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MARCH 19, 1909.

Whippet and Race-Dog News.

Past and Future Shows.—The quality of the few did not make up for the absence of the many at the City of Glasgow Kennel Club Show last week, and, considering that the adult class was guaranteed, the response was not what it might and should have been. It is however not unusual to find a bad entry following a good one in Scotland, and vice versa ; the splendid entry at Kilmarnock evidently frightened away the less successful exhibitors who took it that the large entry there would mean a still larger entry at Glasgow and consequently an equally greater difficulty in winning. At Glasgow the adult class, comprising dogs and bitches, only mustered six entries, two of which were absent, and puppies had a total of four. Mr. Erskine's Rampion Lady, the Kilmarnock second, won in adults; she is a nice little bitch with splendid arch and body, and a sweet head and neck, but she fails in hindquarters and shoulders to the second, Mr. Logan's Motor Princess, the Greenock winner and Kilmarnock v.h.c. The latter was it magnificent form at Glasgow, quite a different animal to what she was at Kilmarnock, and she must have pressed the winner very closely. In time and with full maturity she will turn the tables. The ,third card went to Mr. Hally's Hip Hurrah, the brindle puppy which won at Cruft's last month. Fourth went to the same owner's Happy Heart, a moderate black bitch. Motor Princess easily won in puppies ; she has very nice legs and feet, and good neck and head, while her hindquarters are excellent, she fails a little in arch. Mr. Thomson's black dog, Mick Milloy, a very good all-round puppy, was second to Motor Princess, and third went to Mr. Kirk's Breaker Boy, a son of the Kilmarnock winner and inclined to have her ugly head. Breaker Boy is a stylish puppy with a very deep brisket and good arch, but as he is–only seven months old, is already very big, and with a lot of empty skin to fill up he will I fear grow beyond show proportions for future victories. With time he will come up on his feet, but last week he was dangerously near walking on his heels. Hip Hurrah was fourth in puppies. The two absentees in adults were Mr. Hally's Sunrise, and Lump Lime from the same kennel.

There are five open classes for Whippets at Blackburn Show on 3rd April, made up of open dog or bitch, limit dog or bitch, novice dog or bitch, and brace and team classes. The local enthusiast, Mr. E. Bury, guarantees these classes and gives three five shillings cash specials as well. The prizes are of the usual value, namely, 20s., 10s., and 5s., but the entry fee is only 4s. I hope that Mr. Bury's generosity will meet with a deserving response and that there will be no call on his purse for the guarantee. Mr. J. J. Holgate is to judge our section and entries close on Monday, 29th March, at 10 a.m. ; envelopes from a distance bearing Sunday's postmark will be accepted. Schedules can be had from the secretary, Mr. J. Meadowcroft, Oozeheadlane, Blackburn.

Open dog and open bitch are the two classes provided for Whippets by the Falkirk executive at their show on Thursday, let April next. The prize-money is the usual one at non-championship shows, 35s. per class, with a 5s. entry fee. The Town Hall, in which the show will be held, is a most central venue and Falkirk itself is blessed with a liberal train service. Mr. Hugh Black, solicitor, Falkirk, is secretary and the Whippet judge is to be Mr. J. McDougall, the manager of the well-known sporting kennels at Harvieston, Dollar. Entries close on 24th March.
The rather poor suport accorded Dundee show in its Whippet classes last season has resulted in but one class being given there en 7th and 8th April next. Mr. John McNaughton judges, and entries close on 30th March to the secretary, Mr. Forbes Grant, 31, Reform-street, Dundee.

A Whippet Racing Association.—Numerous letters have reached and are continually reaching me in connection with my proposal of a few months ago to form a Whippet Racing Association, and I notice a writer in our correspondence columns last week advocates the registration of all racing Whippets•as the only remedy for the objectionable features connected with the sport. Everyone who has written me is in favour of some form of registration, but the initial difficulties appear too collossal to allow of my epistolary friends suggesting any method by which a beginning could be made. It is true, as last week's correspondent pointed out, that Greyhounds are registered, but between the owner of Greyhounds and the average owner of racing Whippets there is a great gulf fixed. Greyhound coursing is the sport of the classes and Whippet racing is the sport of the muses. In writing thus I am in no way belittling the latter sport or its devotees, but in a case like this one must look at facts. Take the. number of race meetings held every week and look at the entry which in very many instances averages over 300 competitors per meeting, and we at once see the stupendous task which registration means. But the number is not the real difficulty. Would the average Whippet owner register his dog if asked to do so ? No doubt he would if he could not race without doing so but as so many race meetings have a purely local significance, would the promoters be willing to risk a smaller entry by insisting on registration?? Of course everything must have a beginning and I am convinced that a Whippet Racing Association under some such principle as the Coursing Club or Jockey Club is managed would ultimately be a huge success and would do more for Whippet racing in a month than years can do under the present methodless regime. What we require is several Whippet racing promoters to adopt the system of registration and by degrees it would come to be a universal practice. Thinking out the matter roughly I have come to the conclusion that a shilling registration fee which would register the dog for all time, and a sixpenny transfer fee, would meet expenses to begin with at .any rate. In the first place we need the co-operation of race-course proprietors, and what I want is my racing readers to write me from their various localities and tell me what each is willing to do in the matter. It must be borne in mind however that registration to be of practical good would need to be carried out by one governing body such as the Whippet Racing Association I speak of. I shall be glad to have my racing readers views.

