Greyhounds will be among the speedy breeds racing in Lavington Sept. 24 and 25

Greyhounds will be among the speedy breeds racing in Lavington Sept. 24 and 25

Whippets race Lavington track

Lure Coursing Trials come to Lavington featuring whippets, greyhounds and more

The grace and speed of the world’s fastest breeds will provide a sight worth the drive to Lavington Sept. 24 and 25.

Upwards of 30 to 35 greyhounds, whippets, Afghan hounds, borzoi, Irish wolfhounds and Scottish deerhounds are anticipated to take to the track for the fall Lure Coursing Trials.

“When it comes to the whippets and greyhounds, it’s amazing,” said Verena von Eichborn, one of the event organizers, as the latter can reach speeds of 75 kilometres an hour.

The public is invited to see for themselves and check out the trials between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. both days.

Trials held at the course in May proved to be a popular event, drawing spectators and their companions (well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome).

“It was a really nice event. We had a whole lot of people who came out with their dogs and now they let their dogs run,” said von Eichborn, who owns three Scottish deerhounds, one of which will be racing.

Those racing at the fall trials come from as far away as Vancouver Island and Calgary to take part.

“It’s dogs from everywhere and people from everywhere.”

To get to the races, follow the signs from Highway 6 – turn right on Park Lane, left onto Learmouth Road, turn left on Reid Rd uphill onto Bluenose Road and just after Whitevale Road turns to the left turn right onto Langford Road (a gravel road) and proceed 200 meters to the field entrance on the right.

For more information call von Eichborn at 250-260-3109.