Perfect start to Taranaki dog trial season


Whangamomona kicked off the Taranaki Centre dog trial season last week and once again the club was very well patronised, with 398 runs and competitors from all over the North Island and some travelling up from Blenheim.

The results were:

Longhead open:

S.Murphy with Kahu, 97.5; K Lobb, Freak, 97; L Bishop, Club, 96.75; G Smith, Ned, 95.5; B Gower, Hone, 95.

Shorthead and Yard:

G Murphy, Harry, 96.5; D Murphy, Mutt, 95.5; I Burling, Tyne, 95; W Schmidt, Dream, 94.5; G Northcott, Dick, 94.

Longhead Intermediate:

K Lobb, Freak, 97; L Bishop, Club, 96.75; B Gower, Hone, 95.

Shorthead and Yard Intermediate:

G Murphy, Harry, 96.5; D Murphy, Mutt, 95.5; L Duffy, Joy, 93.

Maiden Longhead:

G Murphy; Riff, 89.5; R Harre, Puke, 88.5; G Evans, Row, 88.

Shorthead and Yard Maiden:

D Murphy, Mutt, 95.5; T Price, Bill, 91; P Kemp, Star, 85.5.

Zigzag Hunt Open:

L Duffy, Pearl, 98.5; G Dickson, Pound, 98; D Murphy, Rebel, 97.75; J Peterson, Dan, 97.5; L Bellringer, Dee, 97.

Straight hunt Open:

M Hodgins, Shag, 97.5; G Brier, Tess, 97; P Martin, Cody, 96.75; L Schmidt, Claude, 96.5; L Bishop, Solar, 96.25.

Zigzag Intermediate

L Bellringer, Dee, 97; C Wiggins, Red, 96.6; L Edginton, Bounce, 96.5.

Straight Hunt Intermediate

M Hodgins, Shag, 97.5; G Brier, Tess, 97; A Irwin, Buster, 96.2.

Zigzag Maiden:

L Bellringer, Dee, 97; C Wiggins, Red, 96.6; L Bellringer, Boogy, 96.4.

Straight Hunt Maiden:

A Irwin, Buster, 96.2; J Bartlett, Ra, 96; M Hodgins, Phoenix, 95.

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