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Friday, December 30, 2016

Brindle kennel's Martha Maccallum easily won her first round as did her litter-brother Mark Brunell giving Brindle kennel two of the eight first place points for trainer Mick Roderick at Naples in round one of the $30,000 Sprint. Maccallum not only won easily, the daughter of Flying Westover x Johara clocked the fastest first round time of 30.34 over the 550-yard course.

Steve Sarras kennel's WW Flash Boy continued his winning ways with a third in a row and a round one win. Other first round winners were DS Butterscotch (Xtrem), Rockdown Harmony (Jade Feise), JK Ace (Jimmy King), Sadie Marquee (Oxbow Trow) and VHS Blue Ghost (DQ Williams).

Martha competes again Saturday afternoon in the twilight performance. Round two of the stakes will be split in the December 31 afternoon performances.

Four rounds will be held in the matinee and the back-half of the second rounds will be featured in the twilight performance.

The racing program along with results and current stats are available at the Naples Fort Myers website.


Vera Rasnake is an avid Greyhound racing publicist with over 30 years industry experience spanning all racing positions from backside to trackside. Vera is among the first group of women Greyhound Racing officials and has held prominent positions including Racing Secretary, Media Relations and Company Spokeswoman. She has written hundreds of articles and shot many Greyhound Review cover photos featuring Greyhound legends across North America. Vera is a former Night of Stars co-host and former guest color analyst at select Irish Derby events. In 2015 she was co-host of United Greyhound Racing's first invitational -the 2015 Daytona 550 stakes at Daytona Beach. Vera currently owns Evader-a racing greyhound she won at the Greyhound Hall of Fame raffle that races in Florida in the Oxbow Trow kennel. A former Greyhound trainer and an advocate for Greyhound Adoption are included in her portfolio.