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  1. HIGH HOWE, HIGH HOWE, ITS OF TO THE FIRST BIG SHOW OF 2020. COME ON DOWN TO: THE NORTH WEST LURCHER/TERRIER AND WHIPPET CLUB DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY SUNDAY 15th March 20 at BARRENTOP FUN FARM , 35 BARRON ROAD, DONEMANA, STRABANE, CO TYRONE. BT82 OJD. ( ST PATRICKS WEEKEND ) SHOW CLASSES AS FOLLOWS LURCHERS PUPS DOG OR BITCH UNDER 21 DOG OR BITCH UNDER 23 SMOOTH DOG UNDER 23 SMOOTH BITCH UNDER 23 ROUGH DOG UNDER 23 ROUGH BITCH OVER 23 SMOOTH DOG OVER 23 SMOOTH BITCH OVER 23 ROUGH DOG OVER 23 ROUGH BITCH COLLIE CROSS DOG OR BITCH SALUKI CROSS DOG OR BITCH WHIPPET CROSS DOG OR BITCH HARE DOG OR BITCH FOX DOG OR BITCH LAMPING DOG OR BITCH RACING DOG OR BITCH VETERN (OVER 6 YRS DOG OR BITCH) PAIRS PURE BRED GREY HOUND DOG OR BITCH OVERALL CHAMPION BULL CROSS ONLY PUPS DOG OR BITCH DOG BITCH WORKING BULL CROSS VETERNS (OVER 6 YRS ) PAIRS OVERALL CHAMPION ---------------------------------------- TERRIERS PUPS DOG OR BITCH RUSSELL DOG OR BITCH PATTERDALE DOG OR BITCH RED FELL DOG OR BITCH LAKELAND DOG OR BITCH BORDER DOG OR BITCH ANY CROSSBRED DOG OR BITCH UNDER 12” DOG OR BITCH ANY PURE BRED TERRIER DOG OR BITCH NOT LISTED DOG OR BITCH VETERN (OVER 6 YRS) DOG OR BITCH PAIRS OVERALL CHAMPION WHIPPETS PUPS DOG OR BITCH (UNDER 1 YEAR) SAPLING DOG OR BITCH (UP TO 18 MONTHS) WHIPPET DOG WHIPPET BITCH WORKING WHIPPET DOG OR BITCH RACING WHIPPET DOG OR BITCH VETERN OVER 6 YRS DOG OR BITCH PAIRS OVERALL CHAMPION STRONG DOGS (IF ENOUGH IN ATTENDANCE) GUN DOGS (IF ENOUGH IN ATTENDANCE) OVERALL SHOW CHAMPION PUP OVERALL SHOW CHAMPION ADULT CHILDRENS HANDLING CLASS ANY BREED DOG OR BITCH PET SHOW PUPS DOG OR BITCH SMALL DOG OR BITCH MEDIUM DOG OR BITCH LARGE DOG OR BITCH RACING LURCHERS UNDER 21 SMOOTH DOG OR BITCH UNDER 23 SMOOTH DOG OR BITCH OVER 23 SMOOTH DOG OR BITCH UNDER 21 ROUGH DOG OR BITCH UNDER 23 ROUGH DOG OR BITCH OVER 23 ROUGH DOG OR BITCH TERRIERS ANY TERRIERS DOG OR BITCH WHIPPETS WHIPPETS DOG OR BITCH ENTRY FEE £5.00 PER PERSON CLASSES AND RACING £2.00 PER DOG THIS SHOW IS A QUALIFER FOR THE 32 COUNTIES CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TO BE HELD IN THE MIDLANDS. ALSO A QUALIFER FOR SEVERAL MAJOR SHOWS IN ENGLAND AND WALES. COME A LONG TO THIS FIRST MAJOR SHOW OF 2020, AND ENJOY A GREAT FAMILY DAY OUT. SEE YOU ALL THERE MARGARET MC STAY
  2. THE ASSOCIATION OF WORKING DOGS SHOW AND RACEDAY SUNDAY 29th MARCH 20. For Your Sat Navs : Fenniscourt, Co. Carlow, R21 DC04 Cumann Madraí Oibre na hÈireann will be hosting their first dog show and race day on Sunday the 29th of March at Fenniscourt, Co. Carlow, R21 DC04 Gates open before 9 am Measuring at 9 am Elite racing at 10 am Showing at 12pm Racing after showing There will be classes for Terriers, Lurchers, Whippets, Hounds, Strong Dogs, Gun Dogs, Ferrets and Childrens classes. There will be many stalls on the day, kids attractions and more. Monster Raffle and great prizes to be won. Entry Fee - €5 pp and Free to U16 Class Fee - €3 Kids Class Fee - €2 Members entry Fee- Free (must produce members card! ) Members