NGA News - The last day of racing and the first day of the auction headline Friday's activities in Abilene, as the NGA Spring Meet heads into its final two days.
Twenty-six races are on tap, beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, including five main stakes. Three divisions of the August/September Stakes kick off the morning activities, along with their respective Flite I and Flite II races and consolations. Kenneth Biehle, John Dalton and Gordon Heath have entrants in all three of the August/September main-stake finals. Craigie, Inc. and Willis Hill have finalists in two of the three stakes
Biehle and Dalton have three other finalists in the two divisions of the October finals, also on Friday morning. Deb Strickland and Helen Stout each have a finalist in both October divisions.
Wrapping of the meet's races will be the Warmer Stake in race 25 and the traditional Borchers Stake in race 26 on Friday.
In Thursday's action, SE's Tali Aspen (Kiowa WW Brother-Time For A Party) once again charted an impressive win with the day's fastest time--a 30-flat performance in the November 2, which matched her winning time on Monday. Those are the two fastest clockings registered thus far in official races at the meet. Tali Aspen is owned by Steve Ward and Penny Wick.
Other main-stake winners Thursday were Robert Litke's Kebo Kapsizer (Lonesome Cry-Greys Wind Gate) in 30.42 in the Nov. 1; Marty Tanner's TK Top Flight (Dodgem By Design-Rooftop Ladybug) in 30.68 in the December 1; John Boyd's Craigie I Am Red (Lonesome Cry-Craigie Crimson) in 30.60 in the January Stake.
Friday's auction starts at 6:30 p.m. Sterl Hall, beginning with the Brood Stock Sale, followed by 57 pups from the December and January Stakes. Saturday's auction, starting at 8:30 a.m., will feature the remainder of the racing lots.