Stake Races for 2017

Stakes Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Finals Winner
2017 bestbet Derby 1/16/2017 1/20/2017 1/23/2017 1/28/2017 2/4/2017 Barts Risingstar 
2017 James J Patton Silver Cup 2/2/2017 2/24/2017 2/27/2014 3/4/2017 3/11/2017 Js ArmdnDangerus 
2017 IronHound Stakes 3/17/2017 3/20/2017 3/25/2017 4/1/2017 Boc's Queen Lady 
2017 bestbet Puppy Stakes 5/15/2017 5/19/2017 5/22/2017 5/27/2017 6/3/2017 Ww Next Bigthing 
2017 Battle of the Sexes 6/12/2017 6/16/2017 6/19/2017 6/24/2017 7/1/2017  
2017 bestbet Sprint Classic 7/17/2017 7/21/2017 7/24/2017 7/29/2017 8/5/2017  
2017 Orange Park Derby 10/23/2017 10/27/2017 10/30/2017 11/4/2017 11/11/2017  

Stake Races

bestbet Derby
Orange Park Derby
bestbet Sprint Classic
bestbet Puppy Stakes
James J Patton Marathon
James J Patton Silver Cup
bestbet Juvenile
Night of Stars

2010 Jacksonville Juvenile Bios

GREYHOUNDS LISTED IN POINT TOTAL ORDER

POST POSITION DRAW VIDEO
Miami On Fire - Points (49)
Career Totals (12/7-2-0-0)
W R M June 2009 San Tan Riffraff Gottagetitdone
Owned By Sharon L. Williams
Runs for the DQ Williams Kennel
Trained by David Helton
The youngest off all the finalist just happens to be the leader in points for the Jacksonville Juvenile. But that might not be as big of a surprise as you would think. The DQ Williams Kennel has had great success in the past in stakes races with young greyhounds, and Miami On Fire continues on with that trend as the first of two entries for the kennel in this final round race. Miami On Fire surely lived up to his name in the stakes races. He was hotter than anyone else in the field as he was the only greyhound in the elite eight that won three of his four qualifying efforts. What is more impressive is that he did it in a couple of different ways. He won two races on the front end, but the other win came from way off the pace as he battled up at the finish line for the slim win. These talents helped him with the learning curve as he has won seven of his first twelve official starts, and climbed the ladder to grade A in just six efforts. This stakes event was his first attempt, and from the looks of it, it seemed that he did just fine. Even though he is a closer, breaking is really the key to his success. He has only been out of the money on three occasions in his career and in all three of those efforts he was not out quickly and found trouble. As for post positions, this greyhound wants something on the edges away from the crowd. He has flourished from the rail and the outside posts, and these positions are where he won his three qualifying rounds from. Doing his stake MOMMA proud, Miami On Fire, will be heating up the racetrack come post time.

Kiowa Mc Gee - Points (48)
Career Totals (37/12-2-5-2)
W T R F M March 2009 Kiowa Sweet Trey Kiowa Wild Color
Owned By Smith Greyhounds, Inc.
Runs for the Connell Kennels
Trained by Carrie Moroni
What would a stakes final be at the Orange Park Kennel Club without a Kiowa greyhound in the mix somewhere? A strange one! So, Kiowa Mc Gee stepped up and filled the void as the only entry in this race from the Connell Kennel. Kiowa Mc Gee did his part and stepped up when he had to in the semi-finals to secure his spot in this race. He won two of the four effort, and finished second in another, and that was good enough for second in points for this stakes event. When Kiowa Mc Gee broke in big things seemed ahead of him as he went undefeated to grade A with straight wins in maiden, grade D, grade C, and grade B, but that ever elusive top grade victory took him an additional nine starts to corral. Normally a front runner, Kiowa Mc Gee proved in the qualifying rounds that he is not just a one trick pony. Here he won with the lead, and even won without the lead. He showed some good late effort and the older he gets the most consistent he is becoming. Everyone knew he had the speed to dominate on the lead, but now he is showing that speed from off the pace as well and that is why he will be dangerous in this effort. If he decides to break he can compete from any post positions, but if he had his druthers, he will probably like to start from the inside. In thirteen races inside of the four box, he has only missed the money once and has a record of seven wins, one place, three shows, and a fourth place effort. If he gets loose early, he is going to be a tough out in the finals.

