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Sheffield team qualifies for prestigious national final'' ''A group of professional trainers attached to Sheffield Greyhound Stadium has qualified to compete in the finale of greyhound racing's biggest team event which is taking place in the city later this month.'' ''Owlerton Greyhound Stadium has been chosen to host the Bookmakers' Afternoon Greyhound Services (BAGS) Track Championship Grand Final on Monday 23 December.'' ''Sheffield is one of six teams from around the country who have qualified for the Grand Final day at Owlerton and will go head to head with Newcastle, Peterborough, Romford, Hall Green Stadium and Brighton & Hove Stadium.'' ''Teams will be competing to win �12,500, with half the money being split equally between the competing trainers and the rest going into stadium prize money.'' ''The event, which is also sponsored by Satellite Information Services (SIS), will see greyhound racing take centre stage two days before Christmas on a day when there is no UK horseracing.'' ''John Gilburn, man
Sheffield team qualifies for prestigious national final'' ''A group of professional trainers attached to Sheffield Greyhound Stadium has qualified to compete in the finale of greyhound racing's biggest team event which is taking place in the city later this month.'' ''Owlerton Greyhound Stadium has been chosen to host the Bookmakers' Afternoon Greyhound Services (BAGS) Track Championship Grand Final on Monday 23 December.'' ''Sheffield is one of six teams from around the country who have qualified for the Grand Final day at Owlerton and will go head to head with Newcastle, Peterborough, Romford, Hall Green Stadium and Brighton & Hove Stadium.'' ''Teams will be competing to win �12,500, with half the money being split equally between the competing trainers and the rest going into stadium prize money.'' ''The event, which is also sponsored by Satellite Information Services (SIS), will see greyhound racing take centre stage two days before Christmas on a day when there is no UK horseracing.'' ''John Gilburn, man
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The Betfred Steel City Cup - one of the most prestigious events in the greyhound racing calendar - will be run at Owlerton over the next two weeks.

The Star’s greyhound is in need of a confidence boost after finishing in fourth position in her latest race.

Star Grass Roots has been racing in the A6 class recently - grades run from A8 to A1, with A1 being the fastest.

Sam Tweed, racing manager at Owlerton Greyhound Stadium, said: “She encountered a bit of crowding in her latest race but still was only beaten by three lengths into fourth place.

“She’s not managed to win an A6 yet, which is what we are confident she will do. But a drop to A7 is a possibility as this may give her the confidence she needs to get back to winning ways.”

n The Betfred Steel City Cup - one of the most prestigious events in the greyhound racing calendar - will be run at Owlerton over the next two weeks.Hoping to defend her title is Owlerton based Elaine Parker with her 2013 winning greyhound Pay Freeze.

The annual Betfred Steel City Cup is the oldest running Owlerton competition dating back to 1970 and attracts a field of top nationwide racers to compete in the 500m race.

The race is expected to attract large crowds. The September 30 final, which will see six greyhounds racing for the £7,500 prize, is also being screened live on Sky Sports.

The heats are on Tuesday September 16 and the semi-finals on September 23.

n For further information on tickets and admission details visit www.owlertonstadium.co.uk