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Friday, November 13, 2020

The $65,000 West Virginia Greyhound Owners and Breeders Association Panhandle Championship (5/16th) kicks off Friday afternoon, Nov. 13, at Wheeling Island with a field of 31 sprinters entered.

Heading the list of entries is CG’s Penny Shoe, the winner of the recent $100,000 Mountaineer Classic Sprint Stakes. Littermate CG’s Sneaker, who captured last year’s WVGOBA Juvenile, is in the field.

The second round of the stakes event will be held on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 18, with the semifinals during the matinee card on Sunday, Nov. 22. The Panhandle stakes championship is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, Nov. 28.

Greyhounds entered by kennel in this year’s WVGOBA Panhandle Championship follow:

A Ray – Mac’s Pong, Mac’s Lauder, Mac’s Stormhead, Rico’s Dreamer

Abrahamson – CG’s Penny Shoe, CG’s Sneaker, CG’s St Pete, Go On Horse, MO’s Live Oak

Lester Raines – RS Perfectionist, Baby Face Nelson, RS’s Kingofkings, RS’s Buckeyebuck

Patriot/Taplin – Coach Haze, Coach Jill, Coach Felder

Rangel – DKC Lambrusco, DKC Redzinfindel, DKC Zinfindel

Steve Sarras – TS Amanda Nunes, CET Dirty Dilly, CET Sweet Closer, CET Dirty Dan, CET Dirty Flurry, CET Georgia, CET Godiva, CET Pistol Pete, TS Rocky Balboa, TS Faith Hill, CET Cesar, CET Boa

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.