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$145,000 Iowa Breeders Cup Stakes Final at the Iowa Greyhound Park by Steve Siga|
Posted by Admin on Monday, October 24 @ 22:03:17 EDT (135 reads)
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Timing is everything.
Rf River made an early lead stand up on the way to a length’s triumph in the
$145,000 Iowa Breeders Cup Stakes at the Iowa Greyhound Park on Saturday, Oct. 22.
“He is peaking at the right time,” said co-owner (along with Joni Recinos) Alan Hill. “He’s peaked in his last couple of races.”
Hill was pointing to River’s wins in the last two qualifying rounds of the IBC where she took early leads and won comfortably by three and four lengths.
Looking back, putting Rf River, a 68-pounder, born Dec. 28, 2014 out of Kc And All – Af Nala, in the IBC was a no brainer.
“She is one of the better pups in our kennel,” said Hill. ‘We felt she had a chance to make the final. But when she did make the final and we saw the rest of the field, we knew it would be tough.
It helped when Rf River drew the one box “which is a good box for her.”
Winning a stakes championship “is a combination of having a greyhound” said Hill, “good enough to win, getting the right post and then having a lot of luck.”
Rf River broke third from her one box, not quite as good a break as the kennel had hoped but her charge to the first turn was decisive. Working the rail, Rf River passed Bs Rebel (Wayne R. Ward), who had popped the three box, halfway down the front stretch.
Getting into the first turn, River slipped into a length and a half lead.
River kept her lead throughout the rest of the race. However it got close late in the homestretch as O Ya Pawtycrasher (Wayne R. Ward) came charging.
“We knew eight (Pawtycrasher came out of the eight box) is a strong closer,” said Hill.
But O Ya Pawtycrasher could only get within a length at the wire as Rf River, 27-11-4-3, claimed the title.
The second-place finish was a double-disappointment for O Ya Pawtycrasher. A victory would have given Pawtycrasher, 32-14-8-5, who was sent to the boxes as the favorite, a share of the 2016 victory championship at IGP.
Bs Rebel, 31-6-7-3, settled for third, also a length back.
Three and a half lengths back in fourth was Al’s Flyer (Xtrem Hess), 29-6-6-7.
In fifth, a length and a half behind Flyer was Jd Accomplice (Stidham), 18-10-4-2, who had been seen as a favorite in some quarters.
Six lengths back in sixth was Sh Ozaki (Stidham), 31-7-3-7, who was just ahead of Dubuque Classic champion Joeslittlepebble (Copper Kettle), 29-7-6-4. A half-length back of the pair was Dnt Finbarclancy (T And T), 26-8-6-4.
For the patrons, Rf River paid $7.00, $3.00 and $2.60; Oya Partycrasher paid $2.80 and $2.40; Bs Rebel paid $4.20. The 1-8 quiniela paid $7.60; the 1-8-3 tri-box paid $46.30; the 1-8-3-7 .10 superfecta paid $33.85; the 6-2-1 $1 pick 3 paid $224.20.
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fourth and final round of qualifying for the $145,000 Iowa Breeders Cup|
Posted by Admin on Tuesday, October 18 @ 13:42:44 EDT (126 reads)
DUBUQUE, Iowa – Form held in the fourth and final round of qualifying for the $145,000 Iowa Breeders Cup at the Iowa Greyhound Park on Sunday, October 16.
Seven of the greyhounds in the top eight slots on the points list after the third round stayed there, with some minor shuffling, to advance to the championship race.
But the eighth finalist, boy did he climb over a lot of rivals to make the big field.
DNT Finbarclancy (T And T Kennel) broke fifth and kept coming to rally in the homestretch to win by a length and ¾ in the opening of the three fourth-round races. The win vaulted the 70-pounder, born June 29, 2014 out of Djays Octane – Ah’s Salma from a tied for 16th in the points to sixth for his berth in the final. Finbarclancy will take a 25-8-6-4 record into the title run.
Three greyhounds finished the third round tied for the lead in points. They finished the fourth round first and in a tie for third in points.
Jd Accomplice (Stidham), 17-10-4-2, led early and held on for a half-length lead in the last of the fourth-round races. Accomplice finished as the top points earners with 72, based on three wins and a second.
