We love watching the races. We admire every greyhound athlete, no matter the race’s outcome. It’s the love for the sport that drives us–which is why we get excited when we hear about an exciting up-and-comer. There’s been some Facebook and Twitter buzz since early February about a pup barely two years old out of Southland Greyhound Park and he already has an impressive career record.
Offspring of KC AND ALL X CLOSIN IN ONAWIN, SHOW ON THE ROAD’s been burning it up at Southland Greyhound Park since August 21, 2015. He’s trained by Plum Creek Kennel’s Monte Hoopes and has impressed from the get-go with a strong career start in the 583-yard distance.
He won his first race by an unexpected 12.5 lengths which set the tone for his racing career. Within a month he had moved up from grade D to A. Quickly thereafter he began competing in AA, SA, and SAA races with solid effort. SHOW ON THE ROAD seemed to be searching for his stride to propel himself to the next level, which he found in late December. December brought an A-grade win, which was the beginning of a string of “in the money” races.
With the 2016 New Year, SHOW ON THE ROAD switched the distance up from the 583-yard to the 703-yard. Something clicked.
SHOW ON THE ROAD’s greyt-ness intensified. His racing style expanded to accommodate the extra field distance easily, which revealed an impressive stamina to cross the front-stretch with speed to spare. SHOW ON THE ROAD was consistently finishing in the money. This season he’s had 15 starts: 13 – 2 – 0 – 0.
He was on a 13 win streak until his most recent out on April 3, when he had some trouble breaking through on the inside. SHOW ON THE ROAD races again tomorrow, Saturday April 9, 2016 during Southland Greyhound Park’s evening card race 17 and we’ll be cheering him on!
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