Greyhound Racing Picks

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

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About Greyhound Picks at OLBG

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

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

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

How can I find the best picks 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 Pick’ as week as the Best Tipsters Pick.

On the page you will have each runner along with member picks and comments, each member is presented with their annual profit for greyhound racing picks 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 events do we cover?

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) WinnerStarting Price / 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)


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
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