Round One Qualifying $20,000 Gallagher/Kinnaird Puppy Stakes, Wednesday Afternoon, August 16!

For Immediate Release

August 13, 2017


          West Palm Beach, Fl. – Round one qualifying action for Palm Beach Kennel Club’s $20,000 Gallagher / Kinnaird Puppy Stakes gets underway Wednesday afternoon, August 16.

A total of 32 of the track’s most promising up-and-coming superstars will compete in four qualifying events.

All 32 Greyhounds will advance to rounds two and three on Saturday afternoon, August 19 and Wednesday afternoon, August 23, respectively.

The top 16 point earners following the third round will advance to the Puppy Stakes semifinals on Monday afternoon, August 28.

The $20,000 Gallagher / Kinnaird Puppy Stakes championship final will be contested Monday afternoon, September 4, Labor Day.

          Probable round-one favorites include:

          In Race 10, the most likely post-time favorite will be the first of five youngsters from Rader Racing Kennel’s sensational litter, #7 Exceptional View (Barcelona Boss – Kiowa Starz Sage). This pup will be going for her fifth-consecutive victory after winning a sensational Grade “B” outing. Other outstanding pups in this event who look to have room to get loose include the well-positioned #1 Lily B Smoking (TK Quick Strike – Dreaming Of Dino, James Douglas) and the spectacular strong-closing #3 Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart (Djays Octane – Audra Barkley, Brindle Kennel).  

Race 14 features the youngster who just missed completing the “Grade Ladder Climb”, #4 Tip Top (Barcelona Boss – Kiowa Starz Sage, Rader Racing). Trying to steal the victory will be Tip Top’s sister, #5 Exemplary Queen and #6 CH Super Fly (Super Lee – JJ Full N Sassy, James Douglas).

The final qualifier of the afternoon in Race 15 will highlight the early favorite to win it all, #6 Noteworthy Starz (Barcelona Boss – Kiowa Starz Sage, Rader Racing). Starz already has her name in the Palm Beach Kennel Club record book as she recently successfully won her first six career races. However, her attempt at win number seven, finishing fourth, was perhaps one of the best races of her very young career. A real stunning effort

Qualifying will also be held in race twelve.

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

Formerly known as the Labor Day Puppy Stakes, this marks the ninth year of its’ popular carnation, named in memory of two Palm Beach County legendary sportscasters, and great friends of Palm Beach Kennel Club, Jim Gallagher and Buck Kinnaird.

Also Wednesday matinee, Palm Beach Kennel Club will be offering a $5,000 guaranteed Pick-4 jackpot on Races 9 through 12.

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

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