Jd Accomplice could easily be favored by the patrons at post time for the IBC.
Tied for third with 54 points is Al’s Flyer and Bs Rebel. Flyer (Xtrem Hess), 28-6-6-7, had a miserable fourth round, finishing sixth. Rebel (Ward), 30-6-7-2, also struggled home with a sixth.
Leaping into second in points with 60 is Rf River (Superior), 26-10-4-3. River had been tied for seventh after three rounds but put on a nice fourth-round effort. She went box-to-wire from the one and won pulling away by four lengths. Rf River may draw interest in the final as she won in the last two rounds.
Oya Pawtycrasher moved up a bit from a tie for seventh to fifth with 52 points, passing Joeslittlepebble, who dropped from fifth to seventh with 50 points. Pawtycrasher (Ward), 31-14-7-5, put up a second in the fourth round. Pebble (Copple Kettle), 28-7-6-4, finished fourth in her fourth round race.
Completing the title field is Sh Ozaki (Stidham) but only after a big scare. Trouble in the fourth round left Ozaki chasing everyone and he finished last, missing seventh by .01 of a second. The zero points for the last left Ozaki with 48 and tied with O Ya Chatter Box for the last spot in the title race. Going to the first tie-breaker, most wins in the qualifiers, Ozaki got the nod with two wins to Chatter Box’s one.
O Ya Chatter Box (Ward) 18-1-4-8, gets the “not real happy with it” honor of heading up the Iowa Bred Consolation, a run-off for the greyhounds who finished ninth through 16th in the points. It is not the big prize but it is a stakes and some stakes money.
Jason Baconmaker (Copper Kettle), 22-7-3-1, was sixth after the third round but a fifth in the fourth round dropped him all the way down to 18th.
Two greyhounds made big jumps to get into the Consolation.
L’s Tyme (Boeckenstedt), 22-5-4-5, got a second in the fourth round and jumped from a tied for 21st to a tie for 12th. Jd Dignity (Stidham), 29-9-6-8, finished third in the fourth round and moved from 20th to 14th.
Kiss My Dust (Black), 28-7-9-4, finished 11th with 40 points. Jw’s Go With It (Copper Kettle), 29-9-4-3, tied for 12th with 38.
There was a logjam for the final two spots in the Consolation. Using the tie-breakers – most wins, then most second, most thirds, etc., O Ya Kapow (Ward), 26-5-7-6, and Rf Zula (Superior), 18-4-6-1, survived after five greyhounds had earned 34 points.
The $145,000 Iowa Breeders Cup and the Iowa Bred Consolation will be held on Saturday, October 22, the last day of the 2016 season at the Iowa Greyhound Park.
Iowa Breeders Cup Champions that have won the breeder race at Dubuque
1985 – JC’s Rocky
1986 – AC Rocket Star
1987 - Ale Mama’s Gent
1988 – LW Buck Eye
1989 – Teach Pressure
1990 – Mystic Winds;
1991 – Noble Bahama
1992 – Noble Bahama
1993 – Lana Jane
1994 – Crazy Eight
1995 – Lightning Lester
1996 – Lucky Loretta
1997 – Rainier Replica
1998 – Lucky Loretta
1999 – Rainier Rainy
2000 – PC Carol
2001 – Badger Lisa
2002 – Frank Furter
2003 – Cals Pair A Dice
2004 – Pounce It Pooch
2005 – Spider Hole
2006 – Sooner Rush
2007 – Pat C Game Face
2008 – Astartwelvegauge
2009 – Hilco Vision
2010 – End Of Story
2011 – Superior Crown,
2012 – O Ya Scout
2013 – Killer Carew
2014 – Pat C Sabbath
2015 – AJ’s Callie
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3rd round $145,000 Iowa Breeder Race by Steve Sigafoose|
Posted by Admin on Friday, October 14 @ 11:11:51 EDT (102 reads)
DUBUQUE, Iowa – The field for the $145,000 Iowa Breeders Cup at the Iowa Greyhound Park is down to 24 greyhounds following the third qualifying round on Wednesday, October 12.
Al’s Flyer (Xtrem Hess), Bs Rebel (Wayne R. Ward) and Jd Accomplice (Stidham) topped the points list with 52 points apiece.
