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  • About | National Greyhound

    Rooted in Tradition Since 1906 The National Greyhound Association (NGA), is a voluntary non-profit association operated in accordance with the laws of Kansas. The NGA is officially recognized by the entire greyhound racing industry—namely, all greyhound racetracks and individual racing jurisdictions, as well as foreign greyhound registries and governing bodies—as the sole registry for racing greyhounds on the North American continent., primarily the United State and Mexico. ​ Organized in 1906, the National Greyhound Association has functioned in this capacity as the sole registry ever since the inception of greyhound track racing in the United States for more than 2,000 greyhound owners and breeders whose Greyhounds compete at tracks throughout the United States and Mexico. Records on all breedings, litters whelped, individual registrations, transfers, leases, etc., are maintained at the NGA’s headquarters in Abilene, Kansas. ​ The NGA’s rigid identification system, the envy of other pari-mutuel racing and animal registries, has played an integral role in maintaining the sport’s impressive reputation as a creditable, major spectator sport. It also is a primary concern and goal of the NGA to promote the improvement and development of the greyhound breed itself, through maintenance of pedigree and Stud-book records dating back to the latter part of the 19th century. The NGA is an associate member of the World Greyhound Racing Federation and a charter and founding member of the World Alliance of Greyhound Registries, The Greyhound Alliance and the American Greyhound Council. ​ Twice a year, the National Greyhound Association hosts National Meets to showcase up-and-coming greyhound athletes, collaborate on industry-related business and celebrate our greyhound achievements . The National Greyhound Association is a community of industry members , wealthy in knowledge about greyhounds and dogs alike, and a long history of friendship.

  • Wheeling Hot Dogs ( as of March 9, all races 5/16 unless otherwise noted )

    < Back Wheeling Hot Dogs ( as of March 9, all races 5/16 unless otherwise noted ) Stan Pawloski Mar 9, 2020 Jacobs Racing Kennel’s Intrigue has four wins and two seconds in her last six Grade AA races for trainer Louise Strong. Kennel-mates JSK Roulette (AA) and AB Bad Influence (AA) have back-to-back victories. Wayne Ward Kennel’s WW Butterworth has captured three out of his last four Grade AA races for trainer Ron Otto. Rangel Kennel’s VJ Geturfreakon has back-to-back Grade AA wins for trainer Alex Hall. Kennel-mate PJ Walk On Water has three straight 3/16 victories (TB, TA, TAA). Brad Boeckenstedt Kennel’s BGR Waxon Waxoff has two wins and two seconds in her last four 3/16 trips (TA, TAA) for trainer Chris Brill. Xtrem Hess Racing Kennel’s BRC Chillbump has back-to-back victories (A, AA) for trainer Jill Spicer. Lester Raines Kennel’s Paint The Trail has two wins and a second in her last three outings (B, A) for trainer Joel Roden. Abrahamson Kennel’s FF Lulu Lemon has two victories and a second in her last three starts (B, A) for trainer Tom Engle. Imark Kennel’s Imark Tempest has back-to-back wins (B, A) for trainer Scott Purdy. Steve Sarras Kennel’s CET Georgia has two straight victories (B, A) for trainer Barb Long. Previous Next


