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2017 Greyhound racing fall auction sales top $1 million

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The future pups of greyhound racing were up for auction last month at the National Greyhound Association (NGA) 2017 Fall Meet located in Abilene, Kansas.

Abilene is popularly known in racing circles as the Greyhound Capital of the World and has held that title for more than four decades. Greyhounds are valued for their speed and spurred on to even better performance by greyhound racing supplements.

The NGA established roots in Abilene in 1944. Ever since, it has been the site of semi-annual national meets, held every April and October, attracting as many as 600 racing enthusiasts from all over America and even Europe and Australia.

Activities for the week include racing competition for young pups, social programs, industry meetings, Hall Of Fame induction and more.

The meetings are capped with an auction for pups and brood stock. Last month’s fall meet ended with another million-dollar auction. Unofficially, 114 pups were sold for $1,089,750. Four entities in the brood auction brought in $1,950, according to the NGA.

Top selling pup of the meet was Ursula O’Donnell’s Breitling (Shonn-CTW Urban Tan) who went to Tom Ferris for $40,000. Average sale price was $9,559.21 per pup, the report stated.

The record single sale at an NGA Auction is $80,000—the price paid for a single, untried pup raised at an Abilene, Kansas farm in 2006.

Last year, Kansas was the leading producer of greyhound pups in the nation, followed by Texas, Iowa, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Florida.

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