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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Throughout nearly 60 years of live greyhound racing at the West Memphis, Arkansas oval, many great greyhounds and “industry firsts” have headlined many of those storied years.  However, this October 1st, another storied “first” will take place as Southland Park Gaming & Racing will host the “Festival of Stakes” championships with over a million dollars of added purse.  $1.2 million dollars to be exact! 

 

     While there has been a million dollar race a couple of times in United States greyhound racing history, it is believed this will be the first total day where over a million dollars in added purse money will be awarded on a single performance.  Nine champions will be crowned that day, which begins on the first Saturday in October with a special post time of noon Central Time.  In addition to an entire card of stakes race caliber racing, special on track promotions, commemorative t-shirt giveaway, special buffet and food and drink specials will abound that afternoon.

 

     The exact lineup of races and details on the promotions and specials will be announced at a later date.  Below are the details on the divisions, qualifying rounds, purse structures and sponsorship opportunities for the biggest day in greyhound racing for 2016, the “Million Dollar Festival of Stakes!”

 

 

 

$100,000 BARRY BALDWIN JUVENILE DIVISION

CONDITIONS: Must be two years old or younger at the time of the entry deadline (Sept. 1).  Minimum age is 16 months.   

 

DISTANCE: Arkansas Course (583 yards)

Qualifying Rounds: 

1ST ROUND – Sunday twilight, September 11

2ND ROUND – Friday evening, September 16

3RD ROUND – Wednesday twilight, September 21

4TH ROUND – Sunday twilight, September 25

CHAMPIONSHIP/CONSOLATION – Saturday matinee, October 1

Number of Entries/Cuts Information:

RD 1 – 32/24    RD 2 – 32/24          RD 3 – 32/24       RD 4 – 24/16      

 

ADDED PURSE INFORMATION:

 

CHAMPIONSHIP RACE               CONSOLATION RACE

FIN        ADDED PURSE                    FIN      ADDED PURSE

1st   -   $45,000                                    1st -    $3,400

2nd -    $22,500                               2nd -    $3,000

3rd -    $10,000                                3rd -    $2,600

4th -    $   5,500                               4th -    $2,400

5th -    $   5,000                               5th -    $2,300

6th -    $   4,500                               6th -    $2,200

7th -    $   4,000                               7th -    $2,100

8th -    $   3,500                               8th -    $2,000

 

Total - $100,000                             Total - $20,000

 

 

 

 

$150,000 DARBY HENRY MALE SPRINT DIVISION

CONDITIONS: Must be a male greyhound.  Must be at least 16 months old to enter.

 

DISTANCE: Arkansas Course (583 yards)

Qualifying Rounds:

1ST ROUND – Friday evening, September 9

2ND ROUND – Wednesday twilight, September 14

3RD ROUND – Sunday twilight, September 18

4TH ROUND – Saturday evening, September 24

CHAMPIONSHIP/CONSOLATION – Saturday matinee, October 1

 

Number of Entries Information:

RD 1 – 32/24    RD 2 – 32/24          RD 3 – 32/24       RD 4 – 24/16      

 

 

ADDED PURSE INFORMATION:

 

CHAMPIONSHIP RACE               CONSOLATION RACE

FIN        ADDED PURSE                    FIN      ADDED PURSE

1st   -   $67,500                                    1st -    $5,100

2nd -    $33,750                               2nd -    $4,500

3rd -    $15,000                                3rd -    $3,900

4th -    $   8,250                               4th -    $3,600

5th -    $   7,500                               5th -    $3,450

6th -    $   6,750                               6th -    $3,300

7th -    $   6,000                               7th -    $3,150

8th -    $   5,250                               8th -    $3,000

 

Total - $150,000                             Total - $30,000

 

 


 

 

 

$150,000 DARBY HENRY FEMALE SPRINT DIVISION

 

CONDITIONS: Must be a female greyhound.  Must be at least 16 months old to enter.

 

DISTANCE: Arkansas Course (583 yards)

 

Qualifying Rounds:

1ST ROUND – Friday evening, September 9

2ND ROUND – Wednesday twilight, September 14

3RD ROUND – Sunday twilight, September 18

4TH ROUND – Saturday evening, September 24

CHAMPIONSHIP/CONSOLATION – Saturday matinee, October 1

 

Number of Entries Information:

RD 1 – 32/24      RD 2 – 32/24        RD 3 – 32/24       RD 4 – 24/16      


ADDED PURSE INFORMATION:

 

CHAMPIONSHIP RACE               CONSOLATION RACE

FIN        ADDED PURSE                    FIN      ADDED PURSE

1st   -   $67,500                                    1st -    $5,100

2nd -    $33,750                               2nd -    $4,500

3rd -    $15,000                                3rd -    $3,900

4th -    $   8,250                               4th -    $3,600

5th -    $   7,500                               5th -    $3,450

6th -    $   6,750                               6th -    $3,300

7th -    $   6,000                               7th -    $3,150

8th -    $   5,250                               8th -    $3,000

 

Total - $150,000                             Total - $30,000

 

 

 

 

$100,000 NESS SECHREST MIDDLE DISTANCE DIVISION

CONDITIONS: Must be at least 16 months old to enter.

