• 2019 Watch and Wager Naples550 Participant #3 – Jiminy Reno

2019 Watch and Wager Naples550 Participant #3 – Jiminy Reno




73 lb. Male

B. May 2016

Alivefortomorrow – Oceania (by, Joe Hearns)


Track: Historic Derby Lane 

Kennel: Cal Holland

Owner: James Morgan & Kathleen Hastings



Exceeding expectation is what this hound has done since day one. By the lightly used (and now probably underappreciated) sire Alivefortomorrow and out of a brood that did her best running at Ebro and Sarasota, this is the Cinderella story many dream about  but few see come to fruition when taking the risk of breeding for a litter.


Most likely an automatic 2018 All-American, Jiminy Reno is also a three time Derby Lane stake winner in this year alone, while also having placed in two others and claiming the season win championship before year's end. Impressive is an understatement.


Although it took him fifteen tries to make grade A and few more to win once he broke in during the latter part of 2017, this slow starter has more than made up for it with a solid 2018 record of 44 wins from 76 starts. Reno was able to complete win streaks of 11 and 7 and during the Summer and crossed the wire first in an unlikely 23 of 26 starts.


Unbeatable when he breaks and always dangerous when close at the turn, this tough and tenacious Cinderella Man will no doubt hold his own against America's best in the Watch & Wager Naples 550.