Greyhound racing has been a familiar part of Northern British working class culture, and it is one of the few elements of that culture to escape a renaissance in the last 20 years. Sadly, it has remained resolutely uncool. However, major changes in greyhound stadiums across the country are starting to change this, and the sport seems to be entering a new era of glamour and accessibility.
Greyhound racing has been experiencing a renaissance. After spending much of the last 15 years in a steady decline, supported only by the hardcore racing community, the public is finally starting to appreciate a night at the dogs again. Perhaps newly refurbished venues are adding a touch of glamour to the sport, or maybe cash strapped families are looking for a good value night out. Whatever the reason, it seems greyhound racing is perceived as cool once again..