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1992 American Whippet Club Whippet Annual
Pages 126 through 149
Jackie was given to me in 1980 by Randall and Janice Robbins, at the beginning of her racing career. I will always be grateful they offered her to me when my Kinni, I'm Next of Clulan, CD, FCh, ARM, died unexpectedly at the age of four. Jackie was an outstanding lure-courser, a grade A racer, a keen tracker, and a methodical retriever. Most of all, she quickly became a treasured companion.
I never made a memorial donation in Kinni's name until a year ago, when I decided the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine would be a good place to remember my dogs. I have made two $500 gifts so far, for Kinni and Jackie. My employers have made matching donations of $1000 each time. The Computer Interactive Teaching Project Fund is becoming a reality and will help train students, using electronic patients and clients. Jackie and Kinni are still sharing their hearts with friends
Winnie, a very special girl rescued from Puerto Rico, loves to please, so obedience was a must.
(Ch. Dondelayo Shawn x Sundance North Point)
February 19, 1978 - April 14, 1992
"Such a blessing when our Lord above
Man's best friend, he is indeed that will always show his worth" Albert N. Theel
Missed by his owner Lee Jarvis (McManus)
Fermanagh Kennels 609-654-8672
(Ch. Jack's Black Label, CD, FCh x Vogel's Gazelle, FCh, SCII)
Bear finished his ASFA Field Championship December 31, 1991,
In between the above accomplishments, Bear has 2 firsts on his ASFA LCM, including one BIF.
Thanks again to Lesley A. Potts, his friend and handler, for his AKC Championship.
owner: Jack McManus Fermanagh Kennels
(Ch. Hardknott Maestro of Bohem, ROM x Ch. Surrey Hill's Silver City)
Tanya made her debut in May of '92. With her winning ways,
Thank you Barbara and Carolyn for this lovely little girl.
(Ch. Whippoorwill Overture x Unicorn's Cassis)
Shown by his favorite man, Dad.
(Ch. Locar's Martini On The Rocks x Ch. Oxford's Passion)
Nick finished his Championship at 1 year and 3 days, with 3 majors and a Group I from the classes (over top specials); all breeder-owner handled.
As a dad, Nick is producing his correct front and rear and effortless movement. His oldest kids out of Ch. Chelsea Saffron, ROM will be entered in the 1993 National Furturity.
Others in residence at Festiva:
Ch. Oxford's Stetson (Whippoorwill Moonstone x Ch. Chelsea Saffron, ROM)
Ch. Oxford's Passion (Whippoorwill Moonstone x Ch. Chelsea Saffron, ROM)
Oxford 's Limoge at Festiva (Ch. Chelsea Cartier at Oxford x Ch. Oxford's Paloma of Chelsea)
BREEDERS / OWNERS:
KATIE & KELLY RUDOLPH • 1824 S. HELEN, ONTARIO, CA 91762 • (909)984-2091
by Sue Rosenbeck
Abbey was away with a handler for the first time when it happened. A hotel door opened just a crack by a little girl is all it took to shatter my dream of Abbey coming home a champion, now she may never come home. She disappeared about 11:00 p.m. on Monday June 10, 1991 from a Knights Inn right off the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Sommerset.
I received the call early the next morning while I was at work. One minute I was working on a computer and the next I was being told my dog was last seen running on the turnpike. It took awhile for it to sink in before I reacted, not with tears (at first) but with making plans and getting directions for a trip to Sommerset. I left directly from work for the five hour trip, going home for necessities did not seem that important at the time. As soon as I got on the freeway, the words told to me on the phone kept going through my mind: "She was seen running at a truck stop across the street" and "When she was on the turnpike a trucker blasted his horn to scare her back through the toll booths". That is when it really hit me. Blinded by tears I missed my exit outside Columbus to the freeway that would take me to Pennsylvania.
I finally arrived about 3:00 p.m. and was astounded to hear all my handler had already done to help find Abbey. Calls to the Dog Warden, the local Humane Society, the Highway Patrol, ads placed in local newspapers, and even airtime bought on the local radio station. Veterinarians and every business close by was also contacted. I immediately started walking the area calling her name, expecting her to come out from every bush or tree I saw. After all, she was my precious Abbey, born into my hands in the back seat of my car on an emergency trip to the vet, and my constant companion since puppyhood. Of course she would recognize my voice and instantly come running. I was wrong. Many hours later I returned to the hotel with nothing but a hoarse voice.
