PALM BEACH KENNEL CLUB PRESENTS THE $20,000 GALLAGHER / KINNAIRD PUPPY STAKES CHAMPIONSHIPMONDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 2!
COME ON OUT AND JOIN IN ALL THE LABOR DAY FUN AND FESTIVITIES!
WATCH THE REMATCH BETWEEN “EINSTEIN” AND “THE GRONK”!
West Palm Beach, Fl. - Palm Beach Kennel Club kicks off its 2013-14 stake racing season Monday afternoon, September 2, Labor Day, with the sixteenth running of the $20,000 Gallagher / Kinnaird Puppy Stakes.
Eight of the track’s fastest rising young superstars will take to the oval in Monday afternoon’s twelfth race, all going for the honor of being recognized as the summer racing season’s top pup.
The most likely candidate to go off as the post-time favorite looks to be Rader Racing Kennel’s Rob Gronkowski. In Monday’s semifinal event, the Gronk turned in a 545-yard Royal Palm Course clocking of 29.15 seconds, the fastest time of the season and is tied for third for the fastest time in track history!
A challenge to Rob Gronkowski could be the early speedster Relativity. “Einstein” defeated “The Gronk” handily in the second round of qualifying.
A definite battle of brain vs. brawn.
The eight youngsters going for the gold Labor Day afternoon, in post position order:
1. Boom’s Big Shot (Gable Wyatt - Ozark Bella, B & B Racing)
2. Relativity (Kiowa Sweet Trey - Odd Francis, James Douglas Kennel)
3. Ethereal Elation (Dragon Fire - Lady Of The Sea, Royal Racing Team)
4. Superior Dune (Dragon Fire - Superior Moment, B & B Racing)
5. Rob Gronkowski (Switzler Jammin - Chatty Cathy, Rader Racing)
6. Vagrant (Super Lee - Yahoo Olivia, Rader Racing Kennel)
7. Daphne Zuniga (Spiral Nikita - Day V Sweet Kay, Brindle Kennel)
8. HKF Scrappy (USS Raceway - HKF Lacey, Champions Racing Team)
Gates open Monday afternoon at 11:30 a.m., post time for the first race is 1:00 p.m. and approximate post for the $20,000 Gallagher / Kinnaird Puppy Stakes is 4:00 p.m.
Formerly known as the Labor Day Puppy Stakes, this marks the fifth year of its’ new incarnation, named in memory of two Palm Beach County legendary sportscasters, and great friends of the Palm Beach Kennel Club, Jim Gallagher and Buck Kinnaird.
Other scheduled activities on this fun-filled family-oriented afternoon include:
*The Paddock RestaurantWill Be Open! (11:30 a.m.)
* Cassie Caparelli will perform our National Anthem! (12:30 p.m.)
* 15 Superfecta Races!
* WRMF 97.9 FM will be on hand with Prizes and Station Giveaways!
(First Floor, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
* Trackside BBQ! Enjoy your favorite BBQ and Grilled favorites! (12 Noon)
* Prizes Drawings! You Could Win an Orlando Vacation Getaway and CASH!
* For the Kids, Karl Koppertop will be here with his Famous Balloon Art! (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.) And don’t forget to meet Ace The Poker Bear!
* Elite GreyhoundRepresentatives will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about adopting one of these loving animals!
* The 12th Race of the afternoon will be the fifteenth running of the $20,000 Gallagher / Kinnaird Puppy Stakes, featuring the fastest and finest of our summer season’s young racing stars!
ALL-TIME PALM BEACH KENNEL CLUB FASTEST
545-YARD ROYAL PALM COURSE TIMES
Atascocita Bowl.....29.12.....Suncoast Kennel.....August 18, 2011
Twilite Demand.....29.14.....Agganis & Samia Kennel......March 30, 1995
Rob Gronkowski.....29.15.....Rader Racing Kennel.....August 26, 2013
O Ya Billy Bob.....29.15.....Rader Racing Kennel....November 19, 2012
Ozzie The Man.....29.15.....Cahill & O’Connor Kennel.....February 11, 2006
ML Dusty Trail.....29.15.....Bill Davidson Kennel.....December 1, 1996