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4 hours ago, BatterseaBrindl said:

I think they get plenty of love and snuggles from their trainers and handlers !

Yes they do!  All my FTH dogs totally remembered everyone!

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Grace does, you can tell when she's dreaming that she's remembering a race by the length of time her legs are twitching and her breathing :sleepy:gh_runner

Grace (Ardera Coleen) born 18 June 2014
Raced at Monmore Green, Wolverhampton UK - 68 Races, 9 wins, 5 second places
Gotcha Day 10 June 2018 

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On 7/14/2020 at 6:23 PM, Lulusmom said:

Do you think retired racers remember their lives before LOVE and snuggles and having servants?

Careful. This forum has both pro and anti racing people. These threads generally end up getting locked.

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On 7/15/2020 at 8:16 AM, HeyRunDog said:

Grace does, you can tell when she's dreaming that she's remembering a race by the length of time her legs are twitching and her breathing :sleepy:gh_runner

Ditto, all my three have had racing dreams. And, when I walk Tiger, he always wants to take off after anyone who passes us on a motorbike. He doesn't do that for any other vehicle, so I think that must be a recollection from his training days - I understand that here in the UK some dogs get encouraged to chase by using a stuffed toy dragged along behind a motor bike.

Oh, and I've just remembered: Doc my first greyhound I took along to a fundraising event for retired greyhounds at our local track, before that closed. He had no idea where we were while we stayed front of house, but when I took him down to the trackside and heard the starting bell and saw the greyhounds running, he got very excited, wanting to leap in and join them. Afterwards, when we walked out, he spotted the vans where the dogs who'd raced were waiting to go home. He looked at those, and then he looked at me, and we happily trotted off together to catch the train home :).

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to add in the story about Doc

Clare with Tiger (Snapper Gar, b. 18/05/2015), and remembering Ken (Boomtown Ken, 01/05/2011-21/02/2020) and Doc (Barefoot Doctor, 20/08/2001-15/04/2015).

"It is also to be noted of every species, that the handsomest of each move best ... and beasts of the most elegant form, always excel in speed; of this, the horse and greyhound are beautiful examples."----Wiliam Hogarth, The Analysis of Beauty, 1753.

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29 minutes ago, DocsDoctor said:

Ditto, all my three have had racing dreams. And, when I walk Tiger, he always wants to take off after anyone who passes us on a motorbike. He doesn't do that for any other vehicle, so I think that must be a recollection from his training days - I understand that here in the UK some dogs get encouraged to chase by using a stuffed toy dragged along behind a motor bike.

Oh, and I've just remembered: Doc my first greyhound I took along to a fundraising event for retired greyhounds at our local track, before that closed. He had no idea where we were while we stayed front of house, but when I took him down to the trackside and heard the starting bell and saw the greyhounds running, he got very excited, wanting to leap in and join them. Afterwards, when we walked out, he spotted the vans where the dogs who'd raced were waiting to go home. He looked at those, and then he looked at me, and we happily trotted off together to catch the train home :).

This story about Doc is lovely 😍

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Won 17/112 races at Romford - our champion Essex boy

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