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THE GREYHOUND WEEK BLOG: Julie Collier with all the latest news from the world of greyhound racing…..

➡️ The excitement is building ahead of the Greyhound Derby, well at least here at Star Sports it is! I can confirm that there will be the popular preview videos featuring Lofty and Ian Fortune alongside a prominent Derby trainer. Twitter users should follow the Star Sports feed closely for details of the preview night in Mayfair which was very well received last year, space will be limited to 50 guests. And those lucky enough to get a dog to the final will once again enjoy tea at The Ritz! Roll on April!! with Star Sports.

➡️ I spoke to trainer Robert Holt this week who has been feeling a little under the weather following a bad virus. We wish him well of course but happily, it sounds as though Trickys Dumbo is in great heart after what is now, six months off the track. Robert is doubtful that Dumbo will go for the Juvenile unless he comes forward very quickly but he will only go to Sheffield if it is the right thing to do in terms of Star Sports Derby preparation. I like this one as an ante post bet – he is currently 33/1. with Star Sports.

➡️ Unsurprisingly, Ice On Fire was voted Greyhound Of The Year for 2019 at the GBGB awards on Sunday evening at the Royal Lancaster hotel in London. The star dog’s exploits for the year included winning 16 of 19 races, taking three category one prizes along the way, all of which meant he also won the newcomer and standard categories. Trainer Jimmy Fenwick said on the night that he thinks the dog will be even better this year. Gulp! He is a 10/1 chance with Star Sports for the Greyhound Derby. with Star Sports.

➡️ The bitch category went to Oaks heroine, Bull Run Byte, Troy Bella, the National sprint winner was crowned sprinter of the year, Droopys Live won the stayers division whilst Micks Little Gem won the marathon category. Turnhouse Jet is your hurdler of the year and King Sheeran a fairly straight forward choice for British Bred dog of the year – he is 100/1 town the Star Sports Derby. with Star Sports.

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