Owing to a delay in procuring the sketch I require for the illustration of my remarks on Whippet clothing, I must hold these over till next week.



(1894)A Whippet race meeting has been arranged for Southall next Wednesday week, when the Market Day Stakes will be run off over a splendid grass course of 200 yards in the cricket field, which is in the centre of the town—by the way, nine miles from London. Messrs. J. R. Whittle and R Rouse are the honorary secretaries, and Lord Charles/ Lines Ker will act as judge.

Whippet Racing.
To the Editor of the STOCK-KEEPER.
Sir,—Having read in yom issue of September 23 a letter on the above sport, signed by G. H. Nutt, Pulborough, and taking into consideration the amount of correspondence that had appeared in other papers on the same subject, it really looks as though this exciting sport was about to receive the attention in these parts it undoubtedly deserves, and I sincerely trust that Mr. Taunton and the Crystal Palace Company will fall in with Mr. Nutt's views, and give the sport a trial. If the entry fees are reasonable I will guarantee to procure one dozen entries, and will also subscribe one guinea towards the prize fund. When once dog-owners have seen what a Whippet is bred and trained for, I trust we shall have none but racing dogs in our Whippet classes at shows, and not weeds.

Whippet racing was one of the features of the Show, for Mr. Nutt raced his five entries, and the large and fashionable company who attended on Sunday afternoon were immensely pleased, and this form of sport is likely to prove popular among tke Dutch. One race afforded a nice little incident. Mr. Nutt borrowed a handkerchief from a spectator for the dogs to run to, and, of course, they tore it to shreds ; and Mr. Nutt at once pre- sented the owner of the fabric with a silk one, on which were worked two Union Jacks. The gentleman who accepted the handkerchief was heard to remark that he would not part with it for a thousand florins.
All Mr. Nutt's whippets were sold, and we fancy that we shall see more racing at continental shows. The grounds at Scheveningen were excellent for these trials of speed, there being a straight run over two hundred yards of well-kept grass. There was also an inclination to bet on the results, and at Spa, we hear, if there is sufficient space, there will be more racing, which should take well in that fashionable resort.

WHIPPETS HERE, unfortunately, there is not much. new to chronicle. Like whippet racing, whippet showing certainly doss not flourish. Exhibitors are very few, and the classes, excepting perhaps in the Durham and Northumberland colliery districts, do not fill well. The whippet racing man proper will not show his dog. so that competition is confined to the exhibitor proper. Messrs. Bottomley's grand team still hold pride of place, and truly they have an extra big lot to choose from. Manorley Model, M. Tich , The New Boy, and Faultless Beauty are all grand whippets, fit for any competition, and when present leave little pickings for any other exhibitor. Mr. H. Vickers. frequently shows, but his champions Zuber and Enterprise are getting passe. Mr. W. Barlow and Mr. C. Thwaites have also shown successfully. That old enthusiast Mrs. Craven has not patronised shows very much of late, and generally speeking this is a variety that could well
do with more admirers and friends. g
(To be continued.)

POPPY Winning Welsh Whippets
Claypits Farm, Colwinston, Cowbridge, Glam.

Photo, V. Thomas, Pentlane
MRS. C. A. MARTIN sends greetings to all her many friends, both at home and abroad, and hopes the new year may be full of happiness, friendship and good luck. This Welsh kennel specialises in colour breeding, quality, type and correct size, and has some impressive wins to its credit in 1954, including best in show awards. The black, Poppy Tip Top who won the cup for best black at the Whippet Club Ch. show, now in whelp to Poppy Domino, will probably have crossed the sea by the time this appears. Puppies of all colours for sale and coloured dogs at stud, including the white and black Poppy Domina, winner of Junior Warrant and two c.c.s, also his black sire, Tiptoes of Highmead. The photograph shows some of the Poppies at exercise with Miss Daphne Martin, and include the only black champion bitch, Ch. Poppy Tarquin.

Like a miniature Greyhound in looks, he stands about 18 1/2 inches high. With his short satiny coat he is very easy to keep clean. He is engaging and affectionate and loves human companionship. He is bred for racing, and is useful as a ratter or rabbit hunter. His colours closely resemble those of the Greyhound.




