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.