Monday, March 7, 2011

Press Release: PBKC Announces St. Patty's Invitational Entries

PBKC Press Release - For Immediate Release

March 6, 2011

Field Named For Palm Beach Kennel Club's 50,000 Arthur J. Rooney Sr, 
St. Patrick's Invitational 

Be there Saturday afternoon, March 12th!
West Palm Beach, Fl. - Palm Beach Kennel Club has named the eight Greyhounds who will be competing Saturday afternoon, March 12, in the 35th running of the $50,000 Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. St. Patrick’s Invitational.

Rader Racing Kennel will be looking for a clean sweep of this year’s $150,000 "Big 3" Stake Series. In January, Tuff Stuff collected the $25,000 first-place prize in the $50,000 He’s My Man Classic, and just last month, Dynamic Trent was victorious in the $50,000 3/8ths Mile Derby.

Both of Norm Rader’s Invitational entries, Tuffy and Custom Trent, will be sporting six-race win streaks heading into the big event.

Attempting to put an end to the impressive streaks will be defending St. Patrick’s Invitational champion JS I Am Legend, along with last season’s co-track champion - and 2010 Invitational returnee - Where’s Wise Guy.

Also looking to lay their paws on the "green" will be the "Fearless Foursome" of probable Invitational longshots Atascocita Tiera, Flying Magenta, Kiowa Dodie and Whiskaway Emma.

Irish eyes will be smiling on one these elite eight athletes, listed in alphabetical order:

Atascocita Tiera (Atascocita Leroy - Atascocita Flame, Suncoast)
Custom Trent (Trent Lee - Gifted Whistler, Rader Racing)
Flying Magenta (Kiowa Sweet Trey - Gable Vermilion, Royal Racing)
JS I Am Legend (B’s O’Grady - Bizzy Babe, Collins / Neola Joe Kennel)
Kiowa Dodie (Flying Penske - Kiowa Sweet Sue, Ryan Racing)
Tuff Stuff (Lonesome Cry - Night Breeze, Rader Racing))
Where’s Wise Guy (Trent Lee - Time Wise, Marsella Racing Kennel)
Whiskaway Emma (Dodgem By Design - Myway Barbie, James Douglas)

Post positions will be drawn at a press conference in the track’s Terrace Restaurant Thursday morning, March 10. The press conference will begin at 11:45 a.m.

The 35th running of the $50,000 St. Patrick’s Invitational will be held in Saturday afternoon’s twelfth race with an approximate post time of 4:00 p.m.

Special activities for this exceptional afternoon of championship Greyhound racing include: 

* Join Jason from WILD 95.5FM for fun and prizes! (First Floor, 12:30 - 2:30)
* Irish Music performed by Jody Pollard! (1:00 p.m.)
* Enjoy Live Irish Dancing performed by Tir na Greine! (Outside Stage, 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.)
* Our National Anthem performed live! (12:30 p.m.)
* For the kids, Cookie The Clown will be here with face painting and balloons!
* Ace The Bear Will be on hand!
* Bugler Lawrence Morse will be entertaining between the races!
* Greyhound Pet Representatives will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about adopting one of these loving dogs!
* Irish Food Specials in the Paddock and Terrace Restaurant!
* Prize Drawings! Enter for your chance to win a Gaylord Palms Getaway! Plus, all drawing coupons from the He’s My Man Classic, Derby & St. Pat’s will be eligible to win a 3-day / 2-night stay at Hawk’s Cay Resort in the Florida Keys!

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