    < Back SOUTHLAND STAR REPEATS AND CAPTAINS 2020 ALL-AMERICA TEAM Jim Gartland Mar 12, 2021 Southland superstar JS Flamin Ace has, once again, been voted as a 2020 All American and has been named Captain of this year's team as well. The annual naming of the All-America team, dates back to 1963. The program pays tribute to the top eight greyhounds nationally. The pandemic shortened racing year made for an unusually tough selection process to compile the 2020 team but nonetheless, a stellar group was chosen. Others named to this year’s squad are: Chillaxification (Southland), World Ruler (Southland), Air Ace (Southland), CG's Penny Shoe (Tri State/Wheeling), LK's Santorini (Derby Lane), Flying Zulu (Southland) and FGF Mathias (Southland). This year’s second team is comprised of: Rasta (IGP/Southland), LK's Crush N It (Derby Lane), Killer Tolstoy (Naples/IGP/Southland), JD Elegant (IGP/Southland), Bug Brush (Palm Beach/Southland), L's Luv It (Wheeling), FGF Avenger (Southland) and Abbi's Frontman (Palm Beach). Heading up this year's team is it's Captain, JS Flamin Ace (Superior Panama-CH Sweet Honey) who returns to the team for the second year in a row and is the only repeat All American from last year's team. Perhaps the most steady and consistent greyhound racing over the last two years, Flamin Ace made the finals of seven stake races over that period and won 44 races all while racing against the very best the nation has to offer day in and day out. This past year he won the Southland Derby and won 3 of 4 qualifying rounds in the Festival of Stakes Male Sprint Championship only to be knocked around and run 7th in the finals. He would come back after that to win 3 more races in his last 7 starts of the year finishing with a 31-16-6-2-3 record and the well earned reward as Captain of the 2020 AA team. Chillaxification (Shonn-Wreckuhlect) Breaking in at Southland in mid 2019, Chillaxification was tabbed for greatness early in his career, making 2nd team All American in 2019. He fully lived up to the billing in 2020. The shortened racing year and a couple of minor injuries didn't prevent the star from winning 17 races, 3rd most at Southland, and finishing in the money 32 out of 38 times, 26 of those in the quinella. His come from behind style made him a real crowd pleaser as he was the betting favorite in 95 percent of his races. He won the King & Queen Stake after finishing 3rd in the Male Sprint Championship on Festival Day. Another Southland star, Air Ace (Need My Moneynow-Fly Miley Cyrus), makes the team coming off and 18 win season and making the finals of two major Southland stakes; The Derby and Male Sprint Championship. Bad racing luck accounted for his finishes in those stakes but making the finals of both was quite the achievement. Ace put up the 2nd most wins for the year at Southland and had several win streaks throughout the season. He finished the year on a high note winning his final race on December 30 on his way to a 40-18-3-4-6 overall record. A littermate to Air Ace, World Ruler (Need My Moneynow-Fly Miley Cyrus) makes the 2020 team as another dominant sprinter from Southland. The big red male made the final of the Southland Derby and won the Male Sprint Championship during the Festival of Stakes in his final start of the 2020 year. He was able to garner 15 wins in just 29 starts, good for 5th most at the West Memphis track. A factor in every race he enters, World Ruler finished the year hitting the pay sheet in 27 out of 29 starts going 29-15-4-5-3. Flying Zulu (Barcelona Boss-Classy Senza) is the only true distance star to make this year's team. He won the Marathon Championship on Festival of Stakes Day and ran only distance races after coming to Southland from Derby Lane. His win in the Marathon Championship came in the middle of a seven race win streak over the grueling 703 yard distance. He put together several three and four race streaks along the way, finishing up with a 38-19-5-2-5 record. His 19 wins were the most of any greyhound and earned him win leader honors at Southland for 2020. The only female and oldest greyhound to make this year's team is LK's Santorini (LK's Vespar-LK's Chardonnay). This little lady represents the 2nd All American for owners John & Jill Lashmet in the last two years (LK's Crush N It was AA in 2019). Santorini