The Brighton Greyhound Owners Association has called an Extraordinary General Meeting for Monday 25th September 2017 in the Nevill Lounge at Hove Greyhound Stadium.

Start time 7-30 pm.

The new Chairman and BGOA committee will be voted in at this meeting so please put this date in your diary!

Light refreshments will be provided!


Update From The Chairman Elect – Darren Baker

An Open Letter To All Hove Owners

My name is Darren Baker and I’ve put myself forward to become Chairman of the BGOA after Bob Boswell, the existing Chairman, and some committee members stepped down at the recent AGM. I’m writing to you, the members, to ask for your support and agreement that I am the best person to take this forward. I will have a new committee with new faces and together with old faces returning we can introduce new ideas and have a new and fresh approach to the BGOA.

A Brief Insight Into My Background

I used to come to Hove dogs as a young boy when my father and his friends had their dogs with Doreen Walsh.
A few years ago I was at the track with some friends who owned a few dogs and within minutes I was asking them questions about owning a greyhound. Their answers enthused me to the point where I wanted to buy one that night and my first dog Unlikely Kitty won an Open after a few races of me owning her! And that was me hooked!
Since then I’ve had dogs with a few of the trainers at Hove and have also bred a litter which run at Hove. I’ve also held a kennel hand licence for nearly 2 years so I could see how the inside of racing works.
I am enthusiastic about the possibility of heading up the BGOA and look to you all to vote for me at the EGM.


If anyone has any questions I will be very happy to answer.
I can be contacted via email:
Or on my mobile:   07546212769
Or just approach me at the track,


Some Of My Plans Include

Interactive with members to air there concerns, eg  Facebook and Twitter page, and more information on the BGOA web page.

A 3 monthly newsletter.

A meeting with both the RM and the GM, to include question and answers.

Personally going to see the trainers to get there ideas of getting more owners involved and looking after current owners.

Creating more fundraising events and seeing where this money can be of more benefit to help our members.

Communicating more with Owners!

More Long Term Plans

Annual Golf day

Xmas Party

Different ways of bonus races!