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 Welsh city of Newport had a greyhound track around the outskirts of the cities football ground at Somerton Park and situated at 2° 57' W 51° 35' N. It opened for racing in November 1932 and lasted for 31 years before closing in 1963.

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The track circumference was 384 yards and Standard races were run over 450 yards, distance races over 600 yards and extended races over 640 yards. The track was run under NGRC rules.
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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)
Newport Somerton Park Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
STANDARD 450 yards 25.37 secs Rating 20
DISTANCE 640 yards 37.75 secs Rating 6

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 Newport Somerton Park racecards, badges, results, information, favourite stories or artefacts then email