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 greyhound track at the county Durham town of Houghton Le Spring was situated at 1° 27' W 54° 50' N and first opened its gates in 1939. It operated under NGRC rules, with racing administered by Hetton Race Company Ltd, for 32 years before closing for the final time in 1971. The ground on which the former track was situated is now a housing estate..

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The General Racing Manager in the 1960s was T.Reilly and the Honorary Judge was J.J.Rose.
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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 Houghton badges and artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net