Sheffield will play host to the Racing Post Juvenile on March 2
Racing Post Juvenile at Sheffield for second year.....
BY JONATHAN KAY
THE Racing Post Juvenile has been confirmed at Sheffield for a second successive year with the invitation race switching to a weekend slot on Saturday, March 2.
Worth £5,000 to the winner, £1,000 for second, £500 third and £300 others, the 500m race brings together the leading puppy performers in the second half of 2018 and is live on Racing Post Greyhound TV and TRP.
In terms of invitations, preference may be given to the winners of, and finalists in, leading puppy competitions from June 2018 onwards with the age limit being July 2016 whelps or younger.
As such, Puppy Classic winner Blue Trooper, Grays Cup Winner (Romford Puppy Cup), Droopys Trawler (Northern Puppy Derby) and Argentina (Puppy Derby) can all expect invitations which, if not taken up, will be offered to other finalists from those competitions in the first instance.
Racing Post editor Tom Kerr said: "We're proud to continue our association with the Racing Post Juvenile, a fantastic launching pad for greyhound racing's stars of tomorrow.
"The Racing Post juvenile is a race with a long and storied history which we're delighted to support and see thriving in its new home at Sheffield."