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TERRIERS, LURCHER & WHIPPET EVENTS 2017 SPONSORED BY

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The NI Countrysports Fair is happy to confirm that the Nutts About Pets Terrier, Lurcher and Whippet events will take place over both days of the show this year. These events will be organised at the show by the Gilford Working Lurcher and Terrier Club.  

Saturday will have straight racing and showing and Sunday will have simulated racing to name the NI Countrysports Fair Champion of Champions Racing Dog.

SATURDAY – REGISTRATION FROM 11AM

STRAIGHT RACING

Racing Classes

-U23 Lurcher

-O23 Lurcher

-Terrier

-Whippet

Winners in each of the individual straight racing classes will receive trophies, dog food and rosettes.

SHOWING

The overall top lurcher, terrier and whippet from the showing classes will receive a bespoke prize together with dog food and rosette. Individual class winners will receive trophies, dog food and rosettes.

Showing Classes

Terriers
Pups
Jack Russell
Patterdale
Lakeland / Fell
Border
Half-bred
Under 12″
Working
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Lurchers
Pups
Under 23″ Smooth
Under 23″ Rough
Over 23″ Smooth
Over 23″ Rough
Terrier Cross
Collie Cross
Lamping Lurcher
Hare Lurcher
Fox Lurcher
Veteran Lurcher
Pairs
Whippets
Pups
Whippet Dog
Whippet Bitch
Working Whippet
Whippet Pairs

Overall Show Champion

In addition to this the top terrier, lurcher and whippet will then go forward to be judged for the overall show champion. The overall show champion will be decided by a minimum of a two to one majority between the lurcher, terrier and whippet judges. The overall show champion is sponsored by Gilford Working Lurcher and Terrier Club and will receive a cash prize of £50.

SUNDAY – REGISTRATION FROM 11AM

Sunday will have simulated racing, with the NI Countrysports Fair Champion of Champions Racing Dog final in the afternoon.

NI COUNTRYSPORTS FAIR CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS RACING DOG

Following the success of last year’s event, 2017 will see the return of the NI Countrysports Fair Champion of Champions Running Dog.  This competition will see the top whippet, top over 23 straight racing lurcher and top under 23 straight racing lurcher from Saturday, together with the top simulated racing lurcher from Sunday, compete in a 4 dog semi-simulated racing final (i.e. a straight race with one turn).  The simulated and straight race courses will be changed specifically for the purpose of this competition.  The winner of this event will receive a top prize of £150 sponsored by the NI Countrysports Fair.

OTHER SUPPORT SPONSORS

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Gilford Working Lurchers & Terriers

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