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1985 American Whippet Club National
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1985 Annual Report
As we ring out the old year and ring in the new, the members of the NCWC can look back on 1985 with tremendous pride. Our dogs competed and were successful in every type of Whippet activity.
At our annual awards banquet, which is held in conjunction with our Christmas party, 15 of our dogs were honored. This in itself shows the versatility of both the dogs and their owners. Championship plaques were presented in the following categories: 2 AKC Show Champions; 2 ARM Champions; 2 Obedience; 2 Field Champions; 2 LCM amd 3 Oval Track Champions. The club members can be very proud of this great accomplishment.
During this past year the NCWC hosted many events which included: 4 NPR meets, 4 Oval Track meets, 4 Lure-courses and 1 All-Breed Fun-Match. As expected the Fun-Match proved to be the biggest and hardest challenge. We had really good entries in both the Conformation and the Obedience. Many complimentary letters were received, all complimenting the club on a real first class and well organized match.
Once again our 4th of July weekend proved highly successful. Like all the other events we hosted, our after-the-meet party was well attended. The food was delicious and a good time was had by all.
From the looks of the upcoming schedule, 1986 will be just as busy. The club is looking forward to hosting two events in conjunction with the AWC general membership meeting in April.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for supporting our events and wish you all much success in 1986.
From Trilby's first two litters she has produced 1 AKC show champion, 8 ARM champions (5 meet winners) and 3 oval track champions. Watch
out for her upcoming youngsters both in the show ring and on the track: Rowdy, Vendetta, Tabytha, Elizabeth and Colby. For her final litter Trilby was bred to the outstanding racer John Boy. Their puppies are expected in the spring of '86.
1985 was another great year for Wyndsor Whippets. Our new champions include 1 AKC show champion, Texas Contender; 6 ARM champions, Galiano, Brewster, Flirtation, Yentyl, Amour and Jondalar; 3 oval track champions, Jolly Jack, Rondo and Amour. We are proud of them all.
Jean & Vince Balint & Leo J. Larsen
2037 San Luis St. , Fairfield, CA 94533 (707)425-3314
* PROUDLY PRESENTS*
DENF IELD'S THIEF of BAGHDAD "Billy"
Highest scoring puppy on the east coast,
for this past racing season: Pictured above
1985 RACE PERFORMANCE SUMMARY
by Doug Arthur
A total of 49 National Point Race (NPR) Meets were conducted in the United States and Canada during 1985. The average adult entry increased from 37 to 38 compared to the previous year.
The "superstar" of Whippet racing for the second consecutive year was Lyth Satus, ARM, ORC owned by Tony and Karen Lewis of Goldendale, Washington . Satus won 23 consecutive NPRs between 1984-85, tying the record set by Van Oorschot ' s Toro, ARM i n 1974-78. Satus' string was snapped at the Apri I Celina, Texas NPR by the young Mari al 's Whitewater, ARM. The only defeats for Satus during 1985 were to Whitewater, litter - brother Regal stock Lyth Router, ARM, ORC and W.R. 's Midnight Express, ARM.
As Satus was dominating the west coast, Maria! 's Whitewater, ARM owned by Doug and Mary Beth Arthur and Bernice Strauss of Mi I waukee, Wisconsin was showing to advantage in the Midwest. Whitewater's on I y 1985 defeats were to Satus and Janie' s John Boy da Toro, ARM, ORC. Whitewater and Satus met each other only twice in 1985, both times in Celina, Texas, with Whitewater prevailing in April and Satus winning in convincing fashion in November.