Bs Rebel, 29-6-7-2, defeated Al’s Flyer, 27-6-6-7, in the fourth of the third-round races on Wednesday by four lengths to give both greyhounds two wins and a second in the qualifiers.
Jd Accomplice, 16-9-4-2, ran a second in the third round. The trio should be in good shape to make the championship field.
Sh Ozaki, 29-7-3-7, rallied from seventh to finish in third place in his third-round race. That goes with two early wins to give Ozaki 48 points.
Sitting fifth in the points list is Joeslittlepebble (Copper Kettle), 27-7-6-4. After collecting two wins, Pebble had to rally to get a fourth in the third round and has a total of 45 points.
Jason Baconmaker (Copper Kettle) is sixth with 43 points. A solid length and a half win in the third round got Baconmaker, 21-7-3-1, back into the thick of the points chase.
Rounding out the top eight are Oya Pawtycrasher (Wayne R. Ward), 30-14-6-5, and Rf River (Superior), 25-9-4-3. River jumped into the chase with a nice three-length win in the third round.
The top eight greyhounds have an edge. Traditionally, six or seven of the top eight do well enough in the final round to advance to the championship race.
But there is plenty still out there for the taking. Kiss My Dust (Clayton Black), 27-8-8-4, is ninth with 37 points, only six points more than a trio of greyhounds in slots No. 15-17. That’s important also because the Iowa Bred Consolation sends the No. 9 through No. 16 greyhounds to the starting boxes for a taste of the stakes money,
The last spot in the 24-greyhound field had to be decided by a coin toss. Pg No Way Nozay (Xtrem Hess) won the toss and Kjo Starsky (Copper Kettle) is out after the pair tied with 25 points.
The fourth round of the qualifiers is set for Sunday, October 16. The championship race and the Consolation will be held on the final day of the Iowa Greyhound Park 2016 season on Saturday, October 22.
The standings after the third round (with kennels):
Al’s Flyer (Xtrem Hess) 52; Bs Rebel (Wayne R. Ward) 52; Jd Accomplice (Stidham) 52; Sh Ozaki (Stidham) 48; Joeslittlepebble (Copper Kettle) 45; Jason Baconmaker (Copper Kettle) 43; Oya Pawtycrasher (Wayne R. Ward) 40; Rf River (Superior) 40;
Kiss My Dust (Clayton Black) 37; O Ya Chatter Box (Wayne R. Ward) 36; Jw’s Go With It (Copper Kettle) 33; L Cat Woman (Wayne R. Ward) 33; O Ya Kapow (Wayne R. Ward) 33; Rf Zula (Superior) 33; Final Emperor (Clayton Black) 32; Gt’s Flick (T And T) 31; Dnt Finbarclancy (T And T) 31; Pg Zeus (Xtrem Hess) 31
Jd Bombshell (Stidham) 29; Jd Dignity (Stidham) 27; Boc’s Big Buck (Boeckenstedt) 26; L’s Tyme (Boeckenstedt) 26; Natalya Simonova (Jackson) 26; Pg No Way Nozay (Xtrem Hess) 25.
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Iowa Breeders Cup second round story by Steve Sigafoose|
Posted by Admin on Monday, October 10 @ 10:17:20 EDT (134 reads)
DUBUQUE, Iowa – There is a crowd at the top of the points list after the second of the four qualifying rounds for the $145,000 Iowa Breeders Cup Stakes at the Iowa Greyhound Park.
Four greyhounds have won in each of the first two rounds to earn the maximum of 40 points. The dust settled on the second round on Friday, October 7.
Al’s Flyer (Xtrem Hess Racing) repeated his first round come-from-behind form, this time coming from third in the homestretch to win by a nose. His first-round win was by a half-length but they are all worth 20 points under the IGP’s points system. Al’s Flyer, a 74-pounder born Oct. 20, 2013 out of Flying Westover – Gable Eternity, is 26-6- 5-7 this season at IGP.
Jd Accomplice (Stidham) held on to win by a neck to go with his five and a half length romp in the first round. Accomplice is a 63-pounder born Dec. 30, 2014 out of Jd Titanium – Allisonracinteam. She was third in the Future Star Stakes in September and is 15-9-3-2.
