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Jan 6, 2020

West Palm Beach, Fl. – Round one qualifying action for what should be a historic $50,000 He’s My Man Classic gets underway Wednesday afternoon, January 8, at Palm Beach Kennel Club.

The same 56 Greyhounds will return to compete in round two, Saturday afternoon, January 11.

Following the second round, two dozen entries will be return to their respective Grade class, with only the top 32 remaining for the third round being contested Wednesday afternoon, January 15.

The top 16-point earners from the third round will move on to the semifinals on Sunday afternoon, January 19.

The final eight will comprise the field for the $50,000 He’s My Man Classic which will be run Saturday afternoon, January 25.

Qualifying will be contested in races 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 15.

Some fan favorites for the first round of qualifying include:

Race 4 appears to belong to the inside-posted racers, the strong finishers #1Pat C Inferno (Flying Fired – Pat C Pop In, Koppe, Staats & Collins) and #2 Arkansbdchikhiks (Golden Squire – Arkans BD Cheeks, Royal Racing Team) along with the early speedster #3 Barts Mandy More (KC And All – Barts Midniterun, James Douglas) and the strong first-turn rusher #4 Heremecoming (KC And All – Tango Tessa, Janie Carroll).

Race 6: The probable post-time favorite looks to be the well-posted #1 Barts These Eyes (Barcelona Boss – B’s That’s My Jam, James Douglas). This track veteran will be going for her third-consecutive victory.

Race 8: Several qualifiers in this event have a shot at pulling off the victory, including the well-posted #1 Superior Roza (Gable Sour Cream – Superior Rawlins, B & B Racing) and the two early speedsters #5 I Can Do Badboy (Offthebrakedrake – Pippi, D. Q. William) and the youngster #8 Barts Timetoplay (KC And All – Barts Cherrypie, James Douglas).

Race 10: The way this qualifier will play out depends on who will be on the lead entering the backstretch. It could be #1 Mister Red Rader (Flying Titanium – Rip N Runnin, B & B Racing), #5 Oshkosh Noisy (Oshkosh Lamont – Oshkosh Vani, James Douglas) or #7 Grean Street (Flying Coal City – Kebo Cutler, Rader Racing). Also keep an eye out for the strong closer, #2 Its Hammer Time (Right Connection – Blondbombshell, Janie Carroll).

Race 12: This is a tough one. One could make a case for almost every Greyhound in this race! Good luck!

Race 14: The most likely post time favorite should be #8 Shine N Shut Up (Need My Moneynow – Diamond Tears, D. Q. Williams). He drew the best post and should be able to clear the first turn on top.

Race 15: Three entries will be sharing the majority of the win pool due to great racing positions, including a finalist in the recently run $20,000 Dick Andrews Futurity, #1 RF Oka (Chasmo’s Dutch – Superior Megryan, B & B Racing), the consistent athlete #2 JS Mane Event (KC And All – TY Kay Event, Rader Racing) and the extremely well-placed #8 Getting The Money (Offthebrakedrake – Goodluck Topaz, D. Q. Williams), who will be going for his third straight win.

The $50,000 He’s My Man Classic is the first event in Palm Beach Kennel Club’s $150,000 “Big 3" Stakes series, which includes the $50,000 James W. Paul 3/8ths Mile Derby (Saturday afternoon, February 29) and the $50,000 Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. St. Patrick’s Invitational (Saturday afternoon, March 14).

The Classic is named for Palm Beach Kennel Club racing legend and the track’s first multimedia sensation He’s My Man and dedicated to the man who raised and trained “Roscoe”, Bill Pappas.

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