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WELCOME

 To the home of Professional greyhound trainer REES GREYHOUND RACING based in Hersham, Surrey and attached to Hove Stadium. 

 

 

 

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ABOUT US

Richard Rees is a professional greyhound trainer based at Burhill Kennels in Hersham, Surrey where greyhound racing has been in the family for 3 generations. Having taken over from his father Philip Rees in 2008, Richard has a great team and hopes to emulate the successes of his father and grandfather.

 

Greyhound Racing is a great hobby to be involved in and we encourage a great social environment in our kennel, providing various events throughout the year for owners to come together and enjoy the kennels successes. We take pride in what we achieve and endeavour to provide a thoroughly professional service to owners, both on and off the track. 

 

We offer a variety of ways to enjoy the sport from outright ownership, a share in a syndicate, corporate marketing or why not join our very own Racing Club for £20.00 per month? No matter what you require we can tailor your requirements and ensure that you enjoy all the thrills and fun that greyhound racing can provide.

"Training greyhounds never fails to inspire and motivate me, and my aim is to get the very best out of every single greyhound under our care to provide owners with the memorable experience of enjoying success on the racetrack." -  Richard Rees

The thrill of owning your own greyhound is a unique experience which offers excitement and a fun night, be it at our home track at Hove or around the country on the Open Race scene.  

We're proactive in the promotion of greyhound welfare and greyhound racing. Our passion and love of greyhounds is in our blood, it's our livelihood, it's what we do! Whether you are new to greyhound racing or an existing owner, we are here to help you!

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OUR MISSION

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OWNERSHIP

The thrill of owning your own greyhound is a unique experience which offers excitement and a fun night, be it at our home track -Hove stadium where we are based or around the country on the Open Race scene.  Greyhound Racing is a great hobby to be involved in and we encourage a great social environment in our kennel, providing various events throughout the year for owners to come together and enjoy the kennels successes. 

We offer a variety of ways to enjoy the sport from outright ownership, a share in a syndicate, corporate marketing or why not join our very own Racing Club for £20.00 per month? No matter what you require we can tailor your requirements and ensure that you enjoy all the thrills and fun that greyhound racing can provide. It costs £7.50 a day to train and keep your greyhound in our kennel. This includes their food, general care, training and transport to the track for their races - generally a greyhound will race every seven to ten days. Greyhounds earn prize money every time they run and considerable more if you win! William Hill sponsored the greyhound derby at Wimbledon in 2015 and raised the prize money to £250,000!

As to how much your greyhound initially to buy is dependent on a number of factors such as age, breeding and ability, and as a general rule of thumb you do get what you pay for, but they generally start at around £500.00. Greyhounds are generally cheaper when younger and unproven, which also has unknown potential adding to the excitement, compared to spending a little extra on a greyhound that has already had several runs and is of a known quantity and this is something we like to encourage in the kennel and can source younger dogs from Ireland to begin their career at Hove and progress with us.

For further information buying a greyhound contact Richard Rees where he will be happy to discuss your requirements or arrange a visit to our kennel.

We're proactive in the promotion of greyhound welfare and greyhound racing and it cannot be stressed enough that the sport of greyhound racing values its reputation for putting greyhound welfare as its highest priority.

We have a 'No Destruction Policy' which means no greyhound will be put to sleep except on health grounds, when there is no other option. In the case where owners are unable to take there greyhounds home after racing we collaborate with a wonderful rehoming scheme which helps us to find homes for our retired racers and we have successfully homed many hounds into fantastic homes through this scheme over the years. 

See the Retired Greyhound Trust for further advice on the care of your greyhound at the end of his racing career or Visit Hersham Hounds which is based next door to our kennel.

We always have a selection of retired greyhounds at our kennel waiting for there forever homes, so please contact us and we will let you know if you have a hound to suit you. 

 

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GREYHOUND WELFARE

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CORPORATE 

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Watching your dog cross the line with his nose in front - Is there any better feeling? Well some might say that it improves if you are stood with several other 'owners' all jumping around on the terrace in unison.

A greyhound could even help market your business and act as a truly original and rewarding way of entertaining your clients. Not only can they come greyhound racing and experience the corporate entertainment but they can watch your very own greyhound run! Syndicates where you share the costs and also have a ready-made sociable fan base for your greyhound are increasingly popular and we can help to organise all aspects of corporate syndicates.

If you are planning to incorporate greyhound racing as a marketing tool for your business check out Hove Stadiums sponsorship packages for advertising with a difference! Or why not name your greyhound after your brand or product!