Hundreds of people travelled to Sheffield’s Owlerton Stadium for one of the nation’s biggest greyhound auctions.
Fifty-seven greyhounds appeared on the block at the stadium in Hillsborough on Sunday after taking a few laps around the track to show off their fastest times and techniques.
“There’s nothing quite like an auction, I love the adrenaline and the atmosphere,” said Sheffield trainer Elaine Parker, who owns around 60 greyhound dogs.
“I’ve come ready to buy today. I’ve seen a few that I liked on the track and am looking forward to getting the bidding under way.”
Nearly 300 buyers turned out for the auction.
John Gilburn, managing director at the stadium, said: “The atmosphere at these things is always great - it’s a good way to spend a morning.
“It’s also a great way to get your hands on a dog for a reasonable price.”
Traditionally greyhounds can go for anything up to £100,000, although John says most go for a far more modest sum.
He added: “The majority of these today will sell for between five and seven thousand guineas.”