Greyhound Racing

Greyhound racing is popular all over the world. Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom, New Zealand and the United States have many greyhound racing tracks. Greyhound racing is also popular in Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Macau (China), Mexico, South Africa, Pakistan and Vietnam.

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Greyhound Racing Silks

Racing silks refers to the piece of cloth that a greyhound is wearing during a race. It is used to easily track the greyhounds during the fast-paced race or the exciting photo finish.

The number on the racing silk is the greyhound's post position or the number on the starting gate. The numbers are usually embroidered or printed on the cloth.

Greyhound racing silks are usually made from light fabrics like silk, cotton, satin and polyester blends. Some even use fabrics like fleece, faux fur, faux leather, faux suede, terry cloth, denim and wool.

In the US, there are eight types of racing silks.

  • Red is for number 1
  • Blue is for number 2
  • White is for number 3
  • Green is for number 4
  • Black is for number 5
  • Yellow Gold is for number 6
  • Green with horizontal white stripes is for number 7
  • Black with vertical yellow strips is for number 8

In the UK, there are six types of racing silks.

  • Red is for number 1
  • Blue is for number 2
  • White is for number 3
  • Black is for number 4
  • Orange is for number 5
  • Black with white horizontal stripes is for number 6