Courtesy of Gulf Greyhound
Nina’s Fire Fly
Once again, we spin the roulette wheel for the 660-yard distance greyhounds at Gulf Greyhound Park as they continue taking turns claiming victory. Now, Nina’s Fire Fly from Libby Racing Kennels has stepped to the front of the line winning back-to-back races to earn the Greyhound of the Week honors.
Since moving to the backside, Nina’s Fire Fly (Flying Penske – C Ya Angel Fire) has been quite successful with three wins and four-second place finishes out of nine starts including this recent two race win streak.
On Friday evening February 18, Nina’s Fire Fly was looking for a positive note after finishing out of the money in his previous two outings. Surprisingly, the fans still made Nina’s Fire Fly the 2 to 1 betting favorite against Bob’s Pearl from LaRosa Enterprises who had won the last two 660-yard distance races. Through the shroud of heavy fog that evening, it was difficult to make out the greyhounds running around the racetrack except for in front of the grandstand. Bob’s Pearl broke to the front once again while Nina’s Fire Fly started making his move from the back of the pack. In the shadows, Nina’s Fire Fly swept around the leaders down the backstretch to take command of the race and eventually win by two lengths.
A gambler’s advantage was set for the eighth race Thursday evening February 24 as only seven greyhounds were in the race. Nina’s Fire Fly drew the advantageous red blanket of the #1 post position facing the same bunch of top grade contenders over the 660-yard course. In a carbon copy of their previous duel, Bob’s Pearl once again broke to the lead only to have Nina’s Fire Fly following close behind. Nina’s Fire Fly caught up with Bob’s Pearl around the far turn and pulled away from his rivals to win by four lengths this time.
Nina’s Fire Fly has begun his racing career in impressive fashion with a record of 33/11-11-1-2. Can Nina’s Fire Fly make it three wins in a row? Find out on March 3 in this Thursday evening’s 10th race as Nina’s Fire Fly faces six other contenders in another shortened field of seven.