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  • CET DIRTY GURLY, MAC'S ZHIVAGO TOP WVGOBA KEYSTONE STAKES QUALIFIERS

    < Back CET DIRTY GURLY, MAC'S ZHIVAGO TOP WVGOBA KEYSTONE STAKES QUALIFIERS Stan Pawloski Nov 18, 2021 Previous Next

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

    < Back Wheeling Hot Dogs ( as May 16, all races 5/16 unless otherwise noted ) Stan Pawloski May 16, 2022 Lester Raines Kennel’s Teaser’s Tickle has four straight wins (A, AA) for trainer Joel Roden. Kennel-mate JS Wanna Bee has three victories in a row (C, B, A). Charter Kennel’s Barts Superbowl has won three out of his last four Grade TAA 3/16 starts for trainer James Campbell. Kennel-mate Slow Ride has three straight wins (C, B, A). Code Red Kennel’s TR’s Hobbs has captured three out of his last four 3/8 outings (TC, TB, TA) for trainer Tom Engle. Kennel-mate Hashtag Almighty has back-to-back victories (B, A). Brad Boeckenstedt Kennel’s Super Ollie has two straight wins (B, A) for trainer Frank Pellittere. Previous Next

  • AdoptionGroups

    NGA Endorsed Adoption Groups - NC Back to Adoption Groups Greyhound Crossroads Website North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina Awesome Greyhound Adoptions, Inc. Website Florida, Georgia, Virginia, South Carolina, Louisiana, North Carolina Adoptable Greythounds of Florida Website Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina Prev 1 2 3 4 5 Next

  • Adoption | National Greyhound

    Greyhound Adoption Our members & kennel professionals are encouraged to make the best choices for the continued care of their greyhounds after racing. It is only natural that our members & kennels want access to referrals & references to best place their greyhounds in groups that excel at greyhound adoption in the United States. This is a resource list of responsible adoption groups that the National Greyhound Association has proudly endorsed as adoption partners in the successful efforts of placing retiring greyhounds into pet homes. NGA Endorsed Responsible Adoption Groups Adoption Group Application for Endorsement Consideration Adoption Group Requirem ents for Endorsement The National Greyhound Association is proud of our partnership with adoption groups through out North America. Endorsement is completely voluntary for groups. The National Greyhound Association has set standards for the care and stewardship of the breed and believes that extends into adoption. Responsible Adoption Groups will: Spay and neuter adoption dogs prior to placement or, if placing puppies, when age-appropriate deemed by a veterinary professional; Provide home screening prior to placement; Commit to always advocate for animal care and safe home environment; Agree to communicate with the NGA through a placement reporting process; Promise to accept returns when home placement is no longer viable; Pledge to truthfully educate about greyhound racing using facts and first-hand experiences over personal opinions; Encourage adopters to learn about their new companion's NGA roots; by transferring ownership and becoming an Ambassador Member; Ensure all Board Members are members in good standing with the NGA as an Ambassador, Associate or Full Member, and adhere to NGA's bylaws. Adoption Group Application for NGA Endorsement

