2016 $50,000 James W. Paul Derby Champ, Ethel Is Here, Receives a Well-Deserved Kiss from Crystal Carroll
ETHEL IS HERE TO BE RETIRED FRIDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 10!
West Palm Beach, Fl. - Second-round qualifying action for Palm Beach Kennel Club’s $50,000 James W. Paul 3/8ths Mile Derby takes place Saturday afternoon, February 11.
All 32 of the Greyhounds from round one will compete Saturday afternoon in four qualifying events, and then again in round three on Wednesday afternoon, February 15. The top 16 point earners following the third round will move on to the sweet sixteen being contested Sunday afternoon, February 19. The final eight will then compete in the championship final, Saturday afternoon, February 25.
A quick rundown of Saturday afternoon’s qualifiers:
In Race 10, impressive round-one winner, #6 Wicked Twista (Dyna Nalin* - Luxurious Trent, North Shore Kennel) will absolutely be the post time favorite and could easily move into round three undefeated.
Moving on the Race 12, there is little doubt amongst handicappers that #6 O Ya Maybelline (Defrim Bale* - O Ya Norma, Janie Carroll Kennel) should enter the third-round of qualifying with an unblemished record.
Race 14 features the Palm Beach Kennel Club’s 2016/17 season win leader, the incredible #4 Fraulein Morgan (Kiowa Mon Manny – Fraulein Kaci, Janie Carroll). Line up at the mutuel windows now to avoid the rush of cashing in those win tickets!
Race 15 contains a plethora of riches, which includes two first-round winners, #1 Dutch Jackie (Flying Coal City – Karen Adams, Lester Raines) and #5 Janice Dean “The Weather Machine” (Rhythmless – Audra Barkley, Brindle Kennel) and three qualifying runner-up’s, #2 AMF Ex Taylor (AMF Ex President – Budz Trix, B & B Racing), #3 Go Bon Kickstart (Djays Octane – Go Bon Pure Lee, Royal Racing Team) and #6 Atascocita Dago (Atascocita Bowl – Atascocita Edith, Suncoast Kennel). How this race plays out will certainly add another piece to the Derby championship puzzle.
Post time for Saturday afternoon’s first race is 1:00 p.m.
This will be the 86th running of the Derby, one of the nation’s longest running stake events, and is named in honor of humanitarian, greyhound owner and dedicated supporter of Greyhound adoption James W. Paul.
Special Note: Last year’s Derby champ, middle-distance track record holder and last season’s co-Track champion – Ethel Is Here – will be officially retired in an on-track ceremony, Friday afternoon, February 10.