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 in the Pennycross area of Plymouth was situated at 4° 8' W 50° 23' N and first opened its gates on 28th May 1928, with racing being administered by The Plymouth Greyhound Stadium Ltd. The track had a circumference of 471 yards and operated a Metro-Vickers hare. In 1931 they were racing on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. The Members Club, called the Pennycross Sports Club, cost just 5 shillings annually. Standard races were over 525 yards and Distance races over 725 yards. The venue was shared with speedway 3 years later. Once speedway disappeared in 1970 the greyhound track continued to operate for just two more years.

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 It operated under official rules and closed in 1972.
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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 where further reading can be undertaken.

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