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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

 

The $20,000 Remembrance Stakes reduces its field in half tonight with four second-round qualifying races at Derby Lane.

Sixteen of the 32 greyhounds will be eliminated as the track’s final 550-yards stake race of the season resumes.

ABC Racing kennel’s Shipley (Race 4, 8:10 p.m.), D’Arcy kennel’s Over Zealous (Race 6, 8:39), Capabal kennel’s Rum And Coke (8, 9:13) and Farmer Racing kennel’s Mr Juniper Creek (10, 9:47) drew the No. 1 boxes.

Over Zealous was one of four first-round winners and ranks tied for first in points at 16 with kennelmate My Mate Tom-iu (Race 4), and the Cal Holland duo of Jiminy Reno (8) and Kentucky Leo (10).

Jiminy Reno has won his past five races.

Eight greyhounds with the most accumulative points advance to the May 28 championship race.

Don Jensen

I have been a sports writer in the newspaper industry for 40 years: working in Florida, Maryland and Virginia. I moved to Florida in 1984 after serving as the publicity director of Charles Town Race Track, a thoroughbred facility in West Virginia. I reside in Tampa, Fla., and cover the Tampa Bay area parimutuel scene – both greyhounds and thoroughbreds – and write about high school sports for the Tampa Bay Times.