Today kicks off round one of Derby Lane’s Husker Magic Fall Sprint, named in honor of the blonde bombshell herself, Husker Magic.
As many of you know, Husker Magic retired on June 22nd of this year at the top of her game, with 105 career wins out of 167 starts. This helped put Derby Lane’s Darling Diva as 33rd on the All-Time wins list and marked her as the first greyhound at Derby Lane to hit the 100 win mark. Husker Magic has quite the impressive resumé, including 2015 Rural Rube award recipient, captain of the 2015 AGTOA All-America Team, winner of the 2015 Daytona 550, 2015 Derby Lane Sprint Classic, and 2016 T.L. Weaver Memorial in June. She took second in the 2016 Daytona 550, 2014 Gold Trophy Juvenile, 2015 Inaugural, and 2015 T.L. Weaver Memorial.
On August 27th, Derby Lane’s Darling Diva was honored with a final farewell lap around the track before heading off for retirement. Husker Magic’s legacy will live on at the track as Derby Lane renamed their Fall Sprint stakes to include her name. We’re looking forward to the Husker Magic Fall Sprint and have included notable hounds, in the following, that we think you should keep an eye on in throughout the stakes:
Race 4: #1, Kentucky Kat, took the title for the 2016 T.L. Weaver Memorial in August. She has early speed that propels her to the front to help her take the win. We’ll see if she can add another stakes title to her resumé.
Race 6: #3, PJ Mcnasty, has ran well lately, finishing in the money for his last 6 outs. He has a nice kick that helps him hone in for the win.
Race 6: #4, SE’s Pinisher, is a fast rising pup who looks ready to test his ability against top stakes runners.
Race 8: #2, TR’s Flapjack, has nice early speed, but he sometimes has trouble with fading in the final stretch; still one to keep an eye on.
Race 10: #2, Lego Andrew, will be going for another stakes title to accompany his 2016 Sprint Classic win. His late kick makes him a dangerous contender.
Race 10: #8, Flying Dynomite, is notable with her consistent, excellent speed that should help carry her to the final.
Don’t miss the newly titled Husker Magic Fall Sprint in the evening card at Derby Lane today, September 10th, with race one’s post time at 7:30 PM EST!