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 greyhound track in the Lancashire town of Oldham was situated at 2° 4' W 53° 33' N. It was run as an independent flapping track and first opened its doors to racing on 9th June 1933. It was situated between Ripponden Road and Broadbent Road and had a tight racing circuit with circumference of just 350 yards. It ran sprints over 240 yards, Standard races over 417 yards, distance races over 585 yards and extended races over 767 yards.

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The track finally closed in 1997.
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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 Oldham racecards, badges, results, information, favourite stories or artefacts then email johnslusar@fsmail.net