|POWDERHALL 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.
|Greyhound racing has taken place at the Powderhall track,in Beaverhill Road, since 3rd August 1927. It has hosted the Scottish Grand National run in April over 465 metres hurdles, and the Edinburgh Cup run over 500 yards in the early days and, more recently, over 465 metres. This Cup was first competed for in 1933 and a number of Greyhound Derby winners have been successful in the event, including the great Pigalle Wonder twice in 1958 and 1959.|
|The track closed in 1995.|
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.
|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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