Since no flawless system of timing races exists in the amateur sport of Whippet racing, comparisons between race Whippets of different time periods or geographic regions are difficult. Track measurement, grade of land, length of turf, ground texture, wind, rain, ability of timer, etc. are al I variables influencing times. However, having raced Whippets since the mid-sixties, it is this author' s opinion that times have gotten faster the past three decades, from Ch. Pi netop ' s Opening Knight, ARM in the 60's, to Scram Whisper, C.D., ARM in the 70's to Lyth Satus, ARM, ORC in the 80's. The fastest "unofficial" times for 200 yards recorded in 1985 were: Lyth Satus, ARM, ORC 11.2 ( Burnaby), 11.2 (Victoria) and 11.4 (Tigard); Marial 's Whitewater, ARM 11.2 ( St. Louis), 11.3 (Delafield) and 11.4 ( Antioch, Hamilton and Bridgewater) ; John Boy da Toro, ARM, ORC 11.3 (Hamilton and Calgary).
The top-ranked multi-purpose Whippet for 1985 was Ch. Texas Contender of Wyndsor, ARM owned by Barbara Koch of Dal las, Texas. Another AKC bench champion finishing his Award of Racing Merit (ARM) in '85 was Ch. Rockhi I I Oklahoma Crude, ARM owned by Barb Bussman of Ohio.
A total of 15 Whippets won NPRs in 1985:
Out of over 700 Whippets registered for NPR competition, only 27 earned "national points" in 1985.
TOP TEN RACE WHIPPETS - 1985
John Boy appears in the top ten for the fourth consecutive year. Satus, Router and Texas Contender are repeaters from last year. Van Oorschot's Toro, ARM and Lyth Jasper, ARM, F. Ch. are the sires of three each of the top ten. Regal stock Amberwood Dalila, Epinard Sadal is and Volant Trilby of Wyndsor, ARM are the dams of two each of the top ten. I am grateful to al I of the owners of the top ten race Whippets in providing information for the following descriptions:
LYTH SATUS, ARM, ORC (Lyth Jasper, ARM, F. Ch. x Regal stock Amberwood Dalila) whelped 12/7/82, bred by Tony Lewis and co-owned by Karen Lewis of Washington, "Pork" is a red brindle male standing 21" with racing weight of 39 lbs. ; at the age of three is already ranked second on all - time NPR national point standings and first in all-time NPR meet wins with 38; according to his owners Pork 's diet consists of Purina Hi-Pro and raw meat and his conditioning regimen "in the off season as many free runs as time permits, when training in Washington he gets a lot of free running plus short sprints (50-70 yds. ) against a Greyhound, every day except the day prior to racing, when with Sid Smith (California) he gets road walking, free sprints and race practice ; " Pork has "intense concentration in the starting box and tremendous exceleration away from the boxes ;" has "super temperament, travels beautifully, a pleasure to have in the house; when in California is al lowed to share Sid' s bed ;" was also the top ranked oval track racer for the second consecutive year, winning 11 oval meets.
MARIAL'S WHITEWATER, ARM (Luke' s Jay-Jess of Toro, ARM x Ch. Marial 's Memphis, ARM) whelped 7/6/83, bred and owned by Doug and Mary Beth Arthur and Bernice Strauss of Wisconsin; "Bonzo" is a white and red brindle male standing 21 1/2" with racing weight of 37 lbs. ; fed once a day diet consists of Purina Hi-Pro, raw beef, multi-vitamin and margarine; condi tioning program includes a daily brisk 30-minute walk, one or two hand release sprints during the week and weekend 200 yard schooling races out of a starting box against half-brother Mari al 's Thunder Bay, ARM and sire Luke's Jay-Jess of Toro, ARM; "Bonzo travels well, is a pampered house pet and is highly competitive and possessive on the race track; he resents having any dog in front of him, even when walking down to the starting box ; " ranked 11th on all-time NPR national point standings; top Midwest racer for '85.
JANIE 'S JOHN BOY DA TORO, ARM, ORC (Van Oorschot's Toro, ARM x Epinard's Sadal ia) whelped 8/23[80, bred by Richard Leithner of Texas and owned by Tom Yeager of Ohio-Florida; "John Boy" is a red brindle male standing 21 1/2" with racing weight of 36 lbs. ; diet includes Hi-Pro and vitamin B12; spring training includes 200 yard sprints, according to owner, John Boy is "laid back and a typical spoiled Whippet" he "makes few mistakes and is consistent" when racing; this well travel led 51-year old veteran has raced coast to coast winning a total of 35 NPRs since '82; ranked #1 on all-time national point standings; sire of three ARM winners.
