Mexborough Greyhound Stadium

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Mexborough Greyhound Stadium
LocationMexborough, South Yorkshire
Coordinates53°30′08″N 1°16′41″W / 53.50222°N 1.27806°W / 53.50222; -1.27806
Openedc.1935
Closed1965

Mexborough Greyhound Stadium also called the Dog Daisy Stadium was a greyhound racing stadium located in Mexborough, South Yorkshire.

Origins[edit]

The stadium was constructed on farmland north of the town of Mexborough and was accessed from tracks heading from Adwick Road (from the west) and Harlington Road (from the south).[1] The stadium is believed to have been constructed during the 1930s and applied for a betting licence in 1935 under the 1934 Betting and Lotteries Act.[2]

Greyhound racing[edit]

The racing was independent (not affiliated to the sports governing body the National Greyhound Racing Club).[3][4]

Closure[edit]

The track closed during 1965 and was demolished to make way for housing.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OS Plan (partial) 1957". old-maps.co.uk.
  2. ^ "Mexborough (Daisy Dog) Stadium". Greyhound Racing Times.
  3. ^ Barnes, Julia (1988). Daily Mirror Greyhound Fact File. Ringpress Books. ISBN 0-948955-15-5.
  4. ^ a b "Mexborough Greyhound Stadium". Greyhound Derby.com.