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 has taken place on a number of different tracks within the Coventry area, initially in Lythalls Lane and more recently at Brandon, with the first meeting taking place on 7th Aprl 1928. The first greyhound track in the city of Coventry at Lythalls Lane was situated at 1° 30' W 52° 26' N. Racing under NGRC rules continued at the venue until 1964. In 1931 racing was managed by Coventry Sporting Club and they held meetings each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday eveing. Charabancs would run from the centre of the City into the ground for a fare of 6d.

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The most prestigious race of the year is the Eclipse Stakes which was first run in 1938 when it resulted in a dead heat between Demotic Mick (of Grehound Derby fame) and Catherine of Waterhall.
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Track Records, as of 1947, 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.
SPRINT (up to 385m) STANDARD (386-549m) DISTANCE (550-699m) EXTENDED (700-999m)
Coventry Lythalls Lane Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
SPRINT 310 yards Robine Printer 17.28 secs Rating 30
STANDARD 525 yards Parish Model 29.43 secs Rating 26
DISTANCE 700 yards Shaggys Lass 40.87 secs Rating 9

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.

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