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 greyhound track at Pelaw Grange is situated at 1° 34' W 54° 52' N. Chester-le-Street is the location of the greyhound track of Pelaw Grange. Its traditional race nights in the past have been Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings and the distances ranged from 270 yard sprints up to 990 yard extended marathons.

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The track has hosted a number of principal races throughout its history, including the Newcastle Rose Bowl over 445 yards and the Whitfields Oaks also over the same distance.
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Track Records, as of September 2014, 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.
SPRINTS (up to 385m) STANDARD (386-549m) DISTANCE (550-699m) EXTENDED (700-999m)
Pelaw Grange Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
SPRINT 245 metres Lampard 14.51 secs. Rating 49 28th May 2011
STANDARD 435 metres Blue Genesis 25.14 secs Rating 73 26th December 2007
DISTANCE 590 metres Droopys Freda 35.75 secsĀ  Rating 48 15th September 2008
EXTENDED 780 metres Granary Blossom 48.43 secsĀ  Rating 41 8th January 2005

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 Pelaw Grange badges and artefacts for sale then email