Monday last, if not exactly big with the fate of Whippet racing in the metropolis, will some of these days be looked back to as the date of the first real attempt that has been made for establishing the sport upon a permanent basis in London. What the results of this and further experiments that are to be made will be, it is not for us to prophesy ; but wishing, as we do, the promoters of the pastime every sort of good luck, it becomes a pleasant duty to be able to report that those interested in the fixture of Monday last may be congratulated upon the termination of their venture. At the same time, it must be recognised that we are writing in a friendly spirit towards a youthful meeting, for it must not be for one moment supposed that everything was all couleur Ole rose at Kensal Rise on Monday. In the first place, we commenced five-and-thirty minutes late, and half an-hour means something on a January afternoon, the result being that the final heat was decided in a dim and dusky twilight. Again, some means should be devised to prevent incursions on the part of the nobility and gentry who frequent the outer ring into the reserved enclosure ; whilst, at the same time, facilities might be afforded those who have provided themselves with enclosure tickets to enter the ring if they had a mind to do so. Again, the presence of persons who had nothing to do with the management or reporting of the meeting inside the boundaries of the running track should not be tolerated, and above all, in common fairness to all concerned, the name of the handicapper should be published. The modesty of the gentleman who apportioned the starts is perhaps excusable this time, as he succeeded—whoever he was—in utterly spoiling the handicap by letting in Mr. James Winstanley's Red Rose in the way he did, as 4 to 1 could not be obtained against her for money, long before the first heat was run. As we have said before, however, we have no desire to be hypercritical, and therefore the above' shortcomings are only alluded to in the hope that they will be of use in pointing out to the authorities certain little points of weakness which, in our opinion, existed. Mr Freeman Lloyd worked well, and appeared to be about the only man on the ground who both knew what to do and did it, and he may be honestly congratulated upon the success that attended his efforts to popularise Whippeting.

There being some hundred and twenty entries, the card—which was a most admirable production, reflecting great credit upon its compiler—contained no fewer than three-and-twenty heats, the first of which was won easily from scratch by a monster named Gipsy Nell, and weighing thirty-eight pounds ! Mein., a nice weight for a Whippet ! Five runners started for the next heat, which was won in rather slovenly fashion by the fawn dog Dick, and then we were indulged with the spectacle of three walks-over, one of the animals thus favoured being the redoubtable Red Rose, whose prowess scared away all opposition. Then a new favourite, Poll, floored her only opponent, and after that nothing exciting occurred until heat eleven, when Cora, a thirteen-pound brindle-and-white, who brought a good reputation with her from Oldham, easly landed the odds laid on her. In the next heat Phoebe, a bitch from Grays, and a smart one, did all that was asked of her ; then came two rather tame trials, followed by a couple of walks-over. In heat seventeen the little seventeen and-a-half-pound Mouse delighted the visitors from East Smithfield by beating her two opponents very cleverly, her victory being succeeded by a trio of uninteresting contests between a number of dogs all of which seemed badly troubled by the "slows." Heat twenty-one proved quite a lively exhibition, as the winner, Lady Burnley, was savaged by St. Gatien, and numerous more or less courteous criticisms of the two tykes were indulged in by their respective owners. After that came two uninteresting heats, and everybody seemed glad that the first round was near at hand. The first of these was easily carried off by Red Rose, who smartly defeated the big Gipsy Nell ; whilst in the second we were indulged in the luxury of a dead-heat between Judy and Cora, a result which quite upset all the chances possessed by the latter of carrying off the final, as the tie had to be run off. The diminutive Mouse won the next heat in really good style, whilst Chief proved to be the best of a poor lot in the succeeding race. Cora having beaten Judy in running off their dead-heat, the following took part in the final :—Mr. James Winstanley's f.b. lied Rose, ten and three-quarter pounds, twenty-six and a-half yards start ; Mr. James Sedgwidge's br.w.b. Cora, thirteen pounds, eighteen yards start ; Mrs. Jenkins's bd.d. Chief, twenty pounds, twenty-four yards start; and Mr. G. C. Thurling's bd.w.b. Mouse, seven and a-half pounds, forty-one yards start. They finished as their names are written, the favourite winning as she liked from the tired-out Cora, who was next in demand, whilst the small stature of Mouse seemed to render her too weak to do justice to her undoubted powers three l imes in the afternoon. The winner nominally figured at 6 to 1 on, but it was practically a difficult matter to support her at all with a good man. Unfortunately, there were some layers present who possessed no claims to be included in the latter category, and, in fact, one of these gentry actually had the bad taste to leave with a little matter of over thirty pounds of the Red Rose money in his pocket. The winner's party have, however, only themselves to thank for the loss of a portion of their spoil, as there were several first-rate men with whom they might have invested their money. In addition to this, there is one satisfaction in the reflection that if anyone had to be welshed, it was the division whose representative had been so completely " chucked " in as to spoil the handicap and paralyse not only sport, but punting.

