The show was held on 14th January 2012.

The Judge of the Racing and Lure Coursing Classes was Mrs Elaine Walker.

Report

The Whippet Club’s January show is a timely event and many use it as a jump start into a fitness regime for the new season of competition.

It was a pleasant surprise to enter the Haddenham Village Hall and see a single large ring; replacing the usual two-ring style. The extra space outside the ring was appreciated equal to that inside; the racing/coursing exhibits certainly benefitted from the opportunity to stride out.

The JR Whippet Rescue stall displayed their many wares alongside Sue & Terry Ward’s goodies. There was also a fine selection of prizes in the raffle and the usual excellent selection of refreshments which all contributed to an enjoyable day.

Report by Kim Saxby.

Judges Critique in red for the class winner only.

Dogs


 

Class 21 – Special Open Racing Dog (1)

1st Star Solo (Mrs Ann Williamson)

Black Dog, good head with neat ears and strong neck into smooth flowing topline, deep brisket. Good length to his strong loin. Good bone and feet, very good muscle tone, coat in gleaming condition. Stood alone but deserved his placing.

Class 22 – Special Yearling Racing Dog (No Entries)

Class 23 – Special Open Lure Coursing Dog (5)

1st Whisterfield Jack Be Nimble among Silkdance JW (Ms C Price)

Fawn Dog, well balanced with masculine head, strong neck. Well placed shoulders strong feet. Deep brisket wide across thigh. Moved well, just needs to lose a little weight to be fit for the new season.

2nd Monelli Mississippi

3rd Nattah Diamond Solitaire

Absentees – Suffeina Hedge Your Bets, Infamous Cornelius of Ringmore (Imp Fin)

Class 24 – Special Yearling Lure Coursing Dog (4)

1st Moonlake Morgan (Miss G Robertson)

Pale fawn dog of correct size. Good head with pleasing oval eye. Deep brisket, balanced length of loin. Good spring of rib well bent stifle. A very sound dog who moved well fore and aft and in profile. Excellent muscle tone.

2nd Delajorhea He’s The One at Nattah

3rd Martinsell Martini Dry

Absentee – Windfly Fairy Story of Cairdean

Class 25 – Special Veteran Racing or Lure Coursing Dog (3)

1st Silkdance Red Admiral (Beg Ex)(Mr & Mrs Connatty)

Fawn Dog well made overall. Deep chest, straight front. Neat feet, correct spring of pastern, good bend of stifle. Moved out well. Fit for work.

2nd Star Solo

Absentee – Carondais Blu-Blitz of Cardean

Class 26 – Special Winners Racing or Lure Coursing (2)

1st Hamiltonian Hurdy Gurdy Man (Mrs A Nelson)

Dark fawn dog. Needed a little more length to neck. Deep brisket, good length of loin. Good bone and feet. In good hard condition. Gleaming Coat.

Absentee – Carondias Blu-Blitz of Cairdean

 

Bitches


 

Class 27 – Special Open Racing Bitch (4)

1st Windfly Rosie Nosie (Mrs L Grant)

Eye catching white bitch. Lovely make and shape. Good length of neck into flowing topline which she held on the move. Well placed shoulders, strong loin. Good muscle tone.

2nd Shamarih Kimmel Huney

3rd Windfly Gold Dust (sh CM)

Absentee – Badgers Fable of Bruntsfield

Class 28 – Special Yearling Racing Bitch (2)

1st Windfly Over the Rainbow (Mrs Ann Williamson)

Black bitch in gleaming condition who covered a lot of ground. Pretty head neat ears, deep brisket good bone and feet. Good length of loin, strong quarters, moved out well

Absentee – Talaria Bianca of Bruntsfield

Class 29 – Special Open Lure Coursing Bitch (6)

1st Sandspring Sunset Gold (Miss Kim Saxby)

“All good things come in small packages” seems to fit this lovely girl. Very feminine, well balanced outline, deep brisket. Strong in loin and broad across thigh. In good hard condition. Fit for the job. Close decision between 1st and 2nd.

2nd Whirling Whitehorn

3rd Majestic Mulberry

Res Deljorhea Dream Racer at Nattah

VHC Hamiltonian Hetty Sorrel

Absentee – Blandings Sweet Tea

Class 30 – Special Yearling Coursing Bitch (2)

1st Whisterfield Wild Rosemary JW (Miss A Bayley & Ms C Price)

Fawn quality bitch all curves. Pretty head lovely expression strong neck which flows into good topline deep brisket with good spring of rib. Strong loin good bone and neat feet. Well muscled. Lovely condition moved well with long low stride.

2nd Nattah Elouise Moon

Class 31 – Special Veteran Racing or Lure Coursing Bitch (2)

1st Norcain Out of the Blue at Windfly (Mrs L Grant)

Fawn brindle white collar. Strong bitch well made and balanced. Deep brisket plenty of heart room. Strong loin sweeping stifle. Good bone and feet. Moved out well.

2nd Whirling Whimbrel

Class 32 – Special Winners Racing or Coursing Bitch (4)

1st Norcain Out of the Blue at Windfly (Mrs L Grant)

2nd Bustling Bearberry

3rd Honerable Hobby (taf)

Res Dancing by Moonlight

Best Racing/Lure Coursing in Show – Moonlake Morgan

Best Racing/Lure Coursing Dog – Moonlake Morgan

Best Racing/Lure Coursing Bitch – Whisterfield Wild Rosemary

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