The National Greyhound Association (NGA) Pup Giveaway drawing takes place today, October 12th, during the NGA Fall Meet Banquet, with the proceeds of the raffle ticket purchases benefiting the Greyhound Hall of Fame. Three greyhounds will be in the drawing: one male and two females. The staff at Greyhound Channel are very excited for the event this evening because we have entered the drawing for the possibility of owning one of these amazing greyhounds. Let’s take a look at each pup in the giveaway.
The first pup, donated by Bob Hardison and Dennis Mleynek, is a male born in September of 2015 by SH Avatar and DK’s Send All. SH Avatar won the 2012 and 2013 $500,000 Bluffs Run Iowa Breeders Classic, as well as the 2013 Bluffs Run Survivor Championship. He took third in the 2013 Bluffs Run Open and was on the All-America Team for 2012 and 2013. Among other achievements, SH Avatar has the highest career earnings for a greyhound. He comes from the Gable Dodge bloodline who, due to his impressive racing career, was the number one sire for multiple years. Flying Penske, who was inducted into the Greyhound Hall of Fame in 2013, and Oshkosh Racey, who was inducted into the Greyhound Hall of Fame in 2001, are both in SH Avatar’s bloodline as well. The pup’s dam is DK’s Send All out of KC and All, one of the most utilized sires. Like SH Avatar, DK’s Send All is also from the Gable Dodge bloodline.
The second pup is a female, born in April of 2015, from David and Brenda Petzold out of Chasin the Richs and P Kay Chilly. Chasin the Richs won the 2012 Bluffs Run Bracket Challenge and the 2011 Dubuque Au Revoir. He took third in the 2011 Dubuque Classic and comes from the promising Gable Dodge bloodline. The pup’s dam, P Kay Chilly, comes from the Hall of Famer Flying Penske bloodline.
Lastly, the third pup of the giveaway is a female born in February of this year, making her the youngest of the three pups. She has been donated by Monte Jacobs and is out of KC and All and Ultimatetakeover. KC and All has quite the impressive racing record, finishing 74-14-4 in 108 starts, all of which were in grade A. This has helped him to become one of the top sires in the US. KC and All’s sire is Gable Dodge. The pup’s dam, Ultimatetakeover, is out of Hi Noon Hero, a fantastic athlete from Wheeling who won, placed, and showed in multiple stakes races and earned a track record in 2009. Ultimatetakeover is also from the Greyhound Hall of Famers Flying Penske and Oshkosh Racey.
As you can see, each of the hounds in the NGA Pup Giveaway have promise for wonderful racing careers. Should one of our tickets be selected from the drawing, we plan on keeping you updated on the pup as they head towards their racing career. Good luck to all who are participating in today’s drawing!