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Report bbc2 August 24, 2015 10:23 PM BST
OXFORD WEMBLEY SOUTHALL ALDERSHOT WHITE CITY HACKNEY PARK ROYAL HENDON THE STOW WEST HAM SLOUGH SOUTHEND BRISTOL MILTON KEYNES BEDFORD GLOUCESTER BEDWELLTY CARDIFF FOREST FACH SKEWEN BREAN ST AUSTELL HINKLEY COALVILLE HUNTINGDON WISBEACH CLACTON
Report GLASGOWCALLING August 25, 2015 12:23 AM BST
loved portsmouth and aldershot when i lived on the south coast. went to exeter once and glastonbury..... happy days.   Happy
Report jimster August 25, 2015 3:39 AM BST
Ramsgate
Canterbury
Portsmouth
Rye house
Swaffham
Newton Abbott
Exeter
Valley
Harringay
Slough
Reading
Aldershot
Blackpool
White city
Catford
Wembley
Walthamstow
Oxford
Milton Keynes
Report Czechbet August 25, 2015 8:54 AM BST
Portsmouth
Stow
Catford
Hackney
Bristol
Oxford
Milton Keynes
Slough
Wembley
Reading

am 38 years old now started going to Pompey dogs when i was about 14 years old

and only track i've been to that has been opened is Towcester

safe to say a lot has changed Sad
Report Czechbet August 25, 2015 8:56 AM BST
oh and been to Swansea think that's it for closed ones
Report miss.wales August 25, 2015 8:59 AM BST
Plenty of those already mentioned plus......

Bolton
Oldham
St Helens
Westhoughton
Ellesmere Port
Chesterfield
Long Eaton
Chesterton
Powderhall
Cradley Heath
Report bbc2 August 25, 2015 9:47 AM BST
think the valley is still going jimster
Report Ron-Russian August 25, 2015 10:14 AM BST
Surly the OP has left Walthamstow off their list
Report sparrow August 25, 2015 12:55 PM BST
Nobody been to Clapton?
4 English Derby winners trained there in 6 years.
Report the.mad.dog.man August 25, 2015 12:59 PM BST
wheres rothman mike lol
Report jimster August 25, 2015 3:10 PM BST
Bbc2 i didn't realise valley was still going. It was very run down when I went there 25 years ago, pretty sure the inside hare was just a plastic bag. Had a look for a website but couldn't find any info for it.
Report ebulGery August 25, 2015 3:14 PM BST
I went to Clapton sparrow, I liked it, b&w video replays I remember

You are right as well it had a very good quality of dog

Yellow Printer the best of the lot, if memory serves me right..Basset?
Report sparrow August 25, 2015 4:56 PM BST
That's right about Yellow Printer, ebulgery. Many reckon him the best dog never to win a derby. The dogs at the track in those days were the best in the country and the market one of the strongest.

Another trainer John Bassett also made his own piece of history when claiming three successive Scurry's in the early sixties, with Lucky Joan's victory in 1963 one of a record four Classics for the handler that year. In its later years, Clapton was a hotbed of Classic winners with no fewer than six Derby winners produced from its kennels at Claverhambury Farm in Waltham Cross between 1956 and 1972.

One of those winners, Palm's Printer in 1961, created a unique double having also won the Scurry the same year for Paddy McEvoy, while Adam Jackson sent out the last Clapton Derby winner Patricia's Hope who claimed the first of back to back successes in the race in 1972..
Report sparrow August 25, 2015 4:58 PM BST
Rules And Regulations
    Welfare
   

Hall of Fame

Yellow Printer

Many experienced racegoers consider Yellow Printer the fastest dog ever to race and he won the Irish Derby in 1968 which is sufficient to give him immortality but, like Ataxy, Quare Times and Tanist, he was almost too fast for most greyhound tracks with their sharp turns.

A fawn dog whelped in march 1966, he obtained his tremendous speed from his grand sire, Hi There, and his great grandsire through his grand dam, Sally's Gossip, whose sire was the great Endless Gossip.

