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 greyhound track at Southampton was situated at 1° 24' W 50° 55' N. The original site in Banister Court was purchased by Charles Knott and he constructed a greyhound track. The first greyhound meeting was staged on 6th August 1928.

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It was an independently run flapping track and regular meetings were to take place throughout the next 35 years, with the final meeting being held on 3rd October 1963.
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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 grateful to Tony Nash for providing the data.
SPRINTS (up to 385m) STANDARD (386-549m) DISTANCE (550-699m) EXTENDED (700-999m)
Southampton Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
STANDARD 440 yards Alliquippa 25.26 secs Rating 4
STANDARD 600 yards Millbrook 35.11 secs Rating 6

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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