What took place at the Squamish whippet races?

British Columbia Whippet Racing Club (BCWRC) two-day occasion back again right after two-yr pandemic hiatus….

British Columbia Whippet Racing Club (BCWRC) two-day occasion back again right after two-yr pandemic hiatus.

Darien Adley, who has four whippets, claims a person of the popular misconceptions about the dogs is that they are hyper.

“They are not,” she explained. “They are really tranquil all around the property. They like to slumber a whole lot. People feel they also need a ton of physical exercise, but they don’t require any far more physical exercise than any other puppy.” 

Adley walks hers for about an hour a day, and they are pleased with that, she said. 

When she spoke to The Main, the British Columbia Whippet Racing Club (BCWRC) president experienced just wrapped up hosting two race days at a field at Brennan Park Recreation Centre.

The once-a-year function took a hiatus final 12 months because of to the pandemic. 

Typically the club races 3 times a calendar year, though all of 2020’s races ended up cancelled and then May well and June races this yr ended up also kiboshed. 

“That introduced us to a two-yr circle, right again to where we previous were being, which is Squamish,” Adley said. 

The pandemic however impacted the two-working day event held Aug. 22 and 23. 

About half the usual contributors had been able to go to, Adley explained. 

Some could not make it from Alberta due to wildfires other folks from the U.S. didn’t want to courageous the border protocols, even though just one fellow came up from California on Sunday, and a lady came from Washington Condition. 

All explained to, 20 canines raced on Saturday and 15 on Sunday. A handful of other whippet homeowners brought their puppies to practice in excess of the weekend. 

A former Squamish resident, Adley now lives in Horseshoe Bay and claimed about a dozen other people are associated with whippet racing in the Sea to Sky.

“Usually, we would get a great deal a lot more [from the U.S.], but acquiring to get the COVID test — and attempting to locate a speedy check — and all that and it was a bit expensive,” Adley stated. “That surely impacted our numbers. We are however emotion the effects of it, but the B.C. folks came out, so that was excellent.” 

It is always heartening to see how many photographers and spectators demonstrate up to observe the Squamish races, she added.

The races have been held in Squamish for much more than 20 several years.

“It is regarded one of the greatest fields in North The united states,” Adley explained of the Brennan Park field. “The District will take these types of fantastic treatment of it. It is irrigated, it is lush … I think we do not necessarily comprehend what we have in Squamish in terms of the exertion those people folks set into retaining people grounds. They definitely are quite unique.”

 Adley mentioned she couldn’t know for guaranteed, but it seemed like the canine had been added pleased to be racing immediately after the lengthy pandemic split. 

“They love functioning, and for some canines, it experienced been a long time. So, yes, I would say there was a tiny extra excitement, a minor far more tugging, a minimal a lot more barking.”

Adley famous that whippets are animals and there is no betting concerned with the racing — as there can be with other forms of pet racing, such as with greyhounds.

Whippet racing is carried out for exciting for the pet dogs and the house owners, she stated. 

“These are all residence animals that then go household and slumber on the sofa. My canines slept on the sofa all day Monday after these types of an fascinating weekend,” she stated. 

Adley’s family has owned whippets because 1971. 

“We bought just one as a pet when I was four yrs outdated and our relatives has had them at any time considering that,” she said, noting her mom has been breeding whippets considering the fact that the early 70s.

In accordance to breeding web-sites, the pet dogs are not overly costly breeds (in between $1,000 to $2,500), but she reported it usually takes time, patience, and exploration to receive just one.

Obtain out additional about the British Columbia Whippet Racing Club (BCWRC) on its site

Below are the Squamish race effects: 

Saturday — Straight racing, 200 yards:

1st – Axl – owned by Jenna Eberl from Washington

2nd – Drever – owned by Phillip Urwin from Alberta

3rd – Cutter – also owned by Jenna Eberl

Sunday — Oval racing — 300 yards:

1st – Axl – owned by Jenna Eberl from Washington

2nd – Mambo – owned by Frank Moralis of California

3rd – Sween – also owned by Frank Moralis