REGALSTOCK LYTH ROUTER, ARM, ORC (Lyth Jasper, ARM, F. Ch. x Regal stock Amberwood Dalila) Iittermate to Satus, owned by David and Annette Rosenstock of Washington; "Router" is a 20 1/2" red brindle and white male with racing weight of 34-36 lbs. ; fed 1 1/2 cups Kibble and 1/4 lb. meat once per day ; training includes 1/2 hour free running 2-3 times per week; according to his owner, Router is a "lovely house pet - very affectionate, good breaker, tremendous acceleration, very determined, always tries hard ; " also a top - rated oval racer; moves into 13th spot on all-time national point standings.
W.R.'S MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, ARM (Regal stock Amberwood Tetrarach, ARM x Regal stock Mean Machine, ARM) whelped 7/17/83 bred and owned by Bi I I Rosen of California; "Bill" is a solid black male standing 21 1/2" with racing weight of 40 1/2 lbs. ; fed 8 oz. of stewed beef and El iot 's Go 'N Grow Kibble twice daily; does not maintain steady training regimen and according to his owner "runs off the couch ;" one of few racers able to hold his own with the incomparable Satus.
CAPTAIN BREWSTER OF WYNDSOR, ARM (Regalstock Panama Red, ARM x Volant Trilby of Wyndsor, ARM) whelped 9/20/83, bred by Jean and Vince Balint and J. Leo Larson of California and owned by Barbara Koch of Texas; "Brew" is a 21 3/4" white w/red fawn markings male with racing weight of 41-42 lbs.; is fed hi-protein chows (ANF #30 or Purina) vitamin tablets plus raw beef and horsemeat combined with medium Ken-L-Bisquit with additions of cottage cheese, eggs and pasta at owner's "whim or convenience, with pizza being the favorite junk food;" according to owner "Brew is very emotional and excitable. Therefore his box-breaking is unpredictable because he flails so while waiting for the gates to open; he usual ly is a come from behind winner."
CHAPARRAL'S BARJE J I GALO, ARM, ORC (Janie's John Boy da Toro, ARM, ORC x Hi Horizon 's Halloween Queen) whelped 3/11/83, bred by Barb Bussman of Ohio and owned by Connie and Jack Eaker of Texas; "Jiggles" is an orange brindle male, standing 21 3/4" with racing weight of 35 lbs. ; diet consists of Hi-Pro and Kal Kan. According to owner "during racing season Jiggles receives vitamin supplements including moderate dose of vitamin C immediately prior to and following race meets to control muscle stiffness. His racing conditioning consists of 1 1/4 miles of constant speed walking 5 days per week. He is allowed to free play over a large area with other Whippets at al I times, weather permitting and some intermitent tennis ball play when possible;" regarding temperament "Jiggles is very low key and totally non aggressive. He gets along well with other Whippets while co-existing quite well as a full-time house dog with other male adults;" al though Jiggles performs admirably in NPR racing " he very obviously favors oval racing where he combines his speed with a very keen track sense and unusual maneuverability instincts;" was second ranked Oval racer in '85; was Winners Dog and Best of Opposite Sex at Bayou Kennel Club Dog Show in February '85.
LYTH DJON, ARM, ORC (Mal bon Redcent, IMP x Chinnor Hot Gossip, IMP) whelped 1/3/82, bred by Tony Lewis of Washington and co-owned by Karen Lewis of Washington; "Jon" is a red fawn male, standing only 19" with racing weight of 28 lbs.; diet includes Purina Hi-Pro and raw meat; according to his owner "Jon trains himself by running around outside a Greyhound turn out run about 75 yards long, won't go for walks;" he possesses "excellent racing temperament, runs best when competing against Kennel mate Satus; " also finished his oval racing championship in '85.
