Henlow Greyhound Stadium

Henlow Greyhound Stadium is often described as a big, safe, galloping track with a good run to the finishing line.

Whether you are a newcomer or an old hand at greyhound racing, nothing can compare to the thrill of a night out with friends, placing a bet on the course and watching your chosen greyhound win!

Henlow Greyhound Stadium has undergone renovation to the stadium making it more exciting and enjoyable.

Stadium Capacity: 1,000 spectators

Stadium Data
  • Circumference: 410 meters
  • Hare Type: Outside Swaffham
  • Distance Raced: 250, 460, 550, 660, 870, 960 meters
  • Run to First Bend: 75 meters
Stadium Records
  • 250m: Gamble It - 14.96 sec. (03/01/00)
  • 460m: Couriers Dream - 27.42 sec. (10/18/98)
  • 550m: Westmead Baron - 33.35 sec. (03/18/01)
  • 660m: Lobo - 40.21sec (10/15/99)
  • 870m: Tiptree Poker - 55.31 sec. (10/27/97)
Major Greyhound Racing Events
  • Carlsberg Tetley Challenge

Getting to Henlow Greyhound Stadium
Henlow Greyhound Stadium is located at Bedford Road, Lower Stondon, Bedfordshire, England.

History of Henlow Greyhound Stadium

Henlow Greyhound Stadium opened as a straights racing track in 1923. Circuit racing began at Henlow in 1927.

In 1976, Henlow Greyhound Stadium adopted National Greyhound Racing Club (NGRC) racing rules. NGRC is the greyhound governing body of England.

A new set of owners took over Henlow Greyhound Stadium in October 2004. The new Managing Director is Mr. Kevin Boothby from Boston in Lincolnshire, England.

Henlow Greyhound Stadium has undergone renovation. A 400-seat, glass fronted restaurant has recently been constructed, while the café and bar facilities were improved. The kennels were also extended to allow more races.

There are four main considerations in betting on greyhound racing. These are: class, current form, early speed, and trap draw.
An average greyhound normally weighs between 65 to 75 pounds. The greyhound is the fastest breed of dog. It can reach a top speed of 45 miles per hour and can average more than 30 miles per hour for distances up to one mile.
Why do greyhounds wear muzzles?
Greyhounds wear muzzles while racing to protect the them from injury. The muzzles prevent them from fighting during the race. Muzzles also help in identifying the winner of close photo-finish races.