White city 1927.JPG (15502 bytes)

WHITE CITY 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.

White City 1933 spare.JPG (5648 bytes)

White city 1932 spare.JPG (5088 bytes)

In a stadium built for the 1908 Olympic Games greyhound racing first took place on 20th June 1927. The very first race was won by Charlie Cranston. The White City hosted the Greyhound Derby final from its outset in July 1927, when Entry Badge successfully claimed the 1000 first prize, until the track closed. It also hosted the Cambridgeshire and the Wood Lane Stakes.
HG25.JPG (33779 bytes) HG26.JPG (28626 bytes) HG27.JPG (34279 bytes)

 

HG28.JPG (32575 bytes) HG29.JPG (32255 bytes) HG30.JPG (33332 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.

White City 1932RE.JPG (20537 bytes) White City 1933RE.JPG (29309 bytes) White City 1934RE.JPG (22795 bytes) White City 1935RE.JPG (20812 bytes)
White City 1936GC.JPG (23831 bytes) White City 1936RE.JPG (18719 bytes) White City 1936RE2.JPG (16808 bytes) White City GC.JPG (17057 bytes)
Northaw GC.JPG (16154 bytes) White City Staff.JPG (20553 bytes) White City Tote.JPG (21239 bytes) White City GC5.JPG (25607 bytes)
Derby 1935 3rd.JPG (14434 bytes) In the early days of the Derby the owners of the finalists were each presented with a commemorative medal. I am very grateful to Richard English for providing a scan of the medal given to the trainer of the 3rd placed greyhound Stoute Heart.
White City Club.JPG (5638 bytes) The badge shown opposite was to gain entrance, as a member, to the White City Gaming Club which operated during an after racing at the most famous of English tracks.

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