Owned by Sir Robert Adeane and Pauline Wallis, the dog hit the headlines when making an early exit from the 1968 English Derby yet bouncing back incredibly well to win the Irish Derby at Shelbourne Park in 29.11sec. The time had never been bettered before for this event and was not equalled or beaten until Lively Band six years later. Yellow Printer won the final when beating Russian Gun, an equally fine greyhound, who had won the event the previous year.

It was in a heat for the Derby that Yellow Printer was to become the first greyhound to break 29sec for 525yds at Shelbourne Park, when he won by nine lengths and clocked 28.83sec which was unbeaten until Tantallons Gift clocked 28.73sec on 24 July 1976. Previously, in the Easter Cup run at the same track in April, Yellow Printer had reached the final won by ltsamint and gave some indication of his Derby potential.

His fantastic run when winning his Derby heat made him the biggest favourite to win the event for years. Once again in the final of a big event he came up against the great bitch ltsamint, owned by Leslie McNair. The others in the final were Russian Gun, Clinker Flash, Drumna Chestnut and Ballybeg Flash.

With such outstanding greyhounds in the final, a huge crowd gathered to witness the race. First from the traps were Ballybeg Flash and Russian Gun, both of whom occupied the outside traps and moved slightly wider at the first turn. It was then that Yellow Printer, from trap four, moved inside and into the lead. He yielded not an inch until he had crossed the line one and a half lengths in front of Russian Gun, who stayed with him the whole way round and only conceded his crown to a younger dog after a tremendous effort. It was Yellow Printer's finest hour.

Early in 1969 Yellow Printer again showed his amazing speed when winning the Sir Billy Butlin Stakes at White City when he clocked 28.38sec, a time which was beaten only by himself. He again showed his liking for the track when winning the Wood Lane Stakes in 28.91sec after being badly hampered at the first bend.

He also won the Summer Cup at Wembley in 29.20sec. In the Pall Mall at Harringay he won his heat in 28.71sec to set a new track record, which he lowered to 28.60sec when winning his semi in which he defeated the ultimate winner of the event, Localmotive.

He was then flown to Shannon to represent England in the International at Limerick on 30 November but was beaten four lengths by Flaming King in 29.24sec. He was elected Greyhound of the Year in 1969 and retired to stud to stand in Ireland at a fee of 75gns.

He was trained during much of his career by John Bassett at Clapton, who said of him: "Placid types are best. They take nothing out of themselves and Yellow Printer was the perfect example. He was quiet, placid, nothing ever disturbed him. He was the perfect gentleman at all times – an aristocrat of the canine world." No words summed up this great champion better.

After only a short period at stud in Ireland Yellow Printer joined his owner Pauline O'Donnell (nee Wallis) in America where he became a very influential sire indeed. It was reported that he was the first greyhound in American history to command a stud fee of $500. Mrs O'Donnell and her husband Barney won the Seabrook Derby with one of his daughters, O’Donnells Elite, while Aptly won the Flagler Classic by nine lengths in 1974.

Printer Oily was another Yellow Printer bitch to win considerable prize money in major stakes but the dog Sandy Printer (Yellow Printer-Sandy Sailor) was his best son in the States and was elected America’s leading sire in 1980. That in itself was reward enough but, before he left for foreign parts, Yellow Printer had also given us the blazingly fast, but unlucky, Super Rory, who beat his sire’s track record over 525yds at White City with a time of 28.26sec in 1972.

He was dubbed, in turn, ‘the world's fastest greyhound’, before breaking a hock at a very tender age.