Joeslittlepebble (Copper Kettle) was impressive. The 65-pounder, born Dec. 2, 2014 out of P’s Gibbs – Joe’s Abby won pulling away by four lengths. That’s a copy-cat effort from her first round when she won pulling away by four and a half length. She spiced the second-round win by posting a time of 31.04 seconds for the 5-16 mile course, the fastest of any of the 13 second-round races. Joeslittlepebble, 26-7-6-4, already has a stakes title under her blanket as she won the Dubuque Course Classic in early September.
Sh Ozaki (Stidham), 28-7-3-6, won his second round race going away by five lengths, the largest margin of victory posted in the second round. That was a different formula from the first round where Ozaki came from seventh to finally get the lead in the homestretch and win by three-quarters of a length. Sh Ozaki is an 80-pounder, born June 11, 2014 out of all-time national money earner Sh Avatar – Money Maid.
Fifth on the points list with 32 points is Bs Rebel (Wayne R. Ward), 38-5-7-2. She won her second round race going away by three lengths to go with a second place finish in the first round.
The next three greyhounds are tied with 28 points. The trio earned the points the same way, finishing third in the opening round then winning second round races.
Oya Pawtycrasher (Wayne R. Ward), 29-14-5-5, won in the second round pulling away by four and a half lengths. A veteran, Pawtycrasher was third in the King & Queen Stakes final on July 4.
L Cat Woman (Wayne R. Ward), 25-4-3-5, rallied in the homestretch to win by a length to get into the thick of the chase.
Dnt Finbarclancy (T And T), 23-7-6-4, rallied from fourth in the homestretch to win by a head. Another veteran, Finbarclancy was a finalist in the Dubuque Course Classic championship race.
After the second round, the field was trimmed to 48 greyhounds for the third round, which will be held on Wednesday, October 12. A greyhound needed to have earned 12 points to advance. But 12 might be enough; doing the math a pair of wins in the final rounds would give a greyhound 52 points, maybe enough to be a candidate for a berth in the championship race on Saturday, October 22
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First Round of $145,000 Iowa Breeder Race by Steve Sigafoose|
Posted by Admin on Monday, October 03 @ 13:45:47 EDT (175 reads)
DUBUQUE, Iowa - The Xtrem Hess Kennel produced four winners and the
Stidham Kennel had three victories in the opening round of the $145,000 Iowa Breeders
Cup Stakes at the Iowa Greyhound Park on Saturday, Oct. 1.
A field of 104 greyhounds filled out 13 races on the Saturday card.
Al’s Flyer, 25-5-5-7, was Xtrem Hess’ first winner, taking the third race on the
program in a come-from-behind fashion by a half length.
Pg Zeus, 26-7-5-2, took the eighth race by a comfortable two and a half lengths.
Pg No Way Nozay, 26-5-3-5, won the 10th race with a homestretch rally that
produced a two-length decision. Keeper Boeing, 26-5-5-3, came from behind in the 12th race to win by a length.
Jd Accomplice, 14-8-3-2, fresh off a third place finish in the $30,000 Future Stars
Stakes, picked up Stidham’s first win, taking the seventh race with a five and a half length win, the largest margin of victory in the first round. His time for the 5-16 mile course was 31.39 seconds, one of the co-quickest time posted in the first round.
Littermate Jd Admiral, 15-7-0-2, took the ninth race by two lengths. The pair was a part of a Dec. 30, 2014 litter out of Jd Titanium – Allisonracinteam.
Jason Baconmaker, 19-6-3-1, opened the round with a come from
behind rally to win by a head.
The Superior Kennel had two winners. In the fourth race, Killer Torina, 16-3-2-3,
surprised the patrons as the 26-1 longshot won pulling away by two lengths. RF Zula, 15-4-5-1, came from behind to take the 11th race by a length.
Kiss My Dust (Clayton Black), 25-7-8-4, lived up to her favorite’s role by taking the second race, hanging on to win by a head.
The remaining first round race, the fifth on the program, went to L’s Tyme
(Boeckenstedt), 19-5-3-5. A 10-1 selection by the patrons, Tyme led early, slipped and then rallied in the homestretch to win by a length.
The field returns for the second of the four qualifying rounds for Friday, October 7.
The championship race for the IBC and a Consolation test are both set for Saturday, October 22.
