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.

Greyhound racing has taken place at Ayr, in Scotland, since its inaugural meeting on 16th December 1933. The original track lasted for 39 years, eventually closing its gates on 30th December 1972 and was replaced by a curling rink.
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The present day Stadium opened in 1983 on the 6th August and is at Voluntary Park in Glenmuir Place on the outskirts of Ayr at Whitletts and situated at 4° 36' W 55° 28' N. The winner of the first race at the new track over 300 yards was called Dingle. In 2008 the track was offered for let. The principal races at the track in the past have been the Ayr Gold Cup and the Ayr Easter Cup. The track finally closed in 2011.

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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

http://astore.amazon.co.uk/wwwgreyhoundd-21 where further reading can be undertaken.

If you have rare Ayr badges and artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net