Stake Races for 2018
|Stakes||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Finals||Winner|
|2018 Orange Park Derby||1/15/2018||1/19/2018||1/22/2018||1/27/2018||2/3/2018|
|2018 James J Patton Silver Cup||2/19/2018||2/23/2018||2/26/2018||3/2/2018||3/10/2018|
|2018 IronHound Stakes||3/30/2018||4/2/2018||4/7/2018||4/14/2018|
|2018 bestbet Puppy Stakes||5/14/2018||5/18/2018||5/21/2018||5/26/2018||6/2/2018|
|2018 bestbet Sprint Classic||7/16/2018||7/20/2018||7/23/2018||7/28/2018||8/4/2018|
|2018 bestbet Derby||10/22/2018||10/26/2018||10/29/2018||11/3/2018||11/10/2018|
11/1/2008 Night of Stars Finals
What a huge race! That is really all that needs to be said about the finals of the twenty-first edition of the Night of Stars race here at the Orange Park Kennel Club.
Kiowa Wish Frank (Kiowa Sweet Trey - Sol Adara) might have missed the money for the 1st time all year at the Orange Park Kennel Club in his last effort, but he more than made up for it in this race.
Breaking slowly, Frank was a bit behind in the early stages and really had to rush hard to get up into some sort of contention at the first turn.
Citation Cam and Fth Jive Talker were the early threats that he was going to have to deal with and even though he did have some ground to make up, he was not going to be denied in this race.
By the far turn Cam was still in control, but Frank the Tank had started to make his move and with a brillant drop to the rail comming up the stretch, Frank proved too much for the leader as he took home his second straight Night of Stars victory.
Citation Cam had to settled for second, as La's Anthony gave a superior stretch run to take home the third spot in the order at the finish line. Where's Playpen, who chased most of the race in show, was outfinished and completed the superfecta in this effort. Completing the field was Fth Jive Talker in 5th, Get Readythunder in 6th, T Dizzle in 7th and Flying King in 8th.
Congrats to the James E O'Donnell Kennel, Owner Kay, Smith Greyhounds Inc. and trainer Mary Gerard for another stakes title here at the Orange Park Kennel Club. With this victory Kiowa Wish Frank gets his 4th stake win on our circuit, including the 2007 Orange Park Puppy Stakes, the Night of Stars XX race, the 2008 $50,000 Sunshine State Silver Cup and the Night of Stars XXI race.
Whatever you do you can't ignore the impressive accomplishments of this tremendous greyhound as he should be considered one of the best in the entire country.
His record on the year, speaks for itself. (54/31-8-10-3)