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    Greyhound Racing Iowa Greyhound Park $30,000 future Star Final
    Posted by Admin on Monday, September 26 @ 11:09:10 EDT (9 reads)

    DUBUQUE, Iowa – “It has not been the best of summers,” Clayton Black, owner of the Clayton Black Kennel was explaining, “so this win is really special.

    “Jason Sartori has been a great partner. Brett and Kathy Entas run a kennel that sparkles. I’m so happy for them.”

    The celebration is over the performance given by their greyhound, Monkey Way, in winning the $30,000 Future Star Stakes at the Iowa Greyhound Park on Saturday, September 24. Monkey Way, a 61 pounder, born October 26, 2014 out of Cheeky Monkey – Bow My Way, made the final strides a true celebration as she won pulling away by six lengths.

    The triumph was not a given. Monkey Way came out of the three box as the second longest shot, the IGP patrons said, at 24-1.

    But turning back a couple of pages, entering Monkey Way made sense.

    “We knew she was fast,” said Black, “she and her littermate, Bo Monkey, were our fastest and Bo won a race (at IGP) the day after Monkey Way won the Stakes.”

    Monkey Way started the Stakes in Grade C and opened eyes with an impressive eight and a half length win. But cold water fell on hopes with her seventh place finish in the second round.

    “She got into traffic,” remembered Kathy Entas, “and she does not like traffic.

    “We did our math and felt she needed to finish at least second in the third round to make the final. When she finished third, we thought we did not have enough points.”

    But the numbers added up right for the Black Kennel and Monkey Way had her spot in the final.

    She drew the three box which was “well, the one (JD Accomplice of Stidham) and the eight (Boc’s Cover Up of Boeckenstedt) got the boxes they wanted,” pointed out Black.

    “She likes the inside,” said Kathy Entas, “and then we remembered she won that first round race out of the three.”

    Monkey Way broke second out of the three, just behind At’s Frednbarney (T And T), who had the four box, and the pair quickly dueled in the rush to the first turn.

    “Having the good break and being inside of the four was the key,” said Black. “If they had flip-flopped those boxes, it could have easily been a different story.”

    But it wasn’t. Monkey Key grabbed a two and a half lead rounding the first turn and that was it. The margin was four and a half lengths in the far turn and, as mentioned, six at the wire.

    “That’s her game,” said Black. “Once she got the front, she simply out ran them.”

    With the triumph, Monkey Way moves to 27-7-3-3 on the 2016 IGP season. Next for the pup is an entry in the track’s Iowa Breeders Cup.

    “We will give it a try,” said Black, “but that will be a different story as she will be going up against the older, more experienced greyhounds.”

    At’s Frednbarney, the pre-stakes favorite, held firm in finishing second and moved to 24-11-4-3 on the year. Jd Accomplice left the boxes as the favorite and ran a steady third, eight lengths back. She is 13-7-3-2.

    The 40-1 longshot in the field, Sh Tomfoolery (Stidham), 14-6-0-2, rallied a bit to take fourth, 10 lengths back.

    Boc’s Cover Up, 20-5-8-3, rallied for fifth and Jax Gee Wiz (Jackson), 24-7-7-1, faded a bit for sixth.

    Jt’s Time To Go (T And T), 20-6-4-3, was seventh and a length ahead of Gt’s Conoco (T And T), 24-5-3-4.

    For the patrons Monkey Way paid $50.00, $20.80 and $4.40; At’s Frednbarney paid $5.60 and $3.00; Jd Accomplice paid $2.20.

    The 3-4 quiniela paid $102.40; the 3-4-1 tri-box paid $132.80; the 3-4-1-5 .10

    superfecta paid $262.77 and the 8-1-3 $1 pick 3 paid $210.70.

    Next up for the Iowa Greyhound Park is the Iowa Breeders Cup. The first of the four qualifying round is set for Saturday, October 1.

    Story by Steve Sigafoose

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    Greyhound Racing Third Round Of The $30,000 Future Star Stakes Race
    Posted by Admin on Monday, September 19 @ 09:39:34 EDT (167 reads)

    DUBUQUE, Iowa – Four greyhounds made positive moves in the third round of the $30,000 Future Stars Stakes at the Iowa Greyhound Park on Sunday, September 18, to secure spots in the championship race.

    Gt’s Conoco (T And T Kennel) and Jd Accomplice (Stidham) were tied for 12th place in the points standings after the second round. Each won in the third round to vault into a tie for third place in the points list and into the championship field.

