounded to the nearest full percentage and the number next to the track name is the number of races factored into the outcomes.

If you are going to have a bet on greyhounds make sure you consult our Best Bookmakers for Greyhound Racing page.

How often does the favourite win at each greyhound track?

The table below details the number of wins and winning percentages for outright favourites at each track in graded races in 2023:

TrackOutright FavouritesWinsWinning Percentage
The Valley874551.7%
Central Park192570936.8%
Suffolk Downs188266035%
Pelaw Grange46115934.4%
Perry Barr218775334.4%

Our greyhound racing content is crafted by Darren, a seasoned greyhound racing expert with a wealth of experience in the sport.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren brings a wealth of greyhound racing expertise to OLBG, leveraging his experience from working in the industry to craft insightful greyhound racing content.


Greyhound Tips FAQs

  • How do you pick a winner in a greyhound race?

    Using all the information on this page should help you pick winners at greyhound racing as should following the tips of the best greyhound tipsters on OLBG.

    It's always good to try and work out which dog you think will lead the field at the first bend as statistically dogs that lead tend to have a better strike rate than dogs who tend to come from behind. Greyhound races often contain sections where the dogs come close together and some bumping is inevitable. The best place to be to avoid crowding and bumping is out in front so give extra credit to dogs who look likely to lead from the traps.

    Compare the times of each dog in the field. Is there a young, improving puppy in the race? Or perhaps a dog who consistently wins in a certain grade of race?

  • What trap number wins the most in greyhound racing?

    It's very rare now for greyhound tracks to have a large bias from one trap to another. Traditionally Trap 1 and Trap6 tended to have an advantage as they would only have one dog immediately beside them and hence have less chance of getting involved in any bumping or crowding. 

    The type of track may affect the likelihood of trap numbers having an advantage. For example, Crayford is a very sharp track (i.e. has a small circumference) so the inside traps have usually had a small edge as they may be less prone to crowding. At wider tracks (larger circumference) such as Towcester, the dogs have more room to spread out and any trap bias should be less noticeable.

  • Does the favourite have a good record in greyhound racing?

    In 2023, the favourite in greyhound-graded racing won just over 35% of the time on average across all the tracks in the UK.

    Full details for each track can be found above with the lowest percentage of winning favourites coming at Kinsley with 27.8% and the highest percentage coming at The Valley at a whopping 51.7%.

  • Who is the best greyhound tipster?

    The tipster with the best level stakes profit on greyhounds in 2023 was STSSTS with an LSP of +67.92.

  • Can I watch greyhound racing on TV?

    Greyhound racing can be seen every evening on the Racing Post Greyhound Television (RPGTV) channel which can be found on  Sky Channel 427, Freesat 250, and Freeview 264.

    RPGTV usually covers two meetings each evening and has pundits in the studio discussing each upcoming race. On Saturday and Sunday, there is an extra programme to cover the morning meetings.

  • What type of bets can I place on greyhound racing?

    There are a large number of bets that can be placed on greyhound racing, both in shops/online and at each racetrack.

    • Win: The most straightforward of all greyhound bets: simply select the greyhound you feel will win the race.
    • Place: If you aren't certain your selection will win your chosen race but you feel it will run well, you might want to consider a 'place' only bet. This bet means that you will see a return if your selection finishes first OR second. Do be aware that the odds for this type of bet do tend to be quite low so you may not make much profit.
    • Forecast: This bet requires you to correctly select the greyhounds that finish first and second in the correct order.
    • Tricast (also known as 'Trio'): This bet requires you to correctly select the greyhounds that finish first, second and third in the correct order.
    • Trap Challenge: Many bookmakers offer odds on which trap number will have the most winners across one or more meetings.
    • Jackpot: Some tracks offer this bet where you have to correctly forecast the winner of many races

  • How do handicaps work in greyhound racing?

    Some greyhound tracks run handicap races involving dogs of differing abilities racing from staggered starts.

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