CH. TEXAS CONTENDER OF WYNDSOR, ARM (Van Oorschot's Toro, ARM x Volant Trilby of Wyndsor, ARM) whelped 10/8/81, bred by Jean and Vince Balint and J. Leo Larson of California and owned by Barbara Koch of Texas; "Rugger" is a dark red brindle with white male, standing 21 3/4" with racing weight of 36-37 lbs ; diet same as Brewster above; according to owner "Ruggie is so easy to handle, he spoiIs me, he 'self-discipilines - he won't overeat, steal food, etc. and no bad habits. His best racing habit is his good box-breaking ability;" the top "dual-purpose" Whippet of '85.
LUKE'S JAY-JESS OF TORO, ARM (Van Oorschot's Toro, ARM x Epinard 's Sadalia ) I ittermate to John Boy, co-owned by Kathy Lukitsch of Wisconsin and Richard Lei thner of Texas; "Ki" is a solid red brindle male standing 21" and weighing 32 lbs.; diet is Hi-Pro and raw meat; conditioning regimen includes 1/2 - 1 hour daily walk and sprinting (3 x 200 yards) once or twice a week; according to owner, Ki is "easy going around the house, very good with small children; " sire of Marial 's Whitewater, ARM; Ki has been a consistent top ten finisher the past four years.
WINSOME ROBIN BANKS, ARM (Lyth Jasper, ARM, F. Ch. x W.R. 's Crystal Summer Energy ) whelped 6/14/84, bred and owned by David H. Gill of California; fawn brindle female standing 20" with racing weight of 34 lbs. ; according to her owner receives "brisk 45 minute walk three or four times weekly, during good weather...very sweet personality as pet ; very keen on lure but backs off when aggressively fouled;" the top ten race bitch for 1985.
ALL-TIME NATIONAL POINT STANDINGS (1956-85)
"Stymie's" first litter x Yewells Kentucky Agate (9/1/83) includes:
STYMIES YELLOW ROSE, F.CH. - "Sugar" finished her F.Ch. in her first three courses with two 1st, a second, two BOB and a BIF. She was BOB at the 1985 ASFA International Invitationals 6/2/85.
FOX RUN'S ARTIC BLUE - 3rd 1985 ASFA I.I.; 2nd 1985 ASFA 6th Regionals. AJA AUTUMN STAR - 3rd 1985 ASFA 6th Regionals.
ASTER'S FLYING DRAGON PUFF, FCH
COMMANDER JACK ROGERS, ARM, FCH. - 1st AND BOB 1985 ASFA 6th Regionals.
"Stymie's" second litter was born 10/4/85 x Regalstock Cimarron Amada (HC946767) (4 males, 3 females
GOOD LUCK IN '86 ON THE TRACK AND IN THE FIELD
Luke's Jay-Jess of Toro, A.R.M.
(Van Oorshot's Toro, ARM x Epinard Sadalia)
photo by Phoebe Booth
BREEDER & CO-OWNER
NORTH TEXAS WHIPPET CLUB TEXAS ROUND-UP --- 1985
It's hard to believe another year goes into the record book, but so it is! It was a year of many activities and many awards won. In March, we sponsored an AWC Supported Whippet Entry and Sweepstakes; it was a big success ....... total Sweepstake Entries were 34, and total Regular Class Entries were 84 Not bad, and for '86, we're going to do it again Fort Worth Kennel Club,Sunday, March 23rd Puppy Sweepstakes Judge Jean Balint and for Regular Classes, Dr. John Reeve-Newson. Of course, we invite you all to come to Texas in March to show Whippets and see our spectacular Bluebonnets!
