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

2012 Orange Park Derby Bios

Pat C Hostage - Points (42)
OP Career Totals (36/7-4-2-6)
R M January 2009 Kiowa Mon Manny Forever Nanc
Owned By Patrick Collins
Runs for the Patrick Collins Kennel
Trained by Scott Jarvis
The second of three from Patrick Collins, Pat C Hostage is true distance greyhound in this final round field. Early on, don't look for him to be around, but in the stretch all of these converted sprinters better take notice. You see Pat C Hostage is a big time closer that has been getting his break down as the stakes has continued on. He started out slowly with a 6th place effort in round 1, as he was caught in traffic early, but rebounded nicely with a pair of places and a win in his next three trips. His best race came in round three as he weaved his way through the crowd to the far turn and gave his all with each and every step heading home. Somehow he managed to make up a huge deficit and steal away a win at the wire by a neck. Hostage broke is a returning threat and so far the detour to Dubuque has not cost him at the Orange Park Kennel Club. Since returning in November, and moving back to 660 yards, he has climbed back to grade A and has been running tough late and winning races. He needs all he can give again tonight as he straps on the muzzle in his first stake final round race. Post position to a closer is important as he needs the room early to get into position to drive around the racetrack. Too much traffic in his way early, and the late run will be for not. So with that being said, I think he will take anything inside. All of his best efforts over this distance at Orange Park, have come inside of the 5 box. Give him the 4 and watch out. His career best was from here and he has never missed the quiniela over 660 from this post position.

Miss Trent - Points (44)
OP Career Totals (51/7-9-6-8)
BK F December 2007 Trent Lee Whistler's Miss
Owned By Everytime Enterprises
Runs for the Patrick Collins Kennel
Trained by Scott Jarvis
Miss Trent is another speed specialist in the finals and is the first of three, yes I said three, stakes finalists for the Patrick Collins Kennel. What makes this even more impressive is that Miss Trent just turned 4 in December, and started out this stakes event in grade C. Competing against the best at the racetrack might be tough for some puppies to handle, but this old gal, that came to us from Victoryland, competed well in her only stakes, and she made it all the way to the finals. Breaking fast is her biggest attribute and it was on full display in the qualifying rounds. Winning when she had too, Miss Trent stole the early lead in the semi-finals and held on at the wire to take home the win by a neck in the photo finish. Miss Trent also finished second twice as she held the early lead and was run down from behind. Her other effort was trouble ridden throughout as she ran an even race and finished fifth. In a race with tons of early speed heading to the turn, she is going to have to be on her breaking game early if she wants a chance to win. Like most breakers, post positions is not as important as getting out of the starting box, but if she had her druthers, she would most like to come from the far outside, the 8 box. In 4 of her last 5 trips over 660 from here, she has a pair of wins and a pair of second place finishes. All she needs to remember tonight is to BREAK!

J's Robin - Points (42)
Career Totals (9/5-3-0-0)
BK F February 2010 Lonesome Cry Boy Trouble
Owned By Jerry Simons
Runs for the DQ Williams Kennel
Trained by Louis Amaral
What more can you say about J's Robin that WOW! Talk about making a statement, J's Robin burst on to the scene with big impressive wins and DQ was not afraid to push her over to the distance in just her 5th official start. She took to it like peanut butter to jelly, and her impressive running continued on in the stakes rounds. No one but Energizing won 3 rounds, but no one was closer that J's Robin to tying that effort. Winning once and running second twice, by a nose and a neck, J's Robin was a couple of hundredths off of being near the top of the point lead. In her other stakes round she finished 6th, but ran into early trouble and had a hard time recovering. This is her only effort out the quiniela in her 9 lifetime starts. Experience might be her only chink in the armor, but with all this talent and closing ability she might be able to even overcome that too. DQ is known for having great 660 yard greyhounds and this one looks to continue on that tradition. The great equalizer here for her might just be an inside post position. So far over 660 she has had nothing but outside posts. At 550 she dominated with wins by 19, 13 1/2, and 12 1/2 from the 2 box. If she draws the rail and decides to break, she could have the opportunity to take home a stakes title in just her 10 official start.

Snj Black Porter - Points (42)
Career Totals (41/14-8-9-3)
BK M November 2009 Jt's Goesaround Ultimate Cupcake
Owned By SNJ D Dogs, LLC
Runs for the Crowe Kennel
Trained by Garnet Crowe
Looking for the recent sweep, the 2011 Jacksonville Juvenile winner, Snj Black Porter, makes it to his second straight stakes final and appears that he has no problems with the added distance. So far at 660 he has proven that he can be a double threat and win races from the lead or from off the pace when he wants to run. Dominating early, Black Porter, posted up huge wins in rounds one and two and did it in different ways. Round one, he found early trouble, drove hard, and smoked everyone late, and in round two he popped the box and left the field in his wake early on as he posted up the fastest time of the entire event at 37.50 seconds. Rounds 3 and 4 were not as kind as he missed his break and finished 3rd and 5th heading into the finals. Tonight the Crowe Kennel will be looking to cash another stakes check, but that is only if they can get there big dog out of the starting box better, and against this tough breaking field, he is going to have to be on his game early. Late he could have an advantage as he is one of only 3 closers in this field. Post could play a role too. If he can get something on the edges, far inside or outside, he will get room to rush and that will do nothing but improve his effort. Looking to do something that very few have accomplished here, winning stakes at 2 distances, Black Porters run at history starts in the 11th race Saturday evening.

