NGA News - West Palm Beach, Fl. - Round two qualifying action for Palm Beach Kennel Club's $20,000 Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes will be contested Saturday afternoon, April 2.
Round-one entries looking to remain undefeated in the second go-around of qualifying include:
In Race 6, 16-1 longshot-winner #7 Uhaul Muffin (Red Ranger - Wayout Jan, Tru Palm Kennel). There is a lot of early speed in this event, which may prove to be a hindrance to the round-one victor.
Race 8 will provide us with a triple dose of first-round winners as #5 Turbo Razor (Kiowa Sweet Trey - Turbo Wind Blown, Rader Racing), #6 Atascocita Rabon (Kiowa Sweet Trey - Atascocita Betty, Suncoast Kennel) and #8 CU Bulletproof (WW Time Warp - Out Of Line, Royal Racing Team) all battle for early supremacy.
In Race 14, #5 Jawa Jameson (Clappin Thunder - Jawa Laurie, Royal Racing Team) will attempt to remain undefeated, while in the final qualifier of the afternoon in Race 15, all eyes will be on the impressive youngster #7 RK's Conk Gonk (Dragon Fire - RK's Tomb Raider, Rader Racing).
Second-round qualifying will also be held in races ten and twelve.
Following Saturday afternoon's second round of qualifying, the field will be trimmed to 32 entries. They will compete in round three on Wednesday afternoon, April 6, with the top 16 point-earners advancing to the semifinals Sunday afternoon, April 10.
The 45th running of the $20,000 Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes will take place Saturday afternoon, April 16.
The Puppy Stakes is named in honor of former Palm Beach Post Time sports columnist and great friend to Greyhound racing Bob Balfe.