ABILENE, Kan. (AP) – A racing greyhound from a farm south of Abilene has made a name for himself in the National Greyhound Association’s auction record book.
PJ Burninitdown sold for a record $85,000 at an auction for first-time greyhounds Friday. The Salina Journal reports the dog was purchased by Steve Sarras of West Virginia and will head to Southland Greyhound Park in West Memphis, Arkansas.
The greyhound’s owner, Jay Rangel of Abilene, and co-owner, Paul Bitterman of New York, also set two other records at the auction.
Rangel and Bitterman raked in $550,000 in sales, setting the record for the most money for an owner, as well as money for a single litter at $195,750.
The pair collected roughly a third of the total $1.4 million in sales of greyhounds at the auction.