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Thursday, October 11, 2018

DUBUQUE, Ia. – An impressive performance by the Stidham Kennel’s greyhounds highlighted the opening round of the (estimated) $155,000 Iowa Breeders Cup on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Iowa Greyhound Park.

The Stidham greyhounds won six of the 10 races. Let’s go down the list.

JD Hypnotic, 25-7-4-4, eased out a bit in the homestretch to win by two lengths. He is a 78-pounder, born Oct. 1, 2016 out of Kelsos Fusileer – JD Happy Tears.

JD Greco, 15-4-0-2, an 80-pounder, born May 8, 2016 out of KC And All – JD Uranium, pulled away in the homestretch to win by two lengths.

SH Landry, 22-3-4-2, rallied in the homestretch to win by a length. He is a 76-pounder, born April 13, 2016 out of Definate Opinion – Sh Kung Fu Kathy.

PBR Me rallied from third in the homestretch to win by head. He is a 74-pounder, born July 28, 2016 out of SH Avatar – Anarchy and stands 24-3-5-5.

B’s Burglar Eyes, 17-4-3-1, came from second in the homestretch to win by a length and a quarter. He is a 71-pounder, born April 15, 2016 out of Nms Sweet Thing – Boc’s Wendy P.

JD Revelation, 29-11-5-2, wrapped up Stidham’s day by going box-to-wire from the seven box, pulling away to win by three lengths. She is a 64-pounder, born Feb. 27, 2016 out of KC And All – JD Andromeda.

The best race of the first round was produced by Superior Kennel’s Hilco Blaze, 21-6-6-3. The 66-pounder, born April 6, 2015 out of KC And All – Hilco Burner went box-to-wire from the five box, turning a length’s lead in the far turn into a 10-length romp at the wire. Her time of 30.10 seconds for the 5-16 mile was the fastest in the first round and the 10 lengths was the largest in the round.

Superior Kennel had another winner in Superior Wildcat, 29-14-5-3. He won by a length in the half.

Winning the remaining two opening races were:

AT’s Golden (T And T), 27-9-6-6, He came from second in the homestretch to win by five lengths.

BSK Happy (Jackson Greyhounds), 29-4-3-7, went box-to-wire from the eight box but saw her lead shaved to a half-length at the wire.

The 80 greyhounds return to the boxes for the second round on Saturday, Oct. 13. After the second round, the field will be trimmed for the third round on Thursday, Oct. 18.

I'm a native of the Washington, D.C., area and a graduate of the University of Maryland. I'm now retired after a two-decade plus stint as the sports editor of the Council Bluffs, Iowa, Daily Nonpareil.