Yellow Printer spent his later years as a pet in the O'Donnell household where he reportedly lived a life of luxury until he died peacefully in his twelfth year.
Report ebulGery August 25, 2015 9:30 PM BST
They are wonderful memories SparrowHappy

I only wish I could go back in time to that era
and wished I had attended more Greyhound Meetings at the time...
We never appreciate the good things in life until we lose themSad

Still Greyhound Racing people young now will remember the best moments we have now when they are older
So just make sure they attend enough and bet enough to keep it going

We will be a very silly society if we ever lose Greyhound Racing altogether
Report tonkability August 25, 2015 10:39 PM BST
Middlesbrough
Spennymoor
Hartlepool
Walthamstow
Portsmouth
Oxford
cat ford
Stockton Belle View
Stanley
Report tonkability August 25, 2015 10:41 PM BST
Hull x2
Report IanP August 26, 2015 6:25 AM BST
VAlley is still open but like all tracks struggling for runners as you can see from their facbook page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Valley-Greyhounds/161302777239208.
Report DroopysGregKinkysNap September 17, 2015 11:57 PM BST
Hull MK Catford Oxford Ramsgate Walthamstow Reading Hackney
Report Ron-Russian September 18, 2015 7:24 AM BST
Not sure who's seen this, only 197 views.  1 race out the 523m boxes, gotta be one of the best 4 bend trips ever.

an ITV 8 min look at what im guessing is a Hackney afternoon meeting, link below....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrAbAy-C3rw
Report woodmanchester September 18, 2015 9:47 AM BST
Hackney, Walthamstow, Wembley, Catford, Oxford, Norton Canes, Bolton, Milton Keynes
Report sparrow September 18, 2015 10:05 AM BST
Great find Ron-Russian and thanks for posting.
Report lumponlarge September 18, 2015 10:16 AM BST
Southend ... especially on a Monday with all the Opens with Ivor.... Corlecky's Pride Dwelling up but winning a Neck .... those wre the Days.
Report Wildcat Army. September 18, 2015 10:18 AM BST
Whitwood (Castleford)
Report woodmanchester September 18, 2015 2:05 PM BST
Aye, add Rye House
Report the.mad.dog.man September 18, 2015 2:51 PM BST
chadley heath catford hendon white city wembley park royal oxford west ham milton keyes the stow clapton reading old and atenew rye house ramsgate tsouthend  portsmouth watford hackney exeter newton abbot clacton
Report Ron-Russian September 18, 2015 11:04 PM BST
there's also this one Sparrow of the old Crayford....link below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw6VV0j2Y8U
Report stevo1 September 19, 2015 3:49 AM BST
Surprised Cambridge not mentioned,had a dog there for while back in day.
Report sparrow September 19, 2015 9:07 AM BST
Seen that video before, ron. I winessed something similar at Harringay many years ago.
Report sparrow September 19, 2015 9:07 AM BST
*witnessed
Report sparrow September 19, 2015 9:12 AM BST
Talking of Harringay I came across this interesting piece below.


Historical accounts paint a colourful picture of life around the stadium. Joe Coral, the founder of Coral Bookmakers, started his business at Harringay Stadium and other similar venues. Coral is supposed to have come up against organised crime boss Darby Sabini at Harringay but held his ground by holding a gun to Sabini's stomach.[2]

Contemporary newspaper reports suggest that the crowds at the stadium could also be prone to violent disorder. There were at least three documented incidents of serious crowd disorder between 1938 and 1957. On 14 May 1938, when speedway racing was stopped early due to an accident, a crowd of 2,000 demanded their money back. When their demands were ignored the crowd broke onto the track, smashing and damaging parts of the stadium and setting fire to the track's tractor.[12]

Eight years later a crowd attending a greyhound racing event ran riot after a second-placed dog was disqualified. According to The Guardian, the crowd
“     invaded the track and for over half an hour indulged in senseless destruction. They started bonfires which they fed with pieces of the hare trap...smashed electric lamps and arc lights, tore down telephone wires, and broke windows, wrecked the inside of the judge's box, overturned the starting trap...They also attacked the tote offices...[13]     ”

In June 1957 another disqualification provoked a further riot at a greyhound racing event. Similar levels of disorder as the previous riot were dealt with on this occasion by firemen from six fire appliances who turned their hoses on the crowd. Apparently the angry crowd was quickly dispersed, but they left quite a trail of destruction
Report sparrow September 19, 2015 9:23 AM BST
Some photos of Harringay and punters shown on this link.


