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Monday, November 27, 2017

Long shot Mac’s Finn took command early and never looked back in capturing the $65,000 West Virginia Greyhound Owners and Breeders Association Keystone Championship Saturday afternoon at Wheeling Island.

Sent to post at 9-1 odds, Mac’s Finn – racing out of the A Ray Kennel – posted a box-to-wire 5-length victory in 38.03. Hit Me Chief (Steve Sarras) took runner up honors while Bo Bo Bruiser (Steve Sarras) and GF Taras Tango (Patriot/Taplin) finished in a dead heat for third. Completing the field were GLS Chief (Jacobs Racing), fifth; Billy Bibbit (Steve Sarras), sixth; GF Street Song (Patriot/Taplin), seventh; and GF Calamity Kate (Patriot/Taplin), eighth.

Mac’s Finn, a March 2015 greyhound out of Soprano Drive-Mac’s Pomenade, opened his career at Tri-State Greyhound Park before coming up to Wheeling Island in June. He is owned by Patrick McMillon and trained in Wheeling by Joe Palmer.

I was introduced to greyhound racing by a friend in the late 1970s at Wheeling Downs and fell in love with the sport and the athletes immediately. Throughout the years, I have developed a deep passion for racing. In the mid 1990s, I started writing a weekly greyhound column and shortly thereafter became a writer for The Greyhound Review.

I have enjoyed watching and writing about these wonderful competitors, including All-Americans DD's Nelson, Kiowa Sweet Trey, Gene's Champion, WW Apple Jax, Greys Royalcrown, Nimby TP Jan, Hi Noon Hero, Gable Sour Cream, KB's Ruckus and Cry Case.