won more races than any other greyhound in North America last year(33). That total included wins in the Derby Lane Inaugural and the $30,000 Grand Finale on Derby Lane's last day. She had numerous win streaks throughout the year including an 8 race streak just prior to the Grand Finale. She ended the year with 33 wins, 11 second place finishes and 7 thirds, obviously capturing the win title in Derby Lane's last season as well. A West Virginia racer makes the team this year as CG's Penny Shoe (Jax Oxford-CG's Marla), joins the team for 2020. The Tri State standout dominated racing at the Charleston oval before moving up the road to Wheeling to capture the $100,000 Mountaineer Classic. Penny Shoe would stay at Wheeling long enough to make the finals of the West Virginia Greyhound Breeder's stake, but finished a disappointing 5th. He won 24 races at Tri State including 12 in a row at one point and finished the year with a 46-26-6-8 record and the Tri State win title. FGF Mathias (SH Avatar-FGF Jamboree) joins the group as the youngest member of the 2020 All American team. Mathias broke in at Southland in March and after just 7 starts was entered into the Great American Greyhound Futurity where he won 4 of the 6 qualifying rounds on his way to a come from behind victory in the stake final. It was then on to the Festival of Stakes and the Barry Baldwin Juvenile where he would just miss out on the finals but go on to win the Juvenile Consolation. Shortly thereafter he would switch over to 3/8ths and continue his winning ways before moving on to the longer 703 yard course where he would find a home with 4 wins and 2 seconds in his first 6 starts at the distance. He finished the year at 30-15-9-4, winning 15 races in his first, albeit short, year of racing. These eight represent the 1st team and will be honored with All-America plaques at the Greyhound Hall Of Fame awards ceremony on Thursday night, Apr. 22, during the NGA Spring Meet in Abilene, KS. Dubuque Classic Champ, Rasta (Nashapelli-Fansome) leads the Second Team of All-Americans. He charted a 31-15-8-2-0 record at IGP, finished tied for the meet win lead and was named Greyhound of the year. Rasta is co-owned by Joe Frenette and Joe Fusaro. LK's Crush N It (LK's Now R Never-LK's All In), makes this year's 2nd team after receiving 1st team honors last year. The "old man" still had it winning two more stakes, including the Husker Magic and Derby Lane Sprint as well as 29 total races even while turning four this past December. Crush N It is a product of the Lashmet Farm in Colorado . JD Elegant (JD Titanium-JD Bombshell) won the $200,000 Iowa Breeders cup this past year, with littermates finishing third and fourth, after breaking in at the meet in June.He finished the year with a 31-12-5-5-4 overall record. Elegant is owned by Jon Stidham. Bug Brush (SH Avatar-Flying Lipstick) owned and raced by Lester Raines dominated at Palm Beach winning the Invitational and making the finals of the Palm Beach Grand Legacy after shipping in from Southland. He compiled a 40-14-13-5-1 record between the two tracks. Co-owned by Krik Harland and Alan Hill, Killer Tolstoy (Superior Panama-Killer Torina) won the IGP Inaugural, was tied for the IGP win lead and finished 2nd in the nation with 31 total victories. He raced at Naples, IGP and Southland over the course of the year garnering a final record of 65-31-10-6. L's Luv It (KC And All-L's Morgan) owned by Kenneth LeFebvre, had 44 starts and won 14 races at Wheeling. Even after turning four years old in August she won 3 of 4 qualifying rounds in the Mountaineer Classic before stumbling in the final and finishing back. She ended the year at 44-14-9-5-7. Southland standout FGF Avenger (SH Avatar-KF's Newsmaker) was one of the best distance dogs at Southland last year, winning the Sechrest Distance Championship on Festival of Stakes Day and finishing in the quinella 15 times in 30 starts after switching to 3/8ths after just 7 lifetime starts. He is owned by Kevin Fulton. Completing the 2nd team is Jacobs Racing's Abbi's Frontman (Kiowa Superior Panama-Abs Almighty). In his maiden season he went right up the ladder on his way to a 21 win year including a victory in the Palm Beach Grand Legacy in his last start of the meet. The youngster finished 36-21-6-2 for the year. Previous Next


