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 the scans of badges on this page.

The original greyhound track in the Exeter area was at Marsh Barton and situated at 3° 31' W 50° 42' N, although the track closed in November 1957. A track opened at the County Ground in the St Thomas area of Exeter and traditionally raced on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. The track held sprint races over 250 metres and a variety of distances up to marathons over 810 metres.

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The principal races at the track were the Exeter Derby held each July, the Exeter Spring Cup held in May and the Exeter St Leger held in early October each year.

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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)
Exeter Marsh Barton Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
STANDARD 525 yards Mighty Al 30.15 secs Rating 4
DISTANCE 700 yards Norham Star 41.44 secs Rating 1

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.

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