Southland Park Track Profile

Southland Park Gaming & Racing

1550 North Ingram Boulevard

West Memphis, AR 72301

1-800-467-6182

SouthlandPark.com

Year Round Racing

Southland.  Home of the fastest greyhounds on the planet, running for the biggest daily purses in the United States.  Owners dream to run here and greyhounds that win championships are talked about for generations. Over 4000 greyhound races take place at the park each year.

Opened in 1956, Southland Park has been entertaining patrons from the Natural State for over six decades!  This is the highest paying track for owners in the country, with point values doubling and many times tripling the next nearest national greyhound venue. Southland also sports the richest greyhound race in the states with the $200,000 Great American Futurity Final contested in April.

History

Southland began as a canine racing track in 1956 and became Arkansas’s only greyhound track.  The area around the park has certainly built up since this photo of the mostly rural property back in the 60’s.

Racing Schedule

Monday, Wednesday-Friday Twlights Post Time 5:00 PM CST

Saturday Matinees Post Time 2:00 PM CST

Friday & Saturday Night Cards Post Time 7:30 PM CST

Distances

Super Sprint – 334 Yard Crittendin Course

Sprint – 583 Yard Arkansas Course

Middle Distance – 660 Yard Razorback Course

Marathon – 703 Yard River Course

Super Marathon – 820 Yard Delta Course

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All Time Wins Leader

FlupasCrackerbox ~ 94 career victories

All Time Longest Winning Streak

Bella Infrared  ~ 19 Consecutive Victories (March 2012-July 2012)

Track Records

Super Sprint – 334 Yard Crittendin Course 

RF Nix ~ 17.36 secs (2018)

Sprint – 583 Yard Arkansas Course

Konomi  ~ 31.03 secs (2018)

Middle Distance – 660 Yard Razorback Course

Last Outlaw ~ 36.14 secs (2012)

Marathon – 703 Yard River Course

Gs Taylor  ~ 39.11 secs (2015)

Super Marathon – 820 Yards

Dnt Oh Maggie ~ 46.06 secs (2017)

Festival of Stakes

Every October comes one magical day that every greyhound enthusiast is tuning in to see the action.  The $1.5 million Festival of Stakes is an event like no other, giving out record amounts of money over nine different tournament finals. Many have called this festival the Breeders Cup of greyhound racing with its different championships and high quality athletes competing.

Crowd favorite races include the $100,000 Arkansas Bred Sprint Final that matches up the fastest dogs from the Natural State.

Other Stakes

$25,000 Delta Course Derby – January

$25,000 River Course Classic – February

$34,000 Hound Madness Tourney – March

$200,000 The Great America Greyhound Futurity – April

$100,000 Razorback Classic – May

$100,000 Southland Derby – June

$10,000 Chris Chance Memorial – July

$10,000 Kings Vs Queens Challenger – October

$25,000 Super Sprint Firecracker – December

Closers Paradise

With its deep demensions and elite competition at all levels, it takes a powerful greyhound to be successful at this track.  Southland has produced many of the greatest closing efforts of all time.

Example here of Red Handed making miracles on the Super Marathon Course:

 

The 9 Box

The only place in the country you can see nine greyhounds duke it out.  The purple  with white lettering outfitted blankets are a rare site, as these lineups only happen in a handful of races on a card.

UGR National Champion Oaks Maddy

The National Championship that is put together by our partners at United Greyhound Racing has fielded three past winners.  The latest back in 2017 was won by Oaks Maddy, who called Southland home for the second half of her career after starting at Palm Beach.  Maddy won the the championship at the Daytona550 in a swift 29.98 secs that was just 0.01 secs off the course record time!

Greyhound Wall of Champions

Southland sports an impressive tradition of excellence and tradition that is memorialized in the Wall of Champions display.  The trophies that are handed out on the final of a tournament are shown, along with the past winners of each tournament.

Replicas are made of the trophies and are given to winning owners after the final has concluded.

