IT’S FINALLY HERE!
THE FINALE OF OUR BIGGEST IN-HOUSE STAKE RACE IN THE TRACK’S 88-YEAR HISTORY!
THE FINAL OF THE PALM BEACH KENNEL CLUB $100,000 LEGACY GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP, SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 12!
West Palm Beach, Fl. – After an unprecedented six-rounds of qualifying, the final eight Greyhounds have been determined for the running of Palm Beach Kennel Club’s biggest in-house stake race in the track’s 88-year history, the $100,000 Legacy Grand Championship on Saturday evening, December 12.
Leading the Legacy finalists by points is Lester Raines Kennel’s superstar, and winner of last month’s $50,000 Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. St. Patrick’s Invitational Bug Brush.
Bug Brush earned 80 points in qualifying scoring four wins and two second-place finishes.
There is little doubt Bug Brush will be going off as the $100,000 Legacy Grand Championship favorite. But as with any Greyhound race, surprises happen.
Possible challenges to Bug Brush will come with the other early speed Legacy finalists, led by the second-place leading point earner, Jax Blow Pop, who earned two wins, two seconds and one third-place finish in qualifying. They have had two lifetime meetings, with the scored tied at one win each.
Other fleet-pawed $100,000 Legacy Grand Championship finalist who could be in the mix with a favorable post position include Thrill U, Opal Long, Superior Piper, Old Town Road and Abbi’s Frontman. That’s a lot of early speed packed into such a critical event!
The lone $100,000 Legacy Grand Championship finalist known for her outstanding late speed is B’s Americano. If there is any trouble with the early speedsters experiencing early traffic issues, Americano will be right there to take advantage of it.
In the $100,000 Legacy Grand Championship final, the Janie Carroll Kennel will have three finalists (Old Town Road, Abbi’s Frontman and B’s Americano), the D. Q. Williams Kennel have two (Jax Blow Pop and Thrill U) and one finalist each for Lester Raines (Bug Brush), Rader Racing (Opal Long) and B & B Racing (Superior Piper).
The $100,000 Legacy Grand Championship finalists will meet in Saturday evening’s sixth race, all going for the $50,000 first-place prize.
The eight 2020 Palm Beach Kennel Club $100,000 Legacy Grand Championship finalists, in order of points scored / tie breakers:
51 Points: Bug Brush (SH Avatar – Flying Lipstick, Lester Raines)
51 Points: Jax Blow Pop (Stealintheshow – Jax Pop The Tab, D. Q. Williams)
42 Points: Thrill U (Need My Moneynow – Miss Kate, D. Q. Williams)
38 Points: Opal Long (Pat C Clement – Winta Garoppolo, Rader Racing)
32 Points: Superior Piper (Pat C Clement – Superior Cinch, B & B Racing)
32 Points: Old Town Road (Superior Panama – Awesome Fling, Janie Carroll)
32 Points: Abbi’s Frontman (Superior Panama – ABS Almighty, Janie Carroll)
31 Points: B’s Americano (SH Avatar – Oaks Mocha, Janie Carroll)
The eight semifinalists who did not make the championship final will compete in the Andrew Holmes Memorial Award Feature (Race 2):
Palm City Tasha (Atascocita Gray – Skate Parchy, B & B Racing)
Oshkosh Avenger (Oshkosh Kid – Flying Appletara, James Douglas)
Steve Flemmi (Pat C Clement – Winta Garoppolo, Rader Racing)
I’m Not Buggin (Seldom Told – Sweet Ginger, Lester Raines)
Mineral Spirits (Who Says I Can’t – Good Luck Ruby, D. Q. Williams)
FF Dive Bar (Pat C Sabbath – FF Boom Boom, Suncoast)
Kells Xterra (Flying Fired Up – Kells Believer, Rader Racing)
KBJ Powerplay (Time Flies – Roann Danseuse, Rader Racing)
Post time for the first race Saturday evening is 7:00pm.
Approximate post time for the Palm Beach Kennel Club $100,000 Legacy Grand Championship is 8:35pm.
A press conference and post position draw will be held in the track’s Terrace Restaurant Wednesday afternoon, December 9, commencing at 11:45 a.m.
Contact: Jeff Prince (561) 683-2222, Ext. 126 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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