We have prepared an extensive frequently asked questions about Swindon Greyhound Stadium.  If however your query is not answered in our FAQ’s please use the contact form to email us and our customer support team will reply as soon as possible. Alternatively call us on 01793 721253.

On which days nights do you race?
Monday, Wednesday Friday mornings and Saturday evening

What time is the first race?
The first morning race on Monday Wednesday and  Friday mornings is at approximately 10.30 am and at approximately 7.00pm on Saturdays. Please check website for timings.

What time do the turnstiles open?
Turnstiles open 1 hour before the first race..

Do you have a car park and can coaches park there?
Ample free car parking is available for bona fide customers of Swindon Greyhound Stadium. The Stadium does not accept any liability for any damage to, theft from, or loss of vehicle howsoever caused. Vehicles are parked entirely at the owner’s risk. There is plenty of space for coaches and minibuses.  Overnight parking is not permitted. Vehicles may be removed. the distribution of leaflets and/or printed materials is strictly prohibited on the Stadium site and on the car park.

How many races are there?
Up to 14 races per meeting tho this can vary

What time is the last race and what time does the Stadium close?
Approximately 2 pm on Monday Wednesday and Friday mornings and 10.15pm on Saturdays. The Stadium and all car parks will close 30 minutes after the last race on Saturday’s,

What happens if it is raining?
Greyhounds race in all  weather so rain or shine we will be open. We have large indoor areas with live television coverage of the racing so you won’t miss any of the action.

Do I need to book and pay in advance for Restaurant and Trackside Packages?
All Restaurant and Trackside bookings require full payment, in advance and in accordance with our terms & conditions of booking.

What happens when I arrive at the stadium and do I need tickets?
For Restaurant bookings go to the front gate where your name will be on the gate list. Tickets for Trackside bookings can be collected at front the gate.(ID required). If you do not have a booking with us simply come along and pay general admission at the gate.

Where is the restaurant situated?
The Restaurant is situated on the first floor of the Stadium. Racing is shown on large TV screens throughout the restaurant.

Is there a dress code in operation?
Smart casual. Persons wearing fancy dress or other clothes, which in the management’s opinion is deemed inappropriate, will be refused entry or required to leave the stadium. No face masks, hoods or helmets to be worn on the premises at anytime.

Do you have private boxes for hire?
We have a private bar which can cater for groups of upto 35.

Can you cater for large parties and/or corporate events?
We can cater for large parties, both in our Restaurant and as part of our Trackside Packages. We can cater for 140 people in the Restaurant.

Can I sponsor a race?
A variety of race sponsorship packages are available.

Can I purchase a video, DVD or photograph of a race presentation? 
A copy of the presentation photo is included in the sponsorship package. DVD’s can be ordered from the lounge bar.  

Can I set up a bar tab?
Your waitress can set up a bar tab for diners in the Restaurant. Bar tabs must be settled on the evening. Bar tabs cannot be set up in the main bars.

What time does the bar close?
The bars close after the last race .

Can you accommodate wheelchairs?
Wheelchairs can be accomodated in the main public areas. there are disabled toilets situated at the rear of the stadium.

Is there a cash machine?
Yes, the cash machine is situated in the restaurant reception.

Do you serve fast food?
There is a snack bar serving a variety of hot and cold food situated on the ground floor of the stadium.

Can I bring children?
Children are admitted for £1 within the care of a supervising parent. It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 years to purchase or drink alcohol or to place a bet. It is also an offence for an adult to place a bet or purchase alcohol on behalf of anyone under the age of 18 years. Children are not permitted at the bar or tote counters.The restaurant is not suitable for under 5s

Do I need to bring ID with me?
We operate a Challenge 21 policy. If you are lucky enough to look 21 or under you will be asked to provide ID to prove that you are over 18 should you seek admission to the Stadium with a Six Pack ticket, if you attempt to place a bet or if you attempt to purchase alcohol. It is illegal for anyone under 18 to place a bet. Alcohol will not be served to, and cannot be consumed by, anyone under 18. Any person attempting to place a bet, or purchase alcohol, on behalf of anyone under 18 will be required to leave the premises. The only acceptable forms of ID are a current valid photocard full/provisional driving licence or a current valid passport.

    How to bet

    • Win
      Choose the trap to finish 1st.
    • Trio/Trio All-ways
      Choose 3 trap numbers to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order for a trio, or in any order for a trio all-ways.
    • Place
      Choose the trap number to finish 1st or 2nd.
    • Hit or Bust
      The Hit or Bust bet consists of selecting all 6 dogs in the final race of the evening in the correct order to scoop the Hit or Bust prize.
    • Forecast
      Choose the trap number to finish 1st or 2nd in the correct order for a forecast bet, or in any order for a reverse forecast bet.
    • Jackpot
      The Jackpot consists of 6 races, all you have to do is select the winner of each race to scoop the Jackpot prize.

    Rules and Regulations

    • Poole Stadium is licensed by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain for the provision of Greyhound Racing.
      All race meetings are conducted strictly under the Rules of Racing and Regulation of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
      A licensed veterinary surgeon is present for the entire duration of all race and trial meetings.
    • The GBGB is a centre for governance, regulation and welfare of Greyhounds and Greyhound Racing and is accredited by UKAS.