70 years of Yarmouth Stadium

Step back in time – 70th Anniversary meeting.

Be Bopa Lula wins the 70th Anniversary Graded stakes grand final at Yarmouth Stadium, celebrating 70 years of greyhound racing. Justin Franklin, Simon Franklin, Pamela Franklin, John Leydon, Polly Leydon, Stephen Franklin, Amy Franklin Dan Franklin, Taylor Franklin, Kerry Franklin, Aiden Franklin, Emma Franklin, Oliver Franklin and Paige Franklin

The seaside track that sets the standard in today’s greyhound racing world, but set the price back in 1946 for the one night only to celebrate 70 glorious years of greyhound racing.

Be Bopa Lula wins the 70th Anniversary Graded stakes grand final at Yarmouth Stadium, celebrating 70 years of greyhound racing.

 

Admission in 1946 was 2/3D, with a race card at sixpence and a drink costing one shilling. A full race card meeting with the highlight race 70th Anniversary Graded Stakes Grand Final with prize money totalling £1946, the winner claiming £1500. Trainer John Leydon’s ‘Be Bopa Lula’ kicked away from the trap one lid and never looked dangered as she set the pace along the back straight and headed for home clocking 28.77 and 4 lengths ahead of second placed Demon Barber.

Thanks for Rob Colman for photos and report.