April was another big month for us...we hosted the A WC'S Annual Membership Meeting, featuring the AKC Whi ppet Standard Slide Show, with AKC re presentative Roberta Campbell , as guest speaker. Board member, Dr. Barbara Henderson, also gave us a lesson in dog anatomy! (Papers were not graded!) Other events scheduled on the week-end were one NPR, one NOTRA and one Lure Course. Saturday's NPR went wonderfully well, 5 pups and 56 adult racers and the Texas blue sky shone warmly upon us. But that evening, Mother Nature frowned severely and let loose a thunderously fierce storm rain and more rain, about 7 inches, and power outages in the hotel and surrounding areas; needless to say, the other two activities were "washed out, However, by years end we did complete 6 NPR's and 3 ovals.
Texas Whippets earning awards in '85 were numerous. But first, to complete "the end of the story" from last year's report: Yes, Chaparral's Barje Jigolo, ARM did complete his ORC title, the first Texas Whippet to accomplish this, and went on to give the number one racing dog, Lyth Satus, ARM/ORC, a very close challenge for the No. 1 ORC National Standing Title. And yes, Ch. Texas Contender of Wi n dsor , ARM earned his AKC Champion's Title early '85 to make his owner happy and proud. Other Texas dogs earning ARM Certificates in 1985 are: in May, Ca ptain Brewster of Wyndsor. ARM, owned by Barbara Koch; in August, Sundance Gallant Ghost, ARM, owned by Penny and Del Yorton and in September, Flybyou Poetic Justice, ARM owned by Johnny Martinez and Mary Huff.
In the Show Ring, Denise Bowman and co-owner Charlie Maxwell's bitch, Ch. Chasmax Silver Plus Gold earned her AKC Championship. A really big winner, earning his way to an AKC Championship, is Mike and Sue Cowie's (co-owner and breeder is Ann Billups) Bob'n Tumbleweed Code Three, F. a...in San Antonio, August 8th, he went BOB, Group I and on to Best In Show! For sure, that is a day the Cowie's will not forget! Field Champion Certificates for 1985 went to the Yorton ranch to two of their Whippets: Sundance Quazar of Pendel. F. Ch. and Sundance Mark of Pendel, F. Ch. One of Texas' most renowned racing dogs, Karen Johnston's Gypsy's Butterscotch El Toro. ARM died during the summer. "Scotch" surely made himself well known and much respected, being an NPR meet winner many times even though he was never heavily campaigned. "Scotch" is ranked 13th in the USA All-Time Top 20 Racing Whippets, 1956-1984
(Reference: THE WHIPPET, by Bo Bengtson, Appendix 2, page 201.) He is truly missed by his owner and his many racing fans and friends.
On a happy thought, "hope springs eternal in the human breast," (thank you, Alexander Pope) and many hopes are high on the new litters of puppies born in Texas in '85. They are our happy expectations for 1986 and beyond. And to all the Texas Whippets, in whatever endeavor, much success in this New Year ahead!
(Ch. Coal Town, LCM x Whynot Tunbridge Moors Storm, CD)
Black & white, 33 pounds, 21* inches,
March 17, 1985: I thought he might slip in for second place points — he's a good Grade B racer — but a high point race? It was too much to ask.
But as I watched him flying around the corner in his habitual wide style, a glimmer of a dream crept in.
It would be enough to watch him run in big grassy fields or play in the snow.
But, sometimes, the dreams come true too.
CLAIRE MARIE LARSON 11345 N.E. San Rafael 92 Portland , Oregon 97220
Now Appearing --
Orson Wells as "Citizen Kane"
ORSON is a talented young courser-racer-couchwarmer. After living in Ohio with co-breeders Randall & Janice Robbins, he returned to Wisconsin to begin his lure-coursing career. Starting out with a Best in Field at Ames, Iowa in September, he earned 80 ASFA points in only four meets, always full stakes. Orson also loves straight and oval racing.
