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September 7, 2015: This Week in Greyhound Racing
We had a busy Labor Day with several promotions, like the Mini Fetch and the 10% Bonus Match for deposits. On top of all that we had two stakes races: one at Palm Beach and the other at Ebro.
Palm Beach The Finals of the $20,000 Gallagher / Kinnaird Puppy Stakes. It was a very exciting race when #2, BF PAR SNIPE, and the #8, PJ ST PIERRE, went neck to neck down the backstretch only to have Pierre turn on the boosters and finish ahead. Congratulations to PJ ST PIERRE, the 2015 Puppy Stakes Champion at Palm Beach!
Ebro Greyhounds Monday marked the last race day of the season for Ebro and they concluded with the Luther “Ludy” Hess Gold Collar invitation-only stakes race. Obviously not wearing the gold collar because nothing was slowing him down #8, ROC A BY CHOCTAW, won the race. We can’t wait to see what next season holds for Ebro!
On Wednesday 9/09/15 Bluffs Run kicked off its $60,000 stakes race series known as “Finale” for its first round. Let’s recap the races:
Race 1: Winning out any contest the #8, HELPME HELPYOU, followed by the #2, CALL ME LATER, and in third place #7, B’S SOLVER WINGS.
Race 2: #5, TRENDING, was able to pull an upset and clinch the win with #8, DS VELA, and #4, DOWN LO on his tail.
Race 3: #6, CHAMP’S CONQUEST, also stepped up and pulled out a big win with #1, JD BOMBSHELL, and #3, TAHAS TORNADO, behind him.
Race 4: Passing the #1, NO BIG DEAL, right at the end of the backstretch #8, DARE DEVIL DEVEN, sneaks in a victory. #6, XKT JIM THUNDER, following behind both in third.
Race 5: Another hot win of the night #2, SUPERIOR PHOENIX, a longshot who paid out big and won the race by a length and a half with the #3, BOC’S HANK JR, and #5, LAHAINA, following close to each other.
Race 6: The #8, BOC’S EXECUTIVE, made it clear he wasn’t going to be beaten this race and ran an easy win. #5, DS SIP N SI, and #7, TOOTIE, coming in second and third respectively.
Race 7: #1, BOC’S SAILFISH, was not contested at all in this race. After the break he stayed in the lead the entire time. A few lengths behind him, #4, BARTS OH FANNY, and a few lengths behind that, #3, DEJA VUE.
Race 8: #4, JD ICONIC, just held on to the lead as #8, EVOLVINGSITUAJHN, exploded from the pack and flew into a solid second place. This left #5, BLINK OFF, to fend for himself in a finish that had to go to the photo.
Race 9: #2, ILLUMINATE, lit up the field and made winning look easy in this last heat race for round 1. #8, KL’s JULES, strode in about a length behind and then #7, DK’S GATOR ROLL, made his mark with the third spot.