|COVENTRY BRANDON ROAD 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.
The first racing to take place at the ‘new’ Coventry track at Brandon was on 19th September 1978 with the track being situated at 1° 24' W 52° 23' N.In 1978 Sarah's Bunny won over 460 metres in a time of 28.74 secs. She went on to win the 1979 English Greyhound Derby. The track had a turbulent history at the venue, closing then opening again in April 2004. It closed again on 26th December 2009, only to reopen in May 2012.
|In its most recent reincarnation it was run by the renowned gambler Harry Findlay. It has now closed for business.|
|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.
SPRINTS (up to 385m) STANDARD (386-549m) DISTANCE (550-699m) EXTENDED (700-999m)
Coventry Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
SPRINT 280 metres Ningbo Jack 16.63 secs. Rating 46 18th July 2004
STANDARD 480 metres Barnfield On Air 28.85 secs Rating 35 31st October 2007
DISTANCE 680 metres Barnfield Brooke 42.47 secs Rating 20 23rd December2007
EXTENDED 894 metres Dromana Becky 56.59 secs Rating 23 9th September 2012
MARATHON 1025 Metres Swift Demand 67.55 secs Rating 48 17th June 2007
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 Coventry racecards, badges, results, information, favourite stories or artefacts then email firstname.lastname@example.org