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

2011 James J Patton Silver Cup Bios

GREYHOUNDS LISTED IN POST POSITION ORDER

POST POSITION DRAW VIDEO
Gs Uncle Henry - Points (44)
Career Totals (41/18-7-6-2)
BD M September 2009 Kelsos Fusileer Steffie's Mandy
Owned By Gary or Sharon Willis
Runs for the Willis Kennel
Trained by Brandy Willis
Gs Uncle Henry is an all out breaking machine that parlayed his early speed into his second stakes final round race in a row. Henry showed flashes of brilliance in the 2011 JGR Puppy Stakes and was all out on the lead in the stretch in the finals. The bad news is that his brother nipped him before the wire and he had to settle for second. Since he has grown up in a big way and has been dominating races on the lead here at the Orange Park Kennel Club. In this final he is looking to make amends for that second place finish after a great run thru qualifying. Henry was never out of the trifecta and when he needed to show up and win, he did. Saving his best run for last, Henry bombed to the early lead in the semi finals and dominated on the front end all the way to the wire for the win. With that trip he stretched his in the trifecta streak to 13 straight and that includes a run before the stakes of 4 wins in a row. Henry has all the tools to get it done, but a he will take any advantage that he can get. Post position really won't matter much, but if he does break, it could help. He looks to want something on the edges. Anything far inside or outside where he can have a chance to find the clean air. Oh Henry is looking for a title and if he steps up to the plate, this effort might just be a home run.

Lakeview Lassie - Points (36)
Career Totals (55/11-9-5-4)
BK F May 2009 Trent Lee Icu Hannah
Owned By Pillar To Post
Runs for the Falcon Kennel
Trained by Amy Willis
Lakeview Lassie come out of nowhere to compete, and compete at a high level, in the 2011 James J Patton Silver Cup. Thru the first three rounds, this second greyhound in the finals for the Falcon Kennel, drove hard throughout and finished in the money in each and every start. In the semi's she ran into trouble, but still had enough points to secure herself a spot in the finals in her very first stakes effort. Her shining moment came in round two, where this hard driving closer broke to the early lead and left the field in her lurch. She dominated on the front end and increased her margin with each and every step that she took around the racetrack. By the finish line, she was almost 6 lengths clear of the chasers and posted up a personal best time of 30.65 seconds. This midtrack runner can get it done from almost any post position, because she comes so late, but normally she breaks better from the inside. If she could get something around the edges she should feel right at home to start off this effort. As one of the only true closers in this race, they will have to keep an eye out for her in the stretch. Make sure not to count her out just because she finished 8th in points, this race was won 3 years ago from this very spot.

Kiowa Adara Art - Points (50)
Career Totals (115/31-26-16-12)
BK M December 2008 Starz Jenko Sol Adara
Owned By Smith Greyhounds, Inc.
Runs for the James E O'Donnell Kennel
Trained by Wallace Wilson
Kiowa Adara Art is a solid grade A competitor that makes his second straight stakes final here in the 2011 James J Patton Silver Cup. Leading the way for a pair from the O'Donnell Kennel, Art is the second hottest greyhound heading to this final round race. After a slow start in round one, with a 4th place finish, Art picked it up with a 2nd in round two, and back to back wins to cap off rounds 3 and 4. The semi's were his showcase of the qualifying rounds as he turned a tough one box into a golden win. Breaking close and outrushing everyone to the lead, Art stole enough early on to last at the finish line for the victory. One other thing might be driving him in this race and that is revenge. In the 2011 Jacksonville Sprint Classic, Art was in the finals with Really Xtreme too and try as he might he was only able to outlast the rest for second best. Here he will be doing his all to try and make sure that this race will have a different outcome. Even if he doesn't win it, you know what you are going to get, his best effort. Just look at his lines, he has not missed the superfecta in 16 races in a row and has finished in the cash in 24 of his last 25 trips. Art proved in the stakes that he can win from the inside, but he is much more at home on the outside part of the racetrack. He has had great success from the 6 thru 8 boxes and has run some of the best efforts in his career from these posts. Tonight the proven stakes vet gets another chance to channel half-brother, and All-American, Kiowa Wish Frank and get the job done.

Hardheaded Dude - Points (52)
JGR Career Totals (41/13-7-3-6)
BD M August 2009 Where's Hardhead Lonesome Darlin
Owned By Linda Olsen
Runs for Mo's New Horizon
Trained by Cassandra Isgette
Hardheaded Dude stepped up his game in his first every go at the stakes and used a good break, a solid rush, and his determination to get into the quiniela in all 4 rounds in qualifying. Making the finals on his first try, he is feeling good about himself and he should after a win and three second place finishes, including a pair right behind point leader Really Xtreme. Dude runs for the Mo's New Horizon Kennel who sees their second straight stakes finalist from the same litter as No Moamy was in the elite eight in the 2010 JGR Puppy Stakes. After breaking in, Dude went to Mardi Gras for a bit, but returned to Orange Park, quickly made it to grade A, and hasn't dropped since. Looking at his lines it is no big surprise he is here as he has not missed the cashing spots in his last 15 races in a row. Dude's best effort in the stakes came in round two as he stalked the pace early, drove to a slim lead, and held tough on top for the win. The key to his success in this race is to keep doing what he has been doing on the racetrack, BREAKING. A post away from the crowd, far inside or outside, could help his effort, but if he sits in the box he will have a tough time pulling off the upset. Looking to catch a gnarly wave and surf his way to the championship, the Dude needs to step up again in this effort.

