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 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

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