It will be tough to keep my focus this weekend.
There are several greyhound stakes events starting tonight, stretching across four tracks.
While some are early rounds (Jacksonville and Naples), other tracks will be crowning champions.
The He’s My Man Classic highlights Palm Beach’s card Saturday afternoon.
The race features track record holder Rob Gronkowski, Futurity champion JS Speedypebbles and San Tan Spangled.
Gronkowski won all his qualifying races.
Then, Monday afternoon, Derby Lane hosts the 30th running of the Matinee Idol.
Featured runners include Inaugural champion Kiowa Jordan Doc.
* Bluffs Run forces out its tri super today. The carryover is $94.
* Sam Houston opens its meet tonight.
* Because of the chemical spill in West Virginia, Tri-State’s postponement of races continues until Wednesday.
* Aqueduct continues its $250,000 guaranteed late pick 4 Saturday afternoon.
* Jacksonville has the first round of the Derby tonight.
* Palm Beach hosts the finals of the He’s My Man Classic Saturday afternoon.
* Naples carries the second round of the Sprint Championship Saturday afternoon.
* Derby Lane has the finals of the Matinee Idol Monday afternoon.
* Aqueduct has the Evening Attire Saturday, and Monday it’s the Jimmy Winkfield.
* Sam Houston opens with the Bara Lass, Yellow Rose and San Jacinto tonight. It follows Saturday night with the Groovy, Star of Texas, Richard King and Spirit of Texas.