class- Free Entries for Elite Racing to be taken online before Friday the 27th March. The Club holds the right to refuse entry. All Strong Dogs must be muzzled to comply with legislation. Entries for the Elite Racing will be taken on line before Friday 27th March. No entries for this race will be taken on the day. There is a ¼ of an inch given in measuring. Members must produce their card for Discounts. The club would like you to come along and enjoy this great family day out. Margaret Mc Stay
  3. New Lurcher Racing & Showing Classification and Rules Irish Game Fair, Shanes Castle, Antrim 27/28 June 2020 Racing Saturday 27th June The Master McGrath becomes a ‘Winner takes All’ c24 dog Open Sweepstake This race is now open to any Lurcher that has won an elite race in Ireland and an Open race in the UK. Entries in advance costing £10 which qualifies the owner for a free ticket to the Fair. Last year’s Winner & Runner Up get a FREE entry. Places in the race will be granted on a ‘first come first served basis.’ All entry fees will be put into the prize for the winner which will be made up to a minimum of £500. The Winner also receives a framed Limited Edition print of Master McGrath & Mick the Miller specially remarqued by the artist with a drawing of Shanes Castle & Master McGrath (worth c £350). The Mick the Miller Race for Hairy Dogs is open to entries on the Day Prize money will be £200 to the winner The Winner also receives a framed Limited Edition print of Master McGrath & Mick the Miller specially remarqued by the artist with a drawing of Shanes Castle & Mick The Miller ( worth c £350). Entry fee £4. 32nd Annual All Ireland Championship Races Under 22” Elite All Ireland Champion Race £50 to the Winner; Under 24” Elite All Ireland Champion Race £50 to the Winner; Over24” Elite All Ireland Champion Race £50 to the Winner PLUS All Ireland Traditional Lurcher Championships Over and Under 23”; Heavy Bull Lurcher Championship; Open Whippet Championship Race; And Open Terrier Racing Championship All Ireland Championship Showing Sunday 28th June All Ireland Champion Classes will be posted on www.irishgamefair.com Five Nations Championships for Whippets, Terriers & Lurchers We have new transitional arrangements for these championship in order to have the vey best dogs competing in Ireland’ top terrier, whippet and lurcher event. We have widened the qualification to include show champions at all shows in Ireland or the UK BUT owners must claim their qualification by email to Irishcountrylifestyle@btinternet.comdetailing where they won, date and organiser. Dogs that qualified for 2019 and took part are also eligible to take part. Please Note: We have had a system in place for some years whereby anyone actually present at the fair can make an objection to the winner by making a formal objection and putting down a deposit of €50/£50. This will be returned if the objection is upheld. If the challenge fails the money will be donated to charity. This will be the ONLY system of dispute that will be considered and no debate will be entered into over the results AFTER the Fair.