http://www.alamy.com/search/imageresults.aspx?qt=haringey%20punters&imgt=0
Report the.mad.dog.man September 19, 2015 11:51 AM BST
forgot charlton and harringay
Report the.mad.dog.man September 19, 2015 1:22 PM BST
and canterbury coventry
Report noflapleft September 20, 2015 10:31 AM BST
Norton canes
Skegness
March
bletchley
Watford
Warwick
Report noflapleft September 20, 2015 10:33 AM BST
Bury St Edmunds
Ipswich
Report the.mad.dog.man September 20, 2015 11:04 AM BST
and norton canes remember shropshire lass there
Report noflapleft September 20, 2015 11:21 AM BST
Ran scurloge at Warwick took two rags to fill it up
He must have won 80l 2 nd was not in the home st8
Report mandown September 20, 2015 1:36 PM BST
RaYleigh.was at harringay 1957 fav was discq for fighting riot started from boos and just escalated there was no organised plot.lucky boy boy from Clapton was called glenochill boy. Bought by local bookie Stan Barrett backed heavily for Derby we won a nice few quid.
Report Prophet or Doom September 20, 2015 6:12 PM BST
Catford
Harringay
White City ( London )
Walthamstow
Wembley
The old Crayford
Southend
Ramsgate
Canterbury
And looking at this thread I was the only person to go to Maidstone !!
Report sparrow September 20, 2015 6:27 PM BST
Hackney, Clapton, Harringay, Park Royal,Stamford Bridge, Dagenham, Rayleigh, Manchester(White City), Liverpool(White City),Wakefield, Halifax, Leeds, Sheffield(Hyde Park)and Newton Abbott to name a few.
Report the.mad.dog.man September 20, 2015 6:27 PM BST
also the old crayford when the hare started it was like a plane taking off
Report the.mad.dog.man September 20, 2015 6:30 PM BST
also stamford bridge 5 races then a taxi over to white city on a saturday
Report sparrow September 22, 2015 7:17 AM BST
Good little film including footage of the last day of racing at Harringay.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjSvAlBONbE
Report money talks,bulls**twalks September 22, 2015 10:49 AM BST
HACKNEYCry
DERBYCryCry
NOTTINGHAM TRENT LANE
HINCKLEY
LONG EATONCryCryCry
CHESTERFIELDLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh
COALVILLECryCry
HUNTINGDON
LONDON WHITE CITYCryCryCryCryCryCryCryCryCryCryCryCryCryCryCryCry
HARRINGEY
WEMBLEYCry
SLOUGH
WALTHAMSTOWCryCryCryCry
BLETCHLEY
Report the.mad.dog.man September 22, 2015 12:12 PM BST
also slough ted dexter was there a lot
Report SlippyBlue September 22, 2015 10:09 PM BST
Loads all of which have already mentioned. Catford was the real killer though and when Walthamstow closed that was the nail in the coffin for me to ever be an owner again. Cry
Report irishone September 23, 2015 9:30 AM BST
Arden Street Oval
Birchfield Ladbroke Stadium
The Boulevard (stadium)
Cambridge Stadium
Cardiff Arms Park
Carntyne Stadium
Catford Stadium
Celtic Park (Belfast)
Central Park, Cowdenbeath
Clapton Stadium
Clydeholm Park
County Ground Stadium
Cressing Road
Dens Park
Derby Greyhound Stadium
Dudley Wood Stadium
Eastville Stadium
Elland Road
Firhill Stadium
Fullerton Park
The Gabba
Gloucester & Cheltenham Stadium
Greenfield Stadium, Bradford
Hackney Wick Stadium
Harringay Stadium
Hialeah Park Race Track
Hinsdale Greyhound Park
Holiday Park (Durham)
Horsley Hill
Ipswich Stadium
Kings Heath Stadium
Kingsmead Stadium
Kursaal (amusement park)
Leicester Stadium
Milton Keynes Greyhound Stadium
Multnomah Greyhound Park
New Cross Stadium
Norton Canes Stadium
Oxford Stadium
Park Royal Stadium
Portland Park
Portsmouth Stadium
Powderhall Stadium
Ramsgate Stadium
Reading Stadium
Rochester Stadium
Rye House Stadium
Slough Stadium
Southend Stadium
Stamford Bridge (stadium)
Tannadice Park
Twin River Casino
Victoryland
Walthamstow Stadium
Warrington Greyhound Stadium
Wembley Stadium (1923)
West Ham Stadium
White City Stadium
White City Stadium, Cardiff
White City Stadium, Glasgow
White City, Greater Manchester
Wonderland Greyhound Park
The Woodlands (race track)


