HUSKER MAGIC 2015 UGR GREYHOUND OF THE YEAR
The title of Frank Sinatra’s song “It Was a Very Good Year” can easily pertain to this year’s record performance by Husker Magic. The 3 ½ year old female by Rhythmless and Casino Zada captured the inaugural BetAmercia Daytona 550 national championship race in January, and then just two months later won the prestigious Derby Lane Sprint Classic. In April, Magic began a streak of eleven consecutive wins, and then followed that with a couple of more impressive winning streaks of eight and five. Husker Magic’s record for the year is 54-40-9-0-1. It should be of no surprise that the “Sport of Queens” has this very special female sitting at the top of the UGR 2015 Top Ten Greyhounds Poll. She becomes the first female to receive this award, which was previously won by Bella Infrared, SH Avatar and Joey Ice. Congratulations go to the Abernathy Kennel, and her owner-the I Mark Kennels. Plans are to have Husker Magic defend her national championship title in the Daytona 550 on January 23.
2. Boc’s Hank Jr from Bluffs Run edged out Gulf’s Need My Moneynow and Wheeling Island’s AMF Sleekstrangr to claim the No. 2 ranking in the UGR 2015 Top Ten Greyhounds Poll. Hank was the winner of the 2015 Bluffs Run Iowa Breeders Cup, and was a 2015 Bluffs Run Open finalist. The son of Kiowa Mon Manny and Boc’s Miss Rodeo has an overall record of (42) 24-5-7-0.
The remainder of the elite 2015 Top 10 is as follows:
3. Need My Moneynow (No More Loving-Need A Date). Winner of the 2015 Gulf Whiteley Memorial Sprint. Gulf Greyhound Park 550 yd. track record 29.35 seconds. Recorded consecutive win streaks of eleven and ten in 2015.
Record (43) 35-5-3-0.
4. AMF Sleekstrangr (Djays Octane-Super C Alexis). 2nd 2015 Wheeling Sweetheart Stake. Wheeling 548 yd. track record, 28.79, 2015. Recorded a ten race winning streak.
Record (33) 22-7-0-2
5. Chasmo’s Dutch (Djays Octane-Chasmos Layla). Winner of the 2015 Southland Festival of Stakes Male Sprint. Tallied seven consecutive wins at the highly competitive Southland track.
Record (37) 15-7-4-0
6. Flying Fired Up (Rhythmless-Flying Ablaze). Winner of the 2015 Southland Derby and 2015 Southland BetAmerica Kings vs. Queens. 2nd 2015 Southland Futurity and 2015 Southland Festival of Stakes Male Sprint.
Record (48) 19-11-6-6
7. Red Utopian (KC and All-Sweetest Revenge). 2nd in the 2015 Naples Sprint Classic. Currently on a seven race winning streak started at Flagler and continuing at Naples.
Record (45) 27-7-4-2
8t. Seldom Told (Trent Lee-Need A Date), Winner of the 2015 Gulf Kings & Queens Stake. Broke track record with a time of 29.38, then equaled new track record of 29.35 set by kennelmate Need My Moneynow.
Record (24) 17-4-2-0
8t. AMF Spamwich (Kiowa WW Brother-AMF Push). Winner of the 2015 Wheeling Kellas Memorial. Won six consecutive races with four of those wins in the Kellas Memorial stakes.
Record (26) 12-1-3-5
10. Boc’s Tony Romo (Flying Penske-Boc’s Slim N Fit). Winner of the 2015 Bluffs Run Open. 2nd 2015 Bluffs Run 3/8ths Derby. 2015 Bluffs Run Secretary's Choice Stake finalist.
Record (47) 21-7-8-8