Dog show their measure for cup
Coursing club stages a successful event
in the second round of these heats go on to contest the Waterloo Purse.
Sunday morning dawned with bright sunshine but it soon clouded over and a strong icy wind blew up.
The wind and occasional showers, however, did not put a dampener on the competition as quarterfinals got under way with close finishes the order of the day.
A luncheon catered for by the local committee of volunteers was enjoyed by over 60 people including officials of the NCA, Strathbogie Shire representatives and Longwood committee members.
A number of races were held throughout the day making for non-stop action culminating in the Waterloo Cup final at 4pm.
In a first for the Longwood Club the race was livestreamed and within 15 minutes of the event being held over one thousand hits had taken place.
The winner of the prestigious Waterloo Cup was “Better Than This” and the runner-up was “Night Attack”.
The winner of the Waterloo Plate was “Last Outlaw” and the runner-up was “Sweet Spud”.
The winner of the Waterloo Purse was “Dual Keromo” and the runner-up was “Provenance”.
Following the running of the cup, everyone moved to the warmth and comfort of the Longwood Community Centre where presentations were made to winning connections.
Heather Villinger, treasurer of the NCA, commented on the strength of coursing in the area and the great condition of the Longwood track.
The spectators as well as those involved in the training and preparing of competitors enjoyed their stay in the Euroa area with many favourable comments made about the quality of the accommodation and dining experiences they had enjoyed.
The Longwood coursing committee executive and members were congratulated on their staging of the event.