Laugh
Report irishone September 23, 2015 9:31 AM BST
Category:Defunct greyhound racing venues

google it ....Wink
Report sparrow September 23, 2015 10:00 AM BST
White City Liverpool not on that list for a start.
Report irishone September 23, 2015 10:40 AM BST
neither is Streatham mate
Report sparrow September 23, 2015 11:29 AM BST
Just noticed Portland Park on your list, any relation to Portman Park. Laugh
Report money talks,bulls**twalks September 23, 2015 11:41 AM BST
3 MORE I FORGOT
NORTON CANES
CHASEWATER
OXFORD
Report money talks,bulls**twalks September 23, 2015 11:55 AM BST
IVE JUST SPENT 30 MINUTES READING THESES POSTS ,WITH A BACON AND EGG SANDWICH AND 2 CUPS OF TEA
AND ONE OF YOU SAID IT
TO FALL IN LOVE FROM A VERY YOUNG AGE WITH GREYHOUND RACING ,IT TAKES YOU TO YOUR LATER YEARS WITH A UN DIE-ING LOVE FOR IT ALL
THE TIMES YOU WALK HOME CUASE YOUVE DONE YOUR 2 BOB BUSFARE ON THE LAST FORECAST
AT DERBY 8 RACES- AFTER THE THIRD 3 CHEESE COBS AND ATEA- CHANGE OUTA OF A NICKER
WINNING NIGHT FISH N CHIPS ON THE WAY HOME
STARTED ONE NIGHT WITH A QUID CAME AWAY WITH £65
WENT BACK TO NOTTINGHAM PAID 15 BOB TO WATCH PANS PEOPLE IN A CLUB
4-5 BEERS TAXI HOME AND CHANGE OUT OF A FIVER
NEVER MIND ABOUT GEORGE FORMBY AT PALACE PICTURE HOUSE LATE 60S AND 70S GREAT GREAT DOG NIGHTS 4-5 TIMES A WEEK WHEN MONEY WAS ABOUT
BUT TO BE IN LONDON WHEN YOU WERE SPOILT FOR CHOICE THAT MUST HAVE BEEN  FANTASTIC
WENT WEMBLEY ON A MONDAY NIGHT A FEW TIME S AND WHITE CITY
LATELY BEEN MONMORE FOR SKY NIGHT AND YARMOUTH DERBY GREAT ATMOSPHERES ,BUT TO BE ON A SMOKEY NOVEMBER NIGHT AT A FLAP ,HAVING A 3 SCORE ONE THATS NOW 4\6
AND SEE IT POP OUT IN FRONT
IF I WON THE EURO ID OPEN A TRACK AND LET EVERYBODY SPIT ON THE FLOOR
WONDERFUL WONDERFUL WONDERFUL DAYS
BLESS YOU ALL
Report SHADDER September 24, 2015 2:21 PM BST
workington
Report sparrow July 9, 2022 1:28 PM BST
Decent thread to remember.
Report dunasbuig July 11, 2022 12:23 PM BST
Unfortunately it has become a case of not just remembering the Tracks that have closed it's almost simply a case of remembering almost all the tracks you've visited. It makes me feel quite depressed! For me the obvious stand out is Walthamstow not just because it was by far the best atmosphere, especially on the big competition nights or it was the one track you could take non doggy friends to and know they would love it but because I still believe it could have stayed open and made a good return on investment! Just imagine how many people would now love to go on a Saturday night especially now there is pretty much no competition.

