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 Kent town of Rochester had a greyhound track situated at 0° 30' E 51° 21' N which first opened its gates on 1st June 1936. Rochester will always be infamous for the well documented 'Coup' that is alleged to have taken place at the track. The track was situated at the Greater London Stadium on City Way in Rochester.

Rochester 1939GC.JPG (19979 bytes)Rochester 1940RE.JPG (27698 bytes)

HG7.JPG (33169 bytes)HG8.JPG (31439 bytes)HG9.JPG (31513 bytes)
 It continued to race successfully until the gates finally closed on 4th October 1979.
HG10.JPG (31204 bytes)HG11.JPG (26743 bytes)HG12.JPG (32727 bytes)

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

Track Records, as of 1947, 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 grateful to Tony Nash for providing the data.
SPRINTS (up to 385m) STANDARD (386-549m) DISTANCE (550-699m) EXTENDED (700-999m)
Rochester Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
STANDARD 480 yards Terrys Monarch 27.50 secs Rating 6
STANDARD 520 yards Trevs Fashion 29.81 secs Rating 5

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.

Rochester 1939GC.JPG (19979 bytes) Rochester 1939RE.JPG (19910 bytes) Rochester 1940RE.JPG (27698 bytes) Rochester 1949RE.JPG (19223 bytes)
Rochester 1970RE.JPG (24664 bytes) Rochester 1953RE.JPG (19111 bytes) Rochester 1956RE2.JPG (26159 bytes) Rochester 1969RE.JPG (24451 bytes)
Rochester 1960RE.JPG (26223 bytes) Rochester Stad.JPG (21728 bytes) Rochester 1967RE.JPG (20624 bytes) Rochester 1962RE.JPG (22781 bytes)
Rochester 1963RE.JPG (13310 bytes) Rochester 1964RE.JPG (17210 bytes) Rochester 1961RE.JPG (15490 bytes) Rochester 1967RE2.JPG (16258 bytes)
Rochester 1968RE2.JPG (16357 bytes) Rochester 1956RE.JPG (16399 bytes) Rochester 1951RE.JPG (16625 bytes) Rochester 1969RE2.JPG (16559 bytes)
Rochester 1970RE2.JPG (17907 bytes) Rochester 1968RE.JPG (18501 bytes)    

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