  • LESTER RAINES' IS SECOND TO NONE

    < Back LESTER RAINES' IS SECOND TO NONE ​ Oct 26, 2020 Lester Raines generated its own brand of Super Tuesday at Derby Lane. In one of the most astonishing accomplishments in the modern era at the Florida West Coast greyhound track, the reigning meet kennel champion nearly pulled off the improbable on this past Tuesday’s matinee performance – winning all but one race it entered. Lester Raines captured nine races with its 10 starters. Yes, nine of 10 . . . and its other dog ran third. “I guess it probably would have been the day to buy a lottery ticket,’’ said Gary Reicherts, a septuagenarian who bred four of the winning greyhounds on Lester Raines’ iconic day. Under the guidance of kennel manager and trainer Anthony Diaz, Lester Raines won three consecutive races in three different stages of the 15-race card with victories in Races 1-3, 5-7, and 13-15. The performance erased the track’s previous modern-day record of wins by a kennel for one performance on March 14, when the Hans Limmer-owned Nova kennel registered eight victories. Prior to Nova’s big effort, two kennels had recorded seven wins on one card in the past 11 years: Everett Racing on June 22, 2019, and Filipelli & O’Donnell kennel on June 16, 2009. “(This past Tuesday) wasn’t one of my better days in life, and I come home and I (look at the results) and go win, win, win, win. . . . Jeepers! It definitely brightened up my day.’’ Reicherts, who breeds and raises greyhounds on his farm in Osage, Iowa, with wife Beverly and daughter Angie, starred on the performance with the four winners: littermates O Ya Bartender (Maiden, $10.40 to win) and O Ya Bree (Grade D, $4.20), along with O Ya Praire Wind (D, $6.80), and O Ya Shady Lady (D, $5.20). The first three greyhounds were sired by Oya Stan The Man, one of Reicherts’ all-time best athletes that gave Mick D’Arcy his only St. Petersburg top-dog win title as a Derby Lane kennel owner in the January-to-June 2016 meet. In that season, Oya Stan The Man parlayed a $30,000 St. Petersburg Derby championship into All-America first-team honors. Lester Raines’ other victories were produced by Dutch Blair (C, $7.60), owned by Jo Ann Koerner; JS Bizzyasabee (A, $6.40), owned by Sharon Henry; PJ Show Time (D, $8.40), owned by Gloria Dorsey and William McCarthy; Super C Aneeta (C, $9.40), owned by Cole Kennel; and Jax Score (C, $8), owned by Michael Jackson and Henry. The only Lester Raines dog to lose was Grade A sprinter O Ya Flo, another daughter of Oya Stan The Man and bred by Reicherts. O Ya Flo finished third, four lengths behind Everett Racing’s Turbo Baylor in one of Derby Lane’s largest upsets of the year. Turbo Baylor, the longest shot on the tote board at 63-1, paid $129.80 to win for a $2 ticket. The nine victories were part of a massive 24-win week for Lester Raines, which won at least three races on five of the seven performances. It moved into third place in the Derby Lane kennel standings with 162 victories. Everett Racing is the leader at 175. “I feel very proud of my dogs,’’ Reicherts said. “I know some of them had favorable holes (that day). “Anthony is doing a very good job with my dogs. I’ve never met him personally, but he took over as head trainer (earlier this year) and I can tell he really likes the dogs.’’ Diaz replaced Jennifer Richardson as Lester Raines’ trainer when she moved to Virginia. “I was very, very happy with Jennifer,’’ Reicherts said. “She did a very good job with my dogs, too.’’ Michael Strickland of Abilene, Kan. is Reicherts’ go-to guy who gets the greyhounds prepared for competitive racing. “I’ve been very fortunate, and have dealt with other kennels before (at Derby Lane),’’ Reicherts said. “Mick D’Arcy did a wonderful job with my dogs, and did a heck of a job with Oya Stan The Man; and Lester Raines is very relaxing to work with. “We spend a lot of times with our greyhounds, and they give us back a lot of enjoyment.’’ Previous Next

