Tuesday, June 29, 2010

2010 Stakes Race Replays

We posted a reference sheet of 2010 Stakes Race Replays that we could access. Let's revisit what brought us to this point in the season and gear up for Night of the Stars XXIII - Friday July 2nd!

Check it out: 2010 Stakes Race Replays

Quick Handicapping Tips

With the Night of the Stars XXIII right around the corner - July 2nd! We are posting some simple Mini Tips on handicapping. This has always been a great cause - the support of our retiring athletes. Let's raise the handle! Watch and Wager - try the tips! 

Handicapping Mini Tips

Monday, June 28, 2010

Derby Lane Derby Wrap Up

TMC’s Remedy Ends The Debate Once And For All
St. Petersburg, FL- Over the past several months Derby Lane Greyhound , in St Petersburg  FL, has been the scene to one of the great greyhound rivalries of recent time as TMC’s Remedy and Flying Coal City have hooked up in a historic back and forth battle to determine who is really the best middle distance greyhound  racing there . 

Friday, June 25, 2010

Night of the Stars Revisited - Final Episode

Night of the Stars XXIII is on July 2nd, 2010

Be sure to mark your calendar Night of the Stars XXIII rapidly approaches! July 2nd, 2010 - the show starts at 6:50 pm Eastern NOS XXIII LineUp.

Part Seven and the final episode in our series features Night of the Stars XXII - run on July 3rd, 2009. Enjoy!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Night of the Stars Revisited - Part Six

Night of the Stars XXIII is on July 2nd, 2010

Be sure to mark your calendar Night of the Stars XXIII rapidly approaches! July 2nd, 2010 - the show starts at 6:50 pm Eastern NOS XXIII LineUp.

Part Six in our series features Night of the Stars XXI - run on November 1st, 2008. Enjoy!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Night of the Stars Revisited - Part Five

Night of the Stars XXIII is on July 2nd, 2010

Be sure to mark your calendar Night of the Stars XXIII rapidly approaches! July 2nd, 2010 - the show starts at 6:50 pm Eastern NOS XXIII LineUp.

Part Five in our series features:
Night of the Stars XX - run on November 3rd, 2007. Enjoy!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Gulf's Greyhound of the Week: Craigie Jags

Craigie Jags is Gulf's Greyhound of the Week 
courtesy of Gulf Greyhound
For the second time in three weeks, the Lingle Kennel, trained by Cherrye Davenport, has a greyhound sitting on the throne as Greyhound of the Week. In this case, Craigie Jags, a 60 pound brindle female out of Maryville Rumble* - Jags Beefer, gets to enjoy the limelight here at Gulf Greyhound Park.

Wheeling Panhandle Classic Wrap Up

Panhandle Classic Goes To KB’s Ruckus
Wheeling Downs sent out eight of the top sprinters on Saturday Matinee in quest of the Panhandle  Classic and KB’s Ruckus was able to secure the victory for the Green Maupin Kennel. 
Racing from the two box KB’s Ruckus sat on the rail for the whole trip and was able to outgame number six Flying Burgundy who set the pace on the midtrack. Number four Kiowa Mystic Bob had a very strong outing and if he didn’t slide wide at the first turn and encounter trouble he may well have been able to overtake the leaders. 
Another great race from Wheeling Downs and as the summer heats up we can expect the racing to heat up also.

Night of the Stars Revisited - Part Four

Night of the Stars XXIII - July 2nd, 2010

Part Four in our series is Night of the Stars XIX - held on May 12, 2007 - we hope you all enjoy this blast from the past. 

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Decline of Horse Racing by Bennett Liebman

We all know that horse racing is in decline. Thoroughbred racing declined nationally in handle by 7.3% in 2008, by 9.8% in 2009, and by 8.4% in the first four months of 2010. In New York State, total handle on horse racing fell by more than 10 percent in 2009. When you consider the changes in the consumer price index, New York racing handle is approximately 20 percent of what it was in 1974. What happened here? This article represents a subjective attempt to review what happened both in the nation and in New York State to bring about the fall from grace of the racing industry. 
 Read the complete article: The Decline of Horse Racing 

The Real Story Behind The Bid To End Greyhound Racing

We came across this interesting piece regarding the campaign against dog racing along with some supporting documentation - an excerpt: 

"Watching this campaign to end dog racing evolve over the past several years I must admit to being totally fascinated and amused by it all but at this point the toll on innocent people has grown to unacceptable levels and I feel compelled to shed some light on the issue. This is not a new story and to gain the proper perspective on what is happening we must go back to the origins of this so called movement to save the greyhounds...." Read the article: 

Night of the Stars Revisited - Part Three

Night of the Stars - July 2nd 2010

Part Three in our Series - Night of the Stars XVIII - November 11, 2006 - Enjoy the fantastic races and memories! 

