It’s not often I praise Mondays. It starts the work week, and Friday looks so far away.

However, today is an exception, thanks to Orange Park.

The Florida track will host the first of two rounds of stakes. That might not sound impressive until you see that there will be three lengths of races.

The greyhounds will compete on the 550-yard, 660-yard and 770-yard courses. The top finishers from each of two heats will move on to the Saturday night finals.

Notes

TMC’s Zoomba won the Two for the Money at Southland.

Woodbine ends its meet Sunday.

Stakes

Greyhounds

Palm Beach: Wednesday: Futurity first round. Saturday: Second round.

Derby Lane: Saturday: Distance challenge first round.

Thoroughbreds

Aqueduct: Saturday: Garland of Roses.

Fair Grounds: Saturday: Louisiana Champions day, 11 on card.

Gulfstream: Saturday: Caribbean Classic.

Hawthorne: Saturday: Jim Edgar Futurity.

Laurel Park: Saturday: 4 on card.

Woodbine: Saturday: Kingarvie. Sunday: Valedictory.

Carryovers

Greyhounds

Southland: Tri super, $34,330.

Thoroughbreds

Fair Grounds: Pick 5 jackpot, $55,684.

Gulfstream: Pick 6 jackpot, $27,438.

Standardbreds

Meadowlands: Jackpot high 5, $28,871.

Woodbine: Jackpot high 5, $94,815.