Racing

Until very recently there has not been much opportunity to race our Silken Windhounds, however since 2014 we have competed in Straight Flat Racing, Straight Hill Racing and on the Oval Track.  

In 2015 the BSFA invited Silken's to join in the last 3 meets of the year, holding a mini league over these final events. We were also invited to participate in the Otmoore Whippet Endurance Stakes, with a section specifically  for Silkens. Kusbudar achieved outstanding (see below).  

For 2016 the BSFA agreed the Silken Windhound could participate in the full season with Beaux taking top lure coursing dog - so proud - but this achievement has been topped for 2017 with Beaux being awarded SW Lure Courser of the Year, and father, River, being runner up.  In addition Layla, a relative newcomer to racing, was Best Bitch at the UKSWC Annual Track Event.

There were opportunities at other venues also, too many to mention.  We now look forward to 2018.

Racing 2019

The season is still in progress but so far Beaux has taken two BoB at BSFA. Velvet was Fastest Bitch winning the ‘jacket’ at the UKSWC Annual performance event. This year was a challenging uphill grass sprint completing timed solo runs.

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Racing 2018

West Somerset WRC held their annual Spring and Autumn Charity Sprints. Layla was Stake winner at both events. As a veteran, River won the Veteran Stakes at the Autumn event - the boy still has it ! As far as BSFA, it was a repeat of 2017 with Beaux taking Top SW Courser of the Year and River as runner-up.

Racing 2017

Beaux (red jacket) and River (white jacket) showing their coursing prowess to take SW Lure Course of the Year 2017 and Runner-Up respectively. Layla was awarded Best Newcomer at BSFA events. In addition West Somerset WRC recognised Beaux’s ongoing performance at club events and was presented with a perpetual trophy as top SW sprinter. He was also Stake winner at their Spring Charity Sprint event. Layla was fastest bitch at the UKSWC Annual event and is shown below displaying her jacket.

UKSWC Track Event 2017

Open Stakes - Fastest Bitch

Open Stakes - Fastest Bitch

Racing moments from 2016:

Otmoor Endurance Challenge: Nov 2015

River's Prize Card

River's Prize Card

Taunton Charity Sprint: Sept 2015

Beaux - Fastest Dog Straight Flat Racing (Photo courtesy of Middleton Photography)

Beaux - Fastest Dog Straight Flat Racing (Photo courtesy of Middleton Photography)

Venture Hills Sprint: Sept 2015

Beaux - Fastest Dog

Beaux - Fastest Dog

BSFA: Aug 2015

Tioga : Best of Breed BSFA first Lure coursing meet (Photo courtesy of E.Moriarty)

Tioga : Best of Breed BSFA first Lure coursing meet (Photo courtesy of E.Moriarty)

UKSWC Track Event: July2015

Beaux in his winning jacket - Fastest Dog at UKSWC Track Event 2015

Beaux in his winning jacket - Fastest Dog at UKSWC Track Event 2015


Scottish Silken Derby: Sept 2014

River winning the Scottish Stakes....billed as 'The Fastest Silken in the Land'

River winning the Scottish Stakes....billed as 'The Fastest Silken in the Land'

A still young Tioga taking the Consolation Winners prize

A still young Tioga taking the Consolation Winners prize

Venture Hills Sprint: Sept. 2014

River - Fastest Overall Dog

River - Fastest Overall Dog

Beaux - Best Performance in Puppy Trials

Beaux - Best Performance in Puppy Trials

UKSWC TRACK EVENT 2014

River - Overall Fastest & Fastest Dog with Evie (Allagante Jubile of Cairdean) who was fastest bitch

River - Overall Fastest & Fastest Dog with Evie (Allagante Jubile of Cairdean) who was fastest bitch