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 Derbyshire town of Long Eaton had a greyhound track situated at 1° 15' W 52° 53' N. The first greyhound meeting took place at the Station Road track in Long Eaton on 7th April 1928 and was the start of a long period of greyhound racing in the area. In the early 1930s the meeting was administered by The Nottinghamshire Greyhound Racing Co. Ltd. That inaugural race was won by the 5/1 Lady Jazz over a 525 yard distance. The track had a circumference of 463 yards and in 1931 a hare on an electric trolley was used. The track ran sprints over 260 yards, standard races over both 500 ayrds and 525 yards, with distance races over 750 yards. In those early days they held racing on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Later on the traditional race nights at the track were Tuesday and Friday evenings. The track regularly held 70 metre dashes and distances up to a marathon 730 metres.

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The principal race at the track was the Long Eaton Derby.It closed its gates for the final time in 1986.
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Track Records, as of December 1936, 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)
Long Eaton Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
SPRINT 300 yards Deladier 16.92 secs Rating 20
STANDARD 500 yards Gala Princess 28.93 secs Rating 3
STANDARD 525 yards Verity Gun 30.55 secs Rating 2
DISTANCE 750 yards English Warrior 43.32 secs Rating 33

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 Long Eaton badges and artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net