Monday, November 26, 2012

Gulf Greyhounds Greyhound of the Week - Atascocita Enok

Atascocita Enok
This week’s recipient of the Greyhound of the Week bullseye, Atascocita Enok from Libby Racing Kennels, is easily one of the hottest greyhounds on the Texas Gulf Coast. In fact, the 73-pound red brindle son of Dodgem by Design – Atascocita Barb continues to enjoy an impressive second half of 2012 winning 15 of his 21 races this year since July 7. The top grade AA victories keep coming in bunches with separate win streaks consisting of a four race string in September, a three race string in late July-early August and a duo of two race win strings in July and most recently in his last two efforts to earn the weekly honors.

During the latest stakes series of the $20,000 Texas Round up Sprint Championship, Atascocita Enok peaked at the most opportune time of the year with two wins and a third place finish in the preliminary rounds resulting in a tie on top of the points list with Spry Derosa of K-Rod Kennel. At the special post position draw three days prior to the finals, trainer Cam Hawkins and owner George Ulmer of Atascocita Racing could be seen with smiles on their faces drawing the lucky stripes of the #7 post favoring the mid-track running style of Atascocita Enok. Unfortunately, lady luck did not go their way in the championship final as Atascocita Enok experienced trouble in the first turn but showed the heart of a champion rallying for a hard earned third place finish.

Immediately following that effort on Thursday evening November 15, the post draw proved to be kind once again with the outside #8 post. Atascocita Enok took full advantage by rushing up quickly to assume a perfect striking position in the third spot behind fellow stakes finalists TNJ Buck Fever of Big Water Kennel and JSK Shannon Lea of Sambade Racing, LLC. The long strides of Atascocita Enok accelerated faster and faster down the Gulf Greyhound Park backstretch as he weaved his way to the lead around the far turn. Atascocita Enok appeared to have a chip on his shoulder as he ran away from his top grade rivals with vengeance eclipsing his career best time at that moment by .01 seconds with a four-length winning effort in 29.71 seconds.

When it appeared that all was over and done with, Atascocita Enok displayed his `mad skills` for the fans on Wednesday afternoon November 21. Sporting the white colors of the #3 racing blanket, Atascocita Enok experienced clear sailing in the early portion of the contest as Blackjack Katon of K-Rod Kennel broke quickly to the lead with Atascocita Enok following close behind. With a ground saving trip around the first turn as Blackjack Katon drifted wide, Atascocita Enok seized the opening and the race was over for all intensive purposes. The only remaining questions were how large would the winning margin be and how fast can this superstar from Libby Racing Kennels run? Well, the first answer was a five-length victory for Atascocita Enok and as for the winning time, it was the crowning achievement of a 93-start career with a blazing time of 29.59 seconds.

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