Thursday, December 27, 2012

O YA BILLY BOB WINS PALM BEACH KENNEL CLUB $20,000 DICK ANDREWS FUTURITY!

O YA BABY!
RADER RACING KENNEL’S O YA BILLY BOB WINS
PALM BEACH KENNEL CLUB’S
$20,000 DICK ANDREWS FUTURITY!
SETS NEW STAKE RECORD CLOCKING!

Rader’s Raiders in the Winner’s Circle for the $20,000 Dick Andrews Futurity

West Palm Beach, Fl. - Following introductions, track announcer Mike Jameson closed with, “May the best Greyhound win”.

And he did.

Rader Racing Kennel’s O Ya Billy Bob proved to all in attendance that he is the fastest Greyhound at the track,as the youngster handily won the fifteenth running of Palm Beach Kennel Club’s $20,000 Dick Andrews Futurity Wednesday afternoon, December 26.

2012 Dick Andrews Futurity Champion O Ya Billy Bob

In the Futurity finale, Billy Bob broke alertly, while co-finalist Jawa Bruiser rushed the first turn to take command on the backstretch.

O Ya Billy Bob and the Bruiser have gone head-to-head in the past. And this outcome would be no different.

At the top of the homestretch, Billy Bob powered by Jawa Bruiser and that was all she wrote, with Billy Bob going on to win by more than three-lengths and returning a fan-favored $3.40 to his many, many supporters.

Billy Bob’s running time of 29.37 seconds is a new Dick Andrews Futurity stake record. The old record of 29.66 was set in 1999 by Hey Barny Bee.

The newly-crowned champ collected a cool $10,000 for his impressive victory.

 Billy Bob’s kennel mate Meena Lee, Jawa Brusier, and another Rader finalist, Ranger Trent, finished second, third and fourth, respectively.

Kennel operator Norm Rader summed it up succinctly. “Billy Bob is a fast, fast dog. Maybe the fastest dog I have ever had at Palm Beach. He will be staying for the He’s My Man Classic (January 19, 2013), then going to Mardi Gras for World Classic and then back to Palm Beach for the St. Patrick’s Invitational.”

The complete order of finish:

1st - 4. O Ya Billy Bob (Dodgem By Design - O Ya Cranberry, Rader)
2nd - 8. Meena Lee (Super Lee - Sang Hwa, Rader Racing)
3rd - 5. Jawa Bruiser (Trent Lee - Jawa Whelton, Royal Racing Team)
4th - 2. Ranger Trent (Trent Lee - Greys Magic Rock, Rader Racing Kennel)
5th - 7. CT Heartbreaker (Lonesome Cry - Another Breeze, Rader Racing)
6th - 3. Anne Francis (Gable Oscar - KB’s Kickitup, Brindle Kennel)
7th - 1. U Too Beltre (Kiowa Sweet Trey - U Too Good Day, Steve Gilster)
8th - 6. Prime Suspect (DK’s Prime Time - Wireless Signal, Ryan Racing)

The Futurity is named in honor of former PBKC kennel operator, humanitarian and 2004 inductee to the Greyhound Hall of Fame Dick Andrews.
       
Contact: Jeff Prince (561) 683-2222, Ext. 126 / jprince@pbkennelclub.com

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