We drove around the area most of the evening talking to neighbors and anyone who would stop and listen, and also walking the wooded area directly behind the hotel until it got too dark to see. Still nothing.
It was raining hard the next morning and my handler had to leave on an important trip. We kept thinking someone picked her up at the truck stop and took the poor "starved looking" dog home. I made the round of phone calls and drove door to door hoping someone had seen her. Almost everyone I talked to knew about Abbey from listening to the radio station. Some elderly people had heard a dog barking in a thick woods and had hiked around hoping to see it. I also walked the area but to no avail, she had not been seen since the first night she disap peared. I was depressed and decided to go home until she was spotted again. That way, I could bring her crate and many other items I thought would help. My phone numbers were advertised everywhere and the employees of the Knights Inn said they would keep looking. It was hard to leave, but I knew I would be back. I got home very late that Wednesday night and had a message to call someone in Sommerset. It turned out to be the trucker that scared Abbey off the turnpike; no he had not seen her again, but had spread the word at the truck stops in the area. I thanked him and went to bed in tears.
I had to work the next day and received a call about noon from an elderly man who said a dog that fit Abbey's description ran in front of his pick-up going "90 miles an hour". He swerved to miss her and she ran in a corn field a quarter mile from the hotel. I knew it had to be her as not too many dogs can run as fast as a whippet. It was Thursday the 13th, the first sighting since she had first disappeared fou r days earlier. I got home late because of a problem at work and started packing the car. My husband and my common sense would not let me leave, though, I was too tired after a 10 hour work day to make the trip in the dark. I slept for a few hours until the phone rang about 1:00 a.m. It was the manager of the Knights Inn and Abbey had just been spotted a few feet from his apartment door at the back of the motel! She was only five feet away but ran off when he approached her. My Abbey was alive and well and still in Sommerset, but I was 5 hours away in Centerburg, Ohio.
I made the trip early the following morning armed with Abbey's mother, her playmate Gary, her crate, blankets, pictures, food, etc. When I arrived at the Knights Inn, employees told me that they kept hearing a crashing noise in the fields behind the motel that was too large for a squirrel but too small for a deer. They were as excited as I was and had obviously spent a lot of time looking for her. The manager was very understanding as I placed Abbey's crate, blankets, a few of my clothes, and some food in the fields surrounding the motel. I hung flyers and made the round of phone calls in the afternoon and walked with my two whippets in the evening until I thought I would collapse. Friday night and all of Saturday passed by with no sign of her. I decided that Sunday would probably be my last day of the search, maybe the people that had seen her had been mistaken, maybe she went wild and could not be caught. Saturday night I sat in a cemetery on a hill overlooking the motel until 3:00 a.m. with Nabisco and Gary keeping guard. My voice was strained but I kept calling her name. On the way back to my room I moved my car to the back of the motel where she was last seen and left one rear door open hoping she might jump in and fall asleep. I put dog biscuits on the seat and hoped for the best.
I awoke a few hours later at 5:00 a.m. and got the dogs ready to hike the woods again. Being my last day I prayed to God that I would find her. While heading for the woods I remembered the car and thought I better shut the door first. From a distance I thought I saw something move in the car. As I got closer I thought it was an illusion, is that really Abbey? wanted it to be her so much I just stood there in shock and disbelief and then slammed the car door shut. Since she had not come to me or anyone else all week I thought maybe she went wild and would run off. I opened a front door slowly and crawled towards her not offering her an easy escape. Emaciated and lifeless she looked up at me with an expression of relief, it was over.
Abbey's recovery was slow. My first impulse on finding her was to feed her which she couldn't hold down. It was weeks before she could eat anything but rice and hamburger. Luckily she had no major injuries.
I have many people to thank for offering me emotional support during this ordeal. Many people were extremely helpful especially the employees of the Knights Inn and the residents of Sommerset who went out of their way to help Abbey find her way home. Abbey and I are very fortunate, she to be alive and I to have her back.
1993 NPR Calendar
These dates are subject to change and additions.
