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Our greyhound puppy Star Grass Roots has been set a two race target to find her form at A6.

She finished sixth, beaten by 5 ¼ lengths, in her latest run at Owlerton Stadium.

Despite securing two wins in the slower A7 grade, Star Grass Roots is still chasing an elusive first A6 win.

Dave Perry, general manager of Owlerton Greyhound Stadium, said: “After a solid few months building to A6, it was disappointing to see Star Grass Roots finish sixth in her latest outing.

“She seems to be struggling in the quicker race category. We are now looking to give her one or two more A6 races and, if she doesn’t win, then we will drop her back to A7 with the aim of building her confidence and form.”

* Owlerton Stadium is set to make history by hosting Britain’s longest distance TV Trophy race this summer.

The famous annual trophy will make its Sheffield debut on August 6 when six finalists will compete for the coveted prize live on Sky.

At 915 metres, the course is the longest run in the TV Trophy’s 56 year history and is equivalent to a marathon for the racing greyhounds.

John Gilburn, managing director at Owlerton, said: “We’re encouraging as many race night fans as possible to make sure they don’t miss out on being a part of this historic and special occasion.

“It’s set to be another exciting night of racing at Owlerton and we’re expecting a packed stadium to watch this famous race take place in Sheffield over a longer distance than ever before.”

The event is one of five meetings taking place at Owlerton Stadium that will be broadcast on Sky TV this year and an £8,000 winner’s prize is up for grabs.

For more information or to secure your place at the historic TV Trophy event, visit http://www.owlertonstadium.co.uk/.