WARRINGTON GREYHOUND STADIUM

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 greyhound track in the Lancashire city of Warrington was situated at 2° 35' W 53° 23' N and first opened for racing on 23rd May 1931.

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It operated under NGRC rules, holding its final meeting on 21st May 1956.
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Track Records, as of December 1936, 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)
Warrington Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
SPRINT 275 yards High Councillor 16.07 secs Rating 2
STANDARD 500 yards Whoa 29.02 secs Rating 3
DISTANCE 700 yards Davyhulme Jolly Boy 41.80 secs Rating 2

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.

If you have rare Warrington racecards, badges, results, information, favourite stories or artefacts then email johnslusar@fsmail.net