|BROUGH PARK GREYHOUND STADIUM
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 first came to Newcastle in 1928 when, on the 23rd June, Brough Park hosted its first meeting with the track situated at 1° 33' W 54° 58' N . Greyhound racing is still popular in the North East today and Gosforth Park also holds a regular meeting. The sanded track has a circumference of just under 400 metres (438 yards), although prior to 1980 the greyhounds ran on a grass surface. In 1931 they held races on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. There was a Members Club consisting of Bar, Lounge, Super Room and Dance Room, for which the annual subscription was just 10 shillings. In the early days the Principal race was the Northumberland Cup over 500 yards which, in 1931 was held on 12th December and won by Dee Tern in 29.58 secs. The value to the winner of this prestigious race was £143 10 shillings. The most prestigious race to be held annually at the circuit is the All England Cup which was first contested at the track in 1938, although in 1946 the English Geyhound Derby winner Monday's News was successful. (A full list of previous winners is shown below)
Track Records, as of 1980, are shown below together with an indication of how fast the time is in comparison to other tracks, both for currently open and defunct tracks, in the UK. Ratings are between 0 and 100, where 100 is an extremely fast time and reflects the speed of the track, tightness of the circuit and quality of greyhound visiting the tracks. I am extremely grateful to Tony Nash for providing the data.
Track Records, as of September 2014, are shown below together with an indication of how fast the time is in comparison to other tracks, both for currently open and defunct tracks, in the UK. Ratings are between 0 and 100, where 100 is an extremely fast time and reflects the speed of the track, tightness of the circuit and quality of greyhound visiting the tracks.
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 Brough Park badges and artefacts for sale then email firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL ENGLAND CUP WINNERS ( Contested over 480 metres or 525 yards)
|1958||Simmer Down Pal|
|1995 (Run at Sunderland)||Just Right Jumbo|
|2001||Barney the Bold|
|2002||Let it Slip|
|2004||Tally Ho Shimmer|