Monday, June 7, 2010

Gary Guccione on Horses vs Greyhounds

Different racing breeds
often face the same issues—
just maybe not at the same time….
By Gary Guccione
Greyhound Review May 2010

You’ve possibly heard this before, and if so, it just might have been in a previous column in this very same publication. (OK, it’s true: the older one gets, the more one repeats himself.)
“Keep one eye on the horse-racing industry,” our predecessor, the late Norman McAsey, used to tell this wet-behind-the-ears kid in the early ‘70s. “What goes on with the Thoroughbred business today will almost certainly be an issue we’ll be dealing with before very long.” Experience proved Mac’s axiom to be correct more often than not.

Night of the Stars Revisited - Part Two

Night of the Stars XXIII is coming! July 2nd, 2010

Part two in our series on the history and fantastic races that have transpired. We hope you all enjoy!
Night of the Stars XVII - May 13th, 2006

Sunday, June 6, 2010

TL Weaver Memorial Spring Wrap Up

Flying Coal City Wins the Battle for The T.L.  Weaver Memorial Sprint
Flying Coal City in post one and Aerial Battle from post seven were matched up in a widely anticipated pairing Saturday Night at Derby Lane with the T.L. Weaver Memorial Championship hanging in the balance.   

Jacksonville Puppy Stakes Wrap Up

Paddy Whacker Spanks the field in Jacksonville Puppy Stakes
Saturday night at the Orange Park Kennel Club was the scene of the running of the 2010 JGR Puppy Stakes and a BJ Racing Kennel ‘s  brindle pup named Paddy Whacker put a beating on this field of nice young pups.   

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Night of the Stars Revisited Part One

As Night of the Stars XXIII rapidly approaches - we thought a series on the history and fantastic races that have transpired might be in order. So here is the first in a series that we hope everyone will enjoy!

Night of the Stars XVI - November 5, 2005

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Gulf's Greyhound of the Week May 30th

courtesty of Gulf Greyhound
Our featured greyhound this week would be considered a surprise to some people but Doug’s Freida from Lingle Kennel has run three of the best races in her career defeating some of the fastest greyhounds that Gulf Greyhound Park has to offer over the past two weeks.

This recent win streak began on Thursday night May 20 as Doug’s Freida faced a difficult field composed of top grade winners It’s A Reality, Gable Teresa and Cry Parker. Doug’s Freida does her best running on the lead and on this night, the stars lined up perfectly as Doug’s Freida outran her rivals to the first turn taking a two-length advantage. Doug’s Freida would maintain her advantage crossing under the wire by a final margin of 3 ½ lengths in a time of 30.52 seconds and rewarding the fans with a $40.20 win ticket.

Things would not get any easier for this speedster out of Lonesome Cry – Madam Nifty as Doug’s Freida drew an unfavorable #5 post position on Sunday Matinee May 23. When the starting box opened, Doug’s Freida popped out to the lead like a bullet shot from a pistol quickly establishing a three-length advantage over the field. Doug’s Freida would not relinquish the lead breezing home to a four-length victory in 30.20 seconds.

Finally, on Saturday evening May 29, Doug’s Freida would be wearing the green #4 racing blanket facing another difficult challenge as recent grade AA winner Cry Parker was breaking just to her inside in the #3 post and recent Greyhound of the Week, C Ya Tom Collins, was in the #5 post. Doug’s Freida showed all of her heart and determination in this race by sliding through on the rail to pass race leader Magnolia Dream on the farturn and claim the win by two lengths in 30.16 seconds.

Congratulations to trainer Cherrye Davenport from Lingle Kennel and Doug’s Freida for an  outstanding two weeks of racing.
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Southland Razorback Championship Wrap Up

Stevie Pree Leads The Way At Southland In Razorback Championship
Southland showcased their best middle distance greyhounds Monday afternoon in the annual running of the Razorback Championship and Ed Mullen’s Stevie Pree led from wire to wire to win this year’s edition. 
Stevie burst to a comfortable early lead and when the pack reached the escape turn it looked like a 550 race in that the field was closely bunched behind the lead dog. When the race jammed up behind him Stevie was off and gone and only needed to hold off the late advance of number  one hound Starz Shetan.  Stevie was the betting choice and returned a modest win price of $6.80 to his backers as he  toured the Southland oval in a time of 37.39.