The GTA and Towcester Racecourse are delighted to announce the 2018 GTA Trainers Championship meeting will be held at Towcester on Saturday evening March 24th  2018.

Given Towcester will be hosting the English Greyhound Derby Final on June 2nd, this will provide an ideal opportunity for competing trainers to race their best dogs ahead of the Derby at one of sport’s most high profile meetings.

The GTA are pleased to maintain this important and prestigious event with the assistance of Towcester Racecourse, on what promises to be a very special evening of highly competitive enjoyable racing for owners, trainers, staff and greyhound racing fans alike.

Kevin Ackerman Chief Executive Towcester Racecourse “With the uncertainty surrounding the Sky Sports coverage in 2018 and beyond, we were keen to ensure that this great event goes ahead and the top trainers get a chance to compete against each other for the coveted title of GTA Trainers Champion 2018. It should be a great night and it will be interesting to see if Kevin Hutton can hold off some very strong competition once again and make it his 4th title in row.”

Dave Houfton GTA Secretary “ Following overwhelmingly good feedback on the back of last year’s Greyhound Trainers Association Trainers Championship meeting, the GTA is delighted to again partner with Towcester to stage the 2018 event for what we expect to be another exciting and competitive event to be enjoyed by all.”


Prize money breakdown for the competition:-

£5000 – Winning trainers

£1000 – Five other competing trainers

£1000 – Per race for 8 races (£500 to winner, £100 others)

Total prize fund – £18,000