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Monday, October 29, 2018

Blanchard Kennel’s L’s Griz closed in the stretch to capture the $100,000 Mountaineer Classic in a photo finish last Saturday afternoon at Wheeling Island.

Racing fourth coming home, L’s Griz got up at the wire to nip AMF Loose End (A Ray Kennel) by a nose. L’s Luv It (Blanchard Kennel) rounded out the trifecta ticket.

Completing the final order of finish were Royal Daddys Boy (Blanchard Kennel), fourth; BGR Ltng McQueen (Brad Boeckenstedt Kennel), fifth; Hashtag Dangrite (Abrahamson Kennel), sixth; WW Jimmythe Geek (Wayne Ward Kennel), seventh; and Big Daddy Mack (Blanchard Kennel), eighth.

L’s Griz, an April 2016 greyhound out of KC And All-L’s Rovi, is trained by James E. Blanchard and owned by Ken Le Febvre.

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.