Corbiewood Stadium

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Corbiewood Stadium
Corbiewood Stadium
LocationPirnhall Road, near Bannockburn, Stirling, Scotland FK7 8AB
Coordinates 56°04′57″N3°54′48″W / 56.08250°N 3.91333°W / 56.08250; -3.91333

Corbiewood Stadium is a Harness racing stadium and former greyhound racing track near Bannockburn, Stirling, Scotland.



The stadium takes it names from 'Corbie Wood' the woodland that the stadium was built on; the site was also a former trial shaft from an old coal pit. The stadium was built in the sixties by haulage contractor brothers James and Daniel Taylor. [1]

Harness Racing

The stadium is used for American-style harness racing also known as trotting races. The races normally take place from May until November. Facilities include a glass fronted cafe and bar with seating overlooking the track. [2]

Greyhound racing

The greyhound track was situated inside the trotting track. Race distances were 120, 300, 330, 500 and 550 yards and an 'Inside Sumner' hare system was used. The racing was independent (unlicensed) and took place on Tuesday and Friday evenings. [3] The greyhound racing existed from 1969 until 2010 (although not continuous); it re-opened during September 1984 for the second spell under promoter Ernie De Rosa. [4] [5]

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  5. "All Those Aprils". Vol. 16, no. 4. Greyhound Star. 4 April 1998.