    < Back PBKC PRESENTS THE 89TH RUNNING OF THE $50,000 JAMES W. PAUL 3/8THS MILE DERBY Jeff Prince Feb 27, 2020 Previous Next

  • Wheeling Hot Dogs ( as of January 8, all races 5/16 unless otherwise noted )

    < Back Wheeling Hot Dogs ( as of January 8, all races 5/16 unless otherwise noted ) Stan Pawloski Jan 8, 2024 Blanchard Kennel’s Artex Pumbaa has seven straight Grade AA wins for trainer Chris Maynard. Kennel-mates Artex Suave (A, AA) and SH Copperhead (B, TAA 3/16) have back-to-back victories. Lester Raines Kennel’s JS Calamity Jane has four straight wins (M, D, C, B) for trainer Joel Roden. Steve Sarras Kennel’s Voodoo Clam has three 3/16 victories in a row (TD, C, TB) for trainer Mike Holguin. Previous Next


    < Back AFTER 95 YEARS, DERBY LANE'S FINAL DAY ​ Dec 28, 2020 hey came. They saw. They wanted more. Except, there would be no more. Derby Lane, the picturesque greyhound track on Florida’s West Coast, provided many parting snapshots for its fans on Sunday – the final day of a racing era that spanned nearly a century. “It’s just really sad that this has come to an end after 95 years of racing, through thick and thin, and wars, and . . . .’’ said Louise Weaver, Derby Lane vice president whose great-grandfather, T.L. Weaver, kicked off the sport in Pinellas County on Jan. 3, 1925. “It’s tough to see the greyhound people lose their livelihoods. I see a subculture leaving.’’ Derby Lane and greyhound racing fans knew this day had been coming since 2018, when state voters approved a constitutional amendment to end the sport by 2021. Richard Winning, track president and chairman of the board, and his staff decided to turn the farewell into a memorable weekend. Two Saturday performances produced a total all-source wagering handle of $929,237 (compared to $645,186 the previous Saturday), and an overflow crowd on Sunday (attendance figures were not available) led to a handle of $685,107 for the 15-race card. The final winner at the historic facility came when LK’s Santorini of Lashmet kennel crossed the finish line at 4:59 p.m. to capture the $30,000 Grand Finale Derby. “It is something I’ll remember forever . . . ever,’’ Lashmet kennel manager and trainer Ken Deacon said. LK’s Santorini paid $5.80 as the second wagering choice. Ironically, it was the identical win price that Caymanacadillac of Tri-Star kennel paid in the final race held at Tampa Greyhound Track on Aug. 18, 2007 – ending that site’s 75-year run with live racing. No future plans have been announced for the Derby Lane property, but the track will continue to offer poker and simulcast wagering like Tampa Greyhound Track is doing. Greyhounds at Derby Lane have either been adopted out or are being transported to out-of-state tracks that continue to race. The final performance came on a pleasant and sunny afternoon. Ninety-minutes before the first race, hundreds of fans stood in line outside the track’s main entrance, each wanting to get one of the 1,000 Derby Lane 95th anniversary caps being given away, and to claim their preferred seats or places to stand. Few, if any, parking spots remained. Long lines formed at the concession stands and at the pari-mutuel windows. A band performed outside for several hours, and patrons took turns swapping their favorite racing stories while taking photographs of the track facilities from every conceivable angle. Prior to the final race, fans lined the track fence to take pictures of the greyhounds and their lead-outs – giving them a thunderous applause – before they headed to the starting box for a final time. Patrons also were treated to the trackside presence of Husker Magic, Derby Lane’s all-time win leader who closed her career with 105 victories (104 at