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To locket re: Donna nobles. I talked to teddy today and it sounds like the owner plans to breed Donna nobles. Looks like she'll have some pups to raise before she will be available. I told her I would let you know - she is busy planning two hauls....she is amazing

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To locket re: Donna nobles. I talked to teddy today and it sounds like the owner plans to breed Donna nobles. Looks like she'll have some pups to raise before she will be available. I told her I would let you know - she is busy planning two hauls....she is amazing

Thank you so much! I did know that her owner was planning on either returning to racing or breeding her, so we knew it was gonna be some time! Teddy does seem to work a lot, I have looked at how many pups she adopts out, wow...She is amazing! In any case, I sent her an email letting her know I am interested and hopefully she will get back once she is less busy. At least now I know I have a few years to plan things out :) Thanks again!

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I saw the schooling races. Need My Moneynow got edged out in his and Seldom Told won his. ST has such a long closing stride. He's a big guy, too, 82 pounds.Love the chart writer's comment ' Lightning Paws.'

 

Strange that neither has run a sub-30 since leaving Gulf. D.Q. Williams has an awesome stable of doggies.

 

D.Q. Williams has an awesome stable of doggies.

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I saw the schooling races. Need My Moneynow got edged out in his and Seldom Told won his. ST has such a long closing stride. He's a big guy, too, 82 pounds.Love the chart writer's comment ' Lightning Paws.'

 

Strange that neither has run a sub-30 since leaving Gulf. D.Q. Williams has an awesome stable of doggies.

 

D.Q. Williams has an awesome stable of doggies.

 

Going under 30 seconds at Jax is something that is not done very often. The track surface isn't as hard as Gulf's so it is a more tiring surface.

 

Look at the bottom of this page and you will see the race Seldom Told just before leaving for Daytona was the second fastest race in the last 30 days.

 

http://www.jaxkennel.com/trackdata/op-statpage.pdf

 

You can also see D.Q. has a great win and in the money percentage. He doesn't have as many dogs as the other kennels so he is down in the standings, but those are great percentages.

 

It is always great to see a dog with a long stride run. They just eat up so much ground with each stride.

 

I don't know if you ever saw, live or on video, K's Flak run. He had the longest stride that you would ever see. He is considered the greatest router that ever stepped on a track.

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K's Flak winning the 1979 Wonderland Derby:



He looks like he's just out for a canter.

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We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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Jey,

 

The amazing thing about Flak's derby run was everyone sent their dogs to the Wonderland Derby. It was the race in the summer for many years. This is the finals so these are the best of the best and Flak just destroyed this field.

 

Dennis and other trainers that were there will tell you they couldn't believe what they were seeing. No dog is suppose to do that to that field.Dennis will tell you that Flak was a freak that even with that long stride he has track record sprinter speed.

 

You can see from this poll that Flak was voted the 6th best dog in the last 50 years.

 

http://ngagreyhounds.com/issue/july-august-2013/article/the-best-of-the-best-from-the-past-50-years-of-all-american-greyhounds

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That was interesting reading. Thanks, Dick.

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We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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I don't know the dogs that well but yeah, one would have expected him to be there.

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We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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2015 All_America team named.

 

 

 

 

Greyhound racing’s leading active racer, Husker Magic, the sport’s undisputed queen from Derby Lane, has been named Captain of the 2015 All-America team, the American Greyhound Track Operators Association (AGTOA) announced today.

 

This is the 53rd annual All-America team, dating back to 1963. The program annually pays tribute to the top eight greyhounds nationally, as deemed by the member tracks of AGTOA.

 

Others named to the latest team are: Flying Fired Up (Southland), Need My Moneynow (GulfGreyhoundPark), B’s Headliner (Naples and Southland), Seldom Told (Gulf), Boc’s Hank Jr (Bluffs Run), Highlyclassified (Derby Lane) and Storm Control (Palm Beach).

 

Tagged for the All-America Second Team are: O Ya Gunsmoke (OrangePark), Red Utopian (Flagler and Naples), AMF Sleekstrangr (Wheeling), AMF Spamwich (Wheeling), Chasmo’s Dutch (Southland), Ted Cruz (Wheeling), Boc’s Tony Romo (Bluffs Run) and TMC’s Sweety Pie (OrangePark).

