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 Dorset town of Poole is situated at 0° 13' W 52° 34' N and first opened for racing in May 1961. The track was purchased by a father and son called Charles and Chris Knott, the latter was a famous England Cricketer.

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I am grateful to Jon Seddon for the following link to a map showing the whereabouts of the old track

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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)
Poole Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
SPRINT 250 metres Marinas Malouda 14.78 secs. Rating 51 6th May 2011
STANDARD 450 metres Daddy Knowsbest 26.20 secs Rating 65 13th July 2013
DISTANCE 640 metres Wise Totty 38.68 secsĀ  Rating 50 26th April 2011
EXTENDED 840 metres Blonde Pearl 52.06 secsĀ  Rating 42 16th February 2007

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 Poole badges and artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net