Greyhound Racing

Greyhound racing is popular all over the world. Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom, New Zealand and the United States have many greyhound racing tracks. Greyhound racing is also popular in Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Macau (China), Mexico, South Africa, Pakistan and Vietnam.

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Reading Greyhound Stadium

Reading Greyhound Stadium, also known as Smallmead Greyhound Stadium, is one of four greyhound tracks owned by Stadia UK, one of England's largest greyhound track operator.

Reading Greyhound Stadium has a variety of dining facilities that provide an excellent view of the racing action.

Stadium Capacity: 3,500 spectators


Stadium Data

  • Circumference: 385 meters
  • Distances Raced: 275, 465, 660, 850 and 1045 meters
  • Run to First Bend: 80m (for 465m race)

Stadium Records

  • 275m: Greenfield Box - 16.32 sec. (10/23/82)
  • 465m: Blue Murlen - 27.56 sec. (04/28/97)
  • 465mH: Wisley Wonder - 28.45 sec. (05/22/97)
  • 660m: Lydpal Frankie - 40.71 sec. (05/16/99)
  • 660mH: Gold Splash - 41.95 sec. (04/24/93)
  • 850m: Lady Flyaway - 53.56 sec. (05/03/98)
  • 1045m: Souda Bay - 67.58 sec. (05/03/98)

Major Greyhound Racing Events

  • Reading Masters
  • Hunt Cup

Getting to Reading Greyhound Stadium

Reading Stadium is located at Bennet Road, Smallmead in Reading, England.