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  1. The DWTC Dog Show and Race Day, Sunday 12thMay 19. The sun was breaking through the clouds as we drove through the heart of Apple Blossom country, on our way to the Annual DWTC Dog Show and Race Day at Sandy Heaks Modern Farm on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Scarva. As the time for shining in the field has finished for another season, the DWTC dog show was a good opportunity to give our canine friends a treat after the long cold winter. By midday the field was filled to capacity, with barking dogs, trailers, and families, all taking in the first rays of the summer sun. Shows are an exciting way to challenge both yourself and your dog, while meeting people in an atmosphere of healthy competition. And certainly there was plenty of competition on the day. There was a big turnout and a great mix of Lurchers, Terriers, Whippets, Strong dogs and racing dogs. In the ring it was a judges nightmare and some very hard decisions to make. Some very tasty burgers were cooked and served on site by Trisha Gilmore, and collars and leads sold from the stand of Cahill Collars. As I walked around the rings it was evident how popular this show is. It is always a pleasure to stop and chat with the good men and women of the Canine world, who are always so courteous and respectful to me. These people are all good country sports people, who love to show and race their dogs in the summer and work in the field in winter. Time passes so quickly when you are enjoying yourself, and very soon it was time to start the show. Here are the Overall Showing Results. Showing Results Childrens Handling Class Brooke Rafferty with Red Champion Pup Maurice Mc Dowell with Marshall Champion Whippet Brooke Rafferty with Millie Reserve Davy Best with Kelly Champion Lurcher Maurice Mc Dowell with Poacher Reserve Lisa Beggs with Cirez Champion Terrier Chloe Mc Keown with POPS Reserve Hugh Higgins with Flash Champion Strong Dog Jed Brady with Ben Reserve Declan Owens with Kelo DWTC Perputal Cup Hare Class Sean Burke with Kesh The Billy Copeland Cup Maurice Mc Dowell with Blue. ***Overall Show Champion Chloe Mc Keown with POPS Well done Chloe and many Congratulations *** Some Racing Results Puppy Racing Brooke Rafferty with Lisa Whippet Racing Alec Savage with Murphy Under 21 Joe Leonard with Runaway Scared Under 23 Michelle Rafferty with Gin Over 23 Stephanie O Connor with Bear Bull X Champion Scott Brookes with Flash Lee Brookes 2ndin Collie Class with Bobby Mick The Miller Michael Mc Grath with Stella Master Mc Grath Stephanie O Connor with Bear Congratulations to all winners in the showing and racing and well done to all. And Finally, may I take this opportunity to thank the judges and their ring stewards on the day for a job well done. Whippets = Michael Mc Grath Lurchers = Jonny Wilson Terriers/ Strong Dogs = Raymond Crilly. Judging is not an easy job, but you were consistent and fair, and very successful with the end product. And Finally, Finally, the memories of this show will linger on with me for some time to come. The craic and the banter was good and a brilliant atmosphere all around. None of this would have been possible without Leanne and Tom Barry and all their brilliant back up team who all worked so tirelessly to make this show so successful on the day. Some sleepless nights in the Barry household, but all well worth it and a real credit to Tom and Leanne and everybody involved. Roll on 2020 for more of the same. Margaret Mc Stay
