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Now That’s Rural: Janis Whitham, Clay Whitham,  and McCraken at the Kentucky Derby

Janis Whitham and Family, Kentucky Derby

September 22, 2017 – It’s the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Beautiful thoroughbreds race down the track in the historic run for the roses. Owners and fans cheer from the stands. In 2017, one of those owners, Janis Whitham, was from rural Kansas. In fact, her Derby horse bears the name of a rural Kansas town.

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Greyhound Hall of Fame Selection Process

Greyhound Hall of Fame, Abilene, Kansas

September 8, 2017 – For those of you who have visited the Greyhound Hall of Fame, or even for those of you who are still planning to stop by – you may wonder just how those Hall of Famers got there! The Greyhound Hall of Fame’s selection process is governed by an official code of election.

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Greyhound Racing F.A.Q.

Greyhound Racing July 9, 2017 – The sport of Greyhound Racing is important to all of us, because Racing Greyhounds are important to us. Without formal, grand scale racing, there would be no way to sustain and to continue to nurture the 46 different female families of racing greyhounds that exist, and comprise the most diverse gene pool of any breed of functional canine. Racing greyhounds are galaxies removed from any other sighthound breed in genotype, phenotype and athletic adaptation. Racing – and breed custodianship – has compelled the emergence of this truly phenomenal breed of sighthound.  . . .

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A Picture of a Win

June 23, 2017 – There is nothing quite like racing. The pounding of hooves, the heat of the day, the sheer speed and power of creatures on display . . . it gets in your blood. After those short, but profound races, we are left with images and memories of the day. Pictured is Larry Edwards up on Clabber, who came in first in the Quarter Horse Derby at the Eastern Cowley County Fair on July 27, 1968. Odell Edwards was Clabber’s owner and trainer.

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Session is Over, But We’re Not Done

June 13, 2017 – The legislative session is over and our bill didn’t pass. What now? While we didn’t pass a bill this session, the race isn’t over. Our bill isn’t dead. Kansas operates its legislative cycles on a two-year basis, so our bill is on the docket for next session. This way we can hit the ground running next year. Read more . . .