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 city of Sheffield has had a number of greyhound tracks in the past and one of the less well known was on Wellington Grounds in Darnell and situated at 1° 24' W 53° 23' N.The track operated under NGRC rules and was operational by 1933.

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The track circumference was 392 yards, with Standard races run over 475 yards, distance races over 530 yards and extended races over 650 yards.
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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)
Sheffield Darnell Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
STANDARD 475 yards Paddy The Rebel 27.09 secs Rating 9
STANDARD 530 yards Latin Pearl 30.12 secs Rating 13

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 Sheffield Darnell racecards, badges, results, information, favourite stories or artefacts then email