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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

During the week of Christmas, Wheeling Island will have a special live 20-race card on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 22, with a 1 p.m. post time followed by the regular Wednesday matinee, Dec. 23, program at 1 p.m.

The racetrack will be closed for live racing on Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24, and Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25.

Live racing resumes on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 26, with a 1 p.m. post time.

Wheeling Island will have live racing programs on New Year’s Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31, and New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1, both with a 1 p.m. post time.

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.