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Thursday, April 25, 2019

PALM BEACH KENNEL CLUB PRESENTS THE $20,000 BOB BALFE PUPPY STAKES CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 27!

CAN KOPPE, STAATS & COLLINS KENNEL’S SUPER PUP PAT C SLY COOPER REMAIN UNDEFEATED! ...AND DON’T FORGET TO COME OUT FOR OUR AUTISM AWARENESS TRACK WALK AT NOON!

West Palm Beach, Fl. - Palm Beach Kennel Club’s youngest racers will take to the stage Saturday afternoon, April 27, as the championship finale of the $20,000 Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes highlights a day of fun and excitement for the entire family.

This year’s field features some of the best early-speed and first-turn rushing athletes on the Palm Beach Kennel Club roster.

But one finalist stands above the rest and will be the post time favorite.

Koppe, Staats & Collins Kennel’s Pat C Sly Cooper wowed racing fans as he swept all four qualifying rounds to enter the $20,000 Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes undefeated. Not only that, but Saturday afternoon the “Sly” one will be going for his seventh-consecutive victory.

Pat C Sly Cooper’s main competition appears to be the inside early speedster Racy Peg, the well-established Britney Eureton and the Brock Lesner of Greyhound racing, Barts Beast Mode.

The eight Puppy Stakes finalists in post-position order:

1. Racy Peg (Bella Infrared – Princess Bula, B & B Racing)

2. Britney Eureton (Barcelona Boss – Miss Prissy, Rader Racing)

3. Palm City Tyson (Atascocita Gray – Skate Parchy, B & B Racing)

4. Bigger Cheese (Barcelona Boss – Kiowa Jilll Boom, Rader Racing)

5. Barts Beast Mode (Deerfield Mover* - GV Tilda, James Douglas)

6. JD Oxidizer (KC And All – JD Happy Tears, Brindle Kennel)

7. Pat C Sly Cooper (Pat C Clement – Pat C Deception, Koppe, Staats & Collins)

8. Superior Candi (Last Outlaw – Superior Cinch, B & B Racing)

The 53rd running of the $20,000 Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes will be contested in Saturday afternoon’s twelfth race with an approximate post time of 4:00 p.m.

The Puppy Stakes is named in honor of former Palm Beach Post Time sports columnist and great friend to Greyhound racing, Bob Balfe.

Activities for this very special afternoon of championship Greyhound racing include:

* 15 Superfecta Races! * $10,000 Guaranteed Pick 4! *Join John Martin with ESPN West Palm with the Cash Cube and your chance to win your share of $500! * Enjoy Live Music by Faith’s Place Steel Drum Band! (Trackside, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm) * For the kids, Karl Koppertop will be on hand with his amazing Balloon Artistry and say hello to Ace the Poker Bear! * Greyhound Pet Representatives will be here to answer any questions you may have about adopting one of these loving and caring retired racers! * The 53rd running of the $20,000 Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes featuring eight of the Kennel Club’s fastest-rising young superstars! (Race 12) * Don’t forget, the On-Track for Autism Awareness Track Walk will begin at 12 Noon!

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