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.

London was blessed with a large number of greyhound tracks, notably Hendon, Hackney and Harringay, but it is sad to write that they have now all passed away.The popular London greyhound track at Hendon was situated at 0° 13' W 51° 34' N and first opened for racing on 5th March 1935. Initially it was an independent flapping track, but on 13th January 1938 it applied to race under NGRC rules. Hendon Greyhound Stadium was situated on the North Circular road in North London, its 1935 opening making it one of the later ones in the area. It operated under the NGRC umbrella and was used for BAGS racing.

Hackney 1930RE.JPG (19838 bytes)Hendon 1940.JPG (22066 bytes)

HG25.JPG (33779 bytes)HG26.JPG (28626 bytes)HG27.JPG (34279 bytes)
The track ran successfully for 37 years until closing on 28th May 1972.

 I am grateful to Jess Leow for the rare artefacts shown below.

HG28.JPG (32575 bytes)HG29.JPG (32255 bytes)HG30.JPG (33332 bytes)

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)
Hendon Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
STANDARD 475 yards Eiranns Delight 27.83 secs Rating 3
DISTANCE 650 yards Ramblers Destiny 39.16 secs Rating 3 23rd August 1947

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.

Hendon 1930 spare.JPG (6800 bytes) Hendon 1937.JPG (21054 bytes) Hendon 1938.JPG (16715 bytes) Hendon 1939.JPG (18872 bytes)
Hendon 1940 spare.JPG (7794 bytes) Hendon 1941RE5.JPG (21498 bytes) Hendon 1941.JPG (16532 bytes) Hendon 1942.JPG (19323 bytes)
Hendon 1948.JPG (20235 bytes) Hendon 1949.JPG (18959 bytes) Hendon 1950.JPG (19318 bytes) Hendon 1951.JPG (16397 bytes)
Hendon 1952.JPG (18529 bytes) Hendon 1955.JPG (22488 bytes) Hendon 1956.JPG (18705 bytes) Hendon 1957.JPG (17187 bytes)
Hendon 1958.JPG (15482 bytes) Hendon 1959J.JPG (15723 bytes) Hendon 1959RE.JPG (23354 bytes) Wembley Welsh harp.JPG (28906 bytes)

Hackney BPA.JPG (32173 bytes)


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