Albion Park Greyhound Track
Albion Park is the new track in Brisbane that has replaced the old Gabba Track. The track is 437 meters long with a loam surface. Home of the Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club, Albion park hosts a number of big race days per year including the Brisbane Cup and the Winter Carnival cup, both of which are Group One races. The old Gabba track was made of grass, which meant that it was not all weather friendly. The new loam track is more durable, resulting in fewer cancelled or abandoned races.
Greyhound Racing – Hounding It Out For First Place
Greyhound racing is a competitive sport comprising of two main categories – track racing and coursing. Coursing is a hunting technique, involving the hunting of mainly hares, and historically involved Greyhounds. Track racing makes use of an artificial lure, egging the dogs on in order to cross the finish line in the quickest possible time. Track racing is the more popular of the two categories, due to the majority of people holding the opinion that hunting a live hare is nothing short of a cruel blood sport.