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.

The greyhound track in the South Yorkshire town of Castleford was situated at Whitwood on the Altofts Lane. Its track circumference was 400 metres and it ran sprints over 275 metres, standard races over 460 metres, and distance races over 650 metres. The Whitwood Stadium was purpose built for greyhound racing and staged its first meeting as early as 1938. Indeed, the sport was to last for a further 63 years before holding its final meeting in January 2001. Speedway took place at the same track.

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The track was popular and at its height it was racing 3 nights each week, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights. The principal races were the Whitwood Derby and Whitwood St Leger. When the track finally closed its gates in 2001 a pub was built on the ground where the track once stood.

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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 Castleford badges and artefacts for sale then email