Coursing dogs were always popular in Ireland, but there was no greyhound racing in Ireland until 1927. Almost a century later, greyhound racing is still hugely popular.

For some people greyhound racing is purely for the enjoyment and social aspect of the sport, while for others it is a business. Greyhound racing is a huge part of the gambling industry, similar to horse racing but less profitable.

This documentary explores the world of greyhound racing. We hear from those people who truly love the sport, both punters and people who keep and train racing dogs. They share stories from the tracks and remember the champion dogs that have been and gone. We also hear an account about when greyhound racing first began in Ireland.

First Broadcast, June 5th, 1977

An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries