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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Double G Kennel’s Flying Okahana heads up the field for the Thursday evening, Dec. 30, final of the $100,000 Mardi Gras Championship at Tri-State Greyhound Park.

The sprinter posted three victories and a third in the early rounds to top the leaderboard with 43 points. Next in line are CET Kennels’ CET Dirty Dilly with 42 points and RS Racing Kennel’s KBJ Powerplay with 40 points.

Completing the final field are Turbo Rayo (RS Racing) and RS Felicha (Lester Raines), 37 points each; John J Rambo (RS Racing), 36 points; Fly L Donald Jr (Double G) and Superior Bonnie (Superior), 35 points each.

The championship final will be race 11 on the Thursday evening card. Post positions from the rail out follow: 1—KBJ Powerplay, 2—Turbo Rayo, 3—RS Felicha, 4—Fly L Donald Jr, 5—Flying Okahana, 6—John R Rambo, 7—CET Dirty Dilly, 8—Superior Bonnie.

Alternates for the final are Bug Brush (Lester Raines), 33 points; Superior Tiara (Superior) and Superior Andy), 31 points each.

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.