Whippet and Race-Dog News.

Track Topics.—The Isle of Thanet Whippet Racing, Association opened their season in a particularly promising manner on Thursday last, when a sixteen dog handicap was decided. The sport witnessed augurs extremely well for this Association's future. During the " close season," the officials have displayed much energy in extending the Association's ramifications, and many additional members have been obtained. New dogs, too, have been brought in, and there is a capable lot of home-grown puppies. On Thursday, as was natural, considerable speculation was rife as to the merits of the respective dark horses, and whether those would beat the old favourites. The younger generation proved the more successful, and the winner turned up in Mr. Eric Rickman's home-bred puppy, Double Deuce. The runner-up was Blue Boy, a well-known London winner, recently acquired by Mr. E Attree. The. winner's victory was enhanced by the fact that it was her first appearance in public, and though inclined to run green at times, she gave evidence of a turn of speed which will stand her in good stead in future engagements. Double Deuce is really a show bred bitch, being sired by Mr. Gibson's shapely son of Wide-Awake and Sunray.

As usual the week-end meetings in Scotland were well patronised, and huge fields were the order of the day. An additional meeting was held at Hawick, and capital sport was witnessed. at this old Border town ; the leading North of England owners being represented. A Scottish deg, however, won in Mr. Russell's Black Fire. At the King's Grounds, Govan, the final stage of a 200 yards £25 handicap was got through, when the victor was Mr. Barbour's Bell H. The concluding heats of the previous week's meeting and the opening events of a second meeting were run through at the Nelson Grounds, Glasgow, where Mr. Miller's Inlaid won the £25. Some very interesting finals were run at the Victoria Grounds, Glasgow, and there Mr. Wadsworth's Coffee Cooler secured the £25. The weekly gathering at the leading Scottish ground, Powderhall, Edinburgh, was run to a finish, when some very close finishes were seen. Mr. Beveridge, a persistent winner at Powderhall, won with his odds-on favourite, Little Mischief. The comparatively new track at Northfields, Edinburgh, does not draw the big entry one finds at Powderhall, and the prize-money is only £10. There again the favourite won in Mr. Ramsay's Speculator.

Opening heats in a big handicap were run at the Byker Grounds, Newcastle, and at the Victoria Grounds, Wolverhampton. Mr. Sandy's Mick O'Brien won at the Portack. Grounds, Stockton. At the Bellevue track in the same town, Mr. Hutchinson's Aunt Matilda was the winner. Coursing matches occupied the card at most of the other well-known grounds in England.

Interesting Items.--Mr. J. S. Harding tells nie of some of the recent successes of his fine black bitch, Raciness. First of all, she began with running into the semi-final in a rabbit coursing match, being narrowly beaten in the final by one of Mr. Noah Corbett's famous coursers. She then went on to Stafford evening show, where she won the sporting class and the special for the best dog in the show. Then at Lichfield evening show, she again won, and -from there she went to Birmingham on Saturday, where she finished the week by winning in a £10 selling class. Mr. Harding, by the way, is the originator and patentee. of the now well- known Barrington leads, which he is shortly to advertise in our columns.

I would remind my readers that the Christmas number of THE KENNEL will be published on December 17th. This number will contain reviews of the leading kennels in the United Kingdom, and besides an extra large home circula tion, big orders have already been placed for American and Continental consignments. The issue will be printed on art paper and enclosed in a special cover, and will assuredly be a publication that will be kept for future reference and thus a continual advertisement for the stock of those who patronise its business columns.


Our " Whippet Wheezer" is Mr. Whippet Wheezes. Will Rally, Halstead, Auchterarder.
Whippets at the Exhibitors' Club Show, at the Crystal Palace in October next, will be judged by Mr. Fred. H. Bottomley. Writing of this fancier, we are exceedingly sorry to learn that he has recently met with an accident, the effects of which are like to be by no means as transient as could be wished, and that, in consequence, the " Manorley " owner will probably find life rather monotonous for the next eight or nine months. While schooling a young polo pony, Mr. Bottomley got badly thrown, and a severely injured shoulder will make his active participation in any kind of sport an impossibility for some time to come.

Whippets are becoming fashionable with the fair. Mrs. Gifford, a Scottish Terrier notability, has taken them up, and they are to displace the Northern breed at her place in Somerset. Mrs. Gifford motored over to Weymouth the other day and persuaded Mr. Halford Adcock to sell Blue Viney, the Cruft's winning puppy, in whelp to Heritor. On that visit Mrs. Gifford was so greatly charmed with the well-known dog, Spring Morn, that she has since secured him also from Mr. Adcock; thus, it need hardly be added, providing herself with a most auspicious start in Whippets. Nothing would, however, have tempted Mr. Adcock to part with that brace had it not been that his father has bought a place in California, near San Francisco, and so Mr. Adcock is giving up his Weymouth house and is on the outlook for a small bungalow situated more conveniently for London shows than is his present residence. Hyacinth, Enid, and Lady Nogg are being retained by their owner, who, when settled again, will
increase his stud W. H.