St. Petersburg) during a 167-race career from 2013-16. Handled by Derby Lane kennel operators Jim and Kayruth Abernathy, Husker Magic was a three-time All-America first-team member (2014-16), and 2015 Rural Rube champion as the nation’s top sprinter. For 4-1/2 hours, patrons stayed and played – focused on seeing the final race at Derby Lane. John Lashmet was one who remained until the end. A Derby Lane kennel owner and greyhound breeder from Eaton, Colo., Lashmet flew to Florida with wife Jill to see the track’s farewell performance. Joining them was daughter, Deidra, who took a plane from Houston. They were rewarded with a 1-2 finish in the Grand Finale Derby with their LK’s Santorini defeating kennelmate LK’s Trubulee by three lengths in 30.48 seconds – the fastest time among 119 greyhounds that raced during the afternoon on the 550-yard track. After participating in a lengthy and packed post-race winner’s circle ceremony on the track infield, John Lashmet walked across the racing strip toward the paddock area. Overcome with emotion, Lashmet needed time to himself before speaking to anyone. “I don’t know what to say,’’ he said, finally. “There will be no more (racing).’’ The championship by LK’s Santorini, her second career stakes title, wasn’t the only memory that Lashmet and his family took home. Less than 19 hours earlier on the Saturday evening performance, their LK’s Crush N It recorded his 93rd lifetime victory in his 153rd and final start. The 2019 All-America first-team selection and five-time stakes winner was arguably Derby Lane’s top 550-yard athlete in recent years. LK’s Crush N It, a son of LK’s Now R Never and LK’s All In, was the 2019 national win leader and a two-time Derby Lane meet win champion. “Not many of them run until they’re 4 (years old, his fourth birthday was last week),’’ John Lashmet said. LK’s Santorini, who started the year by winning the $18,000 1925 Inaugural on Jan. 4, also put the finishing touch on her first meet win crown. With 21 victories from 33 starts, she wound up six wins ahead of LK’s Crush N It and Deco Colt Gun of Nova kennel. A 44-month-old female from a litter by LK’s Vespar and LK’s Chardonnay, LK’s Santorini raised her overall win total to 68 from 147 starts. “It’s just an unbelievable ending to two great dogs - between Santorini and Crush N It,’’ Deacon said. “You couldn’t ask for more than that. (LK’s Santorini) is the win champion. . . . She picked up where (LK’s Crush N It) left off. She really came into her own in this final run.’’ For Deacon and the Lashmet kennel, the Grand Finale Derby represented their third consecutive stakes title and fifth in the track’s final seven stakes since Sept. 28, 2019. Another operation that had reason to celebrate was Watson Racing kennel, which claimed its first meet win championship with 260 victories from 1,971 starts. The July-to-December campaign featured 176 performances. Watson Racing finished three wins in front of former champion Lester Raines. Three-time winner Everett Racing was third among 14 kennels at 256 victories followed by Capabal with 243 and Abernathy at 232. Deacon and others in the industry will now begin other chapters in their respective lives. Deacon plans to return to a previous career in the Tampa Bay area as a captain for charters and commercial fishing. A kennel owner said he may accept employment in a golfing pro shop in the Florida Panhandle, while one trainer said she expects to move to Iowa without any employment plans. As patrons began to depart the premises, track announcer Jim Peake, a 25-year Derby Lane employee, provided poignant words in his final time at the microphone. “Good luck, good day, and good bye from St. Petersburg.’’ Previous Next

