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 first evidence of greyhound racing in Yarmouth was at a site on Caistor Road which is now the North Denes Heliport. That first meeting took place on 25th March 1932. There is some evidence that speedway also took place, albeit on a grass circuit. The first greyhound track in the area opened in 1940 but this was outside of the jurisdiction of the NGRC. The track is situated at 1° 43' E 52° 38' N.

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The most important race on the calendar remains the East Anglian Derby orignially run over 500 yards, but currently competed for over 462 metres.
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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)
Yarmouth Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
SPRINT 277 metres Skate On 16.18 secs. Rating 62 18th September 2014
STANDARD 462 metres Fear Zafonic 27.17 secs Rating 56 11th September 2010
DISTANCE 659 metres Centurion Enry 40.25 secsĀ  Rating 40 20th September 2010
EXTENDED 843 metres Spiridon Louis 52.98 secsĀ  Rating 30 23rd May 2007
MARATHON 1041 metres Some Moth 68.61 secs Rating 48 8th December 1990

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.

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If you have rare Yarmouth badges and artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net