  4. SUNDAY 7th JUNE 2020 KILWORTH & ARAGLIN HARRIERS DOG SHOW KILWORTH & ARAGLIN HARRIERS DOG SHOW WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY 7th JUNE 20 AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE, ARAGLIN, NEAR FERMOY, COUNTY CORK. Margaret Mc Stay
  5. SATURDAY 18th JULY 2020 THE IRISH WORKING TERRIER FEDERATION WILL BE HOLDING THEIR SHOW THIS YEAR ON SATURDAY 18th JULY 2020 AT THE MUNSTER AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY SHOW GROUNDS, CORK. JUDGES TO BE CONFIRMED AND FULL DETAILS LATER. Margaret Mc Stay
  6. 2 TOP SHOWS COMING UP SUNDAY 15th MARCH 2020 NORTH WEST LURCHER/TERRIER AND WHIPPET CLUB WILL BE HOLDING THEIR DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY ON SUNDAY 15th MARCH 19 AT BARRONTOP FARM,35 BARRON ROAD,DONEMANA, STRABANE, CO TYRONE. BT82 OJD. FULL DETAILS LATER. SUNDAY 29TH March 2020 IRISH ASSOCIATION OF WORKING DOGS CLUB/DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY. ( IRISH MIDLANDS) Full details later Margaret Mc Stay
  7. Please Note : The Tullylish Dog Show and Race Day (John Barrys) will be earlier this year. The Tullylish Dog Show and Race Day will take place Saturday 23rd May 2020. Full Details later. Margaret Mc Stay
  8. A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR. A very Happy and Prosperous New Year to all our family and friends here in Ireland, North and South of the border, America ,Australia, Saudia Arabia, Jersey, and England. To all our good friends in the Dog Show and Racing world, all our friends, Chairman and committee members in the Sporting Whippet Club NI,(Chontelle Mc Meekan) Northern Ireland Whippet Club,(Davy Best). Jim Dalton and Jed Donagh, all Lurcher, Terrier and Strong Dog clubs, and all Sporting Organisations and Clubs we come in contact with during the year. To Albert Titterington and his lovely wife Irene, Paul Pringle, all the Directors of the Irish Game Fair and Fine Food Festival, again to you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year, and we look forward to meeting up with you all again in 2020. Margaret Mc Stay
  9. A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR DOGGIE FRIENDS AND THEIR LOVELY FAMILYS ,NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE BORDER AND FURTHER AFIELD, AND GOD WILLING WE WILL MEET UP WITH YOU ALL AGAIN IN 2020.
  10. Mid and East Antrim ClubChristmas Dog Show at Ballee Playing Fields,Ballymena, Sunday 8th of December 19 Showing dogs is a very traditional and sporting activity for many dog owners, and Sunday the 8th of December 19 was no different in the canine world. Despite the terrible weather conditions, with continous wind and rain all day, the great men, women, and children of the canine community came out in strength for a great days showing and festivities at the Mid and East Antrim Christmas dog show. This annual occasion is a special family get together for all like minded enthusiasts, and is a welcome break for the male species to get away from the trials and tribulations of Christmas shopping leading up to the festive season. Christmas is a very happy time, but it also can be a very sad and lonely time. This festive day out before Christmas helps lift the mantle, brings cheer in abundance, and enables us to leave our cares behind, and learn to smile again, if only for a day. Denver Mc Meekan was there in full swing providing plenty of delicious hot food, with some very tasty burgers and soup, and all very welcome on a cold winters day. As usual the raffle generated a lot of excitement in the air with really good prizes on offer. The craic and the banter was hilarious as each number was called out. Some happy campers going home with some nice prizes. Showing commenced at approximately 1.00pm Here are the Overall Results from the Show Childrens Handling Class 1/ Brooke Rafferty 2/ Cayce O Hagan 3/ Lexi-Rose Maguire Whippet Champion Colin Tucker with Cooper Reserve Elaine Smyth with Phoebe Terrier Champion Amiee Higginson with Taz Reserve Peter Morgan with Fiddler Lurcher Champion Errol Gardiner with Silious Reserve Charlene Rafferty with Shifter Overall Pup Harry Roache with Zula Reserve Billy Craig with Billy Overall Champion and Best in Show Colin Tucker with Cooper Reserve Amiee Higginson with Taz And Finally, many thanks to the judges on the day. Whippets/ Colin Maguire Lurchers/ Stephen Mc Gonigle Terrier/ Andrew Patterson. Childrens Handling Class Kirsty Harpur Judging is not an easy remit at any time, but a job well done by all. A Big thank you to Harpur Kennells ( Billy and Kirsty Harper ) for donating all the beautiful Goody Bags for the childrens Handling class. Every child in the ring got one and maybe two if any over. What a lovely gesture for the little people. They were were delighted with them. It was nice to see the smile on their little faces going out of the ring with their we gift boxes. And Finally, Finally,, none of this would be possible without the hard work and attention to detail of Chontelle Mc Meekan and Mark Mc Callion. Although we were not blessed with good weather, this show was a resounding success. Many thanks Chontelle and Mark for a great sporting day out, and I look forward to more of the same in 2020. ***To finish this year off, May I take this opportunity to wish all my friends in the Canine world North and South of the border and further afield, A Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year, and God willing I will meet up with you all again in 2020*** Margaret Mc Stay
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