  • Wheeling Hot Dogs ( as of June 28, all races 5/16 unless otherwise noted )

    < Back Wheeling Hot Dogs ( as of June 28, all races 5/16 unless otherwise noted ) Stan Pawloski Jun 28, 2021 Jacobs Racing Kennel’s Abbi’s Gusta Win has won four out of his last five Grade AA starts for trainer Louise Strong. Lester Raines Kennel’s O Ya Trisha has captured eight out of her last nine 3/16 races (TD, TC, B, TA, TAA) for trainer Joel Roden. Kennel-mate JS Torpedospeedo has back-to-back wins (A, AA). Steve Sarras Kennel’s LK’s Sheridan has won four out of his last five 3/8 outings (TA, AA) for trainer Barb Long. Xtrem Hess Racing Kennel’s UBX Unclesweater has two victories and a second in his last three trips (A, AA) for trainer Jill Spicer. Charter Kennel’s Racine has back-to-back wins (A, AA) for trainer James Campbell. Blanchard Kennel’s TMC’s Tyme Flys has two straight victories (A, AA) for trainer Sarah Blanchard. A Ray Kennel’s Look To The Sky has two wins and a second in her last three starts (B, A) for trainer Joe Palmer. Previous Next


    < Back LESTER RAINES WINS THIRD STRAIGHT WHEELING KENNEL CHAMPIONSHIP Stan Pawloski Jan 24, 2023 Three-peat. Lester Raines raced to the top of the kennel standings at Wheeling Island early in 2022 and never looked back in winning its third straight championship. The Joel Roden-trained greyhounds won 567 races last year, including 311 victories in a second half surge. The kennel easily outdistanced runner up Blanchard (516) and Charter (442). This marked Roden’s fifth championship with the Lester Raines Kennel – following up crowns in 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2021. The kennel previously won Wheeling titles in 1992, 1994, 1995 and 1996. The competition at Wheeling fuels Roden and his team. “It’s always special to win a kennel championship and to do it three years in a row shows our system is working. Our whole team works for the same goal – take care of the greyhounds the best we can because they’re the ones who make us successful,” Roden said. “All our hard work paid off. Winning brings confidence to the whole team. It’s a lot more fun and easier to do this job when you’re doing well.” Lester Raines echoed Roden’s sentiments. “Wheeling is a tough racetrack so winning the kennel championship three straight years is very special. It means a lot to me and our team who I have complete confidence in,” Raines said. “I’m a sports-minded guy and love this business and the competitiveness. After 36 years in the greyhound industry, I still have the enthusiasm.” Raines’ success hasn’t been limited only to Wheeling. He’s had bookings at 11 different racetracks, compiling 58 kennel championships and 39 runner-up finishes during his career. Roden doesn’t take anything for granted even though Lester Raines has captured five out of the last seven kennel championships. “I’ve been at Wheeling for 21 years (since 2002) and I remember ZEZ, Charter, Gable and Ward winning all those kennel championships,” Roden said. “We were competitive but never won championships. Once you’re on top, it’s tough staying there. You have your down years.” Next in line for wins in the final 2022 standings behind Lester Raines (567), Blanchard (516) and Charter (442) were Imark (371), Jacobs Racing (350), Steve Sarras (341), Code Red (333), Brad Boeckenstedt (331), Patriot/Taplin (297), Wayne Ward (291 each), Xtrem Hess Racing (285), Rangel (267) and A Ray (265). Pacing the Lester Raines’ attack last year were SNL Sir Liam with 15 victories and JS Slush Fund and JS Makeitsnappy with 14 wins each. SNL Ramey posted 13 victories while RS Big D registered 12. Other double-digit winners were JS Movinwitgrave, JS Oakietwister and SNL Sir Luke with 11 wins each; and JS Mismarymackin, LK’s Simone, O Ya Simon Sez and Teaser’s Twirl with 10 victories each. “We didn’t have a lot of superstars or greyhounds at the top of the win leader board last year, but we had a big group of consistent greyhounds who had a good shot of winning each time they went to the starting box,” Roden said. “It may have been our most consistent year ever. We had a lot of youngsters come in during the year and do well and a number of our older greyhounds had nice years.” Checking in with nine victories apiece were Craigie Daughtry, JS Cash Out, JS Countrykisses and Teaser’s Tickle. Recording eight wins each were DD Making Time, JS On A Mission, JS Saltythursday, O Ya Fame, O Ya Thunder Boy and RS Analyze This. One big moment for Roden and his team in 2022 was RS Big D’s chase of Casual Casey’s track record of 16 wins in a row. The middle-distance star rolled to 13 straight victories, tying Stage Door Ace for the longest winning streak by a 3/8th greyhound in Wheeling racing history. “At first, after a few wins, we didn’t give it much thought. As Big D’s streak got longer, the pressure started to build,” Roden said. “It was exciting and totally unexpected. We had no idea how good he was going to be in 3/8ths.” Roden credited his Wheeling team – Julie Roden, Amanda McCardle, Jaylynn McCardle, Scott Robinette, Sheri Weaver and Dana Burroughs – for playing a key role in the kennel’s success in 2022. “We got a total combined effort from our whole team – the crew, Lester Raines, the greyhounds and all our lease customers,” Roden said. “I can’t thank Lester and our group of leased customers enough. They all played a hand in our success.” In addition to having the most wins in 2022, Lester Raines’ 441 seconds were just under Charter’s leading 452. Blanchard logged the most thirds (496) and fourths (464). Lester Raines was the leader in win percentage with 18 percent followed by Blanchard and Charter with 15 percent each. Lester Raines led all kennels with a 45 percent trifecta mark. Charter was next with 44 percent while Blanchard followed with 42 percent. RS Big D gets some love from Lester Raines Kennel helper Jaylynn McCardle. In 2022, the middle-distance ace won 13 straight races, tying Stage Door Ace for the longest winning streak by a 3/8 greyhound in Wheeling racing history. Previous Next


