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Sheffield Greyhound Racing

Greyhound racing at Sheffield takes place at the Owlerton Stadium which is sometimes referred to as the Sheffield Sports Stadium. It was built in 1929 but the first dog racing events did not begin until 1932 it hosts over 250 meetings a year and attracts over 300,000 visitors annually.

As well as dog racing the stadium is also used for Speedway Racing and is the home to Sheffield Tigers Speedway.

The stadium has a capacity for 4,000 dog racing fans, with parking available for around 700 cars. Racing takes place here on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

The distance of the track is 425 metres with the run to the first bend being 62 metres. Distances that are covered here are 280, 362, 480, 500, 660, 720, 800, 915 and 934 metres. The hare type used as this stadium is the outside swaffham.

Sheffield Racing Nights

Tuesday, Friday & Saturday

Owlerton Stadium Major Events

  • Steel City Cup
  • Dransfield Invitation
  • Nigel Troth Yorkshire Oaks
  • Queen Mother Cup
  • Harry Holmes Memorial 

Owlerton Stadium Records

Distance Record Holder Time Date
280m Slick Citi 15.77 sec 21.09.10
362m Farloe Bubble 20.82 04.10.97
480m Reluctant 27.55 06.07.10
500m Boher Paddy 28.44 31.08.10
500mh Bomber Bailey 29.23 04.08.09
660m Raving Black 38.71 04.08.09
720m Swift Ninja/Run of the Hawk 42.80 03.11.07/04.07.00
800m Hollinwood Poppy 48.25 27.12.00
915m Hollinwood Poppy 56.25 04.07.00
934m Seathwaite Robby 57.87 05.09.06

Contact Details

Owlerton Greyhound Stadium Sheffield
Penistone Road
Sheffield
S6 2DE

Owlerton Greyhound Website


 

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