Now it’s done : Keep on Running Dixie’s Blue Note is officially, till the 1st january of this year a retired whippet. She finally ran her last coursing at Laferté sur Amance, in Champagne Ardenne (or perhaps should I say Great Est, or Right of Frane or whatever stupid name this region lately was given 😀 ). There should have been one CACIL for the males and one for the females, but due to several withdrawals, it was a mixte CACIL of 11 whippets. So Dixie did it with class ! In the morning she ran against a female and in the afternoon against a heavily built male. But nothing can hamper Dixie when she’s “in the mood”. So to crown her career for her last coursing, she won the RCACIL (the CACIL being won by Harry du Maoucha) and the CACP. Honey did not sit in the sidelines and was 3rd with the RCACP. As for