Averages/Pars

Class  Distance      Par Time 
AA         334 yds         17.83  secs
A            334  yds        17.93  secs
B             334  yds       18.01  secs
C             334   yds      18.05 secs
D             334   yds      18.13 secs
M            334   yds      18.34 secs

AA          583  yds       31.95 secs
A             583  yds       32.07 secs
B             583  yds       32.16 secs
C             583  yds       32.24 secs
D             583  yds       32.27 secs
M            583  yds       32.34 secs

AA         660 yds         36.95 secs
A            660 yds         37.09 secs
B            660 yds         37.20 secs
C           660  yds         37.29 secs
D           660   yds        37.39 secs
M          660   yds        37.92 secs

AA       703 yds          39.85 secs
A          703 yds           40.11 secs
B          703 yds           40.20 secs
C          703  yds          40.20 secs
D          703  yds          40.24 secs

AA       820 yds          47.00 secs
A          820 yds          47.29 secs
B          820 yds          47.18 secs
C          820 yds          47.34 secs
D          820 yds          47.52 secs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daytona Beach Track Information

Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club

906 S Williamson Blvd

Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Phone (386) 252-6484

Year Round Racing

Racing Schedule – Summer

Nightly, except Sundays.  Matinees Wednesday & Saturday

Fall, Winter & Spring Racing Schedule

Matinees – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday starting at 1:05 PM EST

Evenings – Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday starting at 7:25 PM EST

Original Track

The original Daytona Beach opened in 1948 and was set right behind the iconic Daytona International Speedway.  The facility was rebuilt across the street from the racetrack after conflicting circumstances with NASCAR in 2008.

Distances 

550 Yards ~ Sprint Course

660 Yards  ~ Middle Distance Course

Track Records

550 Yards – Here Comes Danny -29.97 seconds

~Achieved on June 12th, 2015.  Danny was the first greyhound ever in Daytona history to break the 30 second barrier.

Replay:

660 Yards – Adda Peach – 36.80 seconds

~Achieved on February 23rd, 2013

All Time Wins Leader

Gilded Sherry ~ 113 wins (15th on the all-time list)

Here is the presentation that Daytona made for Gilded Sherry before their inaugural race dedicated to her in January 2017:

Yearly Memorial Stakes Race

Daytona honors their longtime Director or Racing Dave Wood with a memorial stakes race dedicated to him every July. This annual race has been around every season since 2010.

The latest edition was won by Ann Wedgeworth from the Tri-State Kennel last year.

Daytona 550 National Championship

Daytona is the former home of the UGR National Championship.  This race put the best of the best against each other and finally ended the debate who was the top greyhound in the nation.  This was one of the most attended events of the year in greyhound racing, bringing fans from around the globe to the Worlds Most Famous Beach to see eight top notch athletes compete for national glory.

2015 Winner – Husker Magic  (pictured)

2016 Winner- NeedMyMoneyNow  

2017 Winner – Oaks Maddy

Par Times

Grade A – 660 yards-  37.22 secs
Grade B – 660 yards –  37.49 secs
Grade C-  660 yards-  37.52 secs
Grade D – 660 yards –  37.72 secs

Grade A – 550 yards – 30.45 seconds
Grade B – 550 yards –  30.59 seconds
Grade C – 550 yards –  30.72 seconds
Grade D –  550 yards – 30.85 seconds
Grade E –  550 yards –  31.21 seconds
Grade M – 550 yards – 30.96 seconds

Track Announcers

George Woodill

“The Voice Of Daytona” is simply one of the best in the business.  His passion for the game is on par with any announcer out there and his calls are always spot on.  He announced all of the Daytona 550 Championships and instantly became a legend with his Huuussskkkkkkkkkerrrrrrr Magggiccccc race calls.

“The best thing about announcing is always having the best seat in the house, tied with everybody knowing who you are and wanting to talk about the racing.”

Tony Woods is the backup announcer, who hails originally from Connecticut. Both guys have a history with calling Jai Alai, as well as the greyhounds.

Wagering

~2 dollar Win, Place & Show

~$0.10 superfectas in all races

~Daily Double starting in Race 1

~Twin Tri giveaway Saturday evening weekly

~ Tri-Super force first Tuesday of the month

~Pick 6 with a guaranteed $1000 pool

~New Big Q Exchange in Race 12 with no carryover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WatchAndWager The Greyhound Turns 1 Years Old!

By Jason Michael

A very exciting day for us as we are celebrating our favorite greyhounds birthday!  “Terri” aka WatchAndWager out of Trent Lee- Varoom Delaney hit the big milestone and our company anxiously awaits the next steps in the exciting life she is already embarking on.

