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. . . .
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.
June 9, 2017 – While hundreds of racing fans watch greyhounds compete in racing, the wagering public rarely sees the kennel compound and how the greyhounds are handled. Gulf Greyhound Park uses 14 of its kennels to accommodate the racing greyhounds. The compound also has an Adoption Kennel where greyhounds are cared for until they find their retirement home. All the kennels are heated and air conditioned, and consist of a kitchen, bathroom and crate area.
May 26, 2017 – In 2002, Perfect Drift ran third in the Kentucky Derby. It was an amazing experience for his owner, Dr. William Reed, especially given that the likelihood of having a horse good enough to be in the derby is, as Dr. Reed puts it, “infinitesimally small.” Especially in an operation like Stonecrest Farm, with modest investments unheard of today.
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