Greyhound Racing in Vietnam | GREY2K USA Worldwide

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Greyhound racing in Vietnam now takes place at the Lam Son Stadium in Vung Tau, but thankfully the track has been ordered to close by March 2023!1

In 1999, Sports and Entertainment Services Ltd was granted a twenty-five year license to open and operate the facility.2 The first race was held on May 6, 2000.3

A greyhound in the kennel complex

Orginally imported from Australia, greyhounds are housed and trained at a kennel complex fifty minutes from the track.4 As many as 750 to 800 greyhounds came to be bred and trained at the Ba Ria Breeding Center each year.5 A kennel caretaker told GREY2K USA Worldwide Board Member Charmaine Settle in 2012 that there has never been an adoption program.6

  1. Sao Da Jr, "Vietnam dog racing reaches home stretch", The Asset, December 30, 2022 (accessed January 5, 2022).
  2. Nguyen Ngoc My and Phil Bell, The Development of Greyhound Racing in Vietnam, 2000. Paper presented at the World Greyhound Racing Federation Conference, Sydney Australia.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Ibid.
  5. "Impressive greyhound racing in Vung Tau," Vietnam Breaking News, January 3, 2014, (accessed October 6, 2014); "Dog racing in Vung Tau," VietNamNet Online Newspaper, February 2, 2012, (accessed October 6, 2014).
  6. Email from Charmaine Settle, Director, GREY2K USA, to Carey M. Theil, Executive Director, and Christine Dorchak, President, GREY2K USA, February 2, 2012, 6:07AM EST (on file with author).

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