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Thursday, September 14, 2017

The $35,000 West Virginia Greyhound Owners and Breeders Association Juvenile Stakes kicks off Saturday afternoon, Sept. 16, at Wheeling Island with a field of 22 sprinters.

The second round will be held during the Wednesday matinee, Sept. 20 racing card and the semifinals on Sunday matinee, Sept. 24.

The championship final is set for Saturday afternoon, Sept. 30.

Greyhounds entered by kennel follows: A Ray: Mac’s Blue Ridge, Mac’s Patty Pat, Mac’s Batty Bat, Mac’s Wonderland

Abrahamson: Jax Eleni

Patriot/Taplin: GF La Gloria, GF Cest La Vie, GF Reposado, GF Mama Mia, GF Dark Shark

Rico Racing: Rico’s Nixon, Rico’s Walter

Steve Sarras: Ban Chini, Hit Me Chief, Bustin BJ, CET Razorback, Ryla Grace, Lane’s Last Ride, Jason Martini, CET Patches, Billy Bibbit, Dale Harding.

Last year, 19-1 long shot GF Street Song raced to victory in the final of the WVGOBA Juvenile at Wheeling Island.

The first round stakes races are 10, 12 and 14.

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.