|IRVINE GREYHOUND STADIUM
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 Scottish town of Irvine had at least 2 greyhound tracks in the past, the second of which opened at the Caledonian Stadium on 21st August 1933. The track had a circumference of 400 yards and was situated at 4° 39' W 55° 37' N. It ran sprints over 325 yards, standard races over 525 yards and distance races over 725 yards. It was run as an independent track throughout its history.|
|The track was situated on Bank Street and in 1932 the admission price was 2d, with race cards a further 2d. There had been dog racing in the area for almost 20 years, with whippet racing taking place at Stanecastle as early as 1913, but this new venture became very popular, often attracting crowds in excess of 500 and racing twice a week.The track operated for almost 60 years before closing in 1993.|
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 Irvine racecards, badges, results, information, favourite stories or artefacts then email firstname.lastname@example.org