There has been much anticipation for the $1.2 Million Festival of Stakes Championship at Southland Greyhound Park. Today, October 1st, will crown nine champions, one each for the Crittenden Super Sprint, Arkansas Bred Juvenile, Glen Fenter Super Marathon, Arkansas Bred Sprint, Ansel Styles Marathon, Barry Baldwin Juvenile, Ness Sechrest Middle Distance, Darby Henry Female Sprint, and Darby Henry Male Sprint. For each of the nine divisions, there will be a consolation race, totaling 18 races in the matinee card starting with an early post time of 1:00 EST/ 12:00 CST. Whether you’ll be at the track or at home, catch the action with us. In addition to the consolation and championship races, there will be other Jackpot specials running throughout the card, with guaranteed $5,000 Pick 4 beginning in race 2 extending into race 5. Followed by a $5,000 Pick 5 running from races 6 through 10. Another $5,000 on a Hi-5 Wager where you want to select the first five finishers of race 9. And finally, a $10,000 Pick 6 Jackpot, starting out in race 11 and finishing off in race 16. Where today only any 4 or 5 of 6 would generate a payoff! Whether you’ll be at the track or at home, catch the action with us. With so much up for grabs, it’s an event you won’t want to miss.
Two members of our team, Alicia and Ryan, will be at Southland live tweeting the entire event, chatting with customers and kennels, and giving away free Greyhound Channel merchandise. If you live near the track, swing by- they would love to touch base with you. If you don’t live near the track, but want to get in on the Festival of Stakes action, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook. We’ll be posting pictures, video, and live updates of picks and winners. Bringing the live experience to you!
To add to the excitement of today, our In The Money contest is coming to an end in unison with the Festival of Stakes. Like Southland, we are also upping the fun, with double the points accumulation for this final round! The winners of our contest will be announced Sunday, October 2nd.