Friday, August 17, 2012

PALM BEACH KENNEL CLUB ROUND 2 QUALIFYING $20,000 GALLAGHER/KINNAIRD PUPPY STAKES SATURDAY AFTERNOON, AUG. 18!





2011 $20,000 Gallagher / Kinnaird Puppy Stakes Champion TB’s Strummer

Race Pages, Scorecard & Labor Day Fun Attached!

For Immediate Release
August 16, 2012

QUALIFYING CONTINUES FOR PALM BEACH KENNEL CLUB’S $20,000 GALLAGHER / KINNAIRD PUPPY STAKES SATURDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 18!

        West Palm Beach, Fl. - Second-round qualifying action for Palm Beach Kennel Club’s $20,000 Gallagher / Kinnaird Puppy takes place Saturday afternoon, August 18.

        All 48 Greyhounds from round one will compete in round two, with the top 32 point earners advancing to round three Wednesday afternoon, August 22.

        The top 16 athletes with the highest point totals from the third round will move on to the semifinals Monday afternoon, August 27.

        Probable post-time favorites in round two include:

        In Race 6, racing fans will gravitate to the well-spotted  #1 WW’s Coffee Cake (Rhythmless - WW Cava, Steve Gilster Kennel).

        Race 8 features first-round victor #7 Atasocita Henri (Rhythmless - Atascocita Style, Suncoast Kennel). His main competition may come from the Greyhound who finished second by a half-length in that race, the determined #2 Mark’s Poppy (WTD Country Gold - PA’s Black Cerry, James Douglas Kennel).

        Race 10 will highlight two round-one victors in the sleek forms of #1 Flying Exeter (Dragon Fire - Flying Joplin, Steve Gilster) and #3 Surely Sent (D’s Klinger - D’s Lightning, James Douglas). The nod in this race will go to Flying Exeter.

        In Race 12, redemption should occur for #1 BI’s Mirage (BD’s Phillip - KB’s Annabella, Rader Racing Kennel) who is set up nicely with the inside post.

        The most interesting qualifier of the afternoon will be in Race 15, as a trio of first-round winners square off for an opportunity to enter round three undefeated. #2 Atascocita Egan (Atascocita Leroy - Atascocita Trish , Suncoast), #4 CBJ Largo (Flying Penske - LB Quibble, Royal Racing Team - the entry who turned in the fastest time of the afternoon - 29.40 seconds) and #7 Shegone (WW Time Warp - Fonseca, Rader Racing). Another Greyhound who should make an in-the-money appearance is #8 San Tan Big Bang (Super Lee - San Tan Geez, Steve Gilster).

        A second-round qualifier will also be contested in Race 14.

        The $20,000 Gallagher / Kinnaird Puppy Stakes championship final will be held Monday afternoon, September 3, Labor Day.

        Formerly known as the Labor Day Puppy Stakes, this marks the fourth year of its new title, named in memory of two Palm Beach County legendary sportscasters, and great friends of Palm Beach Kennel Club, Jim Gallagher and Buck Kinnaird.

Contact: Jeff Prince (561) 683-2222, Ext. 126 / jprince@pbkennelclub.com

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