Scottish Dreamer - Points (38)
Career Totals (82/19-17-17-6)
BK F December 2008 Droppys Vieri Crystal Chrysler
Owned By Pillar To Post
Runs for the Falcon Kennel
Trained by Amy Willis
Scottish Dreamer is the first of two entries into the finals for the Falcon Kennel, and overall she is the second most experienced stakes competitor. Making her 2nd final round appearance, in her 3rd stakes event, Dreamer used her solid rush and late speed to post up a win, a pair of thirds, and a fourth place finish in qualifying. With a 3rd in the finals of the 2010 Jacksonville Juvenile, she too shares the revenge card with Kiowa Adara Art ,as Really Xtreme won that race too. Her best effort came in the 2nd round from the 5 box. There she came out close, drove hard on the backside to take the lead at the far turn. She was not done either as she increased her lead all the way to the finish line for the 5 length win. She too has been the model of consistency with 14 straight races, and 23 of her last 24 starts, in the money. Post position for her is a bit of a mystery. She like to race on the rail, but has been competitive as of late from several different starting boxes. Her best efforts in her career have come from the rail, so I would say bring on the red dress and let the chips fall where they may. Dreaming of a stakes title win, she will contend if she brings her best.

Lk's All In - Points (38)
Career Totals (25/4-12-0-1)
R F F December 2009 Dodgem By Design Clever She Is
Owned By Jill Lashmet
Runs for the Lashmet Kennel
Trained by Tom Artzer
Lk's All In is the youngest competitor in the finals and the least experienced too, but don't let that fool you, this little girl can run. Competing in her first stakes race, she made it all the way to the finals with three 2nd place efforts and a 6th place finish. In her last start she was roughed up early and didn't have a shot, but what we really need to focus on was her third round race. There she broke close and was a threat throughout to the early leader, and fellow finalist, Kiowa Adara Art. She gained ground from start to finish and shrunk a 3 length lead into just a length at the finish line. What All In lacks in experience, she makes up for with pure heart and determination. All In is doing her kennel proud too, as the new Lashmet Kennel sees their second stakes finals in a row take to the racetrack on Saturday evening. Breaking slowly and then rushing to the turn has been her calling card so far in her career, so a good post position could go a long way in helping her get a clean trip and a chance at the win tonight. She has done best from the edged and will look to secure herself one of those at the post position draw. Normally a rail runner, her best efforts have come inside of the 4 box. If she can get one of these, she will be a happy camper. One thing is for sure, if she gets room early, and finds herself holding some good cards, she will be going ALL IN at the finish line.

Kiowa Jill Vik - Points (44)
Career Totals (67/18-6-12-5)
BK F July 2009 Kiowa Sweet Trey Lazy K Jill
Owned By Smith Greyhounds, Inc.
Runs for the James E O'Donnell Kennel
Trained by Wallace Wilson
Kiowa Jill Vik took advantage of the opportunity set forth by the O'Donnell Kennel and make her very first stakes final in her first stakes competition. Anyone that follows our circuit is not too surprised by this as she has been running hot and winning race, after race, in the grade A ranks. Jill made her way into the finals with a pair of wins, a third, and a fifth place finish, and as one of only three greyhounds to win twice, she must be considered a threat to take home the whole shooting match. What makes her so dangerous is her desire to win. From the front end, or from off the pace, she can get it done, and she did in qualifying. Jill's shining moment came in the 3rd round as she jumped out of the box quickly and seized the lead as they headed to the turn. Once her nose was in front it was game over as she coasted all the way around the track and to the finish line for the easy win. Jill won both of her races in qualifying from the 8 box, but it has not been that kind to her in the past. Normally she does her best work from the rail and I will take a body of work over a couple of good trips. Either might be suitable for her, but the rail is really where she wants to be. Winning several, and posting up a personal best, from the 2 box, she might just look best in blue. Jill's mantra headed into his effort has to be BREAK! If she hits the lid and comes out on top, she might just be upset minded in this final.

Really Xtreme - Points (64)
Career Totals (67/37-10-6-5)
R F M December 2008 Afleet Alex Xtreme Hustler
Owned By Deborah Strickland Trust
Runs for the Lester Raines Kennel
Trained by Mike Gerard
We all thought that Really Xtreme might be the best greyhound at the racetrack, but in the 2011 James J Patton Silver Cup, he not only proved it, he yelled it from the rooftops. Getting it done from the lead, and from off the pace, Really Xtreme went untouched throughout qualifying as he posted up four straight wins against the toughest competition that the racetrack could throw at him. This race marks the 5th straight stakes final over two different distances for this son of JGR All-American Afleet Alex. Xtreme is the only returning finalist in this field, and he competed in last year's race with just 9 career starts heading into qualifying. It didn't seem to hurt him any as he finish 4th in the finals, and went on later to win the 2010 Jacksonville Juvenile and the 2011 Jacksonville Sprint Classic. His best effort in qualifying was almost an all time best effort. In round 3, Xtreme broke to the lead against a field of ankle burners and took instant command of the field. As this closer continued on around the oval on the front end, his lead increased with each and every step he took toward the finish line. Crossing almost 10 lengths better than the competition, he stopped the clock in the fourth fastest time ever at the Orange Park Kennel Club in 30.13 seconds, which is just .05 off the track record. Firing on all cylinders, this Lester Raines Kennel Superstar will be the one to beat in this effort. Post could give him even more of a edge in this race too, especially if he draws something on the edges. The 1 box will be preferred, but the 8 is ok for him too. Really it doesn't matter that much, because if he comes to run, it will be almost impossible to beat him in this effort.