Track racing today

We went to the race track today! Here some of the pics!

Tillo at the start

And on his way to the finish

The finish

Sandy

Got it

Round two, the start

There he goes

Back to the finish

And a 'pro'

Next week.. no track racing.. no LC.. but.. an agility match.. oh my.. :eek:

Great pics, love all of them!
Looks like Tillo really enjoyed it :).

Wow..very cool!

Once again lovely pictures of a super dog.

I LOVE the 'got it' picture, because Tillo is winking. Good job, Tillo!

What interesting fronts your racing boxes have. Around here, the top part of the boxes are solid so the dogs stay low for the break. I am not sure if these links will work but here is a pic of the typical boxes used here.

http://ragrner.smugmug.com/Dogs/Dog-Racing/RCRA-NAWRA-4-16-11/16673909_bMQHML#1257683871_xVZHwtd-L-LB

A picture of the one of the low point races at the break,
http://ragrner.smugmug.com/Dogs/Dog-Racing/RCRA-NAWRA-4-16-11/16673909_bMQHML#1257709900_bq43gLR-L-LB

Tillo is an amazing athlete! You can tell he loves the racing, and does it well.

Houston

Wow..what amazing pictures..he looks to love it it..

I love how he tags the " prey"

I love how focused Tillo is in some of those pictures. He must have really enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

Thanks all πŸ™‚ Yes, Tillo certainly loves this game!

@lvoss:

What interesting fronts your racing boxes have. Around here, the top part of the boxes are solid so the dogs stay low for the break. I am not sure if these links will work but here is a pic of the typical boxes used here.

http://ragrner.smugmug.com/Dogs/Dog-Racing/RCRA-NAWRA-4-16-11/16673909_bMQHML#1257683871_xVZHwtd-L-LB

A picture of the one of the low point races at the break,
http://ragrner.smugmug.com/Dogs/Dog-Racing/RCRA-NAWRA-4-16-11/16673909_bMQHML#1257709900_bq43gLR-L-LB

I find your fronts very interesting! haha.. I've never seen them any different than ours. This is an official race track, also for international (FCI) matches.. so I think they conform to the rules over here πŸ˜ƒ

Wow! Very cool!

Tillo is so clever, and such a beautiful boy - you must be very proud of him - as he is of himself, easy to see!

Great pictures, you can see how much he loves it.
I would be afraid to do it with ours though as we have Cats and i think it would trigger the prey instinct even more than it already is ?

That looks fantastic - any UK people do lure coursing? I'm sure Butu would love it…

What a great pictures Janneke!!!

We have to come along once to race with you!

@thunderbird8588:

Great pictures, you can see how much he loves it.
I would be afraid to do it with ours though as we have Cats and i think it would trigger the prey instinct even more than it already is ?

If a cat runs off.. Tillo will chase it anyway.. but if a cat just lays down or walks slowly, he won't do anything. Well.. maybe hope and pray for it to run off πŸ˜ƒ So.. In Tillo's case.. I don't think it effects it. I often feel like it gives some sort of outlet for the need to run and chase, making it a little bit less likely to keep running off when I'm walking in the park.. But I don't know if that's really true πŸ™‚

Kim, I would love it if you would join us sometime! It's great fun! πŸ™‚

@Janneke:

I find your fronts very interesting! haha.. I've never seen them any different than ours. This is an official race track, also for international (FCI) matches.. so I think they conform to the rules over here πŸ˜ƒ

It is interesting to see the differences in the sport in different areas. I think the tops are kept solid here because it keeps the dogs low in the boxes when they focus on the lure. The dogs that stay very low an focused are usually the fast on the break from what I have seen. In the oval especially, the break can be the make it or break it for the dog to get and hold the rail position which can be the difference between winning or losing for some races.

Watching the races is so much fun. There is so much that goes into a good race dog. They are really amazing.

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