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 Black Country town of Cradley Heath had a greyhound track at 2° 5' W 52° 28' N and opened its gates in December 1947. Although greyhound racing first took place at the Staffordshire track in 1947, crowds reached a peak in the early 1980s. The most prestigious races that were held at the track were the Golden Hammer (over 500 yards) and the Elsinore Stakes (over 462 yards).

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It operated under NGRC rules but finally closed in 1994.
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I am grateful to Jon Seddon for the following link to a map showing the whereabouts of the old track

I am grateful to Chris Pitt for the scan of the racecard shown below.

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 Cradley Heath badges and artefacts for sale then email