No Identification on photo


February 1941


The year of 1940 has been one of the most successful periods from the standpoint of popularity our breed has ever known. Sales have increased, prices are higher, and the demand for whippets greater than in any time in the history of the breed. The answer is quite simple. The dog loving public has finally begun to open their eyes to the fact that the whippet is really a fine pet and companion, on par, or even superior to many breeds known for years as the ideal kind of dog for the house, and as a child's pet.

In previous years, there has always been a greater amount of overproduction, especially with the cheap grade of whippet. This overproduction has just about come to an end with prospects of racing for large purses now practically a thing of the past.

For our breed to continue at the tremendous pace it is now hitting, it is all important that breeders use the utmost care in the selection of brood stock, and as near as possible keep the supply down to a level with the demand.

Under these simple rules you will find that one good litter of well bred puppies will bring far more than you could have ever realized on several litters of inferior grade puppies in previous years. Quality is the cry of the whippet lovers of today.

From all indications the first two big shows of the year to be held at Baltimore, Maryland, and New York City should be "real corkers," as far as the whippet entry goes. In all probability Meander Farms—Miss Judith and Julia Shearer—and Mardomere Kennels—Mrs. Anderson—whose dogs are handled by Percy Roberts, will most likely be on hand.

Last year, Ch. Flornell Glamorous, the star of Mardomere, was the individual whippet sensation of the year, winning some 13 groups against some of the best hounds in America. At Camden, New Jersey, she went best in show which was indeed a great accomplishment as well as a fine feather in the cap of the whippet as a breed.

From this you might think Glamorous had things pretty much her own way, but such was not the case, as Meander Kennels, for many years tops in the show ring, again had a most successful season, beating Glamorous at several of the larger Eastern shows during the spring and early summer.
Meander reached its most glorious height at Morris and Essex-70 entries—by going best of breed, best of winners, winners dogs, and winners bitches. Other important victories for best of breed scored by this kennel were : American Whippet Club specialty show, Maryland Kennel Club, and Old Dominion.

Meander's show string reminds me greatly of the large college football teams which depend mainly on reserve strength. When it invades the large shows, there are always from three to six entries capable of going best of breed, and taking on the very stiffest competition in the groups.
In other words, it appears that the two early season shows will be Meander and its powerful reserves, against Flornell Glamorous and a well balanced string of kennel mates. It is just possible that some of the small breeders may pop up with something to knock down the two above mentioned kennels, but this I doubt.

It probably sounds strange coming from me, but whippet racing looks to be in good hands since the Cleveland Whippet Club and the Whippet Breeders Association of Maryland have met, and appear to really be interested in reviving the old time form of racing for sport rather than for money. Both clubs have very good men as officers, and it is mainly in their hands as to the future of the present day racing.

Most of the winning during the past year was carried on by the old dogs with very few really fine show prospects appearing among the younger group of American whippets. Perhaps the best of these is Sand Pile of Meander, but even he was not able to get past the old dogs for best of breed.

This year, but very late in the year, there will probably be a great many new show prospects, and I look for a number of these to be tops. Miss Christine Young has done a splendid job in the improvement of the whippets now in her kennel, and will probably do a great deal of winning on the West Coast during the months to come.

Next month, there will be some interesting notes by Joseph Z. Batten, and a complete report on the Baltimore show, and if possible, New York results.—Louis PEGRAM

Specially Written for Field and Fancy
Probably the first set of Whippet races financed by a city government ever held in this country were held on July fourth at New Bed ford, Massachusetts. At that place before a crowd estimated from ten to fifteen thousand people Whippet racing was given a tremendous
boost as a form of public amusement. Crowds flocked to these races long before they were scheduled to start and remained through to the
very end.

Savin Parth owned by Bayard Tuckerman and T. D. Smith of South Hamilton, Massachusetts, thrilled this tremendous crowd when in a blanket finish he defeated the great Cinders, so far this year the sensation of Whippet-dom. This latter dog is owned by P. A. and J. B. Draper of Canton, Massachusetts, and was the winner of the International Handicap at the National Whippet Derby at Washington, D. C., May 21 this year and later on June 6 the winner of the Poland Spring Purse, Poland, Maine.

