A narrow victory

Greyhound racing, Auckland, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

A late surge; a narrow victory. Greyhound racing, Auckland, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Posted to the Daily Post Photo Challenge. The theme is narrow.

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15 thoughts on “A narrow victory

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  2. Beautiful shot. Well composed, well timed, and you got the settings right. Wonderful interpretation of this challenge. Sometimes what separates first and second places is not even a second. I’m sure all the dogs did their best, and hope they had a good rest afterwards 🙂

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    • Hi Amy. That’s a really important point. I know a couple of women who adopt ex racing greyhounds, so I assumed that is what happens to retired dogs here. But when I read your comment, I did a wee bit of research and found that there was an investigation into the industry which found evidence of old and “uncompetitive” dogs being killed. I’m not sure how much has improved since that investigation, but I also read that grey hound racing has been banned in New South Wales, Australia for similar reasons. It just goes to show how much our views can be formed by a small amount of anecdotal evidence which may run totally counter to the wider picture!

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      • There is a big greyhound rescue group here in New England because there was (maybe still is?) a dog track here in Massachusetts. It breaks my heart…

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      • There are several greyhound rescue charities here too. What really surprised me is that there are 11 greyhound racing clubs in New Zealand — a pretty small country, and one where dog racing has a low profile, except as a gambling outlet. I’m told that while very few people go to races, thousands bet on them. I guess as long as there is money involved, there will also be suffering.

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