This site is not an official website for the track shown here and is neither approved or endorsed by the stadium. I am indebted to Richard English for helping to construct this page. 

Greyhound racing took place at the Tyne and Wear town of Ashington at Portman Park with grid reference 1° 34' W 55° 11' N early on in the history of the sport. It was an independent flapping track which first hosted racing on 3rd October 1936, sharing its ground with the local Ashington Football Club, but ceased trading in 1964. However, it reopened on 16th August 1984, operating for almost a decade before closing in the 1996.

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The track had a circumference of approximately 350 metres and held sprint races over 252 metres, standard races over 443 metres and distance races over 610 metres.

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I am grateful to Jon Seddon for the following link to a map showing the whereabouts of the old track

This section gives a comprehensive picture of the badges produced by the track throughout the ages, but only provides the briefest of glimpses of its history. For those wishing to undertake further research we can recommend a visit to where further reading can be undertaken.

If you have rare Ashington racecards, badges, results, information, favourite stories or artefacts then email