 

DISTANCE: Razorback Course (660 yards)

Qualifying Rounds:

1ST ROUND – Friday evening, September 9

2ND ROUND – Wednesday twilight, September 14

3RD ROUND – Sunday twilight, September 18

4TH ROUND – Saturday evening, September 24

CHAMPIONSHIP/CONSOLATION – Saturday matinee, October 1

Number of Entries Information:

RD 1 – 32/24         RD 2 – 32/24        RD 3 – 32/24    RD 4 – 24/16

 

ADDED PURSE INFORMATION:

 

CHAMPIONSHIP RACE               CONSOLATION RACE

FIN        ADDED PURSE                    FIN      ADDED PURSE

1st   -   $45,000                                    1st -    $3,400

2nd -    $22,500                               2nd -    $3,000

3rd -    $10,000                                3rd -    $2,600

4th -    $   5,500                               4th -    $2,400

5th -    $   5,000                               5th -    $2,300

6th -    $   4,500                               6th -    $2,200

7th -    $   4,000                               7th -    $2,100

8th -    $   3,500                               8th -    $2,000

 

Total - $100,000                             Total - $20,000

  

 

 

 

$100,000 ANSEL STYLES MARATHON DIVISION

CONDITIONS: Must be at least 16 months old to enter.

DISTANCE: River Course (703 yards)

Qualifying Rounds:

1ST ROUND – Friday evening, September 9

2ND ROUND – Wednesday twilight, September 14

3RD ROUND – Sunday twilight, September 18

4TH ROUND – Saturday evening, September 24

CHAMPIONSHIP/CONSOLATION – Saturday matinee, October 1

Number of Entries Information:

RD 1 – 32/24         RD 2 – 32/24        RD 3 – 32/24    RD 4 – 24/16

 

ADDED PURSE INFORMATION:

 

CHAMPIONSHIP RACE               CONSOLATION RACE

FIN        ADDED PURSE                    FIN      ADDED PURSE

1st   -   $45,000                                    1st -    $3,400

2nd -    $22,500                               2nd -    $3,000

3rd -    $10,000                                3rd -    $2,600

4th -    $   5,500                               4th -    $2,400

5th -    $   5,000                               5th -    $2,300

6th -    $   4,500                               6th -    $2,200

7th -    $   4,000                               7th -    $2,100

8th -    $   3,500                               8th -    $2,000

 

Total - $100,000                             Total - $20,000

 

 

 

 

$100,000 GLEN FENTER SUPER MARATHON DIVISION

CONDITIONS: Must be at least 16 months old to enter.

DISTANCE: Delta Course (820 yards)

Qualifying Rounds:

1ST ROUND – Saturday evening, September 3

2ND ROUND – Saturday evening, September 10

3RD ROUND – Saturday evening, September 17

4TH ROUND – Saturday evening, September 24

CHAMPIONSHIP/CONSOLATION – Saturday matinee, October 1

Number of Entries Information:

RD 1 – 32/24         RD 2 – 32/24        RD 3 – 32/24    RD 4 – 24/16

 

ADDED PURSE INFORMATION:

 

CHAMPIONSHIP RACE               CONSOLATION RACE

FIN        ADDED PURSE                    FIN      ADDED PURSE

1st   -   $45,000                                    1st -    $3,400

2nd -    $22,500                               2nd -    $3,000

3rd -    $10,000                                3rd -    $2,600

4th -    $   5,500                               4th -    $2,400

5th -    $   5,000                               5th -    $2,300

6th -    $   4,500                               6th -    $2,200

7th -    $   4,000                               7th -    $2,100

8th -    $   3,500                               8th -    $2,000

 

Total - $100,000                             Total - $20,000

 

 

 

 

$100,000 ARKANSAS BRED SPRINT DIVISION

CONDITIONS: Must be at least 16 months old to enter.  Must be a registered Arkansas Bred greyhound in order to enter.

DISTANCE: Arkansas Course (583 yards)

Qualifying Rounds:

1ST ROUND – Friday matinee, September 9

2ND ROUND – Wednesday twilight, September 14

3RD ROUND – Sunday twilight, September 18

4TH ROUND – Saturday evening, September 24

CHAMPIONSHIP/CONSOLATION – Saturday matinee, October 1

 

Number of Entries Information:

RD 1 – 32/24       RD 2 – 32/24          RD 3 – 32/24       RD 4 – 24/16

 

ADDED PURSE INFORMATION:

 

CHAMPIONSHIP RACE               CONSOLATION RACE

FIN        ADDED PURSE                    FIN      ADDED PURSE

1st   -   $45,000                                    1st -    $3,400

2nd -    $22,500                               2nd -    $3,000

3rd -    $10,000                                3rd -    $2,600

4th -    $   5,500                               4th -    $2,400

5th -    $   5,000                               5th -    $2,300

6th -    $   4,500                               6th -    $2,200

7th -    $   4,000                               7th -    $2,100

8th -    $   3,500                               8th -    $2,000

 

Total - $100,000                             Total - $20,000

 

 

 

 

$100,000 ARKANSAS BRED JUVENILE DIVISION

CONDITIONS: Must be two years or younger at the entry deadline (9/1).  Minimum age is 16 months old.  Must be a registered Arkansas Bred greyhound in order to enter.