We started this journey with her last summer, when owner Melissa Schmidt gave our company the opportunity to name one of her pups.  We have always wanted to name a greyhound, so our company name naturally fit.  We also gave her the kennel name Terri, which is named after one of our longtime employees and heart and soul of our operations in Terri Harrison.

 

Since we last officially checked in with Terri the greyhound over the winter, she has grown so much! She was born and raised at Melissa’s farm in Bellevue, Iowa but moved to her new home in Hays, Kansas on March 5th.  Here she will be training with expert trainer Grady William at the Dutch Koerners Farm, as she prepares to become a real greyhound racer.

We caught up with owner Melissa Schmidt to see how our girl is doing and what the next steps are in her training.

WAW: Hey Melissa, thank you for taking the time to update the worldwide fan base about Terri’s progress.  Can’t believe she is already 1 years old!  What can you tell us about her personality?

Melissa: – Terri is a very happy girl, much like her mother Delaney.  She loves being around her siblings and her aunt that she was raised with.

WAW: What will Terri be learning at her new home?  When will she start schooling or picking a home track?

Melissa: Right now, she is just acclimating from a 300 foot run to a much longer run.  I’m guessing 600-700 feet, plus getting gallops in acre fields too.  Now that she is one, she will begin lessons on the whirly gig.  After that, she will start short runs on the track in Hays, KS. She will build longer and longer runs the older she gets.

Total training at her new home will be four more months from now.

We won’t really have a good idea where she will run until she is 15-16 months old. I never want to rush them.

*Photo compliments of GRA-America

WAW: You run a very successful team at Iowa Greyhound Park.  Is there any way that Terri comes back to race with you with the new season starting in May?

Melissa: I don’t think so.  I’ll probably start her in Florida.  The competition is so hard at Dubuque.  I really like to break my pups in Florida.

WAW: You know….we’d love to see her run at Palm Beach!  Many of your dogs have run with the Koppe, Staats & Collins crew there. Is there a chance we see her running with that team by the end of summer?

Melissa: Maybe!

Watch our social media over the next few months to see how WatchAndWager the greyhound is coming along and what track gets lucky enough to have her race there.  Good luck Terri, we are all rooting for you and happy birthday once again to roooooooo!

 

 

 

Wheeling Track Info And Historical Information

Wheeling Island Greyhound Track

1 S Stone Street

Wheeling, WV 26003

Opened: August 18th, 1976 

Owners – Delaware North

Schedule : Year Round Wednesdays – Sundays

Nickname: “Wild, Winning” Wheeling

Nestled in the heart of beautiful northern West Virginia, Wheeling is home to many of the fastest greyhounds on the planet, producing All-Americans consistently every year.

Besides Southland Greyhound Park in Arkansas and Naples-Ft Myers, Wheeling is the highest paying purse track in the country, paying over $1000 for a top grade win.

All Time Wins Leaders

1. Friend Delilah – 106 Wins

2. Casual Casey – 98 Wins

3. Stage Door Ace – 91 Wins

4. Kiowa Day Jazz – 88 Wins

5. DD’s Nelson – 80 Wins 

Twin – Tri

Twin-Tri races (9-11) $10,000 cap, forced out within 10 racing days of that date or the first Saturday Matinee in that span.

Track Records

330 Yards (Super Sprint) – Atascocita Santo -16.74 secs

548 Yards (Sprint) – AMF SleekStranger – 28.79 secs

678 Yards (Middle Distance) – Switzler Mustard – 37.05 secs

761 Yards (Marathon) – Kiowa Starstream – 41.79 secs

Notable Wheeling Island Racing Events

~$65,000 WVGOBA Sprint Championship Stakes

~$65,000 Middle Distance Championship Stakes

~$65,000 Keystone Memorial Stakes

~ $35,000 WVGOBA Juvenile Stakes

$25,000 George Kellas Memorial Stakes

Longest Winning Streak

Casual Casey – 16 Straight (September, 1994- March, 1995)

Fun Fact

~Kinda Cruel Red who runs for the Jacobs Kennel at Wheeling finished Runner-Up in the 2017 Daytona 550 National Championship, the highest ever for a West Virginia runner.