Semifinals for $20,000 Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes, Sunday Afternoon, April 21!



          West Palm Beach, Fl. – After three qualifying rounds and 20 competitive events, the field has been trimmed to the sweet sixteen, as Palm Beach Kennel Club presents semifinal action in the $20,000 Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes Sunday afternoon, April 21.

Following a wild and unpredictable third round, Koppe, Staats & Collins Pat C Sly Cooper came out as the only undefeated Puppy Stakes qualifier. On Sunday, Sly Cooper will be going for his sixth-consecutive victory and will be breaking from the very beneficial one post position.

Sunday afternoon’s semifinal lineup:

Race 12

  1. Mister Red Rader (Flying Titanium – Rip N Runnin, B & B Racing)
  2. Bigger Cheese (Barcelona Boss – Kiowa Jilll Boom, Rader Racing)
  3. JS Big News (Pat C Clement – JS Sugar Pop, Koppe, Staats & Collins)
  4. Britney Eureton (Barcelona Boss – Miss Prissy, Rader Racing)
  5. Crown Connie (Crown And Crest – Schoolyard, Lester Raines)
  6. Sir Losealot (Atascocita Gray – Driven Promptly, James Douglas)
  7. Superior Candi (Last Outlaw – Superior Cinch, B & B Racing)
  8. PJ Distorted (KC And All – Kelsos Jenna, Arthur Agganis)

Race 14

  1. Pat C Sly Cooper (Pat C Clement – Pat C Deception, Koppe, Staats & Collins)
  2. Racy Peg (Bella Infrared – Princess Bula, B & B Racing)
  3. JD Oxidizer (KC And All – JD Happy Tears, Brindle Kennel)
  4. Pat C Vanry (Pat C Valdes – L’s Karla Clown, Koppe, Staats & Collins)
  5. Barts Beast Mode (Deerfield Mover* – GV Tilda, James Douglas)
  6. Palm City Tyson (Atascocita Gray – Skate Parchy, B & B Racing)
  7. Bumper Cars Bob (Barcelona Boss – Miss Prissy, Rader Racing)
  8. Spot Of Sparkle (Superior Panama – Spot On Classy, Lester Raines)

The top eight-point scorers following Sunday afternoon’s semifinals will comprise the field for the 53rd running of the $20,000 Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes on Saturday afternoon, April 27.

Post time for the first of 15 Superfecta races Sunday afternoon is 1:00 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 and exciting afternoon of championship Greyhound racing and Family Fun Day include:

* 15 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! (In front of first-floor Poker Room)

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

* 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 53rd running of the $20,000 Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes featuring eight of the Kennel Club’s fastest-rising young superstars! (Race 12)

* And don’t forget our On-Track Walk for Autism Awareness will take place at 12 Noon!

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

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