A place to see real characters.
Like greyhound racing? You probably don’t, and neither do I – an opinion shared by a lot of people if the lack of crowds at Perry Barr dog track are anything to go by.
One of two greyhound racing venues in Birmingham, the people that do go there really conform to the stereotypes you might expect. Bookmakers in big sheepskin jackets, their minders lurking in the background, and a smattering of hardcore punters studying race cards and smoking roll-ups.
If you go on a misty night like I did, the floodlights give an eerie surreal quality to the atmosphere that makes for an interesting photo, despite the general lack of life. Greyhound racing is like horse racing’s scruffy little bad boy brother and in the right conditions can end up being more photogenic (lomogenic?). Why not visit a track yourself to try it?