Greyhound Racing

Experience the thrill of the track like never before

Greyhound Racing
But On A Different Level

Experience the thrill of the track like never before with a unique experience of entertainment and quality dining.

Towcester Racecourse offers free, fast and furious greyhound racing every Tuesday and Saturday.


Your FREE Admission includes:

  • Free Car Parking
  • Access to Bar4000 where food can be purchased (ground floor of the Empress Stand)
  • Fully heated seating area
  • Various betting facilities available
  • Access to our elevated viewing terrace where you can enjoy all the action
  • 50 square metre High definition LED screen to enhance your experience
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Eight-Dog Greyhound Racing

Towcester is the home of eight-dog greyhound racing in the UK and you can watch the exciting action unfold live on AtTheRaces every Saturday morning from 9.15 am.

“My ambition is to win an eight-dog race at Towcester from the black and amber of trap-eight on Derby final night. The eight-dog races look fantastic and god willing I will land one of these exciting races one day at Towcester”.

– Current Derby Winning Trainer Paul Hennessy on eight-dog racing

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Owners & Trainers

For more information about greyhound racing at Towcester please call the Greyhound Racing office on 01327 352567

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Own a Greyhound?

Owning your own racer is a thrill! Download our guide for further information.

Guide to Owning a Greyhound

Greyhound Racing Fixtures

View Our Up and Coming Fixtures

Next Race: Saturday Evening: 7:15PM


Every Tuesday
7:15 PM – 10:30 PM

Every Saturday
9:30 AM – 11:40 AM
7:15 PM – 10:45 PM

* Race times are approximate.
* Gates open 90 minutes prior to first race time.

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Greyhound Welfare

From the inception of the Greyhound project the welfare of the Greyhounds has been our top priority.

Beginning with the design of the track, leading greyhound figures were consulted and the latest veterinary research was employed to produce the ‘perfect’ track. The track has the largest bends in the country enabling the greyhounds to run the circuit without breaking stride or exerting unnecessary strain on their limbs when cornering. We have purchased the very latest track preparation equipment to ensure that the surface remains in superb condition at all times.

All this research and expenditure would be to no avail if we did not have properly trained, experienced ground-staff in position. Our superb team is run by Mark Sealey and Keith Bower.

Similarly the greyhounds have to be in tip top condition when they arrive. We are fortunate in having some of the best trainers in the UK.

When the greyhounds arrive at Towcester they will be housed in a state of the art kennelling facility which forms part of our £1.8 million complex. Every race has its own exclusive kennel block to minimise disturbance prior to racing. To also minimise the risk of injury, there is a 200 yard walk to the track which enables these canine athletes to be fully stretched and warmed up prior to racing.

The Towcester racing team has over 100 years greyhound racing experience between them and know that a large kennel strength is essential to avoid over racing the greyhounds or placing greyhounds in unsuitable trap positions due to insufficient availability.

Our patrons can rest assured that the greyhounds they watch at Towcester receive the highest levels of care during their racing careers and throughout their retirement.

Mick Livesey – Welfare Officer

Chris Page – Racing Manager

Greyhound Racing Restaurant Experience

Our restaurant is the ideal choice for a full dining experience with a perfect view of the action

  • Free admission
    Free car parking
    Race programme
    Private betting facility
    Private viewing balcony
    Private bar facility

    This package is available Saturday evenings at £39.50pp, children under 12 can dine for £15.

    Greyhound Restaurant Package
    Three Course a la carte Meal
    £39.50
    per person
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  • For parties of 20 or more
    3 course set meal
    2 complimentary drinks (wine, beer, lager or soft drink)
    A race programme
    A £2 bet

    (Normal price £49.10 per person – 25% discount)

    To book call 01327 353414 using code TRCEMP20

     

    Empress Suite 20+ Meal Deal
    Dine in the Empress Suite with a three course meal for parties of 20 or more.
    £36.00
    per person
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  • Prosecco on arrival
    4 Course sit down meal or buffet
    Tea and coffee
    A race programme

    VIP Box 20+ 4 Course Meal
    A private VIP box with private balcony and betting facilities
    £48.50
    per person
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  • Available for parties of 20 or more. To book call 01327 353414 using code TRCVIP20