Less than a foot separated the first dog from the fourth dog in this final heat at New Bedford. Savin Parth is an eighteen pound, smooth haired, black Whippet imported from England in July, 1925, by William Yates of North Arlington, New Jersey. He is about seven years old and for the past year has not been very promising as a racer, but from all appearances it looks as though he would come back for this year at least. In this race Tellem owned by Joseph Draper of Canton, Massachusetts, and claimed by many Whippet fanciers to be the best male Whippet in the country was third. Coomassie, owned by James Gilligan of Lawrence, Massachusetts, last year's Whippet wonder, by virtue of her winning seven consecutive handicaps, was fourth.

In the Consolation race Clancy's Harry owned by J. P. Clancy of Winthrop, Massachusetts, defeated the Flying Scotchman owned by Mary Pool of North Abington, Massachusetts. The Flying Scotchman it will be remembered was the nine months old Whippet who created such a sensation at the National Whippet Derby in Washington, D. C., May 21, when she defeated in the very first race she ever run in, the great Sarah Porter owned by Dunlap Castle of Hollywood, California, and brought over from California as the likely winner at the National Whippet races. Clancy's Harry by his win chalked up his first victory of his career.

The summary as given below will show the consistent way in which the dogs advance to the finals of both the city of New Bedford Purse and the Consolation race.



First Heat—I, Lion, owned by P. A. & J. B. Draper of Canton, Mass.; 2, Jenny Leash, owned by Bayard Tuckerman-T. D. Smith, South Hamilton, Mass.

Second Heat—I, Cinders, owned by P. A. & J. B. Draper of Canton, Mass.; 2, Coomassie, owned by James Gilligan of Lawrence, Mass.

Third Heat—I, Savin Parth, owned by Bayard Tuckerman-T. D. Smith, South Hamilton, Mass.; 2, Orphan Girl, owned by Sidney Rollins, Mattapan, Mass.

Fourth Heat--I, Nylgha, owned by F. R. Edington, Boston, Mass.; 2, Tellem, owned by Joseph Draper, Canton, Mass.

First Semi-Final Heat—I, Cinders ; 2, Coomassie. Time 12.3.

Second Semi-Final Heat—I, Savin Parth; 2, Tellem. Time, 12.2.

Final Heat—I, Savin Parth; 2, Cinders, 3, Tellem; 4, Coomassie. Time, 12s.

City of New Bedford Consolation' Race

First Heat—I, Clancy's Harry, owned by L. P. Clancy, Winthrop, Mass.; 2, Lady Abington, owned by Lilian Pool, North Abington, Mass.

Second Heat—I, Flying Scotchman, owned by Mary Pool, North Abington, Mass.; 2, Bell, owned by P. A. & J. B. Draper, Canton, Mass.

Final Heat—I, Clancy's Harry; 2, Flying IScotchman. Time 12.3-5.

Photo., Jerome.


A Great Record with Rag-Racing Whippets.

Mr. W. T. Richardson, of Hull, whose Rosmead Kennel of Whippets and Greyhounds is well known in the locality, has been a keen breeder of rag-racing Whippets for a great number of years, and his record of wins, with dogs which are nearly all from the same strain, is an imposing one.
The foundation of Mr. Richardson's rag-racing Whippet kennel was the bitch, Bill's Rachael, which he purchased from Mr. F. Wilkinson, the well-known Lancashire slipper. Her descendants (all bred by Mr. Richardson) include Jack's Bayardo, Charley's Three Legs (winner of 20 handicaps and a sweepstake), Harry's Thief, Ben's Long Span, Cherry Blossom, Chanty Girl, Market Duchess, Shameface, Romana (winner of 17 handicaps), Y. Racheal, Lady of York, Three Legs II., Wild Lass Highland Lassie, Thorsby Belle, Bonnie Gem, Jazz Band, Hard Times, and White Socks. These dogs have won handicaps in nearly every principal town in England, as well as some in Belgium and France.
The photograph reproduced here shows Mr. Richardson and a six-months puppy ex Jack's Odd Legs (winner of 20 handicaps) by Bill's Bob of Hollinwood (14lb. champion)


Lightning Rag Hound ; Snap Dog

A breed native to Northern England, which was manufactured about a century ago by the local miners and much used by them for coursing sports. Its ancestors were probably Greyhounds, Manchester Terriers and English White Terriers. Though not seen commonly in the South of England, the breed has a strong following in the North, where it is used in straight flat races. Racing was popularized by Freeman Lloyd, the Welsh sporting writer, who with Sir John Astley introduced Edward VII to the sport in 1894. The dog resembles a typical Greyhound in miniature, and was officially recognized by the English Kennel Club in 1895.

Height in in., bitches 171/2- in. Weight as lb., bitches 20 lb. Colour black, blue, brindle, cream, fawn, red, and white with any of these shades as markings. Coat fine, short and close.

Cleaving the air with jackknife strides, they streak down the track toward their handlers. At le start of the race, a "slipper" holds each dog by the scruff of the neck and the tail. As the pistol racks, the animal is literally catapulted into its stride. Mechanical starting devices are also used.

