Greenford Park Trotting Track
|Location||Greenford, London Borough of Ealing, west London|
The site of the trotting track was on modern day Jeymer Drive, south of Birkbeck Avenue and was opened in 1919 by the London Trotting Club. Charles Sabini who was portrayed in the hit series Peaky Blinders was associated with the track. It closed in 1935.
The track was a pioneer venue for Speedway with a first meeting on 7 April 1928. The very large dirt track also hosted Sidecar speedway and it was known in speedway circles as the Greenford Driving Park, with the entrances on Birkbeck Avenue.
The greyhound racing first appeared on 31 October 1927 during the very early years of greyhound racing but racing had ceased in 1928. The track was a short lived independent (unaffiliated to a governing body). The racing took place on a smaller track inside the trotting track.
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