September race meets
Here is the flyer for our Sep 26/27 race meets at the Roy Polo Field. Come on out and join the fun! Volunteers needed for line judging, foul judging, potluck organizing, and set-up and tear-down.
Western Washington Whippet Association Saturday, September 26, 2009 — NAWRA/LGRA Whippets: 200 yards, 4 programs, 6 dog races Whippet Puppies: 150 yards, 3 programs, 4 dog races Other Breeds: 200 yards, 3 programs, 4 dog races
Sunday, September 27, 2009 — ALL-BREED NOTRA Whippets: 270 yards, 4 programs, 4 dog races Other Breeds: 270 yards, 3 program, 4 dog races
Inspection: 9:00 a.m. each day
Eligible entry NAWRA: Whippets; puppies 8-14 months may be entered in puppy races. LGRA: Open to any Afghan Hound, Azawahk, Basenji, Borzoi, Chart Polski, Cirneco dell’Etna, Greyhound, Ibizan Hound, Irish Wolfhound, Italian Greyhound, Pharaoh Hound, Magyar Agar, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Saluki, Scottish Deerhound, and Sloughi one year or older on the day of the meet. NOTRA: Open to any Afghan Hound, Basenji, Borzoi, Greyhound, Ibizan Hound, Irish Wolfhound, Italian Greyhound, Pharaoh Hound, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Saluki, Scottish Deerhound, Sloughi, or Whippet one year or older on the day of the meet.
General Rules 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 NAWRA and NOTRA to participate. To register in advance see the appropriate website (NAWRA: http://www.nawra.com; 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 – thank you for your cooperation!
Pre-Entry Fees: $12 first dog, $10 each additional dog; $35 kennel fee (four dogs or more). Puppy races: $8. Day-of-Meet Fees: $15.00 per dog, no kennel discount. Checks payable to: WWWA
Pre-entries close: Thursday, September 26, 2009, 6:00 p.m. Day-of-Meet entries close: 9:00 a.m. the day of the meet Entries to: Kerie Swepston, firstname.lastname@example.org, 253-224-9880
Accommodations Camping (sorry no hookups) is allowed on the field at no charge.
Motel 6 (~17 miles from field) 253-473-7100 I-5 at Exit #129, 1811 S. 76th Street, Tacoma, WA http://www.motel6.com
Prairie Motel (~13 miles from field) 360-458-8300 701 Prairie Park Lane, Yelm, WA http://www.prairiehotel.com/
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 other’s company! Remember, there is electricity available at the field, so crock pots are more than welcome! We’ll offer a prize for best dish, so make your contribution a good one!
Practice: We will offer practice runs between programs both days and after the meet on Saturday) – workers, time and equipment permitting – for $5/dog (no charge for workers!). See race secretary for sign up the day of the meet.
Directions 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 slight left onto 8th Ave. Go 5.2 miles and (just after crossing 288th St.) turn left into the entrance to the Polo Field on a dirt road marked with signage. Follow dirt road and look for signage to appropriate parking area. Do NOT park in the usual parking area, continue following the dirt road to the opposite end of the field.
From the South: Take I-5 exit 88A (Tenino exit) and follow to Yelm. Turn right at the stop light and follow to McKenna. Turn right at stop light in McKenna (Exxon station) on Hwy 702/352nd St. Go 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 in the trees on the right just before the 288th Street intersection, and will be marked with signage. Follow dirt road and look for signage to appropriate parking area. Do NOT park in the usual parking area, continue following the dirt road to the opposite end of the field.