Published Monday, November 16, 2020


West Palm Beach, Fl. PDF Legacy Race Pages - Round one qualifying action for our biggest in-house stake race in our 88-year history, the $100,000 Legacy Grand Championship, gets underway Wednesday afternoon, November 18. 

An overwhelming field of 64 Greyhounds will go to post Wednesday afternoon in eight qualifying events to be run on the 545-yard Royal Palm Course.

All 64 Greyhounds will return for rounds two and three, which will be held on Saturday afternoon, November 21 and Wednesday afternoon, Thanksgiving Eve., November 25, respectively. 

Following round three, the field will be halved to 32 with those entries competing in rounds four and five on Saturday afternoon, November 28 and December 2, respectively. 

Following round five, the field will be halved again to the sweet 16, with the semifinals being contested on Saturday afternoon, December 5.

The top eight-point earners following the semifinals will compete in the Palm Beach Kennel Club $100,000 Legacy Grand Championship finale on Saturday evening, December 12. 

The eight semifinalists who did not make the final will compete in the Andrew Holmes Memorial Award Feature. 

Earned points will carryover throughout the entire stake series. 

Qualifying races will be held in races 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 15. 

A quick rundown of Wednesday afternoon’s qualifying events: 

Race 2: The likely post-time favorite will be the well-rested Rader Racing Kennel entry, #2 KBR Ariel (Super Lee – HS Turbine). As with most races of this caliber, there will be some possible threats. In this event, it appears to be competition from some of the early speed/strong rushers such as #1 Mister Red Rader (Flying Titanium – Rip N Runnin, B & B Racing) and on the impressive #6 Oshkosh Thriller (Oshkosh Lamont – Oshkosh Amber, James Douglas).

Race 4: This event is pretty evenly matched, with the most likely post time favorites being #1 Steve Flemmi (Pat C Clement – Winta Garoppolo, Rader Racing) and #8 Oshkosh Avenger (Oshkosh Kid – Flying Appletara, James Douglas). 

Race 6: There are many scenarios that could play out in this qualifier, but as far as handicapping goes, the two favorites appear to be the well-positioned #1 Flying Austrian (Barcelona Boss – Flying Bosnian, Rader Racing) and the ever-improving #6 CBJ Shocker (Kiowa Mon Manny – CBJ Waterford, Arthur Agganis).

Race 8: In this event, two Greyhounds stand out purely by perfect post positions, #1 Jax Blow Pop (Stealintheshow – Jax Pop The Tab, D. Q. Williams) and #8 Atascocita Lava (Atascocita Gray – Atascocita Doris, Suncoast). 

Race 10: Without a doubt, the Greyhound to beat in this qualifier is super-early speedster #3 Abbi’s Frontman (Superior Panama – ABS Almighty, Janie Carroll). Two other Legacy entrants to keep an eye on is the impressive youngster #4 KBJ Powerplay (Time Flies – Roann Danseuse, Rader Racing) and the well-placed #8 Keep On Rockin (Need My Moneynow – Diamond Tears, D. Q. Williams). 

Race 12: As in some previous qualifying events, two Greyhounds drew in extremely well, #1 FF Dive Bar (Pat C Sabbath – FF Boom Boom, Suncoast) and #8 Thrill U (Need My Moneynow – Miss Kate, D. Q. Williams). 

Race 14: It will be no mystery that the bettor’s choice for this Legacy qualifier will be the well-positioned #1 Mineral Spirits (Who says I Can’t – Good Luck Ruby, D. Q. Williams). A challenge may come from Rader Racing Kennel’s #3 Opal Long (Pat C Clement – Winta Garoppolo) who defeated Spirits with her early speed in their last race together. 

Race 15: The Greyhound to beat in the days final Legacy qualifying event is our recently crowned winner of the $50,000 Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. St. Patrick’s Invitational, #5 Bug Brush (SH Avatar – Flying Lipstick, Lester Raines). The only competition Bug Brush will have to the first turn is D. Q. Williams Kennel’s #2 Open Throttle (Need My Moneynow – MW’s Morrigan). Bug Brush has to come from off the pace to defeat Open Throttle in their last two encounters.

Post time for the first race Wednesday afternoon is 1:00pm.

Point System: - 1st - 15 points, 2nd - 10 points, 3rd - 6 points, 4th - 4 points, 5th - 3 points,

6th - 2 points, 7th - 1 point, 8th - 0 points.

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