 

Husker Magic (Rhythmless-Casino Zada), who also was named to the 2014 All-America team (the only repeater on this year’s squad), is the sport’s leading active winner with 96 career victories. She captured the Daytona 550 BetAmerica National Championship early in 2015, following up with a victory in the Derby Lane $64,000 Sprint Classic. Owned by Imark Kennels and racing for the Abernathy Kennel, the “Blonde Bombshell” won the Derby Lane Spring Meet track title with 23 wins in 32 starts, as well as the North American win title with 41 wins in 57 starts. She was a finalist in the Derby Lane Fall Sprint, and chalked up win streaks of 11-straight and 8-straight in 2015. She continues to race at Derby Lane, and finished a game second in her defense of the title at the Daytona 550 in January. Next goal: breaking into the 100-career win circle.

 

Flying Fired Up (Rhythmless-Flying Ablaze), owned by Vince Berland racing for the Lester Raines Kennel, captured the Southland $50,000 Sprint Derby and the Southland King & Queen Stake in 2015, en route to being named co-track champ with 22 wins at the W. Memphis oval. Fired Up, who also ran second in the Festival Male Sprint Championship late in the year, tallied a 22-12-6-7 record in 55 Southland starts for the year. A March 2013 product, Flying Fired Up is the youngest member of the 2015 squad.

 

Need My Moneynow (No More Loving-Need A Date) was GulfGreyhoundPark’s track champion with a sparkling 39-6-4 record in 49 starts. Owned and raced by Sharon Williams, he won the Gulf $10,000 Diane Whiteley Sprint Memorial while sweeping all rounds, and set a track record at the Texas track. With win streaks of 8, 9 and 14 straight during the year, he finished third in the North American win race. Need My Moneynow has moved her act to OrangePark, and captured the Daytona 550 in January.

 

B’s Headliner (BD’s Grayson-Odd Cherie) took home both the $30,000 Sprint Stake and the $60,000 Derby for the Everett Kennel at Naples while winning 14 times in 25 outings at the South Florida track. Owned by Vince Berland and Tim Ertl, Headliner went on to Southland where she charted a 5-8-9-3 record in 36 starts and finished second in the Razorback Classic. The oldest of the All-Americans (whelped February 2012), and only the second female on the team (joining Husker Magic), Headliner finished the year by running second in the Naples Floridian Sprint. Her sister, B’s Graciebswift was a second-team All-American in 2014.

 

Seldom Told (Trent Lee-Need A Date), who was a Second-Team All-American in 2014, is a half-brother to fellow All-America Need My Moneynow, and is also owned and raced by Sharon Williams. He captured the Gulf $4,000 King & Queen Stake, while posting a 23-5-2 record in 31 starts at Gulf. He set a new track record at Gulf (later lowered by his half-brother), then tied his brother’s track record later in the year. He has since joined Need My Moneynow at OrangePark.

 

Boc’s Hank Jr (Kiowa Mon Manny-Boc’s Miss Rodeo), owned by Brad Boeckenstedt and Mickey L. Hasty, won the year’s biggest purse in the $500,000 Iowa-Bred Classic at Bluffs Run. Racing for the Boeckenstedt Kennel, he was Bluffs track win champ with 27 victories in 46 starts. He also finished third in the Bluffs Run Secretary’s Choice race and was a finalist in the Bluffs Run Open. Hank Jr was named co-captain of the All Bluffs Run Team for 2015.

 

Highlyclassified (Kiowa Mon Manny-Cantrell), owned by the Jacobs Racing Kennel and racing for the John Farmer Kennel, was the top 3/8 greyhound at Derby Lane in 2015. He won the track’s $75,000 Holiday Distance Challenge, finished second in the Derby Lane Distance Classic and third in the St. Pete Derby. His record was 18-16-12-9 in 60 starts, and he posted the track’s three fastest 3/8 times during the year.

 

Storm Control (Lonesome Cry-Racy Reward), owned by Steve Schlachter, was a multi-stake winner at Palm Beach for B & B Racing—capturing the $50,000 Palm Beach He’s My Man Classic and the $50,000 Art Rooney Sr. St. Pat’s Invitational. He also finished second in the Daytona 550 National Championship.

