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.

Greyhound racing was first staged at the Hoddesdon Stadium in 1935 and eventually moved to the Rye House Stadium once the old track closed in 1957.
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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 November 2006, 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)
Rye House Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
SPRINT 270 metres Ringtone Mojo 16.20 secs. Rating 37 5th November 2006
STANDARD 435 metres Davdor Dashing 26.28 secs Rating 31 13th August 2006
DISTANCE 680 metres Greenacre Lyn 41.91 secsĀ  Rating 32 13th August 2006
EXTENDED 845 metres Yamaha Autumn 54.42 secsĀ  Rating 8 23rd January 2005

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.

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If you have rare Rye House badges and artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net