It is known that this region staged Greyhound Racing at other venues other than the ones listed in the MAIN TRACK list, the reason mainly due to them staging just a handful of meetings on a temporary license which would have been issued by their local council and allowed betting on one particular designated site on 8 occasions per betting year. These were generally known as ‘Flip Meetings’ or ‘eight-day tracks’.
The list also includes venues that may have been a permanent venue with a betting license, yet limited information defies it from being amongst other permanent venues.
If sufficient information is obtained, then the track will be transferred into the permanent section. I have to make it clear also that some venues obtained betting licenses but failed to stage meetings and therefore may not be included in the listings.
A SUMMARY TABLE for this region now added at the end.
SUMMARY TABLE with details of first and last meeting dates
|BUDE||20 MAY 1936||Maybe 1936||Short Lived Venture|
|BARNSTAPLE Braunton||03 APR 1931||1930s||Short Lived Venture|
|BARNSTAPLE Bickington||06 FEB 1937||Rac JUN 1939||Short Lived Venture|
|BARNSTAPLE Rugby Grd||09 MAY 1931||Rac AUG 1936||Short Lived Venture|
|BIDEFORD Shebbertown Racecourse||01 SEP 1927||Rac APR 1929||Short Lived Venture|
|COLLUMPTON||TBC (n/k)||TBC (n/k)||FLIP 8 day track|
|ELBURTON, Plymouth||Rac JUN 1961||Maybe 1961||FLIP 8 day track|
|EXETER Oak Marsh||20 JLY 1928||n/k||Short Lived Venture|
|PLYMOUTH Devonport||+ 10 OCT 1931||Rac AUG 1932||Short Lived Venture|
|PLYMOUTH Plymstock Park||26 MAY 1931||Rac 19 SEP 1931||Short Lived Venture|
|PLYMOUTH Roborough||07 APR 1928||07 APR 1928||Short Lived Venture|
|SALTASH||Rac JLY 1993||Maybe AUG 1934||FLIP 8 day track|
|TORQUAY Rugby Grd||Rac JLY 1960||Maybe 1960||FLIP 8 day track|
|BLANDFORD FORUM||31 MAY 1969||Maybe 1969||FLIP 8 day track|
|BOURNEMOUTH 1949||Rac SEP 1949||Maybe 1949||FLIP 8 day track|
|CHICKERELL nr Weymouth||JAN 1950||Maybe 1950||FLIP 8 day track|
|SUTTON POYNTZ nr Weymouth||JUN 1951||Maybe 1951||FLIP 8 day track|
|THREE LEGGED CROSS Heathlands Farm||22 JUN 1992||Maybe 1992||FLIP 8 day track|
|THREE LEGGED CROSS Home Farm||Rac AUG 1983||Rac JUN 1992||FLIP 8 day track|
|BATH Twerton Park||Rac APR 1963||Maybe 1963||FLIP 8 day track|
|FROME Football Grd||15 AUG 1981||Maybe 1981||FLIP 8 day track|
|GLASTONBURY Dyehouse Lane||23 JLY 1952||Rac 10 SEP 1952||FLIP 8 day track|
|GLASTONBURY Fairfield||27 MAY 1950||Rac JLY 1951||FLIP 8 day track|
|ILMINSTER STADIUM||Rac 30 NOV 1935||Rac MAY 1937||Possible upgrade|
|WINTERBOURNE ZELTON||18 SEP 1982||Maybe 1982||FLIP 8 day track|
|YEOVIL Barwick Field||22 AUG 1931||By MAR 1932||Short Lived Venture|
|YEOVIL Huish Football Grd 1||12 MAY 1928||~ Early 1930s ~||Short Lived Venture|
|YEOVIL West Hendford||+ JAN 1932||+ 1932||Short Lived Venture|