Spectators at Yarmouth greyhound stadium were horrified when, in the ninth race of the evening meeting on Wednesday 22 October, Bluestone Lane ‘brokedown’ and was carried off the track yelping in agony.
The beautiful blue male had suffered a hind leg fracture, with eye witness accounts suggesting a femur having snapped.
Anne Cossey, who shared ownership of the greyhound with trainer George Parker, said: “If there had been anyway, I would have saved him, but I don’t really want a three legged dog… you know if people see a three legged greyhound up the road its not a very good advert is it?”
Bluestone Lane was just 2 ½ years old and the 3rd greyhound Mrs Cossey has lost through injury.
The average age for a dog to retire from racing at Yarmouth is just 3 years, 5 months and the average number of races completed is 48.
Due to injury, however, many greyhounds will [...]
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