Scottish Dreamer - Points (48)
Career Totals (20/6-4-3-2)
BK F December 2008 Droppys Vieri Crystal Chrysler
Owned By Pillar To Post
Runs for the Falcon Kennel
Trained by Traci Chase
Scottish Dreamer got back into the game plan in the stakes and it paid off for her with a trip to the finals of the Jacksonville Juvenile. Breaking in at the Orange Park Kennel Club this greyhound was an early speed machine that was tearing fields up on the front end, and that saw her jump up to grade A in just seven career starts. There she lost he mojo for a while, but as the stakes rounds started, the Falcon Kennel got this greyhound back focused on the task at hand. Winning in Round one, and finishing in the trifecta in the other three, with a pair of places and a third place finish, Scottish Dreamer was back. Maybe not breaking on top, but close enough to factor for the duration of her efforts. She was a force to be reckoned with and had the opportunity to steal away the win in each and every effort. Post is really not all the important to Dreamer, BREAKING is the real thing that gets her into contention. If she breaks, like she can, she can excel from almost any starting position. Her best boxes seem to be next to the midtrack posts. The inside and slightly outside boxes have seen her take home the most victories in her career. So, if she wants a chance at a stakes title, she will need to come out fast, rush the turn hard, and possible put up another personal best effort, just like she did in round one of the stakes.

Really Xtreme - Points (46)
Career Totals (20/11-5-0-1)
R F M December 2008 Afleet Alex Xtreme Hustler
Owned By Deborah L. Strickland Trust
Runs for the Lester Raines Kennel, Fl, Llc
Trained by Mike Gerard
Really Xtreme was the pre-race favorite to win the whole thing and has a good shot to do it here with a place in the final round field. The bar was set high by this Lester Raines star, out of former Orange Park Kennel Club All-American Afleet Alex, as he successfully climbed the ladder to start off his career and was not defeated until his sixth career race. He parlayed that good start into a run in the 2010 James J Patton Silver Cup where he made the finals, and despite trouble, still finished in the money at the wire with a fourth place effort. During qualifying he made a couple of statements of his own too as he won twice in dominating fashion. He broke close, cleared early, and raced off all alone for the easy wins. Both of those victories were in the low 30.30 range and no other winner in any of the rounds came even close to those times. He is the quickest in this field, but stumbled his way into the finals with a trouble ridden sixth place finish in the semis. Post really did him in at the start of that effort and he wants no part of the middle post positions to start this final round race. Xtreme loves to run from the edged and has put up some dominate performances from these post positions. Eight of his eleven wins have come from these posts, including three during stakes competition, and if he gets one in the finals, he will make amends for that last trip around the oval.

Kelsos Spiffy - Points (46)
Career Totals (46/16-9-6-3)
BD F October 2008 Kelsos Fusileer Kelsos Gabriella
Owned By Lester Raines
Runs for the Lester Raines Kennel, Fl, Llc
Trained by Mike Gerard
The other entry in the final round race for the Lester Raines Kennel must not be overlooked either. Kelsos Spiffy is a quality greyhound that put up a pair of wins of her own in qualifying and never missed the money in any of her four efforts in the stakes rounds. She is the only other greyhound with previous stakes experience, she also competed in the 2010 James J Patton Silver Cup, and won a race during her run thru those qualifying rounds. Spiffy's a true double threat that this field better really be worried about. Her best attribute is her closing speed and she can use it to run down almost anyone in this field. That is not her only hand to play. She can break on occasion too and dominate fields on the front end. She is the only other greyhound in this field to see a 30.30, or so, time in her career and might be the only one able to run with Xtreme if he gets in the clear early on. Experience plays a role too. With the most wins of any finalist, and almost the most starts, she knows how to get it done, especially from the railest of rail post positions. From the one box she has started six times, winning three of those start, and holding a perfect in the trifecta run. No matter what happens to her in this effort, there is one thing you can count on, her determination. She will factor at the finish line in this race.

