Speedy breed hits the track

Races will once again go to the dogs as the Whippet Club of B.C. hosts fall trials in Lavington Sept. 26 and 27.

Races will once again go to the dogs as the Whippet Club of B.C. hosts fall trials in Lavington Sept. 26 and 27.

Speedy breeds, such as greyhounds, pharaoh and basenji, will take to the track to test their agility. And there will also be a chance for some other breeds to test their own speed during the ‘every dog race’ Saturday.

Those interested in entering their dogs are asked to come by 2 p.m. to register for the 3 p.m. race.

“We have 10 spots open for this,” said Verena von Eichborn, local organizer.

“All dogs will get two runs and it costs $10.”

Those interested in checking out the action are invited out to the races, which begin around 10 a.m. off Langford Road (follow the signs from Highway 6).

“Visitors with well behaved dogs on leash are more than welcome,” said von Eichborn, also asking those with females in heat to stay at home

“We will also have our jam and jelly sale again, as a fundraiser to help our club put up those trials.”

There is no concession on the field, but there is an outhouse.