WW'S Headliner Notches Number 100
Open the doors and print up a new membership card, WW headliner is now in the exclusive 100 win club.
In Friday night's 6th race at the Birmingham Race Course, WW Headliner reached a milestone only achieved by 48 greyhounds in 90-plus years of North American racing. The win was her 18th if the 2014 season in twenty starts (the other two non winning outings were seconds) her 100 wins have been achieved in just 19 months. Her 65 victories in 2013, established a new all time wins mark for a single year.
“Headliner is in terms of sheer statistical achievement is putting up numbers that have never been accomplished," said Birmingham Racing Commission and long time industry observer Kip Keefer.
“she has now won 92 of her last 117 races. That percentage is beyond remarkable. And, of those 25 misses, 20 were seconds."
A ceremony to honor WW Headliner and her historic feat is being organized with the near future date to be announced soon. The March, 2011 daughter of WW Brother and WW'S Blue Bonnet, has just turned three years of age. With each win, she will move up on the all time list. The drama now lies in a possible pursuit for racing's Holy Grail record. JR'S Ripper and his all time career mark of 143.