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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Wheeling Hot Dogs ( as of November 8, all races 5/16 unless otherwise noted )

Lester Raines Kennel’s RS Big D has four wins, a second and a third in his last six Grade TAA 3/8 races for trainer Joel Roden. Kennel-mate JS Keep Diggin has back-to-back Grade AA victories.

Imark Kennel’s Chico Man has won three out of his last four 3/16 starts (TA, TAA) for trainer DiAnn Derr.

Blanchard Kennel’s HKF Friskyfranny has back-to-back 3/8 wins (TB, TAA) for trainer Sarah Blanchard.

Wayne Ward Kennel’s WW Crowdstrike has two straight victories (B, A) for trainer Ron Otto.

I was introduced to greyhound racing by a friend in the late 1970s at Wheeling Downs and fell in love with the sport and the athletes immediately. Throughout the years, I have developed a deep passion for racing. In the mid 1990s, I started writing a weekly greyhound column and shortly thereafter became a writer for The Greyhound Review.

I have enjoyed watching and writing about these wonderful competitors, including All-Americans DD's Nelson, Kiowa Sweet Trey, Gene's Champion, WW Apple Jax, Greys Royalcrown, Nimby TP Jan, Hi Noon Hero, Gable Sour Cream, KB's Ruckus and Cry Case.