ROUND ONE QUALIFYING FOR PALM BEACH KENNEL CLUB’S $20,000 DICK ANDREWS FUTURITY
SATURDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 8!
West Palm Beach, Fl. - Round one qualifying action for Palm Beach Kennel Club’s $20,000 Dick Andrews Futurity gets underway Saturday afternoon, December 8.
Forty of the track’s most outstanding up-and-coming young racing stars will go to post in five qualifying events.
The same 40 stake hopefuls will return for round two Wednesday afternoon, December 12 and again for round three Saturday afternoon, December 15.
The top 16 point earners will then advance to the semifinals Wednesday afternoon, December 19.
The $20,000 Dick Andrews Futurity championship final will be contested Wednesday afternoon, December 26.
At first blush, Rader Racing Kennel looks to dominate this first round with all five of their entries in great post positions and having earned the ever-important class factor.
In Race 8, Rader’s #1 Bae Sang (Super Lee - Sang Hwa) is right at home with the inside post, although he may face an early challenge from his half-brother, B & B Racing’s #2 Gable Espresso (Super Lee-Gable Cocodrie).
In Race 12, #1 Ranger Trent (Trent Lee - Greys Magic Rock) appears to be a solid key, while in Races 14 and 15, the wagering public will make #1 Meena Lee (Super Lee - Sang Hwa) and the powerhouse #6 CT Heartbreaker (Lonesome Cry - Another Breeze) the overwhelming favorites, respectively.
But the star of the afternoon will be making his first stake-race appearance in the Tenth Race, as #4 O Ya Billy Bob (Dodgem By Design - O Ya Cranberry) goes for his fifth-consecutive victory.
Already in his amazing career, Billy Bob is tied for the third-fastest clocking EVER on the 545-yard Royal Palm Course, 29.15 seconds. And to think he is still two months away from his second birthday!
Post time for the first race Saturday afternoon is 1:00 p.m.
The Futurity is named in honor of former PBKC kennel operator, humanitarian and 2004 inductee to the Greyhound Hall of Fame Dick Andrews.