  • ROUND 1 - 2020 ORANGE PARK DERBY

    < Back ROUND 1 - 2020 ORANGE PARK DERBY ​ Jan 13, 2020 Its time to kick off the stakes racing season in 2020 with the Orange Park Derby. The best greyhounds at the racetrack will battle in head to head competition over the next two weekends for a chance at the cash and the crown on Saturday evening February 1st at bestbet Jacksonville. A ton of converted sprinters are amongst the ranks and we will soon see if they are up to the added distance. The 660 mainstays are also here, so who will come out on top in round 1? Let’s take a closer look. Round 1 of 2020 Orange Park Derby – Monday evening January 13th, 2020 Race 7 – Easy choice here as the solid grade A router is Fakeit To Makeit. A clear class edge top notch winner over 660 will get to take once several newcomers and other lower grade 660 racers. Posted well, out and gone and holding on to win. Ww Annie Kay is switching to 660 and might be able to compete early. A solid breaking grade A, she might be able to hang in early, don’t know if she can run this far. UC Ricky Snickle can close late over the distance and will make his presence know, and don’t forget about TMC’s Makinmoney. Dad Seldom Told was the winner of this race a few years ago. (3-7-8-6) Race 9 – Go with the hot hand here. WP’s Twistedlady has won 3 of her last 4 starts and hasn’t missed the quiniela in any of those efforts. She has good early speed and is determined late. Bred to run this far, dad Seldom Told was an OPD winner in the past. Pat C Woozy can really let things fly when he gets loose early, but he must break to impress here. The most is good, and late he will come flying to challenge. Other routers I Dont Care could press throughout from a great post, and the Thanksgiving Marathon Champ, Baby Stop Crying, is rested well and could threaten from off the pace late. (7-4-3-6) Race 10 – Pre-Race favorite RPG Get You Back might just be the one to beat in this whole stake race. Winning 5 of the last 6 races, she is a force over this distance. From the outside post, she will be unabated to the lead and should dominate in this effort. Super C Addison might be new to the route, but she sure looks the part of a 660 greyhound. Anyone out of Super C Alice can run this far. Don’t be surprised by an upset. WW Spending Time is a solid grade A winner over 660 that could be a tough as well tonight. She is a bit short late and that could cost her in the final few strides tonight. Alcohol U Later is a strong closer that is a big outclassed in this effort. Still young, showing promise, despite the grade disadvantage, he is good enough to factor at the wire here against these. (8-5-7-4) Race 12 – WW Porro has not missed the quiniela in 4 straight and has not finished out of the money in 6 races in a row. He has good early speed, will be a threat to the early leaders, and late will prove best for the win. BGR Woe Is Me is loving the new distance and has taken to it like a fish to water. Getting better in every start, don’t overlook those back to back wins. A new grade A, she lacks experience, but not late drive to talent. She too could be a threat to win here. LK’s Haul N Cash needs to get back breaking, and back on track, if she wants a chance to shine tonight, and in the stretch everyone better be wary of the hard closing TMC’s Skatman as they approach the finish line. (8-5-7-4) Race 14 – I know it is new to the distance, but sometimes you have to go in instinct. Pat C Jacob loved the rail and gets the one box in this effort. He is not short! He is a powerful greyhound, and you cannot forget about that 30.21 clocking sitting there 3 races back. He will break better over the route and I expect him to make quite a debut over 660 yards tonight. Trying to challenge him will be the trio of grade A 660 routers. LK’s I Got This is a good breaker that will prompt the pace throughout in this effort, especially from the 8 box. RTSS Gonwitdawin is tough when she is close early on. No big speed around here in this effort and breaking from a favorable post, she contends too. Arby can come on strong late on occasion and looks to make the most of the 2 box here. If the mood is right, she has the speed to challenge as well. (1-8-6-2) Round 2 will run on Friday evening January 17th as all 5 races return. Don’t miss out on your favorites as we surge on thru to the finals on Saturday evening February 1st at bestbet Jacksonville. Previous Next

  • Home | National Greyhound

    The National Greyhound Association is the official registry of the breed, a membership organization devoted to overseeing the recording of the breeding, registrations, and performance of the Sport of Queens in the United States. As the greyhound experts and industry professionals, the National Greyhound Association is devoted to the welfare and stewardship of the breed. Our organization is knowledgeable and committed to greyhounds from the whelping box, developing the canine athlete and resourced with a comprehensive greyhound adoption network. Greyhound racing starts here, where professional members gather information to breed, whelp, humanely raise and produce the world's fastest canine. Most importantly, we celebrate a history of the breed and exalt the finest traits, to produce the finest athletes and amazingly functional, working bred dog. Our National Meets 100 year Tradition Since the 1920's greyhound enthusiasts have traveled to Kansas to showcase their greyhound talents. Today, every April and October annually, greyhound racing experts, breeders, trainers, kennel owners and representatives from greyhound racetracks worldwide convene in Abilene, Kansas to celebrate the finest sporting canine breed. Upcoming Nationals Spring 2024 Nationals: April 22 - 26 Fall 2024 Nationals: Oct 14 - 18 2023 Stakes Races 2023 Stakes Races Play Video Share Whole Channel This Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Search video... Now Playing RACE 13 - 2023 SUNFLOWER STATE SPRINT 00:54 Play Video Now Playing 2023 $65,000 WVGOBA Open Sprint Stake 00:00 Play Video Now Playing WVGOBA Juvenile 2023 00:42 Play Video

  • NGA SPRING MEET SCHOOLING RESULTS -THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2020

    < Back NGA SPRING MEET SCHOOLING RESULTS -THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2020 Jim Gartland May 28, 2020 50 races scheduled: Dragged after every 10, no watering Track Condition: Fast Weather: Overcast, 67 degrees (SCR = Scratched) Nominator ran every 4th race (i.e.: Races 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, etc.); Number following name indicates nominator’s first race. JAMES POTTER – (Race 1) 30.61, 30.42, 31.28, SCR MICHAEL STRICKLAND – (Race 2) 30.00, 30.44 HARLAND OLSON - (Race 3) 30.00, 30.63, 30.63 KENNETH BIEHLE – (Race 4) 30.31, 30.22, 29.79 , 30.11, 30.40, 30.40, 30.79, 30.38, 30.38, 30.54, 30.42, 31.08 MONTE JACOBS - (Race 10) 30.30, 30.67 URSULA O'DONNELL – (Race 15) 30.26, 30.87 CRAIGIE, INC . – (Race 17) 30.80, 30.39, 30.80 SEASTROM KENNELS – (Race 18) 31.03, 30.45, 30.45, 30.48 RANDY FINEGAN - (Race 23) 30.54, 30.63, 30.60, 30.60, 30.87 BRANT TAPLIN - (Race 29) 30.69, 30.78, 30.97, 31.09, 31.49, 30.96 DAVID HAYS - (Race 34) 30.48, 30.86, 30.85, 30.67, 31.08, 31.26, SCR Previous Next

  • Wheeling Hot Dogs ( as of November 1, all races 5/16 unless otherwise noted )

    < Back Wheeling Hot Dogs ( as of November 1, all races 5/16 unless otherwise noted ) Stan Pawloski Nov 1, 2021 Lester Raines Kennel’s RS Big D has three wins, a second and a third in his last five Grade TAA 3/8 races for trainer Joel Roden. Kennel-mate Craigie Padre has back-to-back victories (B, A). Charter Kennel’s Oshkosh Heart has won three out of her last four Grade AA trips for trainer James Campbell. Blanchard Kennel’s JS Rob Stone has back-to-back Grade AA wins for trainer Sarah Blanchard. Wayne Ward Kennel’s WW Cha Ching has three straight victories (C, B, A) for trainer Ron Otto. Brad Boeckenstedt Kennel’s BGR Sundayfunday has back-to-back wins (B, A) for trainer Frank Pellittere. A Ray Kennel’s AMF Girls Only has captured three out of her last four races (D, C, B) for trainer Joe Palmer. Previous Next

  • SPRING MEET POSTPONED

    < Back SPRING MEET POSTPONED ​ Mar 25, 2020 We are collectively navigating these unchartered waters with the corona virus pandemic affecting all of our families, businesses and our way of life. As a result of this pandemic and the issues invoked by Governmental guidelines and regulations, we have been forced to postpone the NGA's spring meet scheduled for April 13th through 17th. We have tentatively rescheduled the meet for the week of May 11th through 15th. However, with so much uncertainty in the world we currently find ourselves living in, we will continue to monitor the situation and provide any updates we can as to the ongoing status of the meet. Please direct any specific questions or concerns about the meet to the NGA office. At this time, the office is operating with limited personnel but will continue with normal hours (M - F, 8:00-5:00) until further notice. However, per Dickinson County Health Department Orders, public access will be limited into the office, so please call ahead if you plan on coming to the NGA office for any reason. Previous Next

  • NGA SPRING MEET SCHOOLING RESULTS - SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2021

    < Back NGA SPRING MEET SCHOOLING RESULTS - SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2021 Jim Gartland Apr 11, 2021 56 races scheduled: Dragged after every listed 10, no watering. Conditions: Sunny & mild Low - 40º, High - 60º Track: Fast (HS = Hand School-untimed; SCR = Scratched) Nominator ran every 4th race (Ex: Races 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, etc.); Nominator’s first race listed following name. SHANNON HENRY – (Race 1) HS, 30.59, 31.39, 30.67, 30.68, 30.89, 31.47, 31.33, 31.14, 31.16, 31.26, 31.79, 31.96, 32.07 SEASTROM KENNELS - (Race 2) 30.10 , 30.89, 31.00, 31.02, 31.09, 30.54, 31.14, 31.58, 30.98, 32.02, HS JAY RANGEL - (Race 3) 30.77, 31.09, 30.43, 31.61, 31.40, 31.11, 31.53, 31.81, 31.54, 32.11, 31.53, 31.78, 31.64, 31.65, 31.57, 31.52, SCR, SCR MIKE STRICKLAND – (Race 4) 30.25, 30.25, 30.83, 30.73, 31.03, 30.49 DAVID STRONG - (Race 28) HS, HS, HS, 30.74, 30.82, 31.22, 31.44 Previous Next

  • LESTER RAINES WINS THIRD STRAIGHT WHEELING KENNEL CHAMPIONSHIP

    < 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

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