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 Sunderland is situated at 1° 24' W 54° 56' N and has always been a popular area for promoting greyhound racing. The Newcastle Road Greyhound Stadium first held a meeting on 23rd March 1940. It traditionally raced on Monday and Saturday evenings over distances ranging from 243 metre sprints, right up to 957 metre marathons.

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Unusually the track also hosted regular selling races. The principal races at the track are the Sunderland Sprint over 243 metres and the Sunderland Cup over 420 metres. The All England Cup, traditionally run over 480 metres at Brough Park, was held at the track in 1995 when Just Right Jumbo was successful.
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Track Records, as of September 2014, 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)
Sunderland Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
SPRINT 261 metres Jimmy Lollie 15.38 secs. Rating 54 9th July 2010
STANDARD 450 metres Blonde Sanapper 26.59 secs Rating 51 14th July 2011
DISTANCE 640 metres Autumn Tiger 39.97 secsĀ  Rating 20 22nd October 1995
EXTENDED 828 metres Shes The Deal 51.81 secsĀ  Rating 34 24th January 2006

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 Sunderland badges and artefacts for sale then email