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 Lancashire county town of Preston had a greyhound track on the Acregate Road situated at 2° 40' W 53° 46' N. It opened as an official track in 1933 and continued to race under rules until 1978.

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It then switched to being run independently and finally closed its gates in December 1988.
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Track Records, as of December 1936, 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)
Preston Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
SPRINT 274 yards Gawthorpe 16.18 secs Rating 1
STANDARD 527 yards Funny Choice 30.95 secs Rating 1
DISTANCE 724 yards Ballyshrule Miller 45.56 secs Rating 1

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 Preston racecards, badges, results, information, favourite stories or artefacts then email