    Conoco, 23-5-3-4, won the first of the three third-round races, pulling away by four lengths for a total of 40 points.

    Accomplice, 12-7-3-1, held on the win the last of the third-rounders by a length over a closing L Redstreak (Ward). That doomed Redstreak, who finished with 27 points, one point out of the championship eight.

    Last in to the championship field was Jt’s Time To Go (T And T), 19-6-4-3. A fifth-place finish in the third round gave Time To Go 28 points, just enough to advance.

    The top points earner in the three rounds was Boc’s Cover Up (T And T), 19-5-8-3. He advanced thanks to two seconds and a win in the second round.

    Jax Gee Wiz (Jackson), 23-7-7-1, who was tied for eighth after the second round, used a two-length win in the third round to finish second in the points with 42 points.

    At’s Frednbarney (T And T), 23-11-3-3, who had entered the Future Stars as much of a favorite as any greyhound, qualified for the final with 33 points after a fourth in the third round. His 11 wins are the most of any of the finalists but he enters with two lackluster starts in rounds two and three.

    Sh Tomfoolery (Stidham), 13-6-0-2, tied for second after the second round, ran fourth in his third round race but got into the final with a total of 33 points.

    Monkey Way (Clayton Black), 26-6-3-3, completed the championship field. Way, tied for ninth after round two, posted a third in the third round and finished with 29 points.

    Four greyhounds were swept out of the championship field by poor third round efforts. Kiss My Dust (Clayton Black) was fifth but finished last in the third round to fail to advance. Rf River (Superior) was sixth but was doomed by a sixth place finish. Boc’s Queen Ali (Boeckenstedt), seventh, was also doomed by a sixth. Jd Admiral (Stidham), who had been in a tie for a eighth, couldn’t advance after a fifth place finish.

    The Future Stars championship race will be on Saturday, September 24, as the 12th race on the program.

    Story by Steve Sigafoose

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    Greyhound Racing Second round of the $30,000 Future Stars Stakes at IGP
    Posted by Admin on Friday, September 16 @ 09:05:34 EDT (54 reads)

    DUBUQUE, Iowa - The second round of the $30,000 Future Stars Stakes at the Iowa Greyhound Park only served to set up quite a third round.

    What the second round did was created quite the log jam for the final spots in the championship race. Thirteen greyhounds have earned between 25 and 20 points.

    Right now Jt’s Time To Go (T And T Kennel) has 25 points, that’s fourth on the points list. Kiss My Dust (Clayton Black) and Rf River (Superior) have 24 points each and Boc’s Queen Ali (Boeckenstedt) has 23.

    Three greyhounds are tied for the eighth and potentially final spot in the championship field with 22 points. There are three more greyhounds with 21 points and three more with 20.

    Under the IGP’s point system, a win is worth 20 points, making a victory in the third round worth quite a jump.

    There is more room at the top of the points list.

    Boc’s Cover Up (T And T) rallied in the homestretch for a second round win and leads everyone with 32 points. Cover Up is 18-5-7-3 for the season.

    The pre-stakes favorite, At’s Frednbarney (T And T), 22-11-3-3, got outrun in the second round, finishing third, four lengths back. That effort opens the Stakes all the more.

    Frednbarney joins Sh Tomfoolery (Stidham) with 28 points. Tomfoolery, 12-6-0-2, won in the second round with a solid five length triumph.

    At the other end of the list, four greyhounds tied for the final two spots with 11 points. The luck of the draw gave the spots to Jd Allure (Stidham) and Pat C Smores (Collins & Schmidt). Left out were Rt’s Rapid Ryder (Copper Kettle) and Sh Ozaki (Stidham).

    Round three, with three races, is set for Sunday, September 18.

    The championship race is set for Saturday, September 24.

    The $30,000 Future Stars points standings:

    Boc’s Cover Up (T And T) 32; At’s Frednbarney (T And T) 28; Sh Tomfoolery (Stidham) 28; Jt’s Time To Go (T And T) 25; Kiss My Dust (Clayton Black) 24; Rf River (Superior) 24; Boc’s Queen Ali (Boeckenstedt) 23; Jax Gee Wiz (Jackson) 22; Jd Admiral (Stidham) 22; Xk Win For Us (Xtrem Hess) 22; Final Emperor (Claxton Black) 21; Monkey Way (Clayton Black) 21; Rf Furious (Superior) 21; Natalya Simonova (Jackson) 20; Gt’s Conoco (T And T) 20; Jd Accomplice (Stidham) 20; Hilco Cobra (Superior) 15; L Redstreak (Ward) 15; L’s Tyme (Boeckenstedt) 14; Boc’s Queen Elsa (Boeckenstedt) 13; Xk Misbehaving (Xtrem Hess) 13; Pat C Omaha (Collins & Schmidt) 12; Jd Allure (Stidham) 11; Pat C Smores (Collins & Schmidt) 11; (losing draw) Rt’s Rapid Ryder (Copper Kettle) 11; Sh Ozaki (Stidham) 11

    story by Steve Sigafoose

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    Greyhound Racing 2016 $30,000 Dubuque Classic Stakes @ Iowa Greyhound Park
    Posted by Admin on Monday, September 05 @ 09:13:02 EDT (75 reads)

