The British Greyhound Breeders Forum committee are considering options to attract more entries for Swindon’s Two Year Old Produce Stakes.

This year’s event will see just 48 of a scheduled 72 runners go to traps for the first round.

New BGBF chairman Liz Mort said: “Such a shame the entry is so small – the prize money is excellent  and it is easy to enter, so long as the Breeder registers the litter at the litter entry stage!  That is where some of the problems lie, I feel, and it may be we need to look into simplifying or altering the entry system!

“There were around 240 British Bred litters whelped in 2017 – to have so very few individual entries out of them – which include multiple entries from some litters – is sad.  I am sure that within those 48 entries there are some excellent dogs that we will be proud to say are British Bred, but I don’t believe that out of those 240 litters there were only 48 pups that were worth entering!

“For goodness’ sake, £2,000 to the Breeder of the winner – on top of the £15,000 plus Trophy! Why would you not enter?”