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.

 

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