Tuesday, January 17, 2012

FINALISTS SET TO GO IN PALM BEACH KENNEL CLUB $50,000 HE'S MY MAN CLASSIC SATURDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 21!


 $50,000 He's My Man Classic Leading Qualifying Point Earner Riverview Stevie

Racing Lines and Classic Fun Attached!

For Immediate Release
January 16, 2012

     FIELD WIDE OPEN FOR PALM BEACH KENNEL CLUB $50,000 HE’S MY MAN CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY AFTERNOON,
JANUARY 21!

            West Palm Beach, Fl. - With a second-place finish in last Sunday’s semifinals and a sixth-place showing by her previously undefeated kennel mate RK’s Conk Gonk,  Rader Racing Kennel’s Riverview Stevie earned top point-earner status as the countdown to the finale of Palm Beach Kennel Club’s $50,000 He’s My Man Classic draws near.

          Riverview Stevie gave a valiant effort in attempting to chase down another kennel mate, Whats Next, but the fleet-pawed early speedster built up to much of an early lead.

          In the final semifinal qualifier Sunday afternoon, the aforementioned RK’s Conk Gonk succumbed to an abundance of early speed around him at the break, allowing youngster and 15-1 long shot Kane’s Getty to snag the first-turn advantage, the victory and a shot at the $25,000 first-place treasure.
         
          The eight 2012 $50,000 He’s My Man Classic finalists, in order of points earned:

50 Points: Riverview Stevie (Kiowa Sweet Trey - CV’s Mama Mia, Rader Racing)
47 Points: RK’s Conk Gonk (Dragon Fire - RK’s Tomb Raider, Rader Racing)
39 Points: Jack’s Go Bayou (Lonesome Cry - Leta’s Speedster, Marsella Racing)
36 Points: Hilco Burner (Kiowa Sweet Trey - Larks Bronx, B & B Racing)
35 Points: Kane’s Getty (Lonesome Cry - Flying Trey Babe, Brindle Kennel)
34 Points: Whats Next (Yahoo Omar - Flying Exorcist, Rader Racing)
32 Points: Pat C Offkey (Kiowa Sweet Trey - Okie Reba, Collins / Joe Kennel)
31 Points: JS Millermatic (Trent Lee - JJ Guinevere, Collins / Joe Kennel)

          The $50,000 He’s My Man Classic finalists will meet in Saturday afternoon’s twelfth race, all going for the $25,000 first-place prize.

          A press conference and post position draw will be held in the track’s Terrace Restaurant Thursday afternoon, January 19, commencing at 11:45 a.m.

          The $50,000 He’s My Man Classic is the first event in Palm Beach Kennel Club’s $150,000 “Big 3" Stakes series, which includes the $50,000 James W. Paul 3/8ths Mile Derby (Saturday afternoon, February 25) and the $50,000 Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. St. Patrick’s Invitational (Saturday afternoon, March 17).       

          The Classic is named in honor of Palm Beach Kennel Club racing legend and the track’s first multimedia sensation He’s My Man and dedicated to the man who raised and trained “Roscoe”, Bill Pappas.

Contact: Jeff Prince (561) 683-2222, Ext. 126 / jprince@pbkennelclub.com

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