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Friday, July 5, 2019

 

DUBUQUE, Iowa – JD Revelation put on a powerful performance in winning the $30,000-added King and Queen Stake at the Iowa Greyhound Park on Thursday, July 4.

“She was awesome,” said trainer Brian Webb of the Stidham and Brindle Kennel, “against a tough group of greyhounds. We needed her to get out quickly and she did that.”

JD Revelation, a 64-pounder born February 27. 2016 out of KC and All – JD Andromeda, gave a box-to-wire performance from the one box. She won by a length and a half in a time of 30.75 (the fastest of the day’s performances) for the 5-16-mile course.

But it was not easy.

Revelation went off as the number two selection by the patrons. The favorite was JS Drews Money (Copper Kettle), who came out of the five box and he pushed hard.

“Five (JS Drews Money) is one of the better greyhounds (in the race),” said Webb. “Revelation has been picked off at times in previous races so we were just hoping and praying she would make it home.”

The victory comes in stride for JD Revelation who has won five of last six races.

“We’ve had a nice change in the weather,” said Webb, “and the track surface has helped. She is really peaking right now.”

Running in a stake final is old hat for the veteran.

“Revelation is one of our top greyhounds,” said Webb. “We had her in the Naples 500 and in three stakes here last year.”

JD Revelation was second in the 2018 Inaugural and the 2018 Iowa Breeders Cup at IGP and third in the 2018 King and Queen.

The win gives JD Revelation a 10-5-1-1 record for the 2019 season at Iowa Greyhound Park. JS Drews Money, 11-5-4-1, settled for second.

Boots Randolph, a kennelmate’s of Revelation, moved up nicely to take third. He finished only two lengths out but was not a factor for the title. Boots Randolph is 9-4-1-2.

American Gas (Superior), 12-4-4-3, was fourth, four lengths behind.

Bossman Jake (Copper Kettle), 8-3-1-0, came in fifth, eight lengths down.

Princess Danni (Copper Kettle), 11-4-1-2, nipped Brooklynn Beauty (Copper Kettle), 9-5-2-0, for sixth. That left the final spot for JD Tonic (Stidham & Brindle), 8-2-2-1.

For the patrons, JD Revelation paid $5.80, $2.80 and $2.80; JS Drews Money paid $2.60 and $2.60; Boots Randolph paid $3.80. The 1-5 Quiniela paid $11.80; the 1-5-8 Tri Box paid $57.60; the 1-5-8-6 10-cents Superfecta paid $15.69.

JD Revelation’s victory gives the Queens an 18-16 lead in the series. 

Picture left to right: Brian Carpenter, Director of Racing/General Manager; Mike Snoderly, Helper; Katherine Snodering, Assistant Trainer; Clayton Whitelaw, Assistant Trainer; Doug Duve, Leadout; Brian Webb, Trainer for the Stidham & Brindle Kennel; Jarrod Dura, Racing Secretary

I'm a native of the Washington, D.C., area and a graduate of the University of Maryland. I'm now retired after a two-decade plus stint as the sports editor of the Council Bluffs, Iowa, Daily Nonpareil.