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Bob Otto and

The Otto family recently adopted the beautiful CTW Chesley after she retired from her racing career.  Chesley joins Bob (OGGA Board Member), his wife, Jayne, and greyhound Sherry. 

Wishing all of you a long, happy, healthy life together.



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Racing Name:  Flying Big Gun

Call Name: Big Gun
Sex:          Male
Color:      Black
DOB:        4-1-10
Cat Safe: Yes

Foster Big Gun with Rose

Rose cuddling with Big Gun on the way home from the track.

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Greyhound Trust & Alliance

Greyhound Trust & Alliance (GT&A) has an event guaranteed to make you Roo with joy as the 2014 Great Escape – Kennels to Kouches returns to Wheeling Island Casino & Racetrack in Wheeling, West Virginia, Aug 2-3, 2014. This time we are bringing some of North America’s leading experts on greyhound health and wellness with us. Greyhound Trust & Alliance is pleased to announce that it is partnering with renowned greyhound veterinarian Dr. Guillermo Couto “greyhound whisperer” to present

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two days of greyhound education and fun as the Greyhound Wellness Conference co-locates with Greyt Escape – Kennel to Kouches Event in Wheeling, West Virginia.

The two-day event will feature a full day of

  • education on the retired racer,
  • followed by a day of racing,
  • kennel tour,
  • vendors and
  • puppy farm visits (Please note: farm tours are limited. Registration for this portion of the event is mandatory), a mini trade show, boasting the hottest products and styles for today’s discerning hound owner, a parade of retires, interaction with owners, breeders, kennel staff and many many more events lined up!


Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn what makes your greyhound tick and experience first-hand their lives from Kennel to Kouch.

While Greyt Escape is intended to celebrate the unique nature of racing greyhounds, it is intended for educational purposes only. Due to the nature of this special event and limited resources for care, Greyhound Trust & Alliance strongly advises attendees NOT to bring their own retired racer with them to the various planned activities.

There are 3 weeks left to register for this greyt event, go to Greyhound Trust and Alliance Website by clicking here.






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Racing Name:    Pallas

Sex:     Female

Color: Red

DOB:   4-14-12

Cat Safe: Yes


Foster Pallas

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Foster Colt Malibu 2


Racing Name:    Colt Malibu

 Sex:     Female

Color:  Brindle

DOB:     3-2-12

Cat Safe:  Yes


Foster Colt Malibu 1


Sour Cream Mazy

New family, new home, new cushion, new blanket and new name…Mazy.



Racing Name: Kiowa Sour Cream

Sex:      Female
Color:  Brindle
DOB:    5-27-12
Cat Safe:   Yes


Sour Cream Mazy showing off her stitches

Mazy after her spay appointment. She looks quite comfortable, doesn’t she?


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Foster Cry Flounder


Racing Name: Cry Flounder

Call Name: Flounder

Color: White/Red

Sex: Male


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Cat Safe: Yes


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Foster Cry Flounder 3

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A stuffed Spunky the Rabbit Lure from the Wheeling Downs Track has been donated to this years Silent Auction along with a race program.

Spunky the Rabbit Lure from Wheeling Track

Spunky the Rabbit Lure from the Wheeling Downs Track will up for bids at the 2013 Silent Auction.

Lure Lore

(excerpt taken from

In 1912, Owen Patrick Smith developed and patented the first mechanical lure in North America that that would run around an oval track.   It took a few more years for the lure system to become reliable enough for commercial use, but in 1922 the Miami Kennel Club in Hialeah, Florida, became the first greyhound race track to use this system.

The lure mechanism has been the subject of invention and patents. Most consist of a motor that runs along a rail with an attached arm that holds an artificial lure. Lures have been suspended on a holder that looks an inverted “L” with the lure attached to the end of the short bar, over the track. The attached lure looks like a large dog toy in the form of a bone-shaped treat or a bunny.

Most lures were originally rabbit-shaped, but in the mid-1980’s there was pressure from animal rights groups and some humane societies to change the lure shape because the rabbit shape allegedly implied or even encouraged hound blood lust.  Many tracks changed to a bone shaped lure at that time.

To continue reading about the greyhound lure click here to go to Greyhound Info.

Wheeling program

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Foster Peanutsmintpeace Peace


Call Name: Peace

Color: Brindle
DOB: 5-4-11
Cat Safe: Yes

Peace had a cast taken off her right rear leg two weeks ago, still limping a little.


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Money Maker 2


Racing Name:   CTW Money Maker

Call Name: Money Maker
Sex:             Male
Color:           White/Red Fawn
DOB:             6/8/09
Cat Safe:      Yes


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