Yorkshire’s top greyhound racing venue was in the driving seat to give away a car worth more than £11,000 as its winter deals got into gear.

Carol Mincher, 62, was the lucky winner of a Citroen C1 Flair at a special race night at Owlerton Greyhound Stadium, after taking part in a competition which received more than 20,000 entries.

The giveaway saw racegoers initially offered the chance to win one of the stadium’s ‘Fab Four’ packages – which include admission, a racecard, two drinks and a bet. Three winners from each race night from July until November were entered into a main prize draw to win the brand-new set of wheels.

Ten package winners were then chosen at random to take part in the main draw, with the ‘finalists’ choosing sets of keys at random live on the venue’s Facebook page – one of which opened the car.

Manor Park-based Carol said: “It’s not every day you visit your local greyhound stadium and come away with a new car – so it’s safe to say I never expected this to happen!

“I was at the venue celebrating a friend’s birthday and by chance the draw was taking place at the same time, so I decided to get involved, but I didn’t even expect to get past the first stage. I’m over the moon – what a fantastic early Christmas present.”

Dave Perry, venue director at Owlerton Greyhound Stadium, said: “Huge congratulations to Carol after her big win! We’re delighted with the success of our ‘Win A Car’ giveaway, which received a huge amount of entries.

“It was a pleasure to be able to give away so many of our ‘Fab Four’ packages too, to reward some of our loyal racegoers.

“We’d also like to thank our friends at Citroen Sheffield, who played a huge part in the competition’s success by supplying the car for the giveaway.”

Ryan Smith, Dealer Principal at Citroen Sheffield, said: “It was great to be given the opportunity to be part of such a fun competition.

“It was something different and we hope the winner is delighted with her new Citroen C1. We look forward to working with Owlerton Stadium again in the future.”