The aforementioned eight will be honored with All-America plaques at the Greyhound Hall Of Fame awards ceremony on Thursday night, Apr. 28, during the NGA Spring Meet in Abilene, Ks.

 

OrangePark track champ O Ya Gunsmoke (Kiowa Sweet Trey-O Ya Queenie) led the Second Team All-Americans. He charted a 34-13-7-9 record at the track, while finishing second in the Jacksonville Sprint Classic and the Holiday Stake. He also was a finalist in the Orange Park Derby and bestbet Derby.

 

Red Utopian (KC And All-Sweetest Revenge), owned by Ann Occhino and raced by Oxbow Kennel, was Flagler track champ with 11 wins in 19 starts and also tied for Naples track win title (13 wins in 24 starts at spring meet). She finished second in the Naples Sprint Stake and had an 8-race win streak, while posting a 34-9-4-3 record in 56 starts.

 

AMF Sleekstrangr (Djays Octane-Super C Alexis), owned and raced by Thomas A Ferris, was Wheeling track win champ with a 26-9-0-2 record in 39 starts. He ran second in the Wheeling Sweetheart’s Stake, broke the track record and racked up a 10-race win streak at Wheeling in 2015.

 

AMF Spamwich (Kiowa WW Brother-AMF Push), also owned by Ferris, took home the Wheeling $25,000 George Kellas Memorial while sweeping all elimination rounds. She had a 13-1-3-7 record in 32 Wheeling starts for the year.

 

Chasmo’s Dutch (Djays Octane-Chasmo’s Layla) finished the year strong at Southland, winning the Festival Male Spring Championship. He had a 20-7-5 record in 44 starts at Southland, while posting 2015’s fastest time at the track.

 

Ted Cruz (My Rooster-Soft Trent), owned by Kevin Dalton and raced by Clear The Way Kennel, won two distance stakes at Wheeling—the $25,000 John Dallas Memorial and the $10,000 Mountaineer Marathon. He had a 13-8-4-3 record in 39 Wheeling starts.

 

Boc’s Tony Romo (Flying Penske-Boc’s Slim N Fit) is also owned by the same Boeckenstedt-Hasty duo that owns Boc’s Hank Jr. He won the Bluffs Run $60,000 Open and was a finalist in the Secretary’s Choice at Bluffs. He co-captained the All Bluffs Run Team with a 21-7-10 record in 50 starts at Bluffs.

 

TMC’s Sweety Pie (Kiowa Sweet Trey-TMC’s Romance) captured the OrangePark $50,000 Derby for the second year in a row. Owned by Rhonda McDonald and raced by the CB Kennel, Sweety Pie had a 15-6-5 mark in 45 OrangePark outings.

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Hi guys :) Just popping in to say hello! I have been off the forum for a while, but I am so glad this thread it still going!

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A nice article by Dennis McKeon

 

Socialization or Habituation

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/dennis.mckeon.33/posts/10152389318606829

What a wonderful perspective and well-written paper. Thanks for sharing.

Seldom Told just destroyed this field of grade A dogs.

 

http://www.trackinfo.com/video-box.jsp?raceid=gOP%2420160205E10

 

 

Nice race by Need My Moneynow

 

http://www.trackinfo.com/video-box.jsp?raceid=gOP%2420160205E15

Yeppers. Surprising to see NMMN close.

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Yeppers. Surprising to see NMMN close.

 

Of course when you are almost always in front at the turn you never have to pick dogs up. I was looking at his lines at Gulf and when he wasn't on top he did close a little. One race he won from 5th at the turn, but for the most part if he was 3rd at the turn he might end up 2nd or go from 4th to 2nd or 3rd.

 

That was a nice race as he never gave up and just got his nose in front at the wire.

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Husker Magic got win number 99 last night. With her next win she will become the 51st in the history of greyhound racing to get to 100 wins.

 

When you figure that well over 1 million greyhounds have stepped foot on a race track she is a very special greyhound.

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Husker Magic got win number 99 last night. With her next win she will become the 51st in the history of greyhound racing to get to 100 wins.

 

When you figure that well over 1 million greyhounds have stepped foot on a race track she is a very special greyhound.

Wow! That's something!

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