Matinee - Wheeling Island Greyhound Odds
Greyhound racing involves a race between eight greyhounds over a range of distances from 275 to 800 meters approximately. The most common or average distance run around greyhound tracks is 480 meters.
Greyhound race meetings normally consist of one or two cards per day ( matinee, evening or both ) with ten to fifteen races per card ( some tracks have as many as twenty ) Races usually start every fifteen minutes. As with thoroughbred horse racing, the greyhound tracks can be either on the flat or over jumps ( hurdles ).
Greyhounds are extremely fast and graceful animals and will normally cover greyhound tracks ( 480 meters) in approximately 30 seconds or 56 kilometers an hour.