The reason why I will not be able to attend the GS Nats...

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by Julian, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Julian

    Julian Well-Known Member

    I will be in Camden South Carolina for the Whippet Nationals. I will be entering 3 of 6 of my whippets. FWIW, next week I will be at Indianapolis at the ' World's Largest Flyball Tournament" at the fairgrounds. It's our Nationals as well which we finished 5th in the nation. 20181005_105148.jpg

    Here is shot of my 13 month pup getting ready to race in Camden.
     
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  2. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Pretty dog! Glad you included the picture; otherwise some may get the wrong idea about what goes on at the ‘Whippet Nationals’!
    Patrick
     
  3. Julian

    Julian Well-Known Member



    Lol

    Whippet Nationals consists of a straight race typically 200 yards. Speeds range from 35-42+ mph. And also a Uval which can be from 270 or more. Usually it's 300 or 350 yards. All dogs start from a break box. There is an award banquet, drinks, jello shooters, pudding shots...
     
  4. Bill Nuttle

    Bill Nuttle Well-Known Member

    My mom had a Whippet. Probably the coolest dog I’ve ever seen. Such a personality
     
  5. Julian

    Julian Well-Known Member

    They call them "the poor man's racehorse."

    They are probably the easiest sport dog to live with as compared to the rest of the pack which consists of Border Collies, Jack Russells, staffy Bulls, Sports mixes, and lurchers.
     
  6. dl7265

    dl7265 No car then Mopar

    This is what retired racers look like ... F432B448-8141-4C93-BCB8-C31D92095056.jpeg
     
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  7. Julian

    Julian Well-Known Member


    I have two retired this year. Both drop their gracilis and they're pretty much use for one and Dones
     
  8. TexasT

    TexasT Texas, where are you from

    I didn't know dogs like jello shooters and pudding shots.
     
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  9. Julian

    Julian Well-Known Member

    Yup!! They get towed it around in coolers as the banquet goes on throughout the evening... For two nights
     
  10. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    FB_IMG_1485279237558.jpg I grew up around the corner from a greyhound track and a leadout was my first job.

    That time of my life was a blast and I'm still close to a lot of the people I met while working there for almost 15 years. In fact, a lot of the trainers had whippets as pets.

    This is me as a young, strapping lad with Swedish Episode. Anyone familiar with greyhound racing in the late 80's and early 90's knew about this all American female flyer.
     
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  11. wildcatsrule

    wildcatsrule Well-Known Member

    Whippet Good!
     
  12. Julian

    Julian Well-Known Member


    Several of the whippet breeders breed Greyhounds as well. And of course race them in Florida. One of the guys won $75k s couple years ago with his dog winning severalnraces.

    They are trying to get me involved band get a grey to race...thinking about it
     
  13. Bluzilla

    Bluzilla a.k.a. "THE DOCTOR"

    "This Whippet " was one of the first cars I saw when I walked into "Streetworks Hot Rods" 6 years ago. :rolleyes:
    Now I work there part time.

    Cool looking dogs!

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    Larry
     
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  14. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Cool looking dogs!
     
  15. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    They're amazing animals.

    Which track in Florida? Looks like the animal activists and politicians are trying to stop racing there as well. Florida accounts for 13 of the less than 20 tracks still in operation throughout the country.

    The track I worked at - Raynham/Taunton Greyhound Park - still holds the record for largest total handle for one year: $249 million in 1989.
     
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  16. Julian

    Julian Well-Known Member


    You know, that is a good question! I need to ask Jason about that. Yes I am on Facebook and I follow the guy or the page that's labeled as 'paint the trail." He shows what's going on in the Greyhound kennels and shows with the crazy activist are doing.

    I would like to try open course in with my whip it's because some of these people do it as well. I used to hunt with my Jacks a lot with their collars and shovel...
     
  17. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

  18. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    Only time I ever went to a dog track was on a job in Mobile -- country boy republican I was with just had to go so he bet on "Bark Obama". Good times.
     
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  19. Julian

    Julian Well-Known Member

    Hey Brett,

    The dog that 16 races and $50000 is getting retired as a stud dog
     
  20. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    The dog won 16 races?
     

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