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Monday, November 23, 2020

Steve Sarras Kennel’s CET Godiva tops all qualifiers for the Saturday afternoon, Nov. 28, final of the $65,000 West Virginia Greyhound Owners and Breeders Association Panhandle Championship (5/16th) at Wheeling Island.

CET Godiva posted her third consecutive victory Sunday afternoon in the semifinal round, bumping her point total to 45. The sprinter was the only greyhound to make it through the early rounds undefeated.

Completing the championship final field are CET Dirty Dan (Steve Sarras Kennel), 37 points; RS Perfectionist (Lester Raines Kennel), 32 points; CET Pistol Pete (Steve Sarras Kennel), 30 points; RS’s Kingofkings (Lester Raines Kennel), 27 points; Rico’s Dreamer (A Ray Kennel), 25 points; Go On Horse (Abrahamson Kennel) and CG’s Penny Shoe (Abrahamson Kennel), 24 points each.

Post positions for the final will be drawn Wednesday.

In addition to CET Godiva, recording semifinal round wins Sunday were Lester Raines Kennel’s RS Perfectionist and Steve Sarras Kennel’s CET Dirty Dan.

Points after the semi final round follow (top eight to final):

CET Godiva (Steve Sarras), 45 points

CET Dirty Dan (Steve Sarras), 37 points

RS Perfectionist (Lester Raines), 32 points

CET Pistol Pete (Steve Sarras), 30 points

RS’s Kingofkings (Lester Raines), 27 points

Rico’s Dreamer (A Ray), 25 points

Go On Horse (Abrahamson), 24 points CG’s Penny Shoe (Abrahamson), 24 points

The following greyhounds were eliminated from the stakes event:

Coach Jill (Patriot/Taplin), 22 points Baby Face Nelson (Lester Raines), 22 points

CG’s Sneaker (Abrahamson), 20 points RS’s Buckeyebuck (Lester Raines), 20 points

CET Georgia (Steve Sarras), 18 points

MO’s Live Oak (Abrahamson), 15 points

CET Dirty Dilly (Steve Sarras), 14 points

CET Dirty Flurry (Steve Sarras), 13 points DKC Lambrusco (Rangel), 13 points

CET Cesar (Steve Sarras), 12 points TS Amanda Nunes (Steve Sarras), 12 points

TS Faith Hill (Steve Sarras), 8 points Mac’s Stormhead (A Ray), 8 points

Mac’s Pong (A Ray), 6 points TS Rocky Balboa (Steve Sarras), 6 points

CET Boa (Steve Sarras), 4 points

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.