Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Gulf Greyhounds Greyhound of the Week - Atascocita Enok

Atascocita Enok
Returning to the Greyhound of the Week spotlight after earning the honors in the beginning of August is Atascocita Enok of Libby Racing Kennels. The 73-pound red brindle son of Dodgem by Design – Atascocita Barb continues to win top grade AA races in bunches and has been one of Gulf Greyhound Park’s top performers winning six out of his last ten races including back to back winning efforts to take the weekly accolades.

On Wednesday afternoon September 12, Atascocita Enok from Libby Racing Kennels found his way back to the winner’s circle for the first time in his last four starts in the grade AA fifth race with a very impressive effort. Starting from the outside #8 post, Atascocita Enok broke unexpectedly well and engaged in a speed duel to the first turn with Spry Cozart of K-Rod Kennel, DLT Traitorsplan of Lingle Kennel and JSK Scatback of Sambade Racing, LLC. Despite `scraping paint` with #7 Spry Cozart around the first turn, Atascocita Enok regained his momentum with a ½ length lead over JSK Scatback of Sambade Racing, LLC and headed for the trip down the Gulf Greyhound Park backstretch.

In most cases throughout his career, this would be the time for Atascocita Enok to start picking off rivals one by one in come from behind fashion. With nothing but Marquey and daylight in front of him, Atascocita Enok accelerated away from the grade AA field with ease and opened up the lead to a final winning margin of eight lengths in a time of 30.03 seconds as the 2 to 1 race favorite.

The next trip on the sands of the La Marque, Texas racing oval arrived the following Wednesday on September 19. After rolling to a eight-length romping victory in his previous outing, Atascocita Enok of Libby Racing Kennels made it two wins in a row with a determined drive in the grade AA fifth race. With the `lucky stripes` of the #7 blanket, Atascocita Enok moved into contention with a strong drive heading into the Gulf Greyhound Park backstretch positioning himself perfectly behind race leader Blackjack Katon of K-Rod Kennel. Racing down the middle of the racetrack, Atascocita Enok dug in with each stride and passed by Blackjack Katon reaching the finish line in front by one length in a time of 30.00 seconds.

This latest win string improves Atascocita Enok’s 2012 record to 47/14-9-7-6 and impressive career numbers totaling 81/22-15-12-13 for trainer Cam Hawkins and owner George Ulmer of Atascocita Racing.

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