Greyhound racing has always been popular in the Australian region, just like Horse racing and Harness racing. The history of greyhound racing can be traced back into the 1870s, eventually spreading to different parts of the world, popularizing itself even in countries like Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and a whole lot more. The main greyhound and horse racing countries in the world are United States, Great Britain, New Zealand, Ireland and of course Australia. In the country, the governing body in charge of all greyhound racing meetings and sole regulator of greyhound welfare and living conditions is the Australian Greyhound Racing Association or AGRA.
In the state of Victoria, there are a lot of greyhound clubs that constantly hold races. This includes the Shepparton Racing Club, Warragul Racing Club, Sandown Racing Club and the Meadows.
The Shepparton Park racetrack has a total measurement of 620 meters in circumference, a track width of 8 meters and follows the anti-clockwise direction. It offers racing facilities that are modern and considered as the world's finest. The entire track course has a sand surface that goes for three different distances. It is situated just less than two hours away from Melbourne, on the Goulburn Valley Highway at Kialla.
The Shepparton Park Racetrack used to be located at the Shepparton Showgrounds since it opened during the early years of 1970 before it was moved to its current location on the 10th of December 2005. It features full TAB facilities that overlook the home straight, dining venues from where you can get full meals, snacks and drinks, a bar, and a function venue that can be utilized to host different types of occasions and special events such as weddings, parties, anniversaries, birthdays, conferences, conventions and a whole lot more. It can accommodate as many as 200 guests, making it ideal for moderate sized functions and gatherings.
The Shepparton Park Racetrack has been undergoing further enhancements since the 1st of July 2009, seeking to deliver the best greyhound racing experience to its avid audience.
When betting, a lot resort to online betting though there still are some who go for traditional betting, even though it's betting procedures are quite intricate and time consuming. Before betting, make sure that you study the dogs first including their track records, qualities, strengths and racing capabilities. It would also be helpful if you get greyhound racing tips first online before you finally place your bets.