I started going to trails with my Dad and Grandad in the fifties but really got interested in 1960 when I was twelve, 50 years ago.
Jackpot 11 (contrary to what our lad says), Jackpot 111, Crackerjack and Sherwin. I have also owned Sugar Moss, Same Again and Riversmith.
One of the best hounds has to be Shannon, he had all round ability (Our Pat said that, so to be different).
I am going for a Three time Champion hound. Who in 1962 confounded all, by winning the first £100 trail sponsored by Vaux at Kendal Show, priced at 20-1, Dairyman! He was always up early and delivered on time!
Ambleside Sports – for nostalgic reasons.
I have a few!
– Winning the Dog Puppy Maidens and second in the Puppy trail on International day at Bewaldeth in 1972 with Crackerjack and Jackpot.
– Sugar Moss winning the Bitch Produce and Same Again at Cold Fell and Sherwin at Loweswater Show for emptying the bookies satchels!
I haven’t got a kennel, so which hound do I most admire? For determination after suffering a serious injury, Gifted!
Hound Trailing has been littered with characters, but who will ever forget bookmaker Big Gordon of Barrow. He lived in Ulverstone and his surname was Crook and his catchphrase, “Who wants to see my Mother-in-law before we screw her down”.