For the second time this year, All’s Fair from K-Rod Kennel has earned the Greyhound of the Week honors. After All’s Fair took the accomplishment back in the early portion of June; All’s Fair continued her success with a career best 29.90 second effort to win a top grade AA race by seven lengths on June 18.
The journey thru the rest of the summer quickly changed into a bumpy road for the little 55-pound speedster bred from Kiowa Sweet Trey – Back Taxes. All’s Fair competed in three rounds of the $50,000 TGA Texas Round Up Sprint Championship finishing 6th, 5th and 4th respectively dropping her from contention. All’s Fair quickly rebounded with a box to wire victory in grade A on July 8 but this would be her last start until August 25.
Upon returning to the racing scene, All’s Fair found difficulty in Gulf Greyhound Park’s elite competition with only a third place finish to show for her efforts. Another departure was in order for All’s Fair for the month of September and once again returned on Sunday afternoon October 2. All’s Fair appeared to be her old self by breaking to the early lead and finishing a game second behind 550-yard track record holder Cry Homer of LQK Kennels, Inc.
On Saturday evening, October 8, All’s Fair drew a favorable inside #3 post position facing former top grade winners Won Ton of Currid Racing, DLT Armageddon of Lingle Kennel and Not So Smooth of LQK Kennels, Inc. The brindle female once again broke quickly from the 550-yard starting box to take a quick two-length advantage ahead of Not So Smooth. All’s Fair continued to cruise on the lead keeping a safe margin ahead of her rivals as they headed for home. The lead began to diminish as Golddust Cheyene of D.Q. Williams Kennel was charging fast down the stretch but as the competitors crossed under the lights of the finish line, All’s Fair was victorious by ½ length in a time of 30.41 seconds. This was the first top grade victory for All’s Fair since her monumental, career effort on June 18.
As the career of All’s Fair moves towards the end of two years, her record now stands at a very respectable 87/17-7-13-15 covering both distances around the La Marque, Texas racing oval. Congratulations to owner Tina Williams, trainer Cindy Unrein and of course the star of the show, All’s Fair.