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JANICE DEAN AND O YA MAYBELLINE REMAIN UNDEFEATED, BUT NOT FOR LONG!
THEY WILL GO MUZZLE-TO-MUZZLE IN ROUND THREE!
West Palm Beach, Fl. – After an exciting set of second round qualifiers, round-three action for the 86th running of Palm Beach Kennel Club’s $50,000 James W. Paul Three-Eighths Mile Derby takes place Wednesday afternoon, February 15.
Four qualifying races will be held, with the top 16 point earners advancing to the semifinals Sunday afternoon, February 19.
After two rounds of qualifying, only two entries have a shot of entering the semifinals undefeated. And both will compete in the same qualifying event!
In Race 15, #2 O Ya Maybelline (Defrim Bale* - O Ya Norma, Janie Carroll Kennel) will go head-to-head with last month’s $50,000 He’s My Man Classic champion #4 Janice Dean “The Weather Machine” (Rhythmless – Audra Barkley, Brindle Kennel).
Both Maybelline and Janice are set up nicely to get loose, and it’s going to be very interesting to watch and see who gains the upper paw. This qualifier looks to be a classic!
Race 14 looks to belong to our current 2016/17 track win leader, #1 Fraulein Morgan (Kiowa Mon Manny – Fraulein Kaci, Janie Carroll). The big question in this qualifier is which entries will fill out the top four. While Morgan is a shoe-in to advance, there are of handful that will have a good chance to move on to round four.
Qualifying will also be held in races ten and twelve.
Post time for the first race Wednesday afternoon is 1:00 p.m.
The $50,000 James W. Paul 3/8ths Three-Eighths Mile Championship final will be contested Saturday afternoon, February 25, and is one of the nation’s longest-running stake events.
The Derby is named in honor of humanitarian, greyhound owner and dedicated supporter of greyhound adoption James W. Paul.