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.
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.
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.
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.