Saturday, March 20, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
WHIPPET RACING IRELAND
(click on image to view video on British Pathe)
IRISH TROTTING AND WHIPPET RACING
COURSING SEASON OPENS
A boy and his whippet run across a field, he lets the dog go. Another boy holds two more whippets in the field. Various shots as the dogs run about after hares. Various shots of the spectators, the camera pans across them. M/S of a man on a horse.
I love this video from British Pathe located at http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=75709. This is traditional whippet racing that shows what the early dog writers were referring to when they talked about the pick up and throw launch at the starting line and the waving rags at the finish line. Also interesting to note is that the dogs had to stay within their lane.