    < Back CET BARRACUDA, CET FERNANDO UNBEATEN IN WVGOBA JUVENILE Stan Pawloski Sep 12, 2023 Imark Kennel’s CET Barracuda and CET Fernando posted their second consecutive victories Wednesday afternoon in the second round of the $35,000 West Virginia Greyhound Owners and Breeders Association Juvenile at Wheeling Island. The two sprinters are unbeaten and have accumulated 30 points each heading into the Sunday afternoon, Sept. 18, semi-finals. The stake final is scheduled for the Friday, Sept. 23, matinee card. Capsule looks at the second-round races follow: CET Barracuda took the early lead and was never challenged in winning by 3 ½ lengths in 29.75. CET Moto Moto finished second while CET Marlin rounded out the trifecta ticket. CET Fernando closed in the stretch to edge pacesetter Arroyo Roxanne at the wire, winning by a head in 30.12. CET Tiger Boy got up for third. Points after the second-round follow: CET Barracuda (Imark), 30 points CET Fernando (Imark), 30 points CET Marlin (Imark), 22 points Arroyo Roxanne (Code Red), 20 points CET Moto Moto (Steve Sarras), 20 points Mac’s Monreaux (A Ray), 15 points CET Tiger Boy (Steve Sarras), 14 points CET Sashaliagotti (Steve Sarras), 9 points CET High Ball (Steve Sarras), 8 points CET Piranha (Imark), 8 points LFR Lucky Clover (Rangel), 7 points CET Foxy (Steve Sarras), 6 points Mac’s Davin (A Ray), 6 points LFR Lucky Seven (Rangel), 5 points JA’s Goal (Code Red), 5 points CG’s Boy Blue (Code Red), 3 points Previous Next

  • Wheeling Hot Dogs ( as of March 2, all races 5/16 unless otherwise noted )

    < Back Wheeling Hot Dogs ( as of March 2, all races 5/16 unless otherwise noted ) Stan Pawloski Mar 2, 2020 Blanchard Kennel’s L’s Luv It has six wins and four seconds in her last 10 Grade AA races for trainer Sarah Blanchard. Kennel-mate Arkans Kochab has back-to-back 3/8 victories (B, TA). Jacobs Racing Kennel’s Intrigue has three wins and two seconds in her last five Grade AA trips for trainer Louise Strong. Kennel-mate Get Shorty has captured three out of his last four starts (D, C, B). Lester Raines Kennel’s Heska Holka has four victories, a second and a third in her last six races (C, B, A, AA) for trainer Joel Roden. Kennel-mates ZB Tremonti (AA) and Kelsos Last Lady (B, A) have back-to-back wins. Charter Kennel’s Barts Walk On has won three out of his last four outings (A, AA) for trainer Jay Falcone. Wayne Ward Kennel’s WW Spend A Lot has two wins and a second in his last three Grade AA starts for trainer Ron Otto. Imark Kennel’s JS Roc A Feller has back-to-back Grade TAA 3/8 victories for trainer Scott Purdy. A Ray Kennel’s AMF Got It Good has captured three out of his last four trips (B, A, AA) for trainer Joe Palmer. Steve Sarras Kennel’s CTW Chacha Tempo (TB, TAA 3/8) and Cochise Can Fly (B, A) have back-to-back wins for trainer Barb Long. Rangel Kennel’s PJ Walk On Water has two straight 3/16 victories (TB, TAA) for trainer Alex Hall. Previous Next


