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Ownership & Rehoming


Owning a greyhound can cost a lot less than you think. Each time your dog runs, it earns an amount of money which can be used to support it's training fees. If a greyhound runs four times in a month and it wins once, your monthly kennel bills would be just about covered! All owners are entitled to free admission to the stadium on the night that your dog is running and are eligible to join our Owners Club which grants free admission and a free race card at every Sunderland and Newcastle meeting as well as exclusive discounts on various packages.

Panther Racing

Panther Racing was set up in 1995 by Anne Cairns but before then, Anne was founding and managing RACE- HORSE SYNDICATES & RACEHORSE OWNERSHIP groups for several trainers. To date, Anne has worked with 35 individual trainers - racehorse and greyhound (many household names) and has gained a wealth of experience along the way. This experience has been and is being put to good use in providing members and owners in Panther with a quality service. Alan, Anne’s husband, was brought up in a racing background with the family being involved in bookmaking and greyhound training. There have been a lot of success stories along the way, inc. some very nice bets! GREYHOUNDS have now become a major factor within Panther and we are now building up a group of dogs with Yvonne Bell at Sunderland. 

For information about getting involved with PANTHER RACING visit: 

Bookings & Enquiries
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The stadium has a number of trainers attached to it.

If you would like to get involved with owning a greyhound that could run at Sunderland, please contact any of the following trainers.

Greyhound Trainers

Yvonne Bell - 01388815113
Shirley Linley - 01609776788
Chantelle McNicholas - 07711076222
Paul Miller - 07957200979
Michael Fieldson - 07769171795
Jackie Teal - 01653600198
Ann Lagan - 07877992483
Jill Sutherst - 07857616875
Graham Strike - 07414947708
Martin Murray - 07880791439
George Stark - 07960633170
Karolyn Blackbird - 07725402346
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Durham & District Retired Greyhounds

Durham & District Retired Greyhounds help to find forever homes for retired racing greyhounds from Sunderland Greyhound Stadium. 

Greyhounds make wonderful pets. When they finish their racing career, they retire in every sense of the word.

They are friendly, gentle, loyal and good-natured and they quickly adapt to family life.

They only need two short walks a day and will happily spend the rest of their time dozing by your side.
Bookings & Enquiries
Greyhounds get along with children, the elderly and can live happily with other pets, including cats!
Owning a greyhound is one of life's great joys. The majority of greyhounds retire from racing between three and five years of age, so they are still relatively young dogs with a long life ahead of them.

At any one time, we have around 30 Greyhounds of all ages and temperaments available for adoption, so we may have one that's perfect for you.
If you are thinking about a new pet you are welcome to visit our kennels, see the dogs and ask any questions you may have without having to commit to taking a dog. Please note visits to the kennels are by appointment only.

For further information about the re-homing of ex-racing greyhounds and kennel availability visit:
Alternatively please contact Alison Waggot on 07876 077093