Presenting the $20K Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes Championship

Palm Beach Kennel Club’s youngest racers will take to the stage Saturday afternoon, April 29, as the championship finale of the $20,000 Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes highlights a day of fun and excitement for the entire family.

This year’s field features some of the best early-speed and first-turn rushing athletes on the Palm Beach Kennel Club roster.

Sparring to garner the early advantage will be the probable post time favorites, Lester Raines kennelmates B Allstar Garthand Record Year. Also, challenging for the early lead will be the well-positioned JS Digital Dash.

This $20,000 Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes finale also features some of the best first-turn rushers in the business, including the sister act of Char Vallon and Char Draper and JS Hot Pocket.

Looking to come from off the pace to score the biggest wins of their young careers are the impressive Speedy Charlie and Barts Upfront.

The eight Puppy Stakes finalists in post-position order:

  1. B Allstar Garth(WW All Star Owen – Kentucky Ashley, Lester Raines)
  2. Speedy Charlie(BD’s Grayson – Flying Rosecrest, Arthur Agganis)
  3. Char Vallon(Djays Octane – Hail Storm Bones, James Douglas)
  4. Record Year(Soprano Drive – Big Drama, Lester Raines)
  5. Char Draper(Djays Octane – Hail Storm Bones, James Douglas)
  6. JS Hot Pocket(SH Avatar – JS Kerry Oki, Rader Racing)
  7. Barts Upfront(KC And All – Workhardplayhard, Rader Racing)
  8. JS Digital Dash(Pat C Clement – JS Toy Boat, Rader Racing)

The 51st running of the $20,000 Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes will be contested in Saturday afternoon’s twelfth race with an approximate post time of 4:00 p.m.

The Puppy Stakes is named in honor of former Palm Beach Post Time sports columnist and great friend to Greyhound racing, Bob Balfe.

Activities for this very special afternoon of championship Greyhound racing include:

* Free Admission!

All Superfecta Races!

* $10,000 Guaranteed Pick 4!

*Join John Martin with ESPN West Palm with the Cash Cube and your chance to win your share of $500!

* Enjoy Live Music by Faith’s Place Steel Drum Band! (Trackside, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm)

* For the kids, Karl Koppertop will be on hand with his amazing Balloon Artistry and say hello to Ace the Poker Bear!

Greyhound Pet Representatives will be here to answer any questions you may have about adopting one of these loving and caring retired racers!

* The 51st running of the $20,000 Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes featuring eight of the Kennel Club’s fastest-rising young superstars! (Race 12)

* Don’t forget, the On-Track for Autism Awareness Track Walk will begin at 12 Noon!

Please See Attachment for Championship Race Page, Profiles, Puppy Stakes Fun and More!

Contact: Jeff Prince (561) 683-2222, Ext. 126 /

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