greyhound action at Yarmouth Stadium in the 72nd RPGTV EastAnglian Greyhound derby. (c)Rob Colman

Affane Party produced one of the great runs at Yarmouth on Saturday night with the east coast venue at ‘semi finals stage of the RPGTV 72nd East Anglian Greyhound Derby.

Greyhound photo

The annual event for the top graded greyhounds at the Stadium, The Yarmouth
Championship, reached it’s 60th running on Boxing Day morning.

One of the annual features at the Boxing Day Morning greyhound race meeting at the Stadium, the Yarmouth Greyhound Homefinders Veterans Race.

As part of his seasonal travels around the borough, Great Yarmouth Lions Santa visits the Stadium.

You can purchase a fun grader for a few hundred pounds or a top open racer for many thousands of pounds.

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.