Big Drama - Points (48)
Career Totals (146/27-26-23-23)
BE BD F April 2008 Get Over Rooftop Flojo
Owned By Michael R. Gerard
Runs for Lester Raines Kennels
Trained by Heather Fowler
Big Drama has been running at a high level for what seems like forever at the Orange Park Kennel Club, but the Derby was just her second stint in stakes competition and her fist over the 660 yard course. No matter to her, she did what she always does, gives as much as she can with each and every step around the racetrack. In the Derby she started off well with a 2nd place finish in round 1, but took a step back after trouble in round two with a 5th place effort. Knowing she was going to have to step it up, she posted up back to back wins on the front end and is tied with Energizing as the hottest greyhounds heading into this final race. Drama might be a closer at 550, but over the longer distance she is all about the early speed, and put that on display in her best effort in the stakes which just happened to be in round number 3. There she exploded from the starting box, took a huge lead early, and coasted all the way to the wire for the win. Helping her here is that her trainer, is also her owner, so you can be rest assured that she will be ready to fire out and compete on Saturday night. Post does matter for this little girl as she is all rail all the time and will do everything in her power to get there. If she can pull the red blanket on Wednesday afternoon, she could be a tough out for the rest of this field.

Rc Mini Power - Points (40)
OP Career Totals (97/13-16-18-17)
BK F April 2008 Deerfield Site* Rc Power Amy
Owned By Harold Holding
Runs for the Red Oak Racing
Trained by Robert Ooton
Rc Mini Power took a shot at the Orange Park Derby last year, and even though she didn't win a round again, she stole away enough points this time around to make it to the finals. This Red Oak Racing greyhound is yet another early speed monster that makes her living on the front end over the added distance, and it was on fine display in all of her qualifying races. She was in or stalking the lead in each and every effort and was the only greyhound in the entire final field to finish in the trifecta in each of her qualifying rounds. Mini Power's best effort came in round 2 where she made the early lead and pressed the pace all the way to the deep stretch before surrendering at the wire. Like the majority of this field, she is going to have to come out running from the get go if she wants a chance to take home the win in this effort. Unlike J's Robin, Experience is what she brings most to this table. Almost all of her official starts over the last year have been at this distance and that could go a long way in helping her out in this effort. Post position could help her too as she might get extra room to get around the turn. Far on the rail, or the outside, would be preferable, so the 1 box or the 8 and she might just be at home to start off this race. If she comes to run at the start, she could factor with the leaders to the wire. Remember she hasn't won a round yet, and maybe she is saving the her best effort for last.

Lk's Entergizing - Points (54)
Career Totals (61/28-13-7-4)
R F December 2009 Em's Mac Attack Boyzmiraclemagie
Owned By Jill Lashmet
Runs for the Lashmet Kennel
Trained by Tom Artzer
Lk's Energizing took the jump to 660 with stride and has never looked back at all. This ankle burning machine has been unmatched to the front end since the jump and that trend continued on well through the stakes rounds. No one has beaten her to the lead in her last 11 races in a row over this distance and that includes all of her qualifying rounds. Granted she might be a bit short at the end of the race, but most of the time the early lead has been so large that it doesn't matter. In those 11 starts, she has won 8 times, been in the quiniela in 10 starts, and has not missed the money at all. This Lashmet star was the only greyhound to win 3 rounds of the stakes and coupling that with a 4th place effort, she was no doubt the leader in points for this event. This stakes was her first over the added distance, and the 3rd in her career, and she will be making her first final round appearance in the top spot in the finals. her best effort came in round three as she exploded to the front end and left the field in her wake. She crossed the finish line almost 6 lengths clear of the rest and posted up the second fastest time of the entire stakes. As the only Lashmet Kennel greyhound in the final field, she has a lot riding on her in this race, but she will be up for this final challenge. Post plays almost no role for her as she will be on the early lead, but she does love edges and seems to clear better from the far inside or far outside part of the racetrack. If she comes to run early, and we all know she will, she will be the one that everyone in this field has to catch if they want to win.

Pat C Manuel - Points (37)
Career Totals (48/11-6-5-4)
BD M June 2009 Kiowa Mon Manny Pat C Cissy
Owned By Patrick Collins
Runs for Patrick Collins Kennel
Trained by Scott Jarvis
Pat C Manuel completes the hat-trick for the Patrick Collins Kennel in the stakes and he got there with a pair of wins and a 5th and 7th place effort. This event was his second attempt at a stakes race, but his first over 660 and his first final round race. Like the rest of this field, Manuel lives on the front end in races. He very seldom will come and get you from off the pace, and if he does, he will need to be way close to get it done. With that being said, both of his wins in the rounds were impressive front running efforts and his best came in round 1 of the stakes. There he beat the box almost and took instant command of the race. He increased his lead throughout and almost won by 6 lengths. He was never challenged in that effort and put up his best time of the event with a clocking of 37.75 seconds. Manuel will need to channel that inner breaker once again tonight if he is going to have a shot at winning, and the 8 box might help out with that. Granted he will take anything on the edges, but the 8 box has been kind to him in the past and could be again in this effort. Never count out the last greyhound that makes it into the finals as they have been very effective over the last couple of years in several different finals.