Star Sports are pleased to introduce a brand-new bonus for the winning connections of any greyhound that wins both the Star Sports, ARC & LPS English Greyhound Derby and the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby in 2020.
Star Sports’ Founder Ben Keith, said ‘We are delighted and honoured to not only be sponsoring the biggest greyhound race in the world for a fourth successive year, but also to introduce a new £50,000 Star Sports Double Greyhound Derby Bonus. The Greyhound Derby has always been the most sought-after trophy by owners and trainers, and we feel it’s important that we see the best from the UK take on the best from across the Irish Sea. We go 80/1 that ante-post favourite Ice On Fire takes home the £50,000 bonus this year!’
Nottingham’s Nathan Corden said, ‘This is an absolutely fantastic bonus put up by Ben and Star Sports. It is an amazing opportunity for a greyhound to win in excess of £250,000 in the space of just 6 months. I’m sure this will just intensify the rivalry between the UK and Irish runners this year!’.
The Star Sports, ARC & LPS English Greyhound Derby gets underway on Friday 10th April 2020, with 192 greyhounds taking part in round one. The Grand Final, which promises to be a high class affair takes place on Saturday 16th May 2020 with the winning connections taking home £100,000.
£50,000 bonus sponsors Star Sports are the UK’s leading luxury bookmaker and have been strong supporters of Great British greyhound racing for over 20 years. Having launched as Star Racing in 1999, they acquired independent bookmakers Vickers, Waldron and Turner & Kendrick, and the company soon outgrew its on-course roots. Now based in Brighton, Star Racing was rebranded to Star Sports in the summer of 2009 to reflect this growth and the wider portfolio of services offered to its clients.