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Iowa Greyhound Park $30,000 future Star Final|
Posted by Admin on Monday, September 26 @ 12:09:10 EDT (160 reads)
DUBUQUE, Iowa – “It has not been the best of summers,” Clayton Black, owner of the Clayton Black Kennel was explaining, “so this win is really special.
“Jason Sartori has been a great partner. Brett and Kathy Entas run a kennel that sparkles. I’m so happy for them.”
The celebration is over the performance given by their greyhound, Monkey Way, in winning the $30,000 Future Star Stakes at the Iowa Greyhound Park on Saturday, September 24. Monkey Way, a 61 pounder, born October 26, 2014 out of Cheeky Monkey – Bow My Way, made the final strides a true celebration as she won pulling away by six lengths.
The triumph was not a given. Monkey Way came out of the three box as the second longest shot, the IGP patrons said, at 24-1.
But turning back a couple of pages, entering Monkey Way made sense.
“We knew she was fast,” said Black, “she and her littermate, Bo Monkey, were our fastest and Bo won a race (at IGP) the day after Monkey Way won the Stakes.”
Monkey Way started the Stakes in Grade C and opened eyes with an impressive eight and a half length win. But cold water fell on hopes with her seventh place finish in the second round.
“She got into traffic,” remembered Kathy Entas, “and she does not like traffic.
“We did our math and felt she needed to finish at least second in the third round to make the final. When she finished third, we thought we did not have enough points.”
But the numbers added up right for the Black Kennel and Monkey Way had her spot in the final.
She drew the three box which was “well, the one (JD Accomplice of Stidham) and the eight (Boc’s Cover Up of Boeckenstedt) got the boxes they wanted,” pointed out Black.
“She likes the inside,” said Kathy Entas, “and then we remembered she won that first round race out of the three.”
Monkey Way broke second out of the three, just behind At’s Frednbarney (T And T), who had the four box, and the pair quickly dueled in the rush to the first turn.
“Having the good break and being inside of the four was the key,” said Black. “If they had flip-flopped those boxes, it could have easily been a different story.”
But it wasn’t. Monkey Key grabbed a two and a half lead rounding the first turn and that was it. The margin was four and a half lengths in the far turn and, as mentioned, six at the wire.
“That’s her game,” said Black. “Once she got the front, she simply out ran them.”
With the triumph, Monkey Way moves to 27-7-3-3 on the 2016 IGP season. Next for the pup is an entry in the track’s Iowa Breeders Cup.
“We will give it a try,” said Black, “but that will be a different story as she will be going up against the older, more experienced greyhounds.”
At’s Frednbarney, the pre-stakes favorite, held firm in finishing second and moved to 24-11-4-3 on the year.
Jd Accomplice left the boxes as the favorite and ran a steady third, eight lengths back. She is 13-7-3-2.
The 40-1 longshot in the field, Sh Tomfoolery (Stidham), 14-6-0-2, rallied a bit to take fourth, 10 lengths back.
Boc’s Cover Up, 20-5-8-3, rallied for fifth and Jax Gee Wiz (Jackson), 24-7-7-1, faded a bit for sixth.
Jt’s Time To Go (T And T), 20-6-4-3, was seventh and a length ahead of Gt’s Conoco (T And T), 24-5-3-4.
For the patrons Monkey Way paid $50.00, $20.80 and $4.40; At’s Frednbarney paid $5.60 and $3.00; Jd Accomplice paid $2.20.
The 3-4 quiniela paid $102.40; the 3-4-1 tri-box paid $132.80; the 3-4-1-5 .10
superfecta paid $262.77 and the 8-1-3 $1 pick 3 paid $210.70.
Next up for the Iowa Greyhound Park is the Iowa Breeders Cup. The first of the four qualifying round is set for Saturday, October 1.
Story by Steve Sigafoose
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Third Round Of The $30,000 Future Star Stakes Race|
Posted by Admin on Monday, September 19 @ 10:39:34 EDT (244 reads)
DUBUQUE, Iowa – Four greyhounds made positive moves in the third round of the $30,000 Future Stars Stakes at the Iowa Greyhound Park on Sunday, September 18, to secure spots in the championship race.
