Spotlight: Old Hounds Know All the Tricks

We enjoy presenting stories on current industry events and who’s-who in racing. Our spotlight articles typically focus on the up-and-coming greyhound youths we see making their way through the grades from maiden up.

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We think about the AGTOA 2015 All-America teams, with team captain and 2015 Rural Rube award winner HUSKER MAGIC. Along with her first and second teammates, these greyhounds are all super athletes who have carved their places among the year’s racing royalty.

What’s also rewarding is to witness an athlete who’s been making strides through the years–and subsequently, the grades–while still rocking it on-track. We hope these pups will be as successful as veteran KB’S LIKE A FOX, a white and blue brindle proven sprinter who seems to only get better with age.

“Foxy” is a known athlete who, after nearly 5 years of racing greytness, still continues to impress. Check out the article written by Jeff Prince, the Customer Service Manager at Palm Beach:

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RADER RACING KENNEL’S KB’S LIKE A FOX BREAKS 21-YEAR OLD RECORD!

SCORES PALM BEACH KENNEL CLUB CAREER-RECORD WIN #86!

March 20, 2016

West Palm Beach, Fl. – Rader Racing Kennel’s KB’s Like A Fox (Team Record* – Whistler’s Annie) accomplished a feat that no one thought would ever happen.

On March 18, 2016, “Foxy” broke the almost 21-year-old record of the legendary Pat C Rendezvous, as he scored his 86th Palm Beach Kennel Club career victory, elevating him to status of the winningest Greyhound in the history of the track.

KB’s Like A Fox, born August 6, 2011, scored his first career victory back on June 22, 2013. That race was contested on the 301-Yard Super Sprint Course and he’s been at home at that distance ever since.

“It was a phenomenal feat. I never thought it would ever happen. I thought it was one of those unreachable records”, said a proud kennel operator Norm Rader. “He wants to run. He likes to run and I’m going to keep letting him do it until he doesn’t want to anymore.”

KB’s Like A Fox is on track to break another Palm Beach Kennel Club record, becoming the first Greyhound in track history to win three track win championships.

PAT C RENDEZVOUS

First career win – June 17th, 1993

Last career win (#85) – September 20, 1995

KB’S LIKE A FOX

First Career Win – June 22, 2013

Record Setting Career Win #86 – March 18, 2016 (Active)

On March 18, 2016, “Foxy” broke the almost 21-year-old record of the legendary Pat C Rendezvous, as he scored his 86th Palm Beach Kennel Club career victory, elevating him to status of the winningest Greyhound in the history of the track.

 

Well done: breaking the 21-year record is quite an achievement! Congratulations to Rader Racing Kennel, owner Kenneth Biehle, and all connections! We’re happy to report Foxy’s impressive sprinting talents are still putting him in the money, as recently as April 17, 2016.

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Photo courtesy of Greyhound Data.

Another notable sprinting hound with a long racing career is SILENT POWER (OSWALD COBBLEPOT X SHIRLEY SUGAR), best known during the Multnomah Greyhound Park racing days. SILENT POWER was an electrostatic win monster for owners Paul and Vicki Coombs, having amassed 101 victories from 220 starts while competing in stakes company until his retirement at age 5 and a half years.

SILENT POWER was a sprint champ. He was the winner of the 2002 Multnomah Anthony Amato Memorial Dash and 2002 Multnomah Murray Kemp Classic. He came in 2nd in the 2003 Oregon Bred Sprint Championship; 2nd in the 2003 Murray Kemp, and 2nd in the 2004 Multnomah Wood Village Stake. He was the 2004 Murray Kemp finalist and finished his career with 101 race wins.

We believe KB’S LIKE A FOX gets better with age, just like a fine wine. We look forward to watching him and the other pups continue to bring greyt on-track performances.

 

Thanks to Palm Beach’s Jeff Prince for contributing the KB’S LIKE A FOX article.

Have you witnessed an exceptional up-and-coming greyhound athlete? Share your “hot dog” rising stars with us! If we feature your greyt athlete, we’ll post $2 in wagering credit to your Greyhound Channel account!

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