September 2013 Race Meet Flyer


Here is the flyer for our September race meets.

Western Washington Whippet Association

Saturday,  September 28, 2013 —  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 Sprinters: 200 yards, 3 programs (more info below)

Sunday, September 29, 2013 — ALL-BREED NOTRA Whippets: 350 meters, 4 programs, 4 dog races Other Breeds: 350 meters, 3 programs, 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, 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 for NAWRA ineligible whippets. DQs OK - no measuring, no registration requirement. Saturday only.

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 the appropriate race organization to participate. To register in advance see the appropriate website (NAWRA:; LGRA:; NOTRA: 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!

Pre-Entry Fees: $12 first dog, $10 each additional dog; $35 kennel fee (four dogs or more). Puppy races: $8. Sprinters: $5. Day-of-Meet Fees: $15.00 per dog, no kennel discount. Checks payable to: WWWA.

Pre-entries close: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 6:00 p.m.

Day-of-Meet entries close: 9:00 a.m. the day of the meet Entries to: Kerie Swepston, kerie@swepston.us253-224-9980

Accommodations Camping (sorry no hookups) is allowed on the field at no charge.

Prairie Motel   (~13 miles from ?eld) 360-458-8300, 701 Prairie Park Ln., Yelm, WA

La Quinta Inn & Suites Lakewood   (~15 miles from ?eld) 253-582-7000, 11751 Paci?c Hwy Southwest, Lakewood, WA

Motel 6  (~17 miles from ?eld) 253-473-7100, I-5 at Exit #129, 1811 S 76th Street, Tacoma, WA (Be aware, we’ve had some reports that this Motel 6 is in a rough neighborhood, but it is by far the least expensive local hotel that allows dogs.)

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 will 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. Sorry, no practice on Monday.


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 to the clubhouse.

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 to the clubhouse.

Address: 29125 8th Ave S, Roy, WA

EventsBeth Levine