American derby stake race coming to hollywood greyhound park

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This season Mardi Gras Casino is proud to announce the revival of a favorite stake race called The American Derby. The American Derby Stakes Race has been on hold for the last three years, but now will travel 1,500 miles south from its last home in Lincoln, Rhode Island at the Lincoln Greyhound Park to our very own world class Hollywood Greyhound Track and resume the tradition.

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American derby stake race coming to hollywood greyhound park

  1. 1. American Derby Stake Race Coming to Hollywood Greyhound ParkThis season Mardi Gras Casino is proud to announce the revival of a favorite stake race called TheAmerican Derby. The American Derby Stakes Race has been on hold for the last three years, but now willtravel 1,500 miles south from its last home in Lincoln, Rhode Island at the Lincoln Greyhound Park toour very own world class Hollywood Greyhound Track and resume the tradition. The AmericanGreyhound Derby was created in May 1949 at the Taunton Dog Track in Massachusetts by the ManagingDirector Mr. Joseph M. Linsey, and quickly gained momentum as a prestigious championship event. Itwas the first large purse stake race of the time, and was loosely modeled after its international counter-part, the Irish Derby.The Premier Greyhound Racing Venue in South FloridaWhat sets this series apart from others we’re hosting this season at our Premier Greyhound Track?...thedistance, for one. Since Mardi Gras will no longer host the Hollywoodian, this will be our only 660 yardstake race this season. Also, the winner will be decided by two series races made up of a final qualifyingfield of eight. The way this works is that if the same dog wins twice he takes the title; if there are twowinners we have a final match race guaranteed to be the showdown of the century. The first series racewill be held March 30th and the second on April 6th. We are currently in the semi qualifying rounds.Commemorative books detailing the history of the American Derby are for sale at our Change &Information Window, located on the second floor.

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