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.

One of the earliest, most successful greyhound tracks in London was at Harringay and was situated at 0° 5' W 51° 34' N. It opened its gates for the first time on 13th September 1927 and was used as the venue for some of the most important races in the greyhound calendar. The North London Harringay track was only the second track to be launched in London, with racing administered by The Greyhound Racing Association Ltd. The track had a circumference of 438 yards and raced on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. It shared a facility with the White City in that The White City Greyhound Racing Club was formed for the convenience of Ladies and Gentlemen attending both the White City and Harringay Park. In 1931 its Principal race was the Daily Mirror Trophy over 700 yards which, in that year, was won by Brunswick Bill in 41.24 secs. At one time in the late 1970's the track was so popular that its meetings were televised on a Saturday afternoon with such prestigious races as the Ladbrokes Golden Jacket Stakes over 600 metres, the Oaks and the Pall Mall Stakes which was won on the first occasion in 1935 by Shove Ha'penny.

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 The track finally closed on 25th September 1987.
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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 grateful to Tony Nash for providing the data.
SPRINTS (up to 385m) STANDARD (386-549m) DISTANCE (550-699m) EXTENDED (700-999m)
Harringay Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
STANDARD 500 yards Demotic Mack 28.46 secs Rating 13
STANDARD 525 yards Fish Hill 29.40 secs Rating 27
DISTANCE 700 yards Alvaston Lulu Belle 40.44 secs Rating 18
Track Records as of 1970
STANDARD 525 yards Yellow Printer 28.20 secs Rating 67
DISTANCE 700 yards Westpark Quail 39.89 secs Rating 30

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.

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If you have rare Harringay badges and artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net