The Whippet is really a miniature Greyhound, having been bred down by a mixture with Terriers, and then refined by crossing with the Italian Greyhound. Though most people think of the Whippet as a racing dog (he is the fastest domesticated animal for his weight), he leaves little to be desired as a house pet. His coat is short and sleek, and his disposition affectionate, though he makes a good watch dog. In spite of his delicate appearance, the Whippet is as hale and hearty as any other dog. His color is immaterial, which ought to suit almost everybody, and his height is from eighteen to twenty inches.

A new paper, "Dog Racing," which claims to be the only one in the world solely devoted to Greyhound and Whippet racing, has been started in London, and the first issue (of 28th May) is certainly one that appeals to all followers of the "long-tail." The frontispiece contains an excellent photo of the Ruchess of Sutherland, whose Geryhounds have been good winners. Mr. Weston, the editor, is to be congratulated on so promptly taking the field in the production of a paper that is certain to be appreciated by a public that, whatever the future may bring, are certainly enamoured by the thrilling new sport of Greyhound racing on the track.

The policy set out for the new journal is to uphold everything that is best in the sport, and to expose and help to suppress any attempted malpractices calculated to bring it into disrepute with the public and lead to its eventual downfall. In this the editor will have the good wishes of all. An introductory article, headed "The Bugle Goes," ably deals with the sport and its probable future.

Other articles, headed "Captivating the Crowds" and "Bookmakers and Backers," tersely deal with the sport. A cartoon by "Holt" will be one of the enjoyable weekly features of the paper. There are some excellent photos of prominent people, especially the one of Miss Pauline Frederick, the well-known actress, and her dogs. A "Ladies' Column" will appeal to the fair sex interested in the game, and the reports of meetings held in Dublin, Belfast, Manchester, and Sheffield, etc., are quite up to date. The new paper should assist the sport materially and have a prosperous career.



The date for the annual meeting of the Whippet Club of America has been changed from January 11th to January loth, 1925. The places and time remain the same, namely, Madison Square Garden, New York, at 4 o'clock P.M.

We hear from Mr. David W. Mitchell, the Vancouver enthusiast, that they held a successful handicap on New Year's Day, with eighteen entries. This certainly shows enthusiasm. They have formed a racing association and the sport is taking hold.

Mr. William Prescott Wolcott will judge Whippets at the Eastern Dog Club Show, February 23rd to 25th. Mr. Wolcott is an enthusiastic Whippeter, has acted for years as a judge at Derby and has his eye on the running type. Whippeters should patronize this show not only as Boston is the original home of the Whippet in this country, has given us an excellent judge, but also because Mr. Bayard Tuckerman, Jr., the president of the Whippet Club of America, is the new president of the Eastern Dog Club.


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FASTEST of the domestic animals is the Whippet. Racing along with the fastest race horse, he will come in first, if not alongside.
The Whippet has been the favorite of the English people, particularly the English workingman, for years for that sport. A high-strung, affectionate little animal, he is raced down a 200-yard straightaway, his owner practically throwing him into the race at the start.
Declared by his enthusiasts to be a faithful, intelligent dog, the Whippet has not been found valuable except for sport.
He is descended from the Greyhound, than
whom he is smaller, and from the Manchester 4 Terrier. He is built much like the Greyhound,
being lithe and clean-cut. His slim little body
is covered with short, smooth hair, though the hair on his tail is longer. He has a long pointed muzzle and bright, expressive eyes. Some of the colors of the Whippet are black, red, white, fawn, brindle. He stands about 15 to 21 inches in height, and weighs from 10 to 28 pounds.

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Origin.—On account of it being but little else than a small English Greyhound its origin is traced to that breed, by which standard it is judged.
Uses.—Occasionally for coursing rabbits but chiefly for trials of speed at short distances, chiefly 200 yards. The dogs are run in couples, the waving of a handkerchief or other cloth being the incentive to run.

As these little dogs are used solely for running it is readily understood that in order to make a good showing they should be well built and on true Greyhound lines. When being prepared for a race they are handled the same way as their larger brothers, and subjected to an equally severe strain, so if the dog is not possessed of sterling qualities his success is not likely to be a very brilliant one, however well he is handled or conditioned. Good and well-placed legs are essential, well-sprung ribs a sine qua non, and a stout heart as necessary as in a racehorse. Without these qualities fully developed it is useless to expect much sport from your dogs. As a rule 15 lbs. is taken as a basis of handicaps, an allowance always being made to-the smaller dog.

SEVERAL weeks ago I received a group
of very interesting whippet notes from Joseph Z. Batten which arrived just a little too late to get in last month's issue of the GAZETTE. I had hoped to be able to print them in their entire form this month, but with The Maryland Kennel Club and Westminster shows so near at hand, it will be impossible.

