Wonderland Greyhound Park
Wonderland Greyhound Park is a track in Revere, Massachusetts that offers year-round greyhound racing. Located 5 miles north of historic downtown Boston, Wonderland has hosted greyhound racing continuously since it opened in 1935.
The Park has an oval-shaped track. It has a capacity of 8,000 and a seating capacity of 3,500.
Wonderland Greyhound Park annually hosts the sport’s star athletes during two of the industry's premier open stake events - The Grady Memorial Sprint and the Wonderland Derby. It has featured more All-American greyhounds than any other track in the country. Thirty-five All-American recipients have competed at the oval, including 18 Derby Champions.
Wonderland Greyhound Park History
The track was constructed on the site of the old Wonderland Amusement Park in Revere. On opening night in June 12, 1935, an estimated 5,000 patrons watched Pansy Walker win the first race.
Throughout its illustrious history, many of greyhound racing's star athletes have graced Wonderland’s oval. Most notable of these was the highly-celebrated Rural Rube. "The Rube" dominated the 1939 racing season, winning 19 times, and setting a world record of 31.00 flat for the 5/16ths mile.
Million Dollar Handles at Wonderland Greyhound Park
Million dollar handles have been recorded at Wonderland Greyhound Park in four separate occassions. These were:
- August 29, 1981 - $1,004,826 (Derby Night)
- May 05, 1983 - $1,004,740
- August 11, 1984 - $1,086,554
- April 30, 1988 - $1,025,928