General Sherm - Points (44)
Career Totals (48/9-13-6-8)
Bd M October 2008 Deerfield Site* Mystic Opal
Owned By Paul Coombs or Victoria Chandler
Runs for the Stacey Blanch Kennel
Trained by Linda Blanch
General Sherm picked the right time to win his first every grade A race, and it came as he charged to the early lead in the semi-finals of the stakes. This win was his second in the qualifying rounds, and along with his third and fifth place finishes, it was enough to get him into the finals of the Jacksonville Juvenile. Breaking in early, The General, looked like he was going to be a supreme commander. He won his maiden race by eleven lengths and posted up a sub 31.00 time in his grade D victory. After a ton of closing in the money finishes, he finally won back to back races and made it to grade A in his twenty-sixth career effort. Don't let that number fool you though as he was oh so close to winning in eight other previous starts, it really does not do him justice, and that might be why his was on a mission in the qualifying rounds. There this closer was actually breaking, and as we all know, that is really bad news for the competition. Like several greyhounds in this field, The General, would like to start off this race somewhere on the edges. He runs best from the inside or far outside part of the racetrack, where he can get room to rush to the clean air and use his closing speed to his advantage. Speaking of advantages, The General, has another one in his corner. The KENNEL. Stacey Blanch has the winning battle plan in her corner, and The General will get intel before the start of this effort.

Gm's Giovanni - Points (34)
Career Totals (15/4-2-1-1)
BD M May 2009 Oya Tom Terrific Gs Flame
Owned By Gary Willis, II
Runs for the Falcon Kennel
Trained by Traci Chase
Gm's Giovanni has shown signs that he can run before in his young career, but he might have saved his best for the stakes rounds. In his first qualifying effort he ran the best race of his life as he went box to wire over a talented field and held former finalist, and race favorite, Really Xtreme at bay all the way to the finish line. With that win he made it to grade A after twelve starts and hopes to have continued success. Backing that effort up with a strong second and a fourth place finish, he earned enough points to make it into the finals as the second entry for the Falcon Kennel. Giovanni a good break, but what really makes him special on occasion is his rush to the turn. He can fly down the frontside with the best of them and once in the lead, he is a pretty tough customer to take down. In fact he has never been caught in any race that he has led in. Post might have played another important role in his recent success too. He loves to race outside as he gives him more room early on, and the back to back eight boxes in qualifying were an added bonus for him. As the time to draw posts comes near, you know he is going to be hoping for something on the outside part of the racetrack, but the true test of his measure might be how he breaks from the box. If he comes out quickly, he might have a shot at a big time upset against this talented field.

May's Flora - Points (34)
Career Totals (11/3-6-1-0)
R F April 2009 Can You Hear Me Kb's Mayflower
Owned By Sharon L. Williams
Runs for the DQ Williams Kennel
Trained by David Helton
May's Flora has the least experience as any greyhound in this field, but showed before the stakes that she might just be able to contend with the big dogs. The DQ Williams Kennel is never scared to put a puppy into competition and it looks like the right decision once again with May's Flora. No greyhound in this field has better early speed than Flora. She can hit the lid and outrush anyone to the front in any race that she wants to, but she pays for it late. She is short in the stretch and was caught with the lead in three of the four efforts that she competed in during the stakes qualifying. She does seem to be getting stronger on the lead though as it took everything that fellow finalists, Kelsos Spiffy and Kiowa Mc Gee, had in the stretch to get by her for the win. She is still not in grade A yet, but has found a way to factor and compete against some of the best young greyhounds at the racetrack. With all of that early speed at her disposable, post is really not an issue for her, but if she got to pick, I would think she would take something on the rail. From the one and two boxes, she has started five times, winning twice, and finishing in the quiniela in each effort. We know she is going to the lead tonight, and if she could get some help behind her, you never know what could happen.