    A private VIP box with private balcony and betting facilities
    3 course set meal
    2 complimentary drinks (wine ,beer, lager or soft drink)
    A race programme and £2 bet
    A sponsored race (arranged 7 days prior to racing)
    A group presentation photograph

    (Normal price £64.10 per person – 25% discount)

    VIP Box 20+ Meal Deal
    Experience the thrill of the track from your very own VIP box, with a balcony and three course meal.
    £48.00
    per person
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  • A private VIP box with private balcony and betting facilities
    2 course hot buffet – menu selector
    A race programme

    VIP Box 20+ 2 Course Buffet Selector
    2 course hot buffet in a private VIP box with private balcony
    £29.50
    per person
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  • Available for parties of 20 or more. To book call 01327 353414 using code TRCBUF20

    A private VIP box with private balcony and betting facilities
    2 course hot buffet
    2 complimentary drinks (wine, beer, lager or soft drink)
    A race programme and £2 bet
    A sponsored race (arranged 7 days prior to racing)
    A group presentation photograph

    (Normal price £41.60 per person – 25% discount)

    VIP BOX +20
    Experience the thrill of the track from your very own VIP Box, with a balcony and hot buffet
    £31.00
    per person
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Promotions

View all of our offers and promotions for greyhound racing below

  • A footlong and fries from the BBQ
    2 complimentary drinks (Prosecco, wine, beer, lager or soft drink)
    A private area, helium balloon and celebration cake
    A message on the big screen
    A sponsored race and group presentation photograph
    A race programme and £2 bet

    (Normal price £34.10 per person – 56% discount)

    BAR4000 Celebration
    Celebrate in style with our BAR4000 deal. It’s winning value for parties of 10 or more.
    £15.00
    per person
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  • 2 course meal served 6.30pm to 8.00pm
    Private bar and betting facility
    Race programme and a £2 bet
    Bar open from 6pm to 10.45pm

    February Theme Nights – Italian Style Fayre throughout February

    March Theme Nights – Handmade Tasty Pies throughout March

    April Theme Nights – Mexican Style Dishes throughout April

    May Theme Nights – A Variety of Gourmet Burgers throughout May

    Themed Tuesdays
    Join Us Every Tuesday For Themed Nights.
    £18.00
    per person
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  • Bar
    FREE Drink
    Race Programme
    A FREE Bet
    Reserved Area
    Nacho Platter To Share

    For more details please call 01327 353414

    Celebrate Your Hen Or Stag Party
    Enjoy your last night of freedom at Towcester Greyhounds with our tailored Hen and Stag Parties Bar4000 package.
    £12.00
    per person
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  • A meal deal
    A drink
    A programme
    A £2 bet

    Receive one meal per person from the BAR4000 marquee.
    Receive one drink per person of either wine, beer or a soft drink
    up to the value of £4.00. Receive one programme per person plus
    a £2 totepool bet per person (terms & conditions apply)

    To book call 01327 353414.

    FAB4
    Introducing the FAB4 package. For 4 people or more.
    £10.00
    per person
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  • A Bottle of Prosecco
    Helium Balloons per booking
    Chocolate Birthday Cake & Candles
    Big Screen Birthday Message

    To book this package call 01327 353414

    Enhanced Birthday Celebration Package
    Greyhound Racing Birthday Celebration Package. Dine in our restaurant on greyhound racing meetings.
    From £55.00
    per person
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The English Greyhound Derby

The most prestigious race in the world of greyhound racing

Now at Towcester Racecourse

The English Greyhound Derby is the most prestigious race in the world of greyhound racing. It possesses a rich history, with the inaugural competition dating all the way back to 1927. While it may have a rich history, it also possesses a very bright future at its new home of Towcester Racecourse.

On 1st July 2017, six greyhounds will line up chasing a winner’s purse of £175,000, and total prize-money for the event will eclipse £350,000, making it the richest greyhound competition in the world. It will take the winner approximately 29 seconds to complete the 500m course at Towcester and that equates to over £6,000 per second.

The Derby final night is a great occasion, the best greyhounds from the UK and Ireland will do battle in 14 races over various distances. Be part of this spectacular event and make sure you are here to witness history in the making.

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