Monday, September 27, 2010

3rd Round Fall Sprint Saturday, Sept 25, at Derby Lane

courtesy of NGA Review
by Vera Rasnake

The third round of the Fall Sprint proved racing is not cut and dry Saturday, Sept 25, at Derby Lane. Although beaten in round three Cal Holland Kennel’s Jack’s Shortfuse (Flying Stanley-Leta’s Shadow) tops the leader board for trainer Justin Holland with 34 points as she eyes the semifinal round on Wednesday. Also upset was the stakes favorite Flying Coal City, who is just behind Shortfuse with 33 points for the Barbara McAllister-trained male. 

Before the night card the tri super was taken down in the matinee. The wager is placed in race five where one must pick the trifecta. A winning ticket gets you in to race seven where one selects the superfecta. One person picked correctly and won. The tri-super paid $51,492 for the 8-5-7 in race 5’s first half and the 6-2-3-1 combination in race 7.

Gulf's Greyhound of the Week - BG Juju

courtesy of Gulf Greyhound

This week, we are featuring BG Juju from High Star Kennel trained by Heather Currid as the Greyhound of the Week. The racing career of BG Juju started back in September of 2009 with some early success breaking his maiden in only his second official start. As the months progressed, BG Juju performed steadily in grades C through A winning a few races here and there but in April of 2010, BG Juju got hot and won three out of four races to finally achieve top grade AA. It would take until August 29 to finally break through and capture his first grade AA victory and it appears now that after tasting success, BG Juju has found the ability to become one of Gulf Greyhound Park’s successful greyhounds.

Can You Win At The Dog Track? Don't Bet On It Unless You Have Angle

by Eb Netr

Do you think that it's possible to predict the winner of a dog race? Well, a lot of people think so. In spite of the fact that dog track attendance has been declining, thousands of people still fill the stands every day, almost all of them trying to make money by picking winners.

Most of the bettors lose, mainly because they play lucky numbers or just pick at dog at random, because they like its name or its post position. The only people who make money at the track are the people who know the secret of picking winners.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Greyhound News on Twitter Blog Post - Sunday Sept 26th

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Afternoon LIVE Greyhound Racing (all time's ET):
Wheeling 1pm, Palm Beach 1pm, Tri State 1:30pm, Orange Park 1:30pm, Pensacola 2pm, Dubuque 2pm, Gulf 2:30pm and VictoryLand 3pm.

Evening LIVE Greyhound Racing (all time's ET):
Bluffs Run 5pm and Flagler 8pm.

Daily Greyhound Racing News:

Bluffs Run Greyhound Park $60,000 Fall Futurity Stakes Semi-Finals replays from Saturday available Races 4-6.

Bluffs Run Greyhound Park $60,000 Fall Futurity Stakes updated point standings. 

Derby Lane Greyhound Racing $50,000 Fall Sprint Stakes Round 3 replays from Saturday night available Races 6 & 10. 

Derby Lane Greyhound Racing $50,000 Fall Sprint Stakes Round 3 recap in Vera's News. 

O Ya Minnie wins Dubuque Greyhound Park $45,000 Future Star Stakes Final Saturday night. Replay:  

Monday, September 20, 2010

Greyhound News on Twitter wins Round 2

Greyhound News is the Winning Handicapper
Round 2
Pros v. Public Handicapping Contest

Greyhound News picked 4 out of 5 winners this past Saturday Night – September 18th in Round 2 of the Pros v. Public Handicapping Contest.

The contest was run against the Saturday Evening Tri-State race card.

News' 4 winners were:

Gulf's Greyhound of the Week - Atascocita Peter

courtesy of Gulf Greyhound
Greyhound of the Week

For the third consecutive week, Libby Racing Kennels and trainer Frank Falco, have another pup earning the Greyhound of the Week honors in the form of Atascocita Peter. After beginning his racing career in January of this year, it took five months to climb the grade ladder to achieve grade AA but suddenly Atascocita Peter has found his best stride winning three out of his last four races including back-to-back victories.

