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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Wheeling Hot Dogs (as September 5, all races 5/16 unless otherwise noted)

Lester Raines Kennel’s JS Makeitsnappy has won four out of her last five Grade TAA 3/8 races for trainer Joel Roden. Kennel-mates O Ya Thunder Boy has captured five out of his last six outings (M, D, C, B, A) while JS Slush Fund has back-to-back Grade AA wins.

Xtrem Hess Racing Kennel’s Xtrem Chicken has four straight Grade TAA 3/16 victories for trainer Jill Spicer.

Brad Boeckenstedt Kennel’s BGR Bottoms Up has three wins in a row (A, AA) for trainer Frank Pellittere. Kennel-mate Super Ollie has won three out of his last four trips (A, AA) while BGR Big Foot Joe has two victories and a second in his last three outings (B, A, AA).

Steve Sarras Kennel’s Florentine has back-to-back Grade AA victories for trainer Jay Falcone. Kennel-mate Turbo Sabin has three wins in a row (D, C, B).

Blanchard Kennel’s Artex Bugaba has two straight 3/16 wins (TA, TAA) for trainer Sarah Blanchard.

A Ray Kennel’s AMF Exemplar has back-to-back victories (B, A) for trainer Joe Palmer.

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.