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 Scottish city of Glasgow has had a number of greyhound tracks operating in the city over the years, the first being opened in Carntyne in 1928. The track at Shawfield is situated at 4° 13' W 55° 50 ' N and has raced under NGRC rules since its inaugural meeting on 14th November 1932. The Glasgow Shawfield track had a circumference of 473 yards and was deemed to be one of the fastest  tracks in Great Britain. It has been the home of the Scottish Derby, run each August over 500 metres, since 1972. Another of its principal races is the St Mungo Cup which was first competed for at the track in 1975 having previously been run at the other Glasgow greyhound track of Carntyne.

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On 29th July 1972 the dual English Derby winner Patricias Hope won over 480 metres in 29.22 secs.
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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 extremely grateful to Tony Nash for providing the data.
SPRINT (up to 385m) STANDARD (386-549m) DISTANCE (550-699m) EXTENDED (700-999m)
Glasgow Shawfield Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
STANDARD 500 yards Clane Flirt 27.88 secs Rating 32 6th August 1945
STANDARD 525 yards Fin Machree 29.07 secs Rating 38 21st July 1947
DISTANCE 700 yards Our Tansy 39.53 secs Rating 39 12th July 1947
Track Records as of 1970:-
STANDARD 500 yards Rushton Smutty 27.60 secs Rating 41 Broken in 1951
STANDARD 525 yards Biddy’s Fire 28.75 secs Rating 48 Broken in 1964
DISTANCE 700 yards Our Tansy 39.53 secs Rating 39 12th July 1947

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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If you have rare Shawfield badges and artefacts for sale then email