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For Immediate Release
March 16, 2013
LUCK OF THE IRISH SHINES ON SUNCOAST KENNEL!
ATASCOCITA HENRI WINS PALM BEACH KENNEL CLUB’S
$50,000 ARTHUR J. ROONEY, SR.
ST. PATRICK’S INVITATIONAL…
AND HIS EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY!
West Palm Beach, Fl. - Irish Eyes Were Smiling on Atascocita Racing Kennel as the impressive Atascocita Henri handily defeated a top-notch field of Greyhounds in the 37th running of Palm Beach Kennel Club’s $50,000 Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. St. Patrick’s Invitational Saturday afternoon, March 16.
And in doing so, the now-twice stakes race champion racked up his eighth-consecutive win.
Breaking from the six post position, Atascocita Henri took control of his own destiny as he displayed a text-book perfect rush to the backstretch. At that point, the winner of last summer’s $20,000 Gallagher/Kinnaird Labor Day Puppy Stakes never looked back, and went on to win by an incredible seven lengths in an even more amazing clocking of 29.32 seconds.
“There wasn’t anything that was going to stop Henri today.”, said Palm Beach Kennel Club Publicity Director Theresa Hume. “Especially when you are going for eight win in-a-row. That kind of momentum is hard to stop.”
Going off at odds of 2-1, supporters of Atascocita Henri felt like they had found their own little “Pot ‘O Gold” as they happily tripled their $2 win tickets into payoffs of $6.20.
Jawa Bruiser, Flying Rushin By and PG Really Rich finished second, third and fourth, respectively.
Henri collected a lot of the “Green” for himself and his connections, a cool $25,000 for a 29-and-a-half-second jaunt around the 545-Yard Royal Palm Beach Course.
The complete St. Pat’s order of finish:
1st - #6. Atascocita Henri (Rhythmless - Atascocita Style, Suncoast Kennel)
2nd - #5. Jawa Bruiser (Trent Lee - Jawa Whelton, Royal Racing Team)
3rd - #1. Flying Rushin By (Kiowa Sweet Trey - UCME Rushin By, Steve Gilster)
4th - #4. PG Really Rich (Dodgem By Design - Iruska Charmayne, Agganis)
5th - #8. O Ya Billy Bob (Dodgem By Design - O Ya Cranberry, Rader Racing)
6th - #7. O Ya Purecountry (Deerfield Site* - Another Blossom, Rader Racing)
7th - #3. JS Woodchuck (Kiowa Mon Manny - Greys Dance Away, Collins/ Joe)
8th - #2. Nidett (WW Time Warp - Nevah, North Shore Kennel)
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For Immediate Release
March 14, 2013
Contact: Jeff Prince (561) 683-2222, Ext. 126 or firstname.lastname@example.org
West Palm Beach, Fl. - Post positions have been drawn and it’s time for the Greyhounds to do all the talking, as Palm Beach Kennel Club’s prepares for its biggest, most fun and exciting afternoon of the year, the running of the $50,000 Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. St. Patrick’s Invitational Saturday afternoon, March 16.
The “Luck of the Irish” will be smiling on one of these elite eight illustrious and deserving athletes:
1. Flying Rushin By (Kiowa Sweet Trey - UCME Rushin By, Steve Gilster)
2. Nidett (WW Time Warp - Nevah, North Shore Kennel)
3. JS Woodchuck (Kiowa Mon Manny - Greys Dance Away, Collins/Neola Joe)
4. PG Really Rich (Dodgem By Design - Iruska Charmayne, Agganis Kennel)
5. Jawa Bruiser (Trent Lee - Jawa Whelton, Royal Racing Team)
6. Atascocita Henri (Rhythmless - Atascocita Style, Suncoast Kennel)
7. O Ya Purecountry (Deerfield Site* - Another Blossom, Rader Racing Kennel)
8. O Ya Billy Bob (Dodgem By Design - O Ya Cranberry, Rader Racing Kennel)
This year’s stellar field will feature the winners of Palm Beach Kennel Club’s last four championship races, which includes Nidett (2013 $50,000 James W. Paul Derby), O Ya Purecountry (2013 $50,000 He’s My Man Classic), O Ya Billy Bob (2012 $20,000 Dick Andrews Futurity) and Atascocita Henri (2012 $20,000 Gallagher/Kinnaird Labor Day Puppy Stakes.)
It must also be noted that Atascocita Henri will be going for his eighth-consecutive victory Saturday afternoon.
Looking to put the Shillelagh down on these champions will be $20,000 Dick Andrews Futurity finalist and super-early speedster Jawa Bruiser, the well-posted early-speed demon Flying Rushin By, the big closer and consistent athlete JS Woodchuck and the veteran racing his career best PG Really Rich.
The 37th running of the $50,000 Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. St. Patrick’s Invitational will be held in Saturday afternoon’s twelfth race with an approximate post time of 4:00 p.m.
Special activities for this exceptional afternoon of championship Greyhound racing include:
* 15-Superfecta Races!
* Join WRMF’s Dave Brewster for fun and prizes! (First Floor, 12:30 -
* Enjoy Live Irish Dancing performed by Tir na Greine! (Outside Stage,
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.)
* Our National Anthem performed live by Cassie Capparelli! (12:45 p.m.)
* Irish Music by Jody Pollard! (First Floor, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.)
* For the kids, Karl Koppertop will be here with his amazing Balloon Magic along with the popular Ace The Bear!
* Greyhound Pet Representatives will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about adopting one of these loving dogs!
* Irish Food Specials in the Paddock and Terrace Restaurant!
* Prize Drawings! Enter for your chance to win a 3-day / 2-night stay at the Breakers Palm Beach and Cash! (Entries in by Race 8, Drawing After Race 10) Plus, all drawing coupons from the He’s My Man Classic, Derby & St. Pat’s will be eligible to win a Caribbean Cruise! (Drawing After Race 12)
* The 37th running of the $50,000 Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. St. Patrick’s Invitational! (Race 12)
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