Greyhound News
Thursday, May 25, 2017

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Rt’s Bo Jangles continued his sizzling form, winning his third consecutive race and finishing as the qualifying point leader Wednesday in the inaugural $20,000 Remembrance Stakes at Derby Lane.

Running for top track kennel Cal Holland, Rt’s Bo Jangles cruised to a box-to-wire 1-1/2 length victory in 30.63 seconds – the fastest clocking of 95 greyhounds who ran on the 550-yard course during the evening performance. He paid $4.80 as the 7-5 favorite. The 25-month-old male from a litter by Kiowa Mon Manny and Penrose Karrie concluded qualifying with 58 points, eight more than the Capabal kennel duo of Brian Ernst and John Valazquez. Rt’s Bo Jangles, whose only qualifying defeat came in the first round when he lost by a neck to Brian Ernst, won his final three races by 10-1/2 lengths for owner Randy Toler.

Rt’s Bo Jangles has now finished third or better in his past 15 starts, including 10 victories.

In the other qualifying race, Fiesta Ironman of Burk Greyhounds pulled off his second upset at 10-1 odds by rallying for a two-length win over 23-1 shot Lk’s Good Golly of Lashmet kennel. Fiesta Ironman started the series with a win at 12-1 odds for owner Jeff Blair.

Advancing to Derby Lane’s Memorial Day Monday matinee championship race are: Rt’s Bo Jangles, Brian Ernst, John Valazquez, Fiesta Ironman, David Lopez (Capabal kennel), Jeff Sessions (Farmer Racing) and Poweroftraction (Nova).

The final berth was yet to be determined after Lk’s Good Golly, Ozark Mike (Burk Greyhounds) and Yolo Country (ABC Racing) finished in a tie at 29 points apiece.

First place in the Remembrance is worth $9,000.

Don Jensen

I have been a sports writer in the newspaper industry for 40 years: working in Florida, Maryland and Virginia. I moved to Florida in 1984 after serving as the publicity director of Charles Town Race Track, a thoroughbred facility in West Virginia. I reside in Tampa, Fla., and cover the Tampa Bay area parimutuel scene – both greyhounds and thoroughbreds – and write about high school sports for the Tampa Bay Times.