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Friday, March 25, 2016

 Red Utopian continues her year-long reign as a Florida female phenom and turned in another stellar performance March 22 adding another eight straight to her power-packed portfolio. The stunning red daughter of KC And All and Sweetest Revenge that turned three years old last month continues to impress with her stamina. She recorded her 24th win in 30 starts this meet. Red Utopian has won from every post for owner Ann Occhino. Her victory was from post one that makes her current meet record 30/24-2-0-2 and her career wins over 60.

At 66-pounds Red Utopian's commanding performances over the Naples Fort Myers 550-yard oval have made her a local and global favorite. She also boasts two of the top three fastest times over the sprint oval this year, too. Red Utopian will be returning to Flagler in June where she dominated that oval in 2015 for the top paying FL points last year.

The Oxbow Trow kennel star is on track for another win championship. She is currently eight wins in front of her nearest rival Flying Birchwood (Everett) in second place with 16 wins from 34 starts. WW's Nirvana (Steve Sarras) is third with 15 wins from 39 starts. Tied with 14 wins each is Mike Huckabee (Brindle) and DS Butterscotch (Xtrem).

Everett Racing tops the kennel standings with 253 wins from 1,553 starts. Blanchard is in second place with 203 wins from 1,643. Xtrem is third with 189 wins from 1,439. Oxbow Trow holds on to fourth place with 177 wins from 1,259 starts. Completing the top five is Steve Sarras in his inaugural year at Naples with 173 victories from 1,337 starts.

The Naples Fort Myers meet is in the back-half of the season that ends on Memorial Day Monday May 30. The track's website was recently updated with easier access to entries, results and stats that are crystal clear when viewing on line or printing. Visit

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.