Two bitches from this "golden old movies" litter, whelped 2/10/84, are also ASFA pointed. BABS (Clulan Jandall's Now Voyager) has 61 points and my favorite, SOX (Clulan Jandall's High Noon), has 40 points. AMY (Clulan Jandall's Lost Weekend) has started novice obedience class. DEAN (Clulan Jandall's Key Largo) is now owned by Michelle Ramseau of Prior Lake, Minnesota. TOOTSIE (Clulan Jandall Pendel Cutter) lives in Porter, Texas with Del & Penny Yorton, co-owned with sire Dusty's owner Renee Shambeau of Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
NATIONAL POINT RACING—AN ANNUAL REPORT-1985
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ENJOY STATISTICS:
1. WE HAD 49 NPR RACE MEETS IN '85
2. WE HAD AN AVERAGE ENTRY OF 42 WHIPPETS PER RACE MEET
3. THE LARGEST MEET, (TOTAL NUMBER OF WHIPPETS RUN WAS NORTH TEXAS WHIPPET CLUB'S MEET, 11/30/85: 7 PUPS, 61 ADULTS, FOR A GRAND TOTAL OF 68 WHIPPETS RUNNING THAT DAY
4. WE HAD 12 FOULS CALLEDIN '85
5. WE HAD ONE PROTEST CALLED ON A PEET M 15
6. WE HAD 19 WHIPPETS EARNING THEIR ARM CHAMPIONSHIP CERTIFICATES IN '85
7. WE HAD TWO ARM CHAMPION WHIPPETS EARN AKC CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES IN '85
THE 1985 HONOR ROLL FOR THOSE WHIPPETS EARNING AWARD OF R ACING MERIT CERTIFICATES
#177 Galli An'O'Wyndsor Raya Marie Waldron & Rosemary Whatley
# 178 Captain Brewster of Wyndsor Barbara Koch
#179 Flyer of The Crackerjacks Tony & Helena James #180 Barje's Queen of John Steve and Dan Feist
#181 Sundance Advocator Keith & Lynne McGowan
#182 Wilpen Flirtation of Wyndsor Penny Wilmot & Jean Balla
# 183 Flyaway Hard Time Hartley Sid Smith
#184 Lyth Allbright of Bayview Bud & Penny Carlson
#185 Sundance Gallant Ghost Del & Penny Morton
#186 Amour H of Wyndsor Rosemary Whatley
#187 Loughren Yentyl of Wyndsor June Harrison & Jean Balint
#188 Ch. Rockhill's Oklahoma Crude Barbara Bussman & D. G. Payne
#189 Sundance Whatever Christine Blake
# 190 Flybouy's Poetic Justice John Martinez & Mary C. Huff
#191 Winsome's Robin Banks David H. Gill II
#192 Fleetwood Jondalar O'Wyndsor P. L. Houghtelin & Jean Balint
#193 Commander Jack Rogers George & Louann Rogers
#194 Regalstock Beauson David & Annette Rosenstock
# 195 Jandall's Blew Bye You Sid Smith
THE TWO ARM WHIPPETS EARNING THEIR AKC CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1985 ARE:
Ch. Texas Contender of Wyndsor, ARM (Koch)
Ch. Sundance At Best Run'n Free, ARM (Briscoe)
THE TOP TEN NPR WHIPPETS FOR 1985 ARE:
Lyth Sans, ARM/ORC (Lewis)
Marial's Whitewater, ARM (Arthur)
Janie's John Boy Da Toro, ARM/ORC (Yeager)
Regalstock Lyth Router, ARM/ORC (Rosenstock)
WR's Midnight Express, ARM (Rosen)
Captain Brewster of Wyndsor, ARM (Koch)
Chaparral's Barje Jigolo, ARM/ORC (Eater)
Lyth Djon, ARM/ORC (Lewis)
Ch. Texas Contender of Wyndsor, ARM (Koch)
Winsome Robin Banks, ARM (Gill)
Luke's Jay Jess of Toro, ARM(Lukitsch/Leithner)
(The last two dogs are tied for 10th place with 7 National Points each.)
