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Monday, May 1, 2023

Wheeling Hot Dogs ( as of May 1, all races 5/16 unless otherwise noted )

Brad Boeckenstedt Kennel’s Smile N Mean It has five straight 3/8 victories (B, TA, TAA, AA) for trainer Frank Pellittere.

Lester Raines Kennel’s JS Switchingears has five wins and two seconds in his last seven Grade AA races for trainer Joel Roden. Kennel-mates JS Xtra Fancy has won four out of her last five 3/8 trips (TAA, AA), JS Rush Limbo has captured three out of his last four races (B, A, AA) while JS Top Kat (AA, TAA 3/8) and LK’s Simone (B, A) have back-to-back victories.

Imark Trixie has won three out of her last four Grade AA outings for trainer DiAnn Derr. Kennel-mates GF St Kitts (TA, TAA 3/16), Kentucky Gator (B, A) and Saber Enzo (B, A) have back-to-back wins while Imark Ravi has won three out of his last four trips (M, D, C).

Charter Kennel’s JSP Razendacash has three straight victories (A, AA) for trainer James Campbell. Kennel-mate You Proof has back-to-back Grade AA wins.

Steve Sarras Kennel’s Florentine has two straight Grade AA victories for trainer Mike Holguin.

Blanchard Kennel’s Arkwild B Nero has captured three out of his last four 3/8 starts (TC, TB, TA) for trainer Sarah Blanchard. Kennel-mate Stars Align has back-to-back 3/8 wins (TB, TA).

Code Red Kennel’s It’s Hunky Dory has two victories in a row (B, A) for trainer Tom Engle.

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.