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Saturday, May 14, 2016

The field has been cut to 32 greyhounds for the next three rounds of the $140,000 Wheeling Island National.

Following Friday afternoon’s third round, the only greyhound to go through all the preliminary qualifiers unbeaten was PJ Hold My Own. The Southland Greyhound Park invader accumulated 48 points with her three victories.

Posting two wins each out of the three early rounds were GLS Lover Boy, Red Octane, Atascocita Sig, JD Independence and AMF Animus.

Starting with the Tuesday afternoon, May 17, fourth round in the futurity-style stakes event, all points earned to date will be dropped and each greyhound will again start with zero points. The fifth round will be Saturday matinee, May 21, and the sixth round Wednesday afternoon, May 25.

The consolation and championship final are planned for the Monday, May 30, matinee card (Memorial Day).

In addition to PJ Hold My Own, third round winners were Atascocita Sig, Stars Will Shine, JD Independence, Already Platinum, Superior Echo, Blameitonthefame and AMF Animus.

The following greyhounds are moving on to the final three rounds:
PJ Hold My Own, 48 points
Red Octane, 38 points
Atascocita Sig, 38 points
JD Independence, 38 points
GLS Lover Boy, 34 points
AMF Animus, 34 points
Stars Will Shine, 32 points
PJ Dont Flinch, 30 points
WW’s Sin City, 28 points
PJ Pipe It Down, 27 points
Jones Appetit, 26 points
WW’s Glow N Show, 25 points
PJ Porsche, 25 points
Superior Echo, 24 points
Mystico, 24 points
Blameitonthefame, 23 points
SG Outlaw Women, 21 points
Already Platinum, 20 points
Flyin Bold Ruler, 20 points
JD Tight Fit, 19 points
Lightsonbroadway, 16 points
Miss Dilly, 16 points
Superior Lucious, 16 points
Lady Sasquatch, 16 points
AMF Crestfallen, 15 points
SE’s Solid Cash, 15 points
PG Over Site, 15 points
Flying Wolf Pack, 14 points
RS’soutofcontrol, 13 points
AMF Vendetta, 13 points
WW Bait N Switch, 13 points
Coach Vogs, 12 points

Five other greyhounds – Broadway Lights, SH Peregrine, AMF Mickeymantle, Boc’s Falco and JZ’s Bullet – had 12 points but lost the tie-breaker to Coach Vogs. The tie-breaker was decided by fastest time.

See full scoring sheet after three rounds.



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.