Mr. Batten's little story on the great whippet bitch, Nancy of Oxon, is as follows:

"Quite a few whippet enthusiasts have asked me on different occasions how the great Nancy of Oxon of some 17 or 19 years ago compared with the present day champions. This is getting on dangerous ground, and is somewhat like rating a Bobby Jones and a Vardon in their prime with the flight golfing winners of today. My recollection of Nancy prompts me to say that she could hold her own with any whippet that I have since seen. However, it appears that now there are more high quality whippets than in the twenties. The average in quality has improved and they seem to be breeding closer to the right type—bar the possible exception of size.

"The first time I saw Nancy of Oxon was at Richmond Championship show in England, when I was judging the breed as well as greyhounds. She was then just under a year old, but won out over some 40 entries. I shall try to describe her as I remember her. In the first place, she was a beautiful fawn in color, not a scratch or blemish of any kind to detract from her superb outline and appearance. She was large enough for a bitch though I never measured her height, or heard it stated, yet she was so well balanced and so teeming with real whippet type one was never conscious of her size.

"She was, of course, quite correct in the essentials—absolute front, with proper feet, pasterns, shoulders and well let down hocks with well bent stifles. She had great depth of chest and brisket with unusually well sprung ribs, a combination often difficult to her neck let into them was a study, and she could cover any amount of ground without any placing, posing or handling. Like all great dogs of any breed she just seemed to stand out on her own. This in my judgment spells that hard to define term `extreme quality.'
"In England, I met later A. H. Adcock who bred Nancy and others which made ring history. He was a sincere whippet fancier and an intelligent breeder. All his litters were farmed—or out at walks—a method, if it could be more generally adopted in our country would, I believe, make for better reared puppies.

"If there are any Oxon whippets still in existence in England, it would pay whippet breeders to try to obtain them if the devastating war does not preclude negotiating and shipping, to carry on this fine old strain. My sincere hope is that all the whippet people in England have escaped the ravages of war, as well as their dogs, and that the day will soon come when they can carry on again in peace and plenty."

As has been the case at most shows during the past year, where there has been a large entry of whippets competition among the male dogs has not been very keen, and such was the case with Westminster with Meander Kennels' Ch. Glad Hand of Meander, easily taking winners dogs, and his greatly improved kennel mate, Pipeclay of Meander, going reserve winners.

Interest ran high when it came time for the bitches to enter the ring. Several weeks ago, I saw for the first time Lazelands Kennels' Miranda O'Lazeland, a really fine looking bitch that covers lots of ground, has a beautiful long lean head, with long strong legs that gave the appearance of smooth action and power. At that time, I expressed the opinion that this hitch would probably go best of winners.

However, after winning the open class, she met defeat at the hands of Mardormere Kennels' Tiptree Avon, which reached the finals by defeating another exceptionally nice hitch, Salvage of Meander, in the limit class. Ch. Glad Hand was given the best of winners over Tiptree Avon.
Special only, found 12 champions competing for best of breed. It was one of the finest groups of whippets ever to enter an American show ring. Again, the grand little bitch, Ch. Flornell Glamorous, was awarded best of breed, a truly great honor.

One of the most interesting things was the judging of the brace class in which five beautiful and very evenly marked pairs accepted the issue. Winners was Mardormere Kennels' tan and white bitches, Ch. Madame Superb and Ch. Lady Bibi, with second going to Windholme Kennels' brindles; and third to Meanders' fawns. In the group, the whippet brace finished third, and in the group for teams Meander whippets finished second.

Windholme Kennels, which entered quite a large string, was in the thick of competi-well as its Patricia going reserve, bitche Frank Tuffley was down from Clevelar with his nice little white bitch, Red Prit cess, but failed to get in the ribbons wit her. Mr. Tuffley was making plans for large whippet entry at Morris and Esse where Felex Leser is to judge. Alva Roset berg judged Westminster.

I doubt if any other kennel can boast such a record as going best of breed Fc. eight straight years at a show the size the Maryland Kennel Club show at Balt more, Md. This is the record held by M ander whippets, and this year, with an entt of 19, Meander won winners, dogs, with tl now champion, Pipeclay of Meander. Wii ners, bitches, with Thumb Sketch of Meal der, and best of breed with Ch. Glad Hat of Meander.

Ch. Glad Hand's kennel name is Hand and from his record at the two big shoN of the winter it is easy to understand th he is a very handy whippet to have arout the show ring. About the only thing f Maryland Kennel Club proved was the s periority of Meander whippets over the loc dogs, and I doubt if there was ever ve much question about this in the minds of ai fanciers who really know what a whipi should really look like.—LouIs PEGRA JR., 730 St. Jones Rd., Baltimore, Md.

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March 1941