A lot of greyhound racing enthusiasts would have some idea about coursing, but how much do those that haven’t tried it really know about this traditional form of racing?
Peter Craig, President of the National Coursing Association of Victoria, showcases the intricacies of coursing in a brand new video series designed to encourage more people to take part in this beneficial and rewarding concept.
Coursing is renowned for educating young greyhounds, building the fitness and confidence of greyhounds and, in many cases, extending their racing careers.
There is still plenty of time to catch on to coursing in 2017, as the season is only just beginning to hot up towards the holy grail, the Waterloo Cup, on August 26 & 27 at Longwood.
Before then, however, this month sees the running of the rich Derby and Oaks at Lang Lang on July 15 & 16, with first prizes being $3,765 plus rug and trophy. These two events are open only to greyhounds whelped on or after 1 March, 2015.