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