Our dogs compete in two different racing venues:
LGRA Racing – Large Gazehound Racing Association Hounds chase a plastic bag and a squawker, which looks like a coon skin cap and honks like a goose! The hounds race 200 yards on a straight, flat track. Hounds are graded according to previous racing experience using a weighted average of the dog’s last three race meets. There are three programs with heats made up of a maximum of four dogs per race/heat. All dogs must run with properly fitted muzzles and race blankets. Dogs are released from racing boxes or hand-slipped, depending on the club and equipment available. Winners earn points towards the titles of “GRC” Gazehound Racing Champion and then on to “SGRC” Superior Gazehound Racing Champion.
Click HERE to go to the LGRA website and learn more about LGRA racing.
NOTRA Racing – National Oval Track Racing Association This is very similar to LGRA, except the hounds race 240 to 300 yards on a oval, flat track. There are three programs with heats made up of a maximum of four dogs per race/heat. Winners earn points towards the titles of “ORC” Oval Racing Champion and then on to “SORC” Supreme Oval Racing Champion.
Click HERE to go to the NOTRA Other Breed website and learn more about NOTRA racing.