NATIONAL POINT RACING...1993...HOST CLUBS AND DIRECTORS
REGIONAL RACE COORDINATORS:
Southwest... USA: Del Yorton, P.O. Box 5747, Kingwood, TX., 77339; 713/572-1 01 2
Midwest... USA: Pam LeClair, 784 Rojean Dr., Ellisville, MO., 63021 ; 314/391-0648
East Coast... USA: Lynne McGowan, 461 Thorntown Rd., Middletown, DE.19709; 302/834-7866
NATIONAL RACE DIRECTOR: Barbara Koch
The American Whippet Club National Point Race
Annual Report, 1992
Statistical Highlights of the Year:
1. 29 NPR race meets were held this year...3 more than in 1991! The grand total for Whippets running was 835: 708 adults, 97 puppies and 30 spay/neuters. A reminder that in next year's Annual Report, the S/N category will be eliminated! This was accomplished at the August AWC Board Meeting in Ohio; the Board instructed me to have the Regional Race Coordinators to effect a rule change to allow S/N to compete on an equal basis. This was quickly and unanimously accomplished! Therefore, Spay/Neuters will now compete on an equal basis, and as adults, will be eligible to earn ARM points in 1993! Say good bye to "NARMS"!!!
2. The year's largest meet was hosted by the same club as last year...the Jersey Rag Racer's Fourth of July meet...53 entrants...43 adults, 6 puppies and 4 S/N. The next most attended meet was in Celina, Tx., May 2nd...44 total en tries, of which 3 were puppies. May 23rd, Greater St. Louis Whippet Club host ed 38 Whippets, of which 5 were puppies and 3 S/N. That translates to 28.793 Whippets attending an NPR meet this year!!
3. We had another good year for Whippet behavior on the track...only 8 fouls are on record.
4. Like last year, only 6 Whippets earned The Award Of Racing Merit Certificate in '92! These awards were presented in Dallas at our Annual NPR Dinner; those who were not in attendance will receive their framed certificate award via mail or via a Regional Racing Coordinator. Those Whippets receiving the ARM Certificate are listed on the 1992 ARM Honor Roll elsewhere in this report.
5. The top winning Whippet this year, without any doubts, is Windy Glens Tuff Enuff, ARM, proudly owned by Bill and Ann McMath, of Graham, Texas! Next honors go to Blarneystone's Shoreline Lek ARM/ORC, owned by Jim Campo of New Jersey. And the 3rd winning Whippet is Wheatland Orange Crush ARM/ORC, owned by Cheri and Ron Boutelle, Holts Summit, Mo.
A 1993 NPR Calendar is included with this report as is the list of Host Clubs and Local Race Directors. I'm sure there will be a few changes and additions to our Calendar, and these will be noted in the monthly Whippet News Newsletter. The Race Director or Secretary is the person to whom NPR race entries are sent, and please try to enter your Whippets 7-10 days prior to race day. Sometimes phone entries are accepted by Host Clubs, but to be sure, check ahead of time.
Please realize to organize a race meet, print a program, make entry cards, etc., the Race Secretary needs time, and your cooperation to these details is appreciated.
The AWC National Specialty Show and Racing Activities will take place in Arlington , Texas in April...April 27 thru May 2nd. The show site is the La Quinta Inn and Conference Center, 825 N. Watson Rd., 76011. Telephone number for the hotel is: 817/640-4142. We expect a wonderful crowd for all these events. The Lure Coursing and NPR will be on the Koch property, about an hour from the hotel. We will have maps available at the hotel. Don Koch will be the Race Secretary for the NPR Meet; please mail your entries to: 6541 Dartbrook Dr., Dallas , Tx., 75240; 214/661-1013. Entry fee is $10.00 per adult and $8.00 per puppy. Please have your entries to us by April 15th!! (An easy date to remem ber...Income Tax due, too!) We look forward to a good time and wonderful weather!
Again, for another year, our NPR Program is in the black; we collected $417.50 from the per capita fee of only $ .50 per Whippet. These monies help pay our usual expenses...printing of the race results, postage for mailings, and the expense of printing and framing the ARM Certificates. Another reminder...NPR Rule Books are available for $5.00 per copy; they contain many interesting articles on Whippet racing and training, plus the AWC Constitution and Bylaws and the latest February 1990, Whippet Breed Standard. If you wish a copy, please write and send me your check for $5.00. (Mid-May to November 1st, the address is: P. 0. Box 1512, Brewster. Ma., 02631.)
