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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 famous White City track was situated at 4° 19' W 55° 50' N and first opened for racing in April 1928. The Glasgow White City track was a big galloping track with circumference of 518 yards, making it one of the largest in the country.

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I am grateful to Colin Shaw for the images of the trophy for The Scottish Plate run over 530 yards, which was one of the first major trophies to be contested at the White City in September 1928, just 5 months after the track opened. The race was won by Polisher, a fawn dog born in April 1925 and owned and bred by Mr F A Parker, and he collected a trophy (shown below) and £100 first prize.

By the next year The Scottish Plate was contested under a different name. In 1929 the big race was called the Thistle Cup, was worth £100 to the winner and was run over 530yds. It was won by Beadsman in 30.68 secs starting at odds of 1/7. The race itself was due to be run on 10th August, but due to a mechanical breakdown run four days later. Beadsman was runner up to Polisher in the Scottish Plate the previous year. The other big race that year, held at the White City, was the St. Mungo Stakes in October, carrying a first prize of £50. It was won by Desparado starting at 5/2.

  Beaded Bob  
Polisher   Beaded Lil
  Veteran Actress  
    Vicious Amy
Round 1 Heats
Monday 24th Sept. 1928 Monday 24th Sept. 1928 Wed. 26th Sept. 1928
Keep Afloat 31.21 secs Dio Dorus 31.19 secs Polisher 30.75 secs
Semi-Finals Saturday 29th September 1928
Polisher 31.05 secs   Beadsman 30.85 secs
Final Monday 1st October 1928
Polisher 30.93 secs

In 1931, the two big competitions run in the second half of the year were, the Scottish Gold collar sprint championship run over 325yds, won by Diosun in 18.66, and the Glasgow Autumn plate over 530yds and won by Queenswood Council in 32.00. Both competitions carried a first prize of £70.

It closed its gates for the final time in April 1972.
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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)
Glasgow White City Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
SPRINT 320 yards Fair Cross 17.89 secs Rating 27
STANDARD 530 yards Swiftheath Iris 29.89 secs Rating 20

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 Glasgow (White City) racecards, badges, results, information, favourite stories or artefacts then email