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 the scans of badges on this page.

The independent track in the Hanley area of Stoke was situated at 2° 11' W 53° 1' N and began racing on 31st March 1928. The track was popular with the potteries crowds.

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 Racing was to continue at the track for the next 35 years, with the final meeting taking place on 18th October 1963. Racing also took place at Chesterton for a prolonged period of time.

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Track Records, as of December 1936, 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 grateful to Tony Nash for providing the data.
SPRINTS (up to 385m) STANDARD (386-549m) DISTANCE (550-699m) EXTENDED (700-999m)
Stoke Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
STANDARD 480 yards Parsack 27.55 secs Rating 4

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 Hanley badges and artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net