This year’s Greyhound Derby begins at Wimbledon Stadium later this month.

More than 200 dogs from across Europe are expected to enter what is widely regarded as the most prestigious race on the British greyhound racing calendar and arguably one of the biggest in the world.

This year’s event could be a record-equalling one too with six-time champion trainer Charlie Lister OBE looking to equal Nick Savva’s record of winning three back-to-back Greyhound Derbys.

He won last year’s £75,000 grand prize with Taylors Sky.

“This looks set to be one of the most competitive years yet with a whopping £125,000 on offer for the winner,” said Kate Miller, head of racing at William Hill, who sponsor the event.

“There has been huge interest from the public in this year’s event, and we are looking forward to some top class racing.”

The first rounds take place on April 26, 27 and 28, with further rounds every week in the lead up to the final on May 26.

Entry is free for punters with an Oyster card. Call 0870 840 8905.