Four greyhounds ran 30 seconds or better in the second day of races at the National Greyhound Association’s Spring Meet.
Tuesday’s races were the first round for the older October and August/September age division.
Kenneth Biehle, well known in the greyhound industry for bringing quality “KB” pups up from Thorndale, Texas, to the national meets, won 14 of the 35 races on Saturday.
KB’s Mr. Kramer (Dodgem By Desing-TK Phoenix), which had the fastest 5/16-mile time in schooling, won his race by 11 lengths in 29.90 seconds.
But that wasn’t the fastest time Tuesday morning.
Peter Limmer’s Seegold Nikita (CTW Legendary-Seegold Jane) stopped the clock at 29.86. The two will not meet Friday in the finals as Kramer is in the August/September One Stake and Nikita is in the August/September Two final. Limmer is from Rosebud, Texas.
Kevin Dalton of Abilene won three of the races in the October races. His Girl On Fire (Craigie Whistler-Oneco Esmerelda) won in 29.98 and proved to be the fastest female after the first round of racing. Two littermates were also winners. Tribute Rue won in 30.14 and Hunger Games won in 30.66.
Vince Berland of Abilene won with Kiowa Underthump (BD’s Grayson-Flyin Understudy) in a time of 30 seconds flat in the October division.
Travis Bartley of Abilene also had a winner. T’s Dine N Dash (Deerfield Mover*-Barts Cranberry) won in October running 30.40.
The finals will start at 9 a.m. Thursday and Friday. Admission is free and the races are open to the public.
Tonight, Colorado greyhound owners Daryl and Peggy Brumage will be the honorees of during NGA banquet at the Elk’s Club.
On Thursday, Roy H. Alldritt will be inducted in the Pioneer Section of the Greyhound Hall of Fame. Alldritt introduced the Wonder Lure design that revolutionized track racing in 1937. One of the earlier models is on display at the Greyhound Hall of Fame.
The Alldritt lure has been the standard at racetracks since and is the lure used on the NGA track and Abilene Greyhound Park.