The American Whippet Club, Inc.
The 1992 Honor Roll For Those Whippets Earning
Award of Racing Merit Certificates
Certificate #268 Windy Glens Tuff Enuff
Sire: Ringdove Quasar
Dam: Windyglens Spuds McKinsey
Bill and Ann McMath
Certificate #269 Wheatland Orange Crush
Sire: Ringdove Quasar
Dam: Willoughby of Wyndsor
Cheri and Ron Boutelle
Certificate #270 Barjes TA Double W, JC
Sire: Lyth Djon
Dam: Regalstock Cimarron's Amada
Caroline E. Kirchner
Certificate #271 Wheatland Blaz-n Beebop Baby
Sire: Ringdove Quasar
Dam: Winsome's Robin Banks
Vicki D. Hadley and Kim Otero
Certificate #272 Barjes Blitzen Benz
Sire: Lyth Djon
Dam: Regalstock Cimmaron's Amada
Certificate #273 Windward's Gold Record
Sire: Jolly Jack Tar of Wyndsor Dam: Windy Glens Nymph Fly
Ken and Rosemary Whatley
NATIONAL POINT RACING TOP TEN 1/1/92 TO 12/31/92
(Thanks to Jack Lewis, Editor, Whippet Wrunner, for compiling the statistics for 1992.)
MIDWEST REGIONAL NPR REPORT
THE MIDWEST REGION HAD 9 NPR MEETS IN 1992 TWO OF OUR RACERS COMPLETED THEIR ARMS THIS YEAR. WHEATLAND'S ORANGE CRUSH OWNED BY THE BOUTELLES AND WHEATLANDS BLAZ-N-BEEBOP BABY OWNED BY VICKY HADLEY
MIDWEST DOGS EARNING ARM POINTS THIS YEAR WERE CH. BLAZ-N-KAREFREE KENDE R - 3 1/3; OPEN MIND -2 I /3, QUEENIES AVIA - 1 1/3, PALMERIDGE DUKE - 1 AND CASINO'S KEYHOLE - 1.
WATCH FOR UP AND COMING PUPPIES, QUEENIES BLAZ N-WHITE SOX AND QUEENIES ALL STAR SHORTSTOP, GUARANTEED TO GIVE THE COMPETITION A RUN FOR THE POINTS
A NEW CLUB WAS SANCTIONED THIS YEAR IN OUR REGION THE SHOW-ME CLUB IN COLUMBIA, MO WILL BE ADDING TO THE NUMBER OF MEETS WE HAVE NEXT YEAR
TOP TEN MIDWEST RACERS
THANK YOUR FOR YOUR CONTINUED COOPERATION AND MAKING RACING IN THE MIDWEST SUCCESSFUL AND FUN / LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE AT MEETS IN 1991
(Ringdove Quasar, SRCH x Willoughby of Wyndsor, ORC, LCM)
Zorro is a red and white male with a black mask and a racing weight of 36 pounds. Zorro is a multiple race meet winner, including his first time entered meets on both the
NPR and NOTRA tracks. He finished the 1992 season Number One on NOTRA with 51 points and Number Two on NPR with 27 points. In his first year of racing he earned the ARM, ORC and SORC titles. He completed the requirements for his SORC in just 6 months.
Zorro whould like to congratulate his half sister, Roseanne (Wheatland Prairie Queen, FCh) on her 9 1/ 2 ORC points.
Queenies would like to thank Zorro's and Roseanne's breeder for having the trust and faith in us to send two of your best. Thank you Kim Otero!
(Ringdove Quaser, SRCH x Willoughby of Wyndsor, ORC, LCM)
Pictured at the NOTRA Oval Track Meet in Brea, California, on 12/6/92 winning his final points to achieve his Championship title in just five meets at 26 months of age.
Rooney's owner wishes to take this opportunity to thank Jean Balint and also all the members of the Southern California Whippet Association who saw from early on the athletic potential of this fine dog and for all your encouragement, advice and support in helping Rooney finish his ORC title.
Mateo is pointed, and shown here at one year of age going BOS in sweeps at SCWA under Sue Cowie. His handler, trainer, and bestest buddy Dara Loeper will show him to his title. Dara, we cannot thank you enough! We would also like to thank Sue Harris and Deanne Christianson for their support and friendship.
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