BetAmerica Daytona 550 National Championship Activities and Introducing the BetAmerica Gilded Sherry Stakes
The field has been set for the 2017 BetAmerica Daytona 550 National Championship. The selections will represent 6 different tracks throughout the United States. In 2016, these greyhound athletes have won close to 200 races and have 7 prestigious stake victories combined. Returning from the 2016 BetAmerica Daytona550, 2015 All American Seldom Told, will try to avenge his performance from the previous year. He will be facing a formidable field which included talented veterans and younger rising superstars. The crowning of a National Champion will take place on January 21, 2017 at the Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club. Along with the National Championship, the evening activities will include the BetAmerica $25,000 Greyhound Handicapping Championship, giveaways, a chance to win the experience of owning a greyhound racer and a host of other fun activities.
In addition to the activities planned Saturday evening, another stakes event will be introduced Friday evening, January 20, 2017. The inaugural 2017 BetAmerica $2500 Gilded Sherry Stakes will showcase Daytona Beach’s best greyhounds as they compete against each other. This race honors one of Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club’s greatest athletes to grace the oval. During her career, Gilded Sherry won 100 races.
The Field for the 2017 BetAmerica Daytona 550 National Championship
Kentucky Kat – Derby Lane, St. Petersburg, FL –2016 T.: Weaver Memorial Champion, Derby Lane Inaugural and Sprint Finalist
Seldom Told – – bestbet Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL – 2016 Orange Park Holiday 550 Sprint & Derby Champion, 2015 All American
Martha MacCallum – – Naples Ft. Myers Greyhound Park, Naples FL – 2016 Naples Inaugural Champion, Naples/Flagler Win Leader
Oaks Maddy – Southland Park Gaming and Racing, West Memphis AR – $100k Arkansas Sprint and Kings vs. Queens Champion
JD Accomplice – Iowa Greyhound Park, Dubuque, IA – 2016 Iowa Breeders Cup and Dubuque Future Stars Finalist
Kinda Cruel Red – Wheeling Downs, Wheeling, WV – 2016 Palm Beach Bob Balfe Puppy Classic Finalist and Wheeling speedball
Gt’s Gin N Juice – Derby Lane, St. Petersburg, FL –2016 Derby Lane Husker Magic Sprint Finalist
Rf River - – Iowa Greyhound Park, Dubuque, IA – 2016 $145k Iowa Breeders Cup Champion
Monte Jacobs, breeder of Kinda Cruel Up, is looking forward to seeing how his greyhound will compete against the rest of this 2017 BetAmerica Daytona550 field. “We’re excited to be invited and just hope Kinda Cruel Red can stay close to all this talent. “
“I have just two greyhounds currently racing. I enjoy ownership and having a racer or two involved in this exciting sport over the years. With the great breeding and co-operation of Monte Jacobs along with his talented staff Kinda Cruel Red, has fulfilled my wildest expectations by being entered in the big dance,” says owner of Kinda Cruel Red, Edward Piziak, Jr. “I am appreciative of this honor and are hoping for a safe competitive race for all.”
The 2017 BetAmerica Daytona550 box draw will take place Monday, January 16 prior to the 12th race at approximately 3:40pm Eastern.
“The only guarantee I can give with JD Accomplice is that she will give 110 percent in her attempt to be crowned the National Champion. I have been raising greyhounds for 30 years and it is still very rewarding, yet humbling to raise a dog like Accomplice, especially having raised her sire. When Pam Hamilton was finishing her in training she said, “Whether she is in front or behind, she is very competitive and does not like to lose and I hold my breath every time she runs, she’s a typical JD Titanium pup.” explains JD Accomplice owner Jon Stidham. “We knew she was a special talent at a very young age and you don’t get these types of dogs very often, so we are very proud and honored to have her in this prestigious event. Special thanks goes out to Mike and Alicia Bushey who broke her in and Brian Webb who has continued her career. Thanks also goes to the UGR team for inviting her and the Daytona track and their employees for putting on this special event. Can’t way to be there! “
Many thanks to the following event sponsors: BetAmerica, Florida Greyhound Association, Arkansas Greyhound Kennel Association, Texas Greyhound Association, TrackData Systems, PickInsider, American Teletimer, Apparel Machine, Here Comes Rusty, Red Wing Shoes – Toledo, Ohio, Brett Goucher, and Bolton Racing.
About United Greyhound Racing
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About Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club
Pairing world-class facilities built in 2008 with a wide variety of high stakes poker games and “live” Greyhound racing action, Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club is your odds-on-favorite for an exhilarating gambling and entertainment experience. Centrally located in beautiful Daytona Beach, Florida at the intersection of I-4 and I-95, our modern, award-winning complex features a luxurious 55-table card room, electrifying Greyhound races, private betting carrels, and over 300 HD TVs displaying simulcast Thoroughbred racing, Harness racing, Greyhound racing and Jai-Alai, from premier tracks across the country. More information is available at www.daytonagreyhound.com.