Race series to attract top talent to city this month

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The best greyhound trainers in the country are gearing up to take part in a race dating back to 1970 in Sheffield.

The annual Betfred Steel City cup is the oldest running competition at Owlerton Stadium, with the first heats this year to be held on Tuesday.

Owlerton-based Elaine Parker is hoping to defend her title with 2013’s winning dog, Pay Freeze.

The race is a culmination of heats, a semi-final and a final staged throughout September.

The final will involve six greyhounds racing for the title and £7,500 in prize money.

Dave Perry, manager at Owlerton Stadium, said: “This competition is particularly attractive because of its long history and prize money, so we expect a fantastic race.”

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