The less obvious option is Southend, although far from being a slick comfortable classy night out it had great racing (especially the Thursday Night Opens) and probably one of the best and safest circuits in the country (apart from on Boxing day mornings when they'd be tempted to run on frozen grass)!
Report SHROPSHIRELAD July 11, 2022 1:13 PM BST
Perry Barr
Hall Green
Wimbledon
Norton Canes
Leeds
Cradley Heath
Willenhall
Milton Keynes
Coventry
Report LesterLad July 11, 2022 3:39 PM BST
Surprised not many mentions for Leicester stadium, a great galloping grass track. Mainly graded but there was one competition every year that caused huge excitement to see open class dogs. The Midland Grand Prix, I was working in the paddock when Rikasso Mick won it, think it did the clock. Connections gave me a tenner for making sure he was ok in the kennels. That was a fortune to a lad in those days.
Report GLASGOWCALLING July 11, 2022 7:41 PM BST
Aldershot.
Portsmouth. Happy
Report FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK July 11, 2022 10:58 PM BST
Had to pick something up for work
Rd south west London this morn
Corner pin looked in ok sharp
See it’s still open dewolf by them flats
Took walk saw that football ground
Hard seeing that first time been there in a while
Earlsfield still pretty upmarket area
Crying shame how that couldn’t end up being footie and dogs Sad
Report casemoney July 12, 2022 12:46 AM BST
Tragic Fats was Down there Last year Plenty of Building going on ,Many a Pint pre racing in the Pin

The lads used to Bring the old Govenor Ron to the track on Occasions ,He done a Cracking Cheese an

Onion Roll in there , I think I even done a Thread on here Called Ron's Rolls Happy

Ron  like the track sadly Long Gone Sad

It took me nearly an hour and a Half to Travel from Earsfield to South Wimbledon , The only thing

that was Moving had two Wheels ...
Report casemoney July 12, 2022 12:51 AM BST
Off the Train Earsfield Cab was Round the Corner to the Pin ,10 on Would pass Birchy Who was on Foot up Garrett lane to the Stadium Laugh
Report SlippyBlue July 12, 2022 3:16 PM BST
Milton Keynes, I had some great night's there, The Summer Cup was a good one and totally packed to the rafters. A pretty strong betting market as well.
Report liberator of the oppressed July 16, 2022 5:43 PM BST
I once went on an adventure to Cleethorpes with couple good dogs one open night just the once mind you. All hazy now like was then anyway one of the dogs was particularly useful anybody been there? Think it used to be near the pleasure beach. Remember same dog winning very well indeed not much after. Loved the flaps just something particularly nice about an evening at the dogs just was proper stuff.
Report sparrow July 16, 2022 6:42 PM BST
https://greyhoundracingtimes.co.uk/2019/02/09/cleethorpes/
Report liberator of the oppressed July 16, 2022 7:25 PM BST
Thank - you sparrow brings back some fond memories we travelled with two dogs in the back of a smallish toyota might have been the Cleethorpes derby heats won a few quid few snifters before and after what a night.
Report liberator of the oppressed July 16, 2022 7:34 PM BST
Loved Askern sparrow don't know if you ever went there still do when I'm in the area which is few and far between few beers bit of betting nice summers evening follow the money in. Remember Whitwood never got on with Kinsley and Highgate what a place that was Mr D was a bookmaker there and Donnie dogs which was just so good on open nights and Xmas. Barry was the RM bookmakers Phil and Dibb Dibb Dibb and Terry what a man who had a dog called quick jump and after racing in the bar was fab. Was at Askern lunch time meet when Charlie married Di cannot remember much as that day progressed apart from drinking far too many cocktails they were the days.
Report sparrow July 16, 2022 10:04 PM BST
Liberator......Although I have been to Kinsley, Wakefield and Halifax I am not a fan of flapping tracks. Living in the North my favourite track was Leeds but before that I was in London and my regular tracks being Clapton and Harringay.
Report netherton July 22, 2022 11:19 PM BST

Jul 16, 2022 -- 10:04PM, sparrow wrote:


Liberator......Although I have been to Kinsley, Wakefield and Halifax I am not a fan of flapping tracks. Living in the North my favourite track was Leeds but before that I was in London and my regular tracks being Clapton and Harringay.


hi sparrow! Just wondered if you remember the books at Wakey and Halifax. Fothergill and Powell.2 Alans! Alan F passed about 20 years ago. But Alan P still about.

