COUNTDOWN to Star Sports Greyhound Derby – Football & Racing News – Star Sports

The countdown to the Star Sports Greyhound Derby at Towcester Racecourse is well and truly on.  The 2024 race is worth £175,000 to the winner with an additional £50,000 should their greyhound go on to win the Irish Derby!

The first round starts in ……

FULL DATES FOR THE 2024 STAR SPORTS GREYHOUND DERBY:

🗓️ ROUND 1
Thursday 23, Friday 24 and Saturday 25 May

🗓️ ROUND 2
Friday 31 May and Saturday 1 June

🗓️ ROUND 3
Saturday 8 June

🗓️ QUARTER FINALS
Saturday 15 June

🗓️ SEMI FINALS
Saturday 22 June

🗓️ FINAL
Saturday 29 June

BE THERE:

🎟️ Towcester have a full range of admission and hospitality options available which can be booked online at:

English Greyhound Derby 2024

On the night of the final – June 29th – Towcester will be hosting an array of live entertainment, food stalls, performers and music, along with hours of live greyhound racing – making it perfect for a fun day out with friends and family.

AT TOWCESTER, THEY BET:

Check out the starsports.bet ante-post market on this year’s race and look out closer to the time for a full range of specials markets on the great race.

STARSPORTS.BET GREYHOUND DERBY MARKET

We’re also betting on track at Towcester for each round of the Derby so say hello if you are coming along and don’t miss Simon Nott’s betting reports for how each round goes from a betting perspective.

EVERY SINGLE ANGLE COVERED:

We can’t wait to bring you every single angle on this year’s Greyhound Derby …

Star Sports head of content and social media David Stewart said: “Whilst our starting point is always looking back at what we did the previous year, we’re also keen to build and add new features each year.

“The Derby promotional video which we ran last year proved really popular and we are in the final stages of planning this year’s video. The bar was set pretty high last year but just like the John Lewis Christmas ad – we need to come up with a fresh creative message !!

Without giving away too many spoilers we are concentrating this year on the greyhound racing ‘family’. The video, introduced by Ben Keith, will highlight the wide range of talented people that work so hard to bring the Derby together – not forgetting the real stars of the show – the greyhounds.

“For each Derby round we will be providing our usual social media and live blog content from Towcester including interviews, previews, results and betting news from Simon Nott who will be alongside the Star Sports pitch at the track.

Star Sports will also be broadcasting the draw live for the first two rounds. Stewart said: “It’s always a popular broadcast and there’s certainly more interest in the earlier rounds with plenty of hopeful connections tuning in”.

Star readers can also look forward to a comprehensive build up to #GreyhoundDerby2024. Emily Wallis will be counting down to the start of the Derby in her weekly countdown blogs wrapping up all the latest news including some kennel visits and hopefully a few exclusives!

From the start of the first round on 23 May, Star Sports will be video previewing every heat and running the highly competitive GWA Media Challenge which will have it’s own ante-post market with any profits donated to charity.

There will also be opportunities for readers to win tickets to Towcester including hospitality on finals night and a free to enter YES/NO prediction competition.

Stewart added: “There will be regular updates from the starsports.bet trading team on the ante-post market with news of any movers.

“Two of our biggest days for content away from race days themselves are the Greyhound Derby preview night which will be held at Star’s Mayfair betting shop in Curzon Street on 21 May and the Derby Lunch & Final Draw 24 June. We’ll be covering both events in full for those not lucky enough to be there in person.

“I am confident the 2024 Derby coverage will be our best yet and I’m greatly looking forward to working alongside the Towcester team and our internal team together with chief organiser Kim Sanzone to deliver a bumper bundle of content.”

MANY THANKS TO STEVE NASH FOR PHOTOGRAPHY www.steve-nash.co.uk

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Author: Eugene Morris