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 the scans of badges on this page.

One of the first independent flapping greyhound tracks to open in England was in the mining town of Askern. It was located on the Selby Road at 1° 9' W 53° 37' N and held its inaugural meeting on 14th April 1928.

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The track has a circumference of approximately 325 metres, and holds sprints over 225 metres, standard races over 425 metres and distance races over 600 metres. Traditionally its racing nights were Tuesday and Saturday.

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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 Askern badges and artefacts for sale then email