While it is always noble and fitting to pay tribute to these highly esteemed Whippets, we must also honor those Whippets whose names are not on these Scrolls of Honor. the great numbers of C and D racers that are the foundation of our racing program. So, in tribute to the Not So Swift a poem is appropriate......it is taken from a St Louis '84 race program ...the author is unknown, it has no title, but perhaps this title will serve.
ODE TO THE C AND D RACERS
We are the "D" dogs and also the "C's"
Who run at each meet, our owners to please. To be a Grade ''D" is not a disgrace.
We live to be loved and we all love the chase! John, Angie and Rugger, Butterscotch and Satus, These facts are a part of the racing world status.
But without re and "D's" your points would be few. The meets would be small.......the trophy list, too! So let's cheer for the D dogs, Hip, Hip Hooray"! For without ALL OF US, you wouldn't be "A" !!!!!
FROM THE RACING REGIONS
From Jean Balint... West Coast Regional Coordinator
As 1985 draws to an end, we on the West Coast can look back on another great year of Whippet Racing.
There were a total of 13 meets held in California and 3 in Washington . The race season here is long with the first meet being held in February and the last in December! I think that by December, the owners as well as their dogs were ready for some time on the couch.
As you will see from the final standings for '85, the racing out here was completely dominated by the outstanding racer, Lyth Satus. This dog ran superbly and is truly deserving of the National Race Champion. His only competition on the West Coast was from his litter brother, Router. These two fine youngsters ran beautifully and have brought much pride to their owners.
No one will dispute that racing out here is tough and competition is of the highest quality. When a dog gets his/her ARM award, they have truly earned it To the owners of these new 1985 racing champions, I would like to offer my sincere congratulations.
I hope 1986 will be successful and enjoyable for all who compete!
From Doug Arthur A Midwest Race Report
The eleven NPR's conducted in the Midwest in 1985 were won by ( includes ties):
Marial's Whitewater, ARM 9
Janie's John Boy da Toro, ARM, ORC 3
Ridge Runner's Toast to Toro, ARM
The top ten Midwest racers, based on NPR's were: 1 actual performance at the eleven
Other Midwest racers showing to advantage were Rialcel ' s Casino Skyline, Slade's Sweet Kap of Lazebrook and Al legro's Bit of Fortune.
The top Midwest puppy racer for '85 that should move right into Grade A is Flyaway Jandal I 's Protocol owned by Randall Robbins of Ohio.
Finishing their ARM ' s during 1985 were Barje's Queen of John, ARM, Ch. RockhilI 's Oklahoma Crude, ARM and Commander Jack Rogers, ARM.
From Cynthia Schmidt...An East Coast Race Report
1985 saw some promising developments for Whippet racing on the East Coast The Jersey Rag Racers, originally an ASFA-oriented organization, began offering NPR racing at a Delaware site in May, and finished off the 1985 season with an October meet This raised to six the number of National Point Meets in the East.
Also notable, was the successful transition from race track to show ring made by Rich Briscoe's black dog. "Stimmi e " added the title of AKC Champion to his racing laurels to become Ch. Sundance At Best Run N' Free, ARM. Another success story from Chris Blake's Sundance Kennels was Sundance Whatever, ARM, who finished his title in four NPR meets in New Jersey , Wisconsin and Ohio at the age of 16 months.
Eastern competition in 1985 included some of the top runners in the U.S., such as Marial's Whitewater, ARM and Janie's John Boy da Toro, ARM, and also saw a high percentage of AKC Champions competing, sometimes exceeding 30%. And the future looks bright; an entry of twelve puppies at the October NPR indicates that more are getting involved.
CANADA ...THE CANADA TOP TEN NPR RACERS;
Ringdove Bryncoch (D. & C. Richardson, BC
These statistics are from Rabbit Habit, a Newsletter publication by the Lower Mainland Whippet Association. Many thanks.
This concludes the Annual Report, National Point Racing, 1985.
*=Oval Race/NOTRA the next day
PLEASE NOTE: THIS CALENDAR STILL SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
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