Owlerton trainer misses out in title bid

Have your say

After an action-packed seven months of racing, Star Grass Roots is taking a break from the track.

Since March, our greyhound has clocked up four wins, three second places and four third-place finishes at Owlerton Stadium.

She is now being rested by trainer Elaine Parker, who narrowly missed out on a third consecutive title at the Betfred Steel City Cup this month.

Dave Perry, general manager of Owlerton Stadium, said: “Star Grass Roots has developed from a young puppy into a solid and experienced greyhound, impressing with her determination and genuine approach to racing.

“It’s been a busy spell for her so now is the time for her to take a break and put her paws up.”

In what was one of the closest finals in the history of the Betfred Steel City Cup, Elaine’s other greyhounds, Candlelight King and Kildare Premier, were edged out in a photo finish at Owlerton.

Dave added: “Having dominating the qualifying rounds, Elaine was hoping to make it three out of three in front of the Sky Sports TV cameras and a packed-out, buzzing Owlerton Stadium.

“But she was unlucky to miss out, with first place and £7,500 of prize money going to Underground Paul, trained by Paul Young of Romford.

“It was a top class field of the best 500m greyhounds from across the country.”

For more information about race nights and admission visit www.owlertonstadium.co.uk.