Western Washington Whippet Association
Please note we are using an online entry form for all entries! Please don’t email your entries directly to the race secretaries – having all the entries submitted via the form saves your race secretaries valuable time. If you are having trouble with the form or absolutely cannot use it to submit your entries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work it out.
Saturday, March 23, 2019 — WRA/LGRA
Whippets: 200 yards, 4 programs, 6 dog races, races will be filled 1st program
Whippet Puppies: 150 yards, 3 programs, 4 dog races
Other Breeds: 200 yards, 3 programs, 4 dog races
Sprinters: 200 yards, 3 programs (more info below)
Sunday, March 24, 2019 — ALL-BREED NOTRA
Whippets: 300 yard, 4 programs, 4 dog races
Other Breeds: 300 yard, 3 programs, 4 dog races
Location: Tacoma Polo Club, 29125 8th Ave S, Roy, WA. Please be aware that the GPS directions may take you to the wrong entrance. There are two entrances to the property. The property owners request you DO NOT use the entrance on 288th. PLEASE enter only from 8th Ave S. See directions below.
Inspection: 9:00 a.m. each day
WRA: Whippets; puppies 8-14 months may be entered in puppy races.
LGRA: Open to any Afghan Hound, Azawakh, Basenji, Borzoi, Chart Polski, Cirneco dell’Etna, Greyhound, Ibizan Hound, Irish Wolfhound, Italian Greyhound, Magyar Agar, Pharaoh Hound, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Saluki, Scottish Deerhound, Silken Windhound, and Sloughi one year or older on the day of the meet.
NOTRA: Open to any Afghan Hound, Basenji, Borzoi, Cirneco dell Etna, Greyhound, Ibizan Hound, Irish Wolfhound, Italian Greyhound, Pharaoh Hound, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Saluki, Scottish Deerhound, Silken Windhound, Sloughi, Whippet or provisional breed (Portuguese Podengo and Magyar Agar) one year or older on the day of the meet.
We are offering Sprinter Racing SATURDAY ONLY for WRA ineligible whippets. DQs OK – no measuring, no registration requirement.
Division II racing will be offered! If any whippet owner’s would like to run Division II please sign up at: http://www.indianawhippetclub.com/divisionII.html. Eligibility for DII requires no more than 25% (3) racing champions (WRA, NOTRA, or NAWRA) in 3 generations. WWWA will help facilitate tracking your whippet’s points. More information about DII can be found at the above website.
All racers must wear muzzles. All racers will be boxed unless the race committee deems the boxes will not accommodate a breed in attendance. Entries will only be accepted from hounds qualified to race. Hounds must be registered with the appropriate race organization to participate. To register in advance see the appropriate website (WRA: https://www.whippetracing.org; LGRA: http://www.lgra.org; NOTRA: http://www.notra.org) for more information. Registration will be offered the day of the meet; for each organization, please bring a copy of hound’s registration and the $2 registration fee. However, pre-registration is greatly appreciated by the race secretary!
Pre-Entry Fees per day: $15 first dog, $12 each additional dog same day; $45 kennel fee (four dogs or more same day). Puppy races: $10. Sprinters: $5.
Day-of-Meet Fees per day: $18.00 per dog, no kennel discount.
Checks payable to: WWWA or paypal to email@example.com.
Pre-entries close: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Day-of-Meet entries close: 9:00 a.m. the day of the meet
To submit your entries, go to: https://goo.gl/forms/PXbhe1tSKjP5ky8Q2
WHIPPET Race Secretary: Elise Cranshaw, firstname.lastname@example.org, mobile: 206-910-4707
OTHER BREED Race Secretary: Karen Sanders, email@example.com, mobile: 503-819-5217
Camping (sorry no hookups) is allowed on the field at no charge.
Prairie Hotel (~13 miles from field)
360-458-8300, 701 Prairie Park Ln., Yelm, WA
La Quinta Inn & Suites Tacoma (~17 miles from field)
253-383-0146, 1425 East 27th St, Tacoma, WA
Spanaway Veterinary Clinic (~8 miles from field)
253-537-4356. 16920 Pacific Ave S, Spanaway, WA
Directions from the field: Turn right on 8th Ave. Go 5 miles and turn right on WA-507. Go approximately 1 mile and turn left on WA-7. Go 1.3 miles to clinic. Hours: Saturday 8-6, Sunday 10-6.
BluePearl Tacoma (~18 miles from the field)
253-474-0791. 5608 S Durango St, Tacoma, WA.
Directions from the field: Turn right on 8th Ave. Go 5 miles and turn right on WA-507. Go approximately 1 mile and turn left on WA-7. Go 5.2 miles and take WA-512 onramp westbound towards Tacoma. Go 2.5 miles and turn right on S. Tacoma Way. Go 2.8 miles and turn left on S. 58th St. Go .1 miles and turn right on Durango. Go .1 miles and look for clinic. Hours: 24 hour emergency care.
Food: There will be a potluck lunch each day. Unless time is an issue, we will be stopping for lunch so we can all rest and enjoy each others company! Remember, there is electricity available at the field, so crock pots are more than welcome! We’ll offer a prize for best dish both days, so make your contributions good ones!
Practice: We may offer LIMITED practice between programs on Saturday and Sunday – time, weather and VOLUNTEERS permitting – for $5/dog. Practice will be prioritized for dogs actively preparing for competition and owned by club members and volunteer workers. Sign-up sheets will be available at the secretary’s table.
From the North: From I-5 take exit #127 (Hwy 512 Puyallup exit) towards Puyallup. Take the Pacific Ave exit (Hwy 7) and turn right. Go south on Pacific Ave approximately 5 miles to the Roy “Y” and bear right on WA-507/Spanaway McKenna Hwy. Go 1.2 miles and turn left onto 8th Ave. Go 5.2 miles and (just after crossing 288th) turn left into the entrance to the Polo Field on a dirt road with livestock grate. Follow dirt road to the clubhouse.
From the South: Take I-5 exit 88A (Tenino exit) and turn right onto Old Hwy 99 SW/Tenino Grand Mound Rd SW. Go 7.7 miles and turn left onto Old Hwy 99 SE/S Wichman St. Continue onto WA-507 N/Sussex Ave E for 13.5 miles. Turn right onto WA-507 N/E Yelm Ave and follow for 2.9 miles. Turn right onto WA-702 E and follow for 5.3 miles to flashing yellow light and turn left on 8th Ave. Go approx. 3.5 miles. The Polo Field is down a dirt road with livestock grate in the trees on the right just before the 288th Street intersection. Follow dirt road to the clubhouse.