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 city of Liverpool had at least 4 greyhound tracks in the past and the one at Beck Park was situated at 2° 56' W 53° 25' N. It ran under NGRC rules, administered by the Liverpool Greyhound Club Ltd, and first opened for racing on 23rd April 1927. The track had a circumference of 467.5 yards and was extremely popular, holding meetings every evening apart from Sunday, and a Saturday afternoon meeting starting at 3.15 pm. Sprint races were run over 300 yards, standard races over 440 and 520 yards, and distance races over 700 yards. The Principal race in 1931 was The National Stakes which was held on 27th March 1931. It was won by Ringmaster, with Tycor Boy second and Dresden third. It operated successfully for 21 years but finally had to close its gates on 26th February 1948 having suffered significantly from damage during World War II.

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I am grateful to Mark Pierrepont for the rare scan shown below. It shows the position of two of Liverpool's greyhound stadia. Greyhound enthusiasts might like to visit his greyhound website

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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 extremely grateful to Tony Nash for providing the data.
SPRINT (up to 385m) STANDARD (386-549m) DISTANCE (550-699m) EXTENDED (700-999m)
Liverpool Breck Road Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
SPRINT 300 yards Hilltalk 17.57 secs Rating 2
STANDARD 525 yards Shannon Shore 30.00 secs Rating 9

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 where further reading can be undertaken.

If you have rare Liverpool Breck Road racecards, badges, results, information, favourite stories or artefacts then email