It might be a challenge considering the level of competition currently on offer when it comes to greyhound racing stadia, but we have decided to share our top 5 dog tracks in the UK today. There are a total of 20 licensed GBGB greyhound stadiums across the country. Here are our favourites.
Romford Greyhound Stadium
The Coral Romford Stadium is situated within easy reach of London, just 15 minutes from the M25 and the track also benefits from excellent public transport links. Romford generally opens its doors early for punters to enjoy a drink or early meal. Some like to relax online at https://www.casinoadvice.io/ prior to racing getting underway, while other students of the form will be found furiously studying the race card. Romford dogs is home to the Essex Vase, Champion Stakes and Golden Sprint and also hosts a number of other opens races throughout the course of the year.
Being a purpose built venue, Towcester Racecourse is one of the finest greyhound racing facilities in the country. Under the guidance of promoter Kevin Boothby, the track has gone from strength to strength. Originally a site purely for horse racing, Towcester is now also strongly associated with the sport of greyhound racing, whilst also playing host to weddings and corporate events. Towcester Racecourse is the current home of the English Greyhound Derby.
Newcastle Greyhound Stadium
Newcastle has been a home to greyhound racing for in excess of 90 years. The northern venue has state of the art facilities which include indoor bars, a function room, trackside restaurant and an outside terrace bar. Newcastle also plays host to the prestigious All England Cup and for anyone looking for a night out after racing, there are certainly plenty of options in the Toon.
Crayford Greyhound Stadium
My local track and a venue which has staged a number of the very best greyhound racing competitions down the years. Crayford opened its doors in 1937 and stages the Golden Jacket, Gold Collar and the Kent St Leger each and every year. With two huge bars, a cafe and a 230 seater Heathview Restaurant, Crayford is a must visit track for all dog racing fans.
A picturesque track just two miles from the city centre, Nottingham Greyhound Stadium is certainly a dog track worthy of having staged the 2019 Greyhound Racing Derby. With a trackside restaurant, covered viewing platform and three bars, Nottingham covers all bases. Some of the key fixtures held at the track include The Eclipse, The Puppy Classic and The Select Stakes.