Round 3 of the $20,000 IRON DOG CHALLENGE Highlights Friday’s Greyhound Program at SOUTHLAND

Friday's evening greyhound racing card at Southland will be highlighted by the running of Round 3 of the $20,000 IRON DOG CHALLENGE Stakes. If the previous rounds are any indication, this race will once again provide high drama and excitement as the greyhounds go paw to paw in their quest for the top seed. The points leader after this race will get to choose the distance at which the Finals will be run. Right now XKT JON SCHNABEL claims the top spot due to [...]

February’s Five Up & Coming Greyhounds to Watch for at Southland

Welcome to another Southland monthly preview of the Five Up & Coming Young Greyhounds To Watch. February's selections consist of several greyhound youngsters that have started their careers with some impressive wins and I look for each one of them to continue their success in the coming weeks and months. There were several youngsters that had credentials to make this list and the choices were certainly tough to make but I believe the selections below all have the potential to be Southland stars.  As many of our regular readers probably know, the only requirement that I use in selecting the 5 up and [...]

ROUND 2 of the $20,000 IRON DOG CHALLENGE Highlights the Weekend Action at Southland on Saturday, February 11

Saturday's afternoon program at Southland will be highlighted by the running of Round 2 of the $20,000 IRON DOG CHALLENGE in race 17. This very interesting and exciting stakes contest is being run over three different distances and so far the paw to paw action has definitely been entertaining. Kennels were invited to submit one greyhound that they felt could run the 583, 660, 703 courses and after two elimination races on February 1 the field was narrowed down to [...]

ROUND 1 of Southland’s $20,000 IRON DOG CHALLENGE STAKES Highlights Sunday’s Schedule

Highlighting Sunday's greyhound schedule at Southland will be the running of the first round of IRON DOG CHALLENGE Stakes competition. The preliminary round was run this past Wednesday and the top four finishers  from each of the two races will meet in race 13 in Round 1 on Sunday. I have listed the greyhounds and their starting box position below for this most interesting stakes competition which will have the greyhounds showing their talents by running over 3 different distances at [...]


The Wednesday twilight session at Southland was highlighted by the start of the $20,000 IRON DOG CHALLENGE STAKES  with the top four finishers in both elimination races advancing to the next round. The betting public was spot on as the favorites for the most part all ran well. I have listed the top four finishers from each of the races below that have advanced. This should be one heck of a stakes battle as the remaining rounds will be run over three different courses which will without a doubt prove very challenging for the talented [...]

SOUTHLAND’S IRON DOG CHALLENGE Gets Underway Wednesday, February 1

The first stakes racing of the season at Southland gets started Wednesday, February 1 with the preliminaries of the $20,000 IRON DOG CHALLENGE. This stakes contest will be unique in that it will consist of one greyhound who was submitted from each participating kennel that will race over three different courses (583, 660 & 703 distances). It starts with 2 qualifying races over the 583 yard course during the Wednesday twilight session and the top four finishers in each race will move on to the [...]

SOUTHLAND recap of past months 5 Up & Coming Greyhounds

Several times a year I like to go back and check the progress of our monthly Southland feature that I call the 5 Up & Coming Greyhounds to watch at Southland and this is my recap of the picks from last October, November and December. As many of you know each month I select 5 up & coming young greyhounds to watch and the only requirement that I use is that the greyhounds that I pick have less than 10 starts in their young careers. This list below [...]

OAKS MADDY Wins the 2017 BetAmerica Daytona 550 Greyhound National Championship !!!!!!!

OAKS MADDY brings home to Southland the 2017 BetAmerica Daytona 550 National Championship title with an incredible effort against an outstanding star studded field. Finishing second was KINDA CRUEL RED who battled gamely and certainly gave Oaks Maddy a run for her money along with SELDOM TOLD who ran 3rd and JD Accomplice who finished 4th. Oaks Maddy ran a sizzling time of 29.98 to take home the prestigious title. She had run a 29.99 in her only official start at Daytona prior to the Championship race and was [...]

It’s Time to Crown a Champion – 2017 BETAMERICA DAYTONA 550 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP is Saturday Evening, January 21

It won't be long now until the greyhound world crowns a champion as the 2017 BETAMERICA DAYTONA 550 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP race runs Saturday evening at Daytona Beach. An extremely talented field led by Southland's own OAKS MADDY goes to post in the 10th race as 8 very competitive greyhounds battle paw to paw for the elusive title. Excitement is reaching a fever pitch as owners, kennels, trainers and all associated with these eight entries get ready to watch what is sure [...]

Post Positions Drawn for the BETAMERICA DAYTONA 550 CHAMPIONSHIP Race, OAKS MADDY from Southland Gets the Coveted Rail Spot

The post positions are set for the field in the 2017 BETAMERICA DAYTONA 550 CHAMPIONSHIP race which will be run this coming Saturday evening, January 21 in Daytona Beach and drawing the coveted one box is none other then Southland's own OAKS MADDY. This extremely talented and proven stakes winner was going to be hard to beat from any box but having now drawn the inside post it certainly makes the challenge a whole lot tougher for the rest of this very competitive field. I have [...]