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Tuesday, October 3, 2023

The $65,000 West Virginia Greyhound Owners and Breeders Association Keystone Championship kicks off Friday, Oct. 6, at Wheeling Island with a field of 24 middle distance runners.

Seven kennels – A Ray, Code Red, Imark, Patriot/Taplin, Steve Sarras, Wayne Ward and Xtrem Hess Racing – have entered West Virginia-bred greyhounds in the stakes event.

The second round will be held on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 11, and the semifinals on Sunday matinee, Oct. 15. The Keystone Championship final is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, Oct. 21.

Entries by kennel follow:

A Ray – Rico’s Hell Yeah.

Code Red – CG’s Delete, Arroyo Kingston.

Imark – CET Marlin, CET Zinc.

Patriot/Taplin – JAS Strait Aces, Aaralynn Jean.

Steve Sarras – Apollo Justice, Baccarat, Trade Up, Raise The Wind, CET Dirty Skinny, CET Mist, CET Miguel, CET Helga, CET Dirty Toodls, CET Beta, CET Perch, TS Overbite Ovie, TS Woody, TS Porky.

Wayne Ward – CET Murray.

Xtrem Hess Racing – Wild Blue Bee, Wild Chomp Dude.

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.