Sky cameras roll in at Yarmouth

Yarmouth Stadium will play host to the 49th TV Trophy final tonight in full view of the Sky Sports TV cameras. The stadium is only the 19th venue to be honoured with running this most historic marathon greyhound race.

Yarmouth Stadium will play host to the 49th TV Trophy final tonight in full view of the Sky Sports TV cameras.

The stadium is only the 19th venue to be honoured with running this most historic marathon greyhound race.

Sky TV's outside broadcast team will produce a two and a half hour programme screened not only throughout the British Isles and Ireland, but also Europe and Russia.

The race carries a £6,000 winner's cheque while there are seven Open races, which will also earn the winners £500 each.


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Another unique feature is that as well as the eight televised races, the four additional races, making up the 12 race card, are also opens, featuring Yarmouth's best, racing against the top open race greyhounds from around the country. It means an unprecedented variety of races, over 277, 462, 659 and 843 metres.

In the big race, Yarmouth track record-breaker Spiridon Louis lines up in trap two, having narrowly deposed Head Iton Jordan as favourite.

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Head Iton Jordan, in trap five, came into the event with an unbeaten run of 11 wins, stretching back to January.

Cash For Kate, trap three, has a string of wins extending back six races after dominating her TV Trophy Heat. Kate lines up in her first major final in England, having only come to these shores from Ireland in December.

Wise Susie, a staying star in Ireland, is looking to establish a similar reputation in the UK.

Confident Foe will fire out of trap four and holds the marathon distance track records at both Coventry and Hall Green, in Birmingham.

Completing the line up, in trap six, is Mitzie, trained at Walthamstow by Mick Puzey.

In March, Mitzie won her heat and the £2,500 first prize in the NGRC Stewards Cup, at Walthamstow. At Yarmouth, Mitzie has won her William Hill TV Trophy Trial Stakes and followed up with a heat win.

t Sky Sports 2 - 7.30pm.

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