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Monday, February 12, 2018

ROUND THREE QUALIFYING FOR PALM BEACH KENNEL CLUB’S $50,000 JAMES W. PAUL 3/8THS MILE DERBY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 14!

RCKNATIVE SPIRIT AND JS MANE EVENT REMAIN UNDEFEATED!

After an exciting set of second round qualifiers, round-three action for the 87th running of Palm Beach Kennel Club’s $50,000 James W. Paul Three-Eighths Mile Derby takes place Wednesday afternoon, February 14.

Five qualifying races will be held, with the top 16-point earners advancing to the semifinals Sunday afternoon, February 18.

After two rounds of qualifying, only two entries have a shot of entering the semifinals undefeated, Rader Racing Kennel’s JS Mane Event and Suncoast Kennel’s Rcknative Spirit. In Race 12, #6 Rcknative Spirit (Pat C Clement – RCK Spirit) puts her streak on the line against the likes of early speedsters #5 Oshkosh Marlene (BD’s Grayson – Flying Appletara, James Douglas Kennel) and #7 Kaias Blue Belle (Trent Lee – Kaias Dahlia, Royal Racing Team). There’s no doubt that Spirit will have to come from off the pace to enter the sweet sixteen undefeated.

Race 15 looks to be a slobber knocker of a qualifier. First, you have the undefeated qualifier #4 JS Mane Event (KC And All – TY Kay Event) and boy-oh-boy, does she have her work cut out. #1 PJ Whattheywant (Djays Octane – Whats Next, Rader Racing) is sitting pretty on the inside, right beside the box-bomber #2 Barts Big Bang (Pat C Clement – Barts Magpie, James Douglas).

Adding to that, we have one of the favorites to win it all, the very consistent, and Mane Event’s half-brother, #8 TC Charlie (KC And All – Oshkosh First, James Douglas). Qualifying events will also be held in races eight, ten and fourteen.

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 24, 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.

Special activities for this outstanding afternoon of championship Greyhound racing include:

* Free Admission and Parking!

* 15-Superfecta Races!

* Guaranteed $10,000 Pick 4!

* Cory Marin performs our National Anthem! (12:30 p.m.)

* Food Specials! Hot Dog & Draft Beer for only $4.50 / Hot Dog & Soda for only $3.50!

* Join John Martin with ESPN West Palm Street Team with the Cash Cube and a chance to win up to $500 and other prizes! (In front of first-floor Poker Room, 2:00 - 4:00 pm).

* The first 500 racing fans (age 18 and older) to enter the track will receive a 2018 Souvenir, Collectable Derby Glass, with a listing of all past Derby winners, courtesy of WPTV News Channel 5. (ONE GLASS PER PERSON, NO EXCEPTIONS)

* For the kids, Balloon Artist Karl Koppertop and Ace the Poker Bear! (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

* Greyhound Pet Representatives will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about adopting one of these loving dogs!

* The finale of the 87th running of the $50,000 James W. Paul 3/8ths Mile Derby featuring Palm Beach Kennel Club’s top middle-distance athletes! (Race 12)

Contact: Jeff Prince (561) 683-2222, Ext. 126 / jprince@pbkennelclub.com
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