The Rural Rube Award

by Eb Netr 

 The Rural Rube Award

Ask almost anyone who won 2010 Horse of the Year and they'll probably be able to tell you that it was Rachel Alexandra. But if you ask most people who won the Rural Rube Award in 2010, I doubt that half of them know that it was Yahoo Omar from the Rader Kennel who just managed to edge out Gable's Sour Cream in votes. Greyhounds are sort of the "Rodney Dangerfields" of the racing world. They don't get the respect they deserve for their accomplishments, and even when they do get awards, the press and the public don't seem to notice like they should.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Hall of Fame

The Greyhound Hall of Fame is located in Abilene, Kansas.
407 S. Buckeye
Abilene, KS 67410
Phone: 785-263-3000
Toll Free: 800-932-7881
Did you Know?
  • Greyhounds have been clocked up to 45 miles an hour.
  • The average weight of a greyhound is between 65 and 75 pounds.
  • The most money paid for a greyhound was in 1987, when P's Rambling was sold for $500,000.

    History and Rules for Induction

    The National Coursing Association established the Greyhound Hall of Fame in 1963 to preserve and applaud the memories of those who built the sport into a national pastime. (The National Coursing Association changed its name to the National Greyhound Association.) The Greyhound Hall of Fame is maintained by the NGA.

Gulf's Greyhound of the Week

courtesy of Gulf Greyhound

 Greyhound of the Week

Libby Racing Kennels and Atascocita Racing provide the Greyhound of the Week for the second consecutive week as Atascocita Vito is quickly establishing himself as the best 660-yard competitor at Gulf Greyhound Park. Atascocita Vito has shown versatility by going to the lead or closing from behind in all of his wide running victories.

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Series on Greyhound Athlete Awards and their History

As we get ready for the induction of Paul C. Hartwell and Gable Dodge into the Greyhound Hall of Fame on October 14th it occurred to us that this could be the beginning of a blog series.
This posting will be the first in a series on the different awards the greyhound industry bestows each year. To start things off here is a rundown of the awards.

History/founded: 1963
How Inducted: Greyhounds must be 8 years of age and retired for three years to be nominated for the Hall of Fame. This is an advanced age for many of the dogs and few are alive at the time of their induction.
When Inducted: New Hall of Fame members are enshrined each fall in Abilene. If living, the dogs maybe flown in for the ceremony. Video presentations of the dogs are shown.

Gulf's Greyhound of the Week - August 30th

courtesy of Gulf Greyhound 

When trainer Sissy Sabell took over for the Big Water Kennel, she definitely faced a difficult challenge of turning the kennel in the right direction. Fortunately for her, there was a young superstar in the making, TNJ Jaws, who was ready to get back down to business and establish himself as one of the fastest greyhounds here at Gulf Greyhound Park.

NGA Review - Greyhound of the Month September

Greyhound of the Month
by Gary Guccione


From March 20th up until July 16th there was no beating Where's Big Cash. The Everett Racing Kennel star ran up the longest winning streak of 2010 (thus far, at least) by notching 22 straight triumphs. Equally impressive: He did it at 3 different tracks.

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NGA Review - Greyhound of the Month July/August

Greyhound of the Month July/August
by Gary Guccione

KB’s Ruckus, Paddy Whacker

Wheeling and Jacksonville provided the stage for our two spotlighted stars this double-issue. But be sure to catch the tail-end of this column for an encore mention of two veteran champs whose pedigrees have been featured in past columns. TMC’s Remedy and Flying Coal City have carried on an incredible on-going duel, one of the very best in recent years.

2010 James J Patton Silver Cup - Finals Saturday!

courtesy of Orange Park Kennel Club

On Saturday Evening at the Orange Park Kennel Club the 11th race on the card will be the finals of the 2010 James J Patton Silver Cup. This race is going to be great to watch as he have loads of talent and the way the posts drew out, this could be anyone's race to win. 

Read The Complete Wrap Up: 2010 James J Patton Summaries