Report netherton July 22, 2022 11:20 PM BST
test
Report sparrow July 23, 2022 8:40 AM BST
Hello netherton,  I'm afraid I only visited Wakefield and Halifax a couple of times so wouldn't have known those people.
Report Cardinal Scott July 24, 2022 3:27 PM BST

Sep 23, 2015 -- 9:30AM, irishone wrote:


Arden Street OvalBirchfield Ladbroke StadiumThe Boulevard (stadium)Cambridge StadiumCardiff Arms ParkCarntyne StadiumCatford StadiumCeltic Park (Belfast)Central Park, CowdenbeathClapton StadiumClydeholm ParkCounty Ground StadiumCressing RoadDens ParkDerby Greyhound StadiumDudley Wood StadiumEastville StadiumElland RoadFirhill StadiumFullerton ParkThe GabbaGloucester & Cheltenham StadiumGreenfield Stadium, BradfordHackney Wick StadiumHarringay StadiumHialeah Park Race TrackHinsdale Greyhound ParkHoliday Park (Durham)Horsley HillIpswich StadiumKings Heath StadiumKingsmead StadiumKursaal (amusement park)Leicester StadiumMilton Keynes Greyhound StadiumMultnomah Greyhound ParkNew Cross StadiumNorton Canes StadiumOxford StadiumPark Royal StadiumPortland ParkPortsmouth StadiumPowderhall StadiumRamsgate StadiumReading StadiumRochester StadiumRye House StadiumSlough StadiumSouthend StadiumStamford Bridge (stadium)Tannadice ParkTwin River CasinoVictorylandWalthamstow StadiumWarrington Greyhound StadiumWembley Stadium (1923)West Ham StadiumWhite City StadiumWhite City Stadium, CardiffWhite City Stadium, GlasgowWhite City, Greater ManchesterWonderland Greyhound ParkThe Woodlands (race track)


Gosforth?

Undercover and now a 24 hour Asda

Report DroopysGregKinkysNap August 5, 2022 12:51 PM BST
Hull
Hall Green
Milton Keynes
Oxford
Wimbledon
Walthamstow
My beloved Catford
Reading
Haringey
Hackney
Wembley
Report DroopysGregKinkysNap August 5, 2022 12:52 PM BST
Oh and Coventry
Report Rigsby August 5, 2022 7:36 PM BST
@liberator  @netherton

The Yorkshire flaps were a big part of my life in the 70’s.

All the faces were known around the different tracks. In particular – Kinsley, Highgate, Askern, Whitwood, Barnsley, Doncaster, Stainforth . Same dog would have 7 different names, but the “faces knew”.
Kinsley was best betting track, and got the best NGRC dogs for their opens.
We had excursions to Oldham, Bolton, Westhoughton, Chesterfield and Long Eaton et al for a tickle.
Finding unknowns to take a dog in for a trial to get marked up, and when they knew it was ours someone to get the money on.
Getting on “behind the boards”
The grader keeping 20 pips on the grading time.
A game on it’s own – very happy days and nights.
Springfield Mickey was one of the top flapping open racers.
Sales at Hackney and Shelborne
My interest started before this at Leeds (Elland Road NGRC, Parkside flapping), Wakefield and 2 tracks in Bradford (one NGRC the other a flap)
I think that there may have been a track at Keighley, but couldn’t swear to it.

The flapping track at Cleethorpes was at Humberstone, next to a massive caravan park and a zoo – summer only.
Report sparrow August 5, 2022 8:38 PM BST
Did you mean Springwood Mickey, Rigsby?


Springwood Mickey winning the Bolton Greyhound Derby 1990....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0XXRhbC2QA
Report Rigsby August 5, 2022 10:04 PM BST
Apologies yes Springwood
Thanks for the vid. Didnt realise it was as late as that
Report Rigsby August 5, 2022 10:05 PM BST
Apologies - yes Springwood
Thanks for the video link, didn't realise it was as late as that
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