|GLASGOW (ASHFIELD) 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 Scottish city of Glasgow has had a number of greyhound tracks operating in the city over the years, the first being opened in Carntyne in 1928. The independent flapping track at Ashfield was situated at 4° 14' W 55° 53' N and the inaugural meeting took place on 21st April 1956. The track had a circumference of 400 yards and ran sprints over 270 yards, standard races over 450 yards, distance races over 640 yards and extended races over 930 yards.|
|Such was the grandeur of this meeting that their principal races were the Ashfield Derby and St Leger. It closed its gates for the final time in 1998.|
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 Glasgow (Ashfield) racecards, badges, results, information, favourite stories or artefacts then email firstname.lastname@example.org