 

DISTANCE: Arkansas Course (583 yards)

Qualifying Rounds:

1ST ROUND – Sunday twilight, September 11

2ND ROUND – Friday evening, September 16

3RD ROUND – Wednesday twilight, September 21

4TH ROUND – Sunday twilight, September 25

CHAMPIONSHIP/CONSOLATION – Saturday matinee, October 1

Number of Entries Information:

RD 1 – 32/24         RD 2 – 32/24        RD 3 – 32/24    RD 4 – 24/16

 

ADDED PURSE INFORMATION:

 

CHAMPIONSHIP RACE               CONSOLATION RACE

FIN        ADDED PURSE                    FIN      ADDED PURSE

1st   -   $45,000                                    1st -    $3,400

2nd -    $22,500                               2nd -    $3,000

3rd -    $10,000                                3rd -    $2,600

4th -    $   5,500                               4th -    $2,400

5th -    $   5,000                               5th -    $2,300

6th -    $   4,500                               6th -    $2,200

7th -    $   4,000                               7th -    $2,100

8th -    $   3,500                               8th -    $2,000

 

Total - $100,000                             Total - $20,000

 

 

 

 

$100,000 CRITTENDEN SUPER SPRINT DIVISION

 

CONDITIONS: Must be at least 16 months old to enter.

 

DISTANCE: Crittenden Course (334 yards)

 

Qualifying Rounds:

1ST ROUND – Sunday twilight, September 11

2ND ROUND – Friday evening, September 16

3RD ROUND – Wednesday twilight, September 21

4TH ROUND – Sunday twilight, September 25

CHAMPIONSHIP/CONSOLATION – Saturday matinee, October 1

 

Number of Entries Information:

RD 1 – 32/24         RD 2 – 32/24        RD 3 – 32/24    RD 4 – 24/16

 

ADDED PURSE INFORMATION:

 

CHAMPIONSHIP RACE               CONSOLATION RACE

FIN        ADDED PURSE                    FIN      ADDED PURSE

1st   -   $45,000                                    1st -    $3,400

2nd -    $22,500                               2nd -    $3,000

3rd -    $10,000                                3rd -    $2,600

4th -    $   5,500                               4th -    $2,400

5th -    $   5,000                               5th -    $2,300

6th -    $   4,500                               6th -    $2,200

7th -    $   4,000                               7th -    $2,100

8th -    $   3,500                               8th -    $2,000

 

Total - $100,000                             Total - $20,000

 

 

    In addition, there are sponsorship opportunities available as well for this event.  The levels are below:

 

SHOW SPONSORSHIP - $500

        (9 opportunities total available)

 

  • Name/Business attached to 1 consolation race per sponsorship on television race broadcast and racing program page
  • (4) tickets to Kennel Club which includes the following:

-          Buffet meal

-          Commemorative Festival of Stakes t-shirt

-          Reserved Table + Live Racing Program

  • Photo opportunity at finish line w/winning greyhound (print/file of photo will be sent as well)
  • Name/Logo appears on TV Title Page for event (list of sponsors) and on page in official racing program

 

 

 

PLACE SPONSORSHIP - $1,000

        (9 opportunities total available)

 

  • Name/Business attached to 1 championship race per sponsorship on television race broadcast and racing program page
  • (8) tickets to Kennel Club which includes the following:

-          Buffet meal

-          Commemorative Festival of Stakes t-shirt

-          Reserved Priority Tiered Table + Live Racing Program

  • Photo opportunity at finish line w/winning greyhound (print/file of photo will be sent as well)
  • Name/Logo appears on TV Title Page for event (list of sponsors) and on page in official racing program
  • Dedicated up to ½ page ad space in official live racing program for that performance
  • Up to a 30 second commercial or tv ad page displayed four times during the performance (including just before the race you sponsored)

 

 

WIN SPONSORSHIP - $2,500

        (2 opportunities total available)

 

  • Title Sponsor of the event (ie “Festival of Stakes sponsored by _____________”)
  • (16) tickets to Kennel Club which includes the following:

-          Buffet meal

-          Commemorative Festival of Stakes t-shirt

-          Guaranteed Best Seats in Tiered Seating + Live Racing Program

  • Name/Logo displayed each racing in mentioned in each race that day in official program (including program cover)
  • Up to a full page print ad inside that performance’s racing program
  • Up to a minute commercial or full screen ad with scripting four times during performance, including the opening and ending races of the card
  • On TV interview before the 18th and final race that afternoon w/guest picks for that race
  • Photo opportunity at finish line w/winning greyhound of the Darby Henry Male Sprint Championship (print/file of photo will be sent as well)

 

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Shane Bolender