Thornton Stadium

Thornton Stadium is a greyhound racing track in Thornton, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. The track is independent and is therefore not regulated by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain. Racing takes place on most Saturdays at 7.30pm.

Thornton Stadium
LocationThornton, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland KY1 4DA
Coordinates56°9′34″N 3°8′26″W / 56.15944°N 3.14056°W / 56.15944; -3.14056Coordinates: 56°9′34″N 3°8′26″W / 56.15944°N 3.14056°W / 56.15944; -3.14056
Opened1936
Website
https://thorntondogs.wixsite.com/racing

LocationEdit

the stadium is between Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes is the village of Thornton and Thornton Stadium is located on a road known as Ore Mill off Main Street and is situated near the A92.[1]

HistoryEdit

The first race was held on 29 May 1936 [2] and the circuit is described as a good galloping track.[3] Races are held over 100, 300, 500 and 680 yards (mainly handicaps).

It is one of only three independent (unaffiliated to a governing body) tracks remaining today with racing taking place on most Saturdays at 7.30pm.[4]

Track recordsEdit

Current[4]

Yards Greyhound Time Date
100 Tralee 6.07 25 August 2012
300 Fire 16.11 3 May 2008
500 Balamory 27.10 3 July 2004
500 Easy Blue 27.10 3 May 2008
680 Lucy 38.98 21 April 2007
680 Morgan 38.98 2 May 2009

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "OS Plan 1961-1962". old-maps.co.uk.
  2. ^ Barnes, Julia (1988). Daily Mirror Greyhound Fact File. Ringpress Books. pp. 303–304. ISBN 0-948955-15-5.
  3. ^ Furby, R (1968). Independent Greyhound Racing. New Dominion House. p. 83.
  4. ^ a b "News". Thornton Greyhound Stadium.