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 in the New Cross area of London was situated at 0° 2' W 51° 28' N. There was already a greyhound track at the New Cross Stadium before the arrival of speedway, and the speedway track was built on the inside of that track to make the stadium dual purpose. Initially it was an independent flapping track, but on 13th January 1938 it applied to race under NGRC rules. Greyhound racing continued well after speedway had drawn up the shutters, but the final meeting took place on 3rd April 1969.

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I am grateful to Gemma Lee for the scan of the Millwall Cup which was contested at New Cross on 23rd September 1950. It was won by Mistley Ajax.

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Track Records, as of 1947, 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)
New Cross Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
SPRINT 415 yards Floating Dingy 23.92 secs Rating 1 13th July 1946
STANDARD 550 yards Prince Norroy 32.26 secs Rating 1 25th October 1941
DISTANCE 600 yards Shadowlands Delight 35.02 secs Rating 10 6th September 1947

I am grateful to Jon Seddon for the following link to a map showing the whereabouts of the old track

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.

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