Gt’s Conoco (T And T Kennel) and Jd Accomplice (Stidham) were tied for 12th place in the points standings after the second round. Each won in the third round to vault into a tie for third place in the points list and into the championship field.
Conoco, 23-5-3-4, won the first of the three third-round races, pulling away by four lengths for a total of 40 points.
Accomplice, 12-7-3-1, held on the win the last of the third-rounders by a length over a closing L Redstreak (Ward). That doomed Redstreak, who finished with 27 points, one point out of the championship eight.
Last in to the championship field was Jt’s Time To Go (T And T), 19-6-4-3. A fifth-place finish in the third round gave Time To Go 28 points, just enough to advance.
The top points earner in the three rounds was Boc’s Cover Up (T And T), 19-5-8-3. He advanced thanks to two seconds and a win in the second round.
Jax Gee Wiz (Jackson), 23-7-7-1, who was tied for eighth after the second round, used a two-length win in the third round to finish second in the points with 42 points.
At’s Frednbarney (T And T), 23-11-3-3, who had entered the Future Stars as much of a favorite as any greyhound, qualified for the final with 33 points after a fourth in the third round. His 11 wins are the most of any of the finalists but he enters with two lackluster starts in rounds two and three.
Sh Tomfoolery (Stidham), 13-6-0-2, tied for second after the second round, ran fourth in his third round race but got into the final with a total of 33 points.
Monkey Way (Clayton Black), 26-6-3-3, completed the championship field. Way, tied for ninth after round two, posted a third in the third round and finished with 29 points.
Four greyhounds were swept out of the championship field by poor third round efforts. Kiss My Dust (Clayton Black) was fifth but finished last in the third round to fail to advance. Rf River (Superior) was sixth but was doomed by a sixth place finish. Boc’s Queen Ali (Boeckenstedt), seventh, was also doomed by a sixth. Jd Admiral (Stidham), who had been in a tie for a eighth, couldn’t advance after a fifth place finish.
The Future Stars championship race will be on Saturday, September 24, as the 12th race on the program.
Story by Steve Sigafoose
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Second round of the $30,000 Future Stars Stakes at IGP|
Posted by Admin on Friday, September 16 @ 10:05:34 EDT (147 reads)
DUBUQUE, Iowa - The second round of the $30,000 Future Stars Stakes at the
Iowa Greyhound Park only served to set up quite a third round.
What the second round did was created quite the log jam for the final spots in the championship race. Thirteen greyhounds have earned between 25 and 20 points.
Right now Jt’s Time To Go (T And T Kennel) has 25 points, that’s fourth on the
points list. Kiss My Dust (Clayton Black) and Rf River (Superior) have 24 points each and Boc’s Queen Ali (Boeckenstedt) has 23.
Three greyhounds are tied for the eighth and potentially final spot in the
championship field with 22 points. There are three more greyhounds with 21 points and three more with 20.
Under the IGP’s point system, a win is worth 20 points, making a victory in the third round worth quite a jump.
There is more room at the top of the points list.
Boc’s Cover Up (T And T) rallied in the homestretch for a second round win and
leads everyone with 32 points. Cover Up is 18-5-7-3 for the season.
The pre-stakes favorite, At’s Frednbarney (T And T), 22-11-3-3, got outrun in the
second round, finishing third, four lengths back. That effort opens the Stakes all the more.
Frednbarney joins Sh Tomfoolery (Stidham) with 28 points. Tomfoolery, 12-6-0-2, won in the second round with a solid five length triumph.
At the other end of the list, four greyhounds tied for the final two spots with 11
points. The luck of the draw gave the spots to Jd Allure (Stidham) and Pat C Smores (Collins & Schmidt). Left out were Rt’s Rapid Ryder (Copper Kettle) and Sh Ozaki (Stidham).
Round three, with three races, is set for Sunday, September 18.
race is set for Saturday, September 24.
