Owlerton hosts big TV race

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Consistency is the word of the moment for Star Grass Roots after her latest performance.

Back in the A6 grade, The Star’s greyhound puppy now seems to be finding her feet and showing more reliability in her form as she finished fourth in her latest outing.

She was beaten by three lengths recording a calculated time of 30.54 which is only 0.02 seconds slower than her previous A6 race.

Dave Perry, general manager of Owlerton Greyhound Stadium, said: “She seems to be trapping a little better now and hopefully will continue to do so in her pursuit for that illusive A6 victory. ”

It’s an exciting summer at Owlerton which is set to host Britain’s longest distance TV Trophy race.

The renowned annual trophy will make its Sheffield debut on August 6 when six finalists will compete for the 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 greyhounds.

The event is one of five meetings taking place at Owlerton Stadium that will be broadcast on Sky TV this year.

John Gilburn, managing director at Owlerton, said: “It is incredibly exciting that the renowned event is being held here for the first time and that the race will be staged over a longer distance than ever.