Brighton 1945G.JPG (15612 bytes)

HOVE 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 the scans of badges on this page.

brighton 1938q.JPG (7291 bytes)

Brighton Greyhound Stadium, based in Hove, has been at the forefront of greyhound racing since its early days. It boasts very good amenities and good class racing. The very first race run at the track, over 525 yards, was the Hove Stakes and was won by Costs. The main distances used at the track are sprints over 285 metres, standard 515 metres, middle distance 695 metres and marathons over 970 metres. The track is famous for a number of principal races it hosts, notably The Regency Stakes contested each March over 740 metres. In 1948 Bunnys Hoard was successful.
HG37.JPG (32680 bytes) HG38.JPG (31991 bytes) HG39.JPG (30950 bytes)

The track also hosts the Sussex Cup and Derby winners have been triumphant in this in the past. House Hunter was the winner in 1986 and The Jolly Norman won it in 1983.It was at Brighton and Hove that the famous Ballyregan Bob set his world record of 32 consecutive wins when trained by local trainer George Curtis.

HG40.JPG (32963 bytes) HG41.JPG (25276 bytes) HG42.JPG (32337 bytes)
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.

Brighton 1929RE.JPG (25774 bytes) Brighton 1930RE.JPG (25725 bytes) Brighton 1938RE.JPG (30184 bytes) Brighton 1940RE.JPG (34698 bytes)
Brighton 1940RE3.JPG (32645 bytes) Brighton 1942RE.JPG (19348 bytes) Brighton 1947RE.JPG (30705 bytes) Brighton 1948RE.JPG (26592 bytes)
Brighton RC.JPG (26094 bytes) Brighton RC2.JPG (23666 bytes) Brighton 1950RE.JPG (31887 bytes) Brighton 1951RE.JPG (27128 bytes)
Brighton 1952RE.JPG (27297 bytes) Brighton 1953RE.JPG (27260 bytes) Brighton 1954RE.JPG (21271 bytes) Brighton 1955RE.JPG (30267 bytes)
Brighton 1956RE.JPG (23171 bytes) Brighton 1957RE.JPG (25113 bytes) Brighton 1958GC.JPG (33321 bytes) Brighton 1958RE.JPG (32738 bytes)
Brighton 1959RE.JPG (22680 bytes) Brighton 1960RE.JPG (26855 bytes) Brighton 1961RE.JPG (30551 bytes) Brighton 1962RE.JPG (31921 bytes)
Brighton 1963GC.JPG (39810 bytes) Brighton 1963RE.JPG (34214 bytes) Brighton 1964RE.JPG (28635 bytes)
     

 

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