The GBGB have issues a statement in relation to an incident that took place at Crayford yesterday and the related video footage currently circulating on social media.
A spokesperson for GBGB said:

“We are aware of race footage from Crayford Stadium yesterday which appears to show a greyhound becoming unwell during a parade before a race. Clearly, this greyhound should not have continued on to race under these circumstances and should have been withdrawn. We have launched an investigation into the incident.

“As soon as it was brought to our attention, our GBGB Stipendiary Steward immediately began enquiries and the greyhound in question was once again assessed by a Veterinary Surgeon, who has confirmed it is fit and well. However, the Vet will continue with any other precautionary tests deemed appropriate, before the greyhound proceeds with any further racing or trialling, as part of our investigation.

“The health and wellbeing of all our greyhounds is paramount and each GBGB racing greyhound is checked by a Veterinary Surgeon before, during and after any race or trial. No greyhound should ever race unless it is completely fit and healthy and we will be looking into the circumstances surrounding this incident to ensure it will not be repeated.”