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Whippets living life in the fast lane at Old Hall Extravaganza

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 05, 2014

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THE dogs have been the stars of the show at a bank holiday event in Church Gresley.

The Old Hall Whippet Racing Club hosted 83 of the dogs on Saturday as it kicked off the annual Old Hall Extravaganza, featuring races and other activities for the whole family.

People came from all over the country to take part in the event, at Gresley Old Hall, which was running on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

One of the organisers, Andy Mullen, told the Mail: “We’ve had people from all over. It’s for families, but we do put a lot into the racing. We do make a lot of it.”

Saturday was the biggest day for the event, with some of the best dogs showing off their skills in the hope of winning a holiday with sponsors Weston Wood Lodges.

It is the second year the extravaganza has taken place in Church Gresley, and Mr Mullen said this year’s event was ‘bigger and better’ than the last one, with more dogs and more people heading down.

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