    < Back CINDERELLA "STRIDES" INTO "GREYT 8" OF HOUND MADNESS Shane Bolender Mar 23, 2021 Fifty-six greyhounds have been eliminated from the “Hound Madness” Stakes, and while there were plenty of upsets in the opening round (sound familiar with what is going on with the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament?), after the dust settled from the “Sleek 16” round on Monday, we were left with one true “Cinderella”. XM STRIDE N (T and T Kennel) will face his toughest test in the South Regional Finals this Saturday when he goes head’s up against the #3 seeded ALADDIN (A Ray Kennel), scheduled for the 13th race on that card. The 74 pound black male is proving he might not be overmatched at all, as he won his last two rounds, both of which ALADDIN appeared, catching the red male twice in consecutive races. There is little doubt ALADDIN will likely get the lead once again in this race, but the only question is whether he can hang on this time against a tough closer. History says it will be tough to do. The rest of the regions have mostly favorites involved, especially in the West Regional Finals. It will be a battle of kennelmates as Natalie Looper trained AIR ACE (#1 seed) will face off against #3 seed PAT C RAM ROD for the right to advance to the Furry Four. Much like the South Region, PAT C RAM ROD has yet to lose a race in the “Hound Madness” yet (3 straight victories overall) and has pulled away from AIR ACE in the past two rounds of action. The early lead will be key in this race, as both possess enough late speed to likely hold the other one off at the wire. Of all the regions, this one might be the best overall match up race of the four and is slated for race 3 on the Saturday card. At first glance, the Midwest Regional Final looks to be an easy victory set up for another undefeated greyhound in this tournament, #1 seed CRAIGIE DELEGATE (Lester Raines Kennel). This 69 pound male has won 9 of 11 races on the season and five of his last six. His rival for this Saturday’s race card will be TMC’S SWEETCRAIG (Darren Henry Kennel), a six seed who has a win and two second place finishes (both to CRAIGIE DELEGATE) so far in this stakes event. Even though the two second place finishes have been close races, SWEETCRAIG is not known as a sharp breaker and his late speed seems to kick in a little too late to catch a greyhound of DELEGATE’S speed. If he can improve on that early foot, even modestly, it will make for an interesting finish to the sixth race that day. The East Regional Final will be the eighth race on the performance and feature #2 seed JS KEEPHOPEALIVE (Lester Raines Kennel), who just got caught at the wire in the opening round to finish third by a head (still enough to advance) otherwise she would come into this race undefeated overall. This 60 pound bullet probably has the best rush to the turn of the eight greyhounds remaining, but can be caught near the wire by the right type of greyhound. ELIZA FRASER (Gloria Dorsey) comes into the race as the #5 seed in the region and has yet to win a race, but has two second place efforts in her last two starts (both to JS KEEPHOPEALIVE and both by 1 ½ lengths). This race is the battle of the females, insuring that at least one female will reach the Furry Four round a week from Friday. Each of the four match races will feature win wagering only. Catch all the excitement of the “Hound Madness” Stakes at Southland Casino & Racing. Previous Next

  • Wheeling Hot Dogs ( as of August 30, all races 5/16 unless otherwise noted )

    < Back Wheeling Hot Dogs ( as of August 30, all races 5/16 unless otherwise noted ) Stan Pawloski Aug 30, 2021 Wayne Ward Kennel’s Memphis Minnie (AA) and WW’s Welovetorun (B, A, AA) have two wins and a second in their last three races for trainer Ron Otto. Lester Raines Kennel’s RS’s Dark Night (AA), RS’s Im All In (AA), JS Slush Fund (AA), JS Backnaflash (A, AA) and B Ashley Morgan (B, A) have back-to-back victories for trainer Joel Roden. Xtrem Hess Racing Kennel’s XB Rejuvenate has three straight 3/16 wins (TC, TB, TAA) for trainer Jill Spicer. Brad Boeckenstedt Kennel’s BGR The Outlaw has back-to-back victories (B, A) for trainer Frank Pellittere. Previous Next

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