The $30,000 Future Stars points standings:
Boc’s Cover Up (T And T) 32; At’s Frednbarney (T And T) 28; Sh Tomfoolery
(Stidham) 28; Jt’s Time To Go (T And T) 25; Kiss My Dust (Clayton Black) 24; Rf
River (Superior) 24; Boc’s Queen Ali (Boeckenstedt) 23;
Jax Gee Wiz (Jackson) 22; Jd Admiral (Stidham) 22; Xk Win For Us (Xtrem Hess) 22; Final Emperor (Claxton Black) 21; Monkey Way (Clayton Black) 21; Rf Furious (Superior) 21; Natalya Simonova (Jackson) 20; Gt’s Conoco (T And T) 20; Jd Accomplice (Stidham) 20; Hilco Cobra (Superior) 15; L Redstreak (Ward) 15; L’s Tyme (Boeckenstedt) 14; Boc’s Queen Elsa (Boeckenstedt) 13; Xk Misbehaving (Xtrem Hess) 13; Pat C Omaha (Collins & Schmidt) 12; Jd Allure (Stidham) 11; Pat C Smores (Collins & Schmidt) 11; (losing draw) Rt’s Rapid Ryder (Copper Kettle) 11; Sh Ozaki (Stidham) 11
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2016 $30,000 Dubuque Classic Stakes @ Iowa Greyhound Park|
Posted by Admin on Monday, September 05 @ 10:13:02 EDT (165 reads)
DUBUQUE, Iowa – Joeslittlepebble surprised nearly everybody in winning the $30,000 Dubuque Course Classic at the Iowa Greyhound Park on Friday, September 2.
The question, explained David Ungs of the Copper Kettle Kennel, was “her experience. You could tell right away she was a 3/8 mile greyhound, so entering her in this Classic made sense.
“We felt she had the talent to make the final. She had the fastest time in one of the qualifying rounds.”
Joeslittlepebble, a 65-pounder was the youngest in the final field. She was born on Dec. 2, 2014 out of P’s Gibbs – Joe’s Abby. She finished sixth in the points chase in making the championship run.
The pup went to the boxes as the co-longshot with O Ya Pawty Girl (Wayne R. Ward). She drew the five box “which was no good,” said Ungs. “She broke last but that didn’t bother me because she did not find trouble.”
Joeslittlepebble worked her way up to fourth place during the first half of the race.
“She was able to run clean,” said Ungs, “and I was happy about that.
Up front Ds Hip Hop (Xtrem Hess), Aj’s Callie (Jackson) and O Ya Curly Sue (Wayne R. Ward) vied for the lead. Hip Hop had broke on top; Aj’s Callie had briefly led before fading; then Hip Hop retook the lead.
As the trio battled round the far turn, Joeslittlepebble got her chance.
“There were a lot of good greyhounds,” said Ungs, “but they got bogged up (in the far turn) and our greyhound was able to run around them.”
Once in front Joeslittlepebble was in firm command in the homestretch, winning by two and a half lengths in a time of 39.50 seconds for the Dubuque course.
The victory moves Joeslittlepebble to 20-4-6-4 for the IGP season.
“It means a lot to win the stakes,” said Ungs. “She is a tough greyhound.”
Ds Hip Hop, 21-3-5-4, settled for second. O Ya Curly Sue, 18-9-2-5, who led the points qualifying and was the patrons’ favorite going to the boxes, was third, four lengths back.
Dnt Finbarclancy (T And T), 16-6-6-2, rallied late to finish fourth, six lengths back.
Aj’s Callie, 21-4-6-4, faded to fifth and was eight and a half lengths behind.
O Ya Pawty Girl, 18-2-1-4, came up a bit late to finish sixth, missing fifth by a half length; Xkt Shelly Turin (Xtrem Hess), 17-4-3-2, faded late and just held off Superior Yesy (Superior), 18-8-3-1, for seventh.
Joeslittlepebble paid for patrons $29.20, $17.80 and $14.80. Ds Hip Hop paid $5.40 and $5.60. O Ya Curly Sue paid $3.80.
The 1-5 quiniela paid $375.40. The 5-1-A tri-box paid $360.20. The 5-1-4-6 10 cents superfecta paid $202.18. The 1-8-A $1 pick 3 paid $6.90. The 1-A-5 $1 pick 3 paid $6.90.
The Iowa Greyhound Park quickly returns to stakes racing with the first of the three qualifying rounds of the Future Star Stakes on Friday, September 9.
Story by Steve Sigafooe
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|·|| 2016 $30,000 Dubuque Classic Stakes @ Iowa Greyhound Park |
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|·|| POSTPONED IGA ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICERS MEETING POSTPONED |
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