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New Oval Racing Champion!

Posted by William Lewis on July 6, 2010 at 8:06 PM Comments comments (0)

We are so proud of our boy, Vinnie.  On July 4 he entered the Northern California Whippet Club's 300 meter NOTRA Oval meet.  After four tough programs of racing, Vinnie came out with a Meet win and the ORC championship points necessary to finish his ORC title!  He has won all four NOTRA meets entered in 2010.

Great Day of Racing!

Posted by William Lewis on June 5, 2010 at 9:03 PM Comments comments (0)

Our IWRO/LGRA/NASR Sprint Meets could not have had finer weather and the day went splendidly.  The Dalby's Ahni finished her IWRO championship with a Meet win but had to get by the challenge of veteran IWRO champ, Willow, who beat Ahni in one of the three runs.  Congratulations to Ahni, DaNaze and Kim!  Sharon Johnson's first time entered Rogue, ran like a pro and undefeated to win the Borzoi breed over two veteran GRC's Micah & Amelia.  MaryAnne Draper's Ridgeback youngster, Xhabbo, continues to impress and won the RR breed matchup.  Michelle Haag's Raven ran flawlessly and with speed to bag the Saluki breed.  Carrie Nanney's Sam and Loki completed their NASR runs with gusto as they move toward their certain championships.  Thanks to everyone who came out for their hard work that translated to a wonderful day of racing!

RWRG Sprint Meets on for June 5!

Posted by William Lewis on June 4, 2010 at 7:44 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi Folks,


Our IWRO, LGRA and NASR sprints are on for Saturday, June 5!   Unfortunately, insufficient entry prompted cancellation of our Sunday, June 6 IWRO & NOTRA oval meets.


Also, check out the superb photos by Susan Burt of our Vinnie at the River City Racing Association's oval meet of May 31, 2010 in the greater Sacramento, California area.


Hope to see you at the races or for the practice sessions between the first and second, and second and third racing programs!


Jack Lewis 

Great Practice Session May 15!

Posted by William Lewis on May 16, 2010 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The weather was fantastic and the group terrific for our practice/conditioning session of May 15.  Therese Pitakis was 40 minutes late but this time (lol) she had good reason - Michael Mogus' plane was 40 minutes late as he flew home from his temporary duty station in California for some R&R.  Joining us this day besides Therese and Michael (& their fantastic Saluki's), were Liz (whippets & sheltie), Sharon (Borzoi), Leland (American Bull Dog), Matt (RR), Christina (RRs), Mary Anne (RR), Sandy (Saluki), Carrie (Sam & Loki, Natch!) and newcomer, Jill Anderle and her RR youngster, Tex, who ran fantastic in his first two efforts!  This looks to be our last practice session until our Race Meet weekend of June 5/6.  Utah has a very busy schedule coming up with the Logan Dog Show next weekend (May 22/23) and the always fantastic USRCC Lure Trials to be held in Morgan over the Memorial Day Weekend!

Vinnie wins RCRA NOTRA 5/2/10!

Posted by William Lewis on May 2, 2010 at 8:12 PM Comments comments (0)

Mary just got off the phone to report Vinnie went undefeated to win his 2nd oval meet of the 2010 season (of 2 entered).  The win gave Vinnie 3 more ORC points for a total of 9 toward his oval championship which requires 15 points.  Long time friend of Reata, Jean Balint's "Bolt" (The Mighty Bolt of Wyndsor) tied for 3rd place to give him a 1/2 point bringing him to 6 & 1/2 ORC points. 


Jack Lewis