We have prepared an extensive frequently asked questions about Poole 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 01202 677449.
On which days nights do you race?
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.
What time is the first race?
The first race on a Tuesday is 6.28pm, on a Saturday 7.30pm and on a Sunday 6.08pm. Please check website for timings.
What time do the turnstiles open?
Turnstiles open 5.45pm on Tuesdays, 6.30pm on Saturdays and 5pm on Sundays.
Do you have a car park and can coaches park there?
Ample free car parking is available for bona fide customers of Poole 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 strictly prohibited on the Stadium site and on the car park.
How many races are there?
Up to 14 races per meeting, this can vary on different evenings.
What time is the last race and what time does the Stadium close?
Approximately 9.30pm on Tuesdays, 10.20pm on Saturdays and 9.20pm on Sundays. The Stadium will close 30 minutes after the last race.
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, with bars, snack bar and all betting facilities.
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 stadium entrance where your name will be on the gate list. Tickets for Trackside bookings can be collected at the entrance (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. We have a glass fronted grandstand with the Restaurant overlooking the track, the racing is also 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 managements 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 any time.
Do you have private boxes for hire?
No we do not have any private boxes or areas.
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 280 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 Restaurant area.
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 accommodated both in our Restaurant and on our ground floor, with a ramp leading to the entrance. A lift is available and there are disabled toilets situated on both levels of the stadium.
Is there a cash machine?
Yes, the cash machine is situated in the centre of the main con-course on the ground floor.
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 at a charge of £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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.