  2. DONT YOU FORGET NOW SHOWING AND RACING TOMORROW. COME ON DOWN THIS SUNDAY THE 12th MAY TO APPLE BLOSSOM COUNTRY TO : THE NEXT BIG DOG SHOW ON MY LIST ***DWTC DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY*** SUNDAY 12th MAY 19. *Gate and Class Entries IN Sterling* Come On Down to Scarva in the Beautiful Co Down Countryside, to Sandy Heaks Modern Farm, Sunday 12th May 19, where the DWTC will be holding their Annual Dog Show and Raceday . Showing starts at 12 Noon Sharp, followed by Racing. This show is a qualifer for the Master Mc Grath and Mick The Miller . Also qualifiers for the 5 Nations Whippet/Terrier and Lurcher Champion of Champions, all to be held at Shanes Castle, 29th and 30th of June 19. Showing for Terriers/Lurchers/Bull Breeds , Whippets, and Strong Dogs. Venue for your Sat Navs - Sandy Heakes' Modern Farm, 7 Drummiller Lane, Scarva, BT63 6BR Margaret Mc Stay
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  4. PLEASE NOTE: TULLYLISH SHOW. Could all persons who won Perpetual Trophys at the Tullylish Working Terrier Club Show last year 2018, Please return them to John Barry at your earliest convenience. John will be attending the DWTC show on Sunday 12th May, so if it is convient for you then, please bring it on that day and John will collect it from you. On Behalf of John Barry Margaret Mc Stay
  5. Rockview Harriers Annual Show Sunday 5th May All major showing qualifiers Top class prizes including £100 sterling for Best in Show Digging competition at 1215 Showing classes 1pm Pet Show 2pm Flapper racing after showing Ideal for packs to get hounds out and about before Stradbally Hound Show
  6. ***DWTC DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY*** SUNDAY 12th MAY 19. Come On Down to Scarva in the Beautiful Co Down Countryside, to Sandy Heaks Modern Farm, Sunday 12th May 19, where the DWTC will be holding their Annual Dog Show and Raceday. Showing starts at 12 Noon Sharp, followed by Racing. This show is a qualifer for the Master Mc Grath and Mick The Miller . Also qualifiers for the 5 Nations Whippet/Terrier and Lurcher Champion of Champions, all to be held at Shanes Castle, 29th and 30th of June 19. Showing for Terriers/Lurchers/Bull Breeds , Whippets, and Strong Dogs. Venue for your Sat Navs - Sandy Heakes' Modern Farm, 7 Drummiller Lane, Scarva, BT63 6BR More detail nearer the time. Margaret Mc Stay
  7. PLEASE NOTE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ALL DOG SHOWS THAT HAVE OR HAD 5 NATIONS QUALIFIERS FOR 2019 I WISH TO ANNOUNCE THAT BOTH CHAMPION AND RESERVE CHAMPION IN LURCHERS/TERRIERS/WHIPPETS WILL GO THROUGH TO THE 5 NATIONS AT SHANES CASTLE ON THE 29th AND 30th JUNE 19, BY KIND PERMISSION OF MR AJ TITTERINGTON. Margaret Mc Stay
  8. IRISH COUNTRY LIFESTYLE FESTIVAL TERRIER & LURCHER CHAMPIONSHIPS Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit, Sunday 16th June starting 11.30 AM Sponsored by Feedwell Terrier Classes 1 AV Terrier Dog Pup 2 AV Terrier Bitch Pup 3 Russell Dog Or Bitch 4 Patterdale Dog Or Bitch 5 Lakeland Dog Or Bitch 6 Border Dog Or Bitch 7AV Entered Dog 8 AV Entered Bitch 9 Crossbred Dog Or Bitch Champion Classes 2 To 9 Puppy Winners go into Puppy Championship. Whippet Classes 1 Whippet Dog Pup 2 Whippet Bitch Pup 3 Whippet Dog 4 Whippet Bitch 5 Entered Whippet 6 Racing Whippet Champion 3 To 6 Puppy Winners go into Puppy Championship. Lurcher Classes 1 Lurcher Dog Pup 2 Lurcher Bitch Pup 3 Smooth Under 23 Inch 4 Smooth Over 23 Inch 5 Rough Under 23 6 Rough Over 23 6 Any Collie Type 7 Any Bull Cross Lurcher 8 Any Saluki Cross 9 Any Lamping Lurcher 10. Greyhound class 11. Entered Hound Class Champion Classes 3 To 11 Pups go into Puppy Championship Please note there will be no racing in 2019 this will return in 2020. ALSO STRICTLY NO DOGS TO BE SOLD ON SITE. Prize Structure: All class winners 15Kg bag of Feedwell, Commemorative Embroidered Winners Cap and Rosettes to 4th place. Terrier, Lurcher & Whippet Champions: €50, Embroidered Coat, Bronze Trophy and Rosette Puppy Champion : Bronze Trophy& Rosette Two Lurchers, Terriers & Whippets to qualify for the Five Nations Championships at Shanes Castle SPECIAL CONCESSION €5 OFF ADMISSION VOUCHERS ARE AVAILABLE - these must be ordered BEFORE 31st May. Order giving name & address at irishcountrylifestyle@btinternet.com
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