2020 has been a tough year for everyone, but the greyhound racing industry has suffered more than most. With most tracks operating on fine margins, the threat of closure is never far away. On a more positive note, there are still 19 greyhound racing stadiums open in the United Kingdom and hopefully they can all welcome patrons back through their doors before too long. Dog racing does have competition from virtual pastimes such as top online casinos, but there is nothing quite like a night at the dogs.
The Coral Romford Greyhound Stadium is located in Romford town centre, and has capacity for a total of 1700 spectators. One of just two greyhound stadiums remaining in the London area, Romford hosts a number of the key races in the calendar. Friday nights are a particular highlight for dog racing fans, with these meetings seeing a huge amount of betting activity.
Swindon is somewhat of a hidden gem. Josh Sealey undertakes some sterling work on the social media front to promote the track, as well as giving unparalleled insight into the sport of greyhound racing. Swindon Greyhound Stadium has a number of backers, and is well worth a visit. If you are commenting to the track, why not play at the best real money online casino en route?
My local track, and a venue which has stood the test of time. Crayford Greyhound Stadium first opened its doors in 1986, and has remained for the best part of 35 years in the face of significant property development and likely purchase offers. The Golden Jacket competition is arguably the highlight of Crayford’s racing calendar.
The home of the English Greyhound Derby for the past two years, Nottingham Greyhound Stadium stages four meetings each week, as well as some of the most prestigious races the sport has to offer. The Select Stakes and the Puppy Classic are just a couple of the highlights for greyhound racing punters.
Having opened its doors in 2014 to much fanfare, Towcester Greyhound Stadium has certainly has its fair share of ups and downs. This track was touted as the future of the sport, but things didn’t go to plan, and some mis-management sent the business into administration in 2018. Thankfully, Kevin Boothby put together a proposal and signed a ten year lease with racing resuming this year.