    DUBUQUE, Iowa – Joeslittlepebble surprised nearly everybody in winning the $30,000 Dubuque Course Classic at the Iowa Greyhound Park on Friday, September 2.

    The question, explained David Ungs of the Copper Kettle Kennel, was “her experience. You could tell right away she was a 3/8 mile greyhound, so entering her in this Classic made sense.

    “We felt she had the talent to make the final. She had the fastest time in one of the qualifying rounds.”

    Joeslittlepebble, a 65-pounder was the youngest in the final field. She was born on Dec. 2, 2014 out of P’s Gibbs – Joe’s Abby. She finished sixth in the points chase in making the championship run.

    The pup went to the boxes as the co-longshot with O Ya Pawty Girl (Wayne R. Ward). She drew the five box “which was no good,” said Ungs. “She broke last but that didn’t bother me because she did not find trouble.” Joeslittlepebble worked her way up to fourth place during the first half of the race.

    “She was able to run clean,” said Ungs, “and I was happy about that.

    ” Up front Ds Hip Hop (Xtrem Hess), Aj’s Callie (Jackson) and O Ya Curly Sue (Wayne R. Ward) vied for the lead. Hip Hop had broke on top; Aj’s Callie had briefly led before fading; then Hip Hop retook the lead.

    As the trio battled round the far turn, Joeslittlepebble got her chance.

    “There were a lot of good greyhounds,” said Ungs, “but they got bogged up (in the far turn) and our greyhound was able to run around them.”

    Once in front Joeslittlepebble was in firm command in the homestretch, winning by two and a half lengths in a time of 39.50 seconds for the Dubuque course.

    The victory moves Joeslittlepebble to 20-4-6-4 for the IGP season.

    “It means a lot to win the stakes,” said Ungs. “She is a tough greyhound.”

    Ds Hip Hop, 21-3-5-4, settled for second. O Ya Curly Sue, 18-9-2-5, who led the points qualifying and was the patrons’ favorite going to the boxes, was third, four lengths back.

    Dnt Finbarclancy (T And T), 16-6-6-2, rallied late to finish fourth, six lengths back.

    Aj’s Callie, 21-4-6-4, faded to fifth and was eight and a half lengths behind.

    O Ya Pawty Girl, 18-2-1-4, came up a bit late to finish sixth, missing fifth by a half length; Xkt Shelly Turin (Xtrem Hess), 17-4-3-2, faded late and just held off Superior Yesy (Superior), 18-8-3-1, for seventh.

    Joeslittlepebble paid for patrons $29.20, $17.80 and $14.80. Ds Hip Hop paid $5.40 and $5.60. O Ya Curly Sue paid $3.80.

    The 1-5 quiniela paid $375.40. The 5-1-A tri-box paid $360.20. The 5-1-4-6 10 cents superfecta paid $202.18. The 1-8-A $1 pick 3 paid $6.90. The 1-A-5 $1 pick 3 paid $6.90.

    The Iowa Greyhound Park quickly returns to stakes racing with the first of the three qualifying rounds of the Future Star Stakes on Friday, September 9.

    Story by Steve Sigafooe

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    Greyhound Racing Iowa Greyhound Association has postponed our annual September 24, 2016 meeting.
    Posted by Admin on Saturday, August 27 @ 09:27:36 EDT (57 reads)

    Iowa Greyhound Association has postponed our annual September 24, 2016 meeting. You will be notified when new date is set.

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    Greyhound Racing 2016 $30,000 Dubuque Classic Stakes @ Iowa Greyhound Park
    Posted by Admin on Saturday, August 13 @ 22:44:33 EDT (252 reads)

    DUBUQUE, Iowa – There were four first round races in the $30,000 Dubuque Classic Stakes at the Iowa Greyhound Park on Friday, August 12, and four winners to get the stakes series underway.

    The first of the four races produced the biggest eye opener. O Ya Curly Sue (Wayne R Ward Kennel) put on a dominating performance. Sue, 15-7-2-4, a 58-pounder, born June 26, 2014 out of Defrim Bale-O Ya Norma, went box to wire from the two box to win by 10 lengths in a time of 38.26 seconds over the 2,040-foot Dubuque Course. The time was .50 of a second faster than any winner of the other three races.

    Boc’s One N Only (Boeckenstedt), 8-1-4-1, picked up the second place points.

    In the second of the races Xkt Shelly Turin (Xtrem Hess Racing) made a big charge in the homestretch, coming from third with a wide swing to win by two lengths in a time of 39.01. The win move Turin to 14-4-2-2.

    Roc A By Jackel (Jackson), 18-4-1-4, settled for second.

    Superior Yesy (Superior), 17-7-3-1, overtook O Ya Chatter Box (Wayne R. Ward), 6-02-2, late in the homestretch to take the third of the opening races. Yesy won by two lengths in a time of 38.76.

    Chatter Box was left in second place.

    To round out the first round Dnt Finbarclancy (T And T) spotted Aj’s Callie a big early lead then came roaring back to take the lead in the homestretch and go out to win by four lengths. Finbarclancy, 13-5-6-1, who had to come from fourth place, was timed in 38.87 seconds.

    Aj’s Callie (Jackson), 18-4-5-3, settled for second.

    The greyhounds return to the track for the second round on Friday, August, 19

    story by Steve Sigafoose.

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    Greyhound Racing 2016 $30,000 Dubuque Classic Stakes @ Iowa Greyhound Park
    Posted by Admin on Saturday, August 13 @ 22:44:32 EDT (37 reads)

    DUBUQUE, Iowa – There were four first round races in the $30,000 Dubuque Classic Stakes at the Iowa Greyhound Park on Friday, August 12, and four winners to get the stakes series underway.

    The first of the four races produced the biggest eye opener. O Ya Curly Sue (Wayne R Ward Kennel) put on a dominating performance. Sue, 15-7-2-4, a 58-pounder, born June 26, 2014 out of Defrim Bale-O Ya Norma, went box to wire from the two box to win by 10 lengths in a time of 38.26 seconds over the 2,040-foot Dubuque Course. The time was .50 of a second faster than any winner of the other three races.

    Boc’s One N Only (Boeckenstedt), 8-1-4-1, picked up the second place points.

    In the second of the races Xkt Shelly Turin (Xtrem Hess Racing) made a big charge in the homestretch, coming from third with a wide swing to win by two lengths in a time of 39.01. The win move Turin to 14-4-2-2.

    Roc A By Jackel (Jackson), 18-4-1-4, settled for second.

    Superior Yesy (Superior), 17-7-3-1, overtook O Ya Chatter Box (Wayne R. Ward), 6-02-2, late in the homestretch to take the third of the opening races. Yesy won by two lengths in a time of 38.76.

    Chatter Box was left in second place.

    To round out the first round Dnt Finbarclancy (T And T) spotted Aj’s Callie a big early lead then came roaring back to take the lead in the homestretch and go out to win by four lengths. Finbarclancy, 13-5-6-1, who had to come from fourth place, was timed in 38.87 seconds.

    Aj’s Callie (Jackson), 18-4-5-3, settled for second.

    The greyhounds return to the track for the second round on Friday, August, 19

    story by Steve Sigafoose.

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    Greyhound Racing POSTPONED IGA ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICERS MEETING POSTPONED
    Posted by Admin on Wednesday, July 27 @ 14:16:24 EDT (126 reads)

    NOTICE POSTPONED POSTPONED IGA ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICERS MEETING

    POSTPONED 09/24/16 Holiday Inn Downtown at Mercy Campus

    Des Moines East Room 1050 6th Ave.Exit off 235

    Des Moines,IA 10:00am-2:00pm

    Your 2016 $25.00 IGA membership MUST be paid to vote. Pay that day or send with Membership form from IGA news to Bev Yates 21767 Juniper Rd. Underwood, IA 51576



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    Greyhound Racing First Iowa Greyhound Park adoption reunion
    Posted by Admin on Sunday, July 17 @ 11:51:41 EDT (150 reads)

    I really enjoyed myself last evening at the Iowa Greyhound Park first annual greyhound adoption reunion. What a great turn out.

    So many folks I had met on Facebook but never or only a few times in person. From the time I got there tell I left had had friends making sure I was well taken care of. Brian Carpenter parking my pick up and making sure my motor operated chair was unloaded and loaded. I can not say enough about the job Cory Morris and Brian Carpenter along with TC Christianson did and how about all the venders. I hope they all did enough business to come back again. How hard the crew of volunteers worked helped setting up things and "The Wards" clear from Canada along with the folks that came with them traveled so far to make this event a success. David Vierick for recording so much on camera.

    The pet dogs I saw in the fun run.

    Visiting with Shelley Ann Lake and LaRi Liberty making the trip from the Kansas City area. People from Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ill. Sure I am missing many because I wasn't counting but there had to be 300 or more people there and thank you to the folks that donated items that were raffled off and the people that bought the tickets.

    While I didn't win anything I had a good time trying and what I spent went to a great cause.

    I am so happy I went and saw so many friends and sorry I missed a few I thought were coming.

    Loved it my friend Anne G Myles pet greyhound was the fastest dog in the radar run.

    Melissa Skrivseth Schmidt did an awesome job talking about life on a Iowa Greyhound farm.

    So many I am leaving out but I have already wrote a book.

    But I have to mention Dawn Templeton and Penny Wick as they are two of my favorite people in the whole world even tho I do pick on both of them way more than I should.

    Also the high light of my trip was getting to kiss and congratulate the Ex Kathleen Collins that is now Mrs Brett Entas.

    Bob Rider

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    Greyhound Racing I G P King & Queen final by Steve Sigafoose
    Posted by Admin on Saturday, July 09 @ 18:22:44 EDT (98 reads)

    DUBUQUE, Iowa – Jd Bombshell from the Stidham Racing, L.L.C. Kennel put on an impressive performance on Monday, July 4, in winning the $30,000 King & Queen Stakes at Iowa Greyhound Park.

    Bombshell, a 62-pounder born Sept. 25, 2013 out of KC And All – Jd Forever, had gone to the starting boxes fully supported by the patrons as the $1.90 - $1 favorite. But inside the kennel there were worries.

    “She was in the eight box,” explained owner Jon Stidham. “She prefers the inside. She has won eight of 10 races here and the two losses have come when she was in the eight box.”

    The kennel didn’t breathe any easier when Bombshell broke only fifth. Add to the concern was AJ’s Callie (Jackson Greyhounds) broke on top out of the four box. Callie, the track’s defending Iowa Breeders Cup champion, “is a real closer,” said Stidham.

    Jd Bombshell made up for her break with a great run to the first turn, pushing past the field to easily take the lead entering into the first turn.

    Once in front Bombshell exploded, by late in the backstretch she led AJ’s Callie by seven lengths.

    “We felt she needed to be five lengths in front of four (Callie),” said Stidham. “When she got that, we felt she was tough enough in front.”

    The trip to the finish line proved just for the record.

    “She is a good greyhound,” said Stidham. “She ran in Grade A last year at Bluffs Run. She did not like Southland but did well enough in Florida. We got her back up here and (trainer) Alicia (Bushey) has done a nice job with her.”

    The win also allowed Stidham to win the race within the race as the kennel and Jackson Greyhounds each had three entries in the field.

    “Jd Dignity, 10-4-2-2, ran a big race for us (in finishing fourth),” said Stidham. “To get first and fourth is really good.”

    Jd Spark Plug, 10-4-2-0, finished fifth for Stidham.

    AJ’s Callie, 11-2-3-2, closed a bit to finish second, two and a half lengths back, to top the Jackson Greyhound trio.

    “Callie got into a bit of trouble in the first turn,” said Michael Jackson of Jackson Greyhounds, “but she ran her race and did very well. Bombshell is just a nice greyhound.

    Also for Jackson Tahas Tornado, 11-3-1-2, was sixth and Slatex Elvis, 6-1-0-1, was seventh.

    Oya Pawtycrasher (Ward), 11-5-2-1, last at one point, put on a big rally to take third. Pawtycrasher had topped the Kings in points after the three qualifying rounds.

    Super C Butterum (Superior), 9-4-1-1, faded to last place.

    For the patrons, Jd Bombshell paid $5.80, $3.20 and $2.80. AJ’s Callie paid $5.00 and $3.20. Oya Pawtycrasher paid $3.00. The 4-8 quiniela paid $48.20. The 8-4-1 tri-box paid $95.40. The 8-4-1-7 .10 cent superfecta paid $38.16. The 7-8-8 $1 pick 3 paid $65.20.

    The victory by Jd Bombshell broke a tie in the King & Queen Stakes. In the 31 years of the Stakes, the Queens have won 16 times and the Kings have won 15 times..

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