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  • Wheeling Hot Dogs ( as of February 3, all races 5/16 unless otherwise noted )

    < Back Wheeling Hot Dogs ( as of February 3, all races 5/16 unless otherwise noted ) Stan Pawloski Feb 1, 2020 Jacobs Racing Kennel’s JSK Roulette has five wins, three seconds and a third in her last nine Grade AA starts for trainer Louise Strong. Kennel-mates Firey High Cot has three straight victories (M, D, C) while Mega Muxia has back-to-back 3/16 wins (TB, TA). Lester Raines Kennel’s JS Drinkmepretty has won four out of her last five Grade AA races for trainer Joel Roden. Kennel-mate ZB Tremonti has two victories and three seconds in his last five Grade AA trips. Blanchard Kennel’s L’s Luv It has three wins and three seconds in her last six Grade AA outings for trainer Sarah Blanchard. Kennel-mate CTW Lucky Leo has back-to-back Grade AA victories. Patriot/Taplin Kennel’s TNT Free Falling has two straight Grade AA wins for trainer Joe Otto. Brad Boeckenstedt Kennel’s BGR Da Crazy One has back-to-back Grade TAA 3/8 victories for trainer Chris Brill. Previous Next

  • Wheeling Hot Dogs ( as of February 10, all races 5/16 unless otherwise noted )

    < Back Wheeling Hot Dogs ( as of February 10, all races 5/16 unless otherwise noted ) Stan Pawloski Feb 10, 2020 Jacobs Racing Kennel’s JSK Roulette has six wins, three seconds and a third in her last 10 Grade AA starts for trainer Louise Strong. Kennel-mate OD Rookie has won three out of his last four 3/8 starts (TD, TC, B). Lester Raines Kennel’s JS Drinkmepretty has won five out of her last six Grade AA races for trainer Joel Roden. Kennel-mate ZB Tremonti has two wins, four seconds and one third in his last seven Grade AA outings. Blanchard Kennel’s L’s Luv It has four wins and three seconds in her last seven Grade AA outings for trainer Sarah Blanchard. Patriot/Taplin Kennel’s TNT Free Falling has three straight Grade AA victories for trainer Joe Otto. Rangel Kennel’s PJ Bye Felicia has four wins and a second in her last six 3/8 trips (TC, B, TA, TAA) for trainer Alex Hall. Previous Next

  • Wheeling kennels on fire, post big days

    < Back Wheeling kennels on fire, post big days Stan Pawloski May 6, 2024 Two Wheeling kennels – Lester Raines and Jacobs Racing – lit up the tote board with winners on two separate days this past week. On the Thursday program, the Joel Roden-trained Lester Raines Kennel posted seven wins – Summerly, JS Leap Of Faith, JS Mismarymackin, JS Up In Flames, JS Reema, Calmbefordastorm and JS Smalltowngirl. During the Saturday card, the Natalie Looper-handled Jacobs Racing Kennel had six victories – GLS Ondemand, Sparks Fly, Bane, O Ya Sammy, Foolish Behavior and Stronglikeabull. Previous Next

  • FINALISTS SET FOR WVGOBA KEYSTONE STAKES

    < Back FINALISTS SET FOR WVGOBA KEYSTONE STAKES Stan Pawloski Nov 23, 2021 Lester Raines Kennel’s RS’s Prime Time tops all qualifiers for the Saturday afternoon, Nov. 27, championship final of the $65,000 West Virginia Greyhound Owners and Breeders Association Keystone Stakes at Wheeling Island. RS’s Prime Time posted two wins and a third in the preliminary round races to accumulate 37 points. The middle distance 3/8 racer captured the first semifinal race Sunday while Mac’s Choo won the other semifinal matchup. In addition to RS’s Prime Time, the final field includes Mac’s Choo (A Ray), 35 points; CET Dirty Gurly (Steve Sarras), 32 points; Mac’s Zhivago (A Ray), 30 points; JA’s Moon Man (Code Red), 25 points; RS’s Blue Heaven (Lester Raines), 22 points; GLS Fast Food (Jacobs Racing) and Mac’s Autumn (A Ray), 15 points each. Post positions for the final will be drawn on Wednesday. Points after the semi-finals follow (top eight to the final): 1. RS’s Prime Time (Lester Raines), 37 points 2. Mac’s Choo (A Ray), 35 points 3. CET Dirty Gurly (Steve Sarras), 32 points 4. Mac’s Zhivago (A Ray), 30 points 5. JA’s Moon Man (Code Red), 25 points 6. RS’s Blue Heaven (Lester Raines), 22 points 7. GLS Fast Food (Jacobs Racing), 15 points 8. Mac’s Autumn (A Ray), 15 points Mac’s Chapman (A Ray), 14 points TS Tito Ortiz (Steve Sarras), 13 points Previous Next

  • PBKC PRESENTS THE 89TH RUNNING OF THE $50,000 JAMES W. PAUL 3/8THS MILE DERBY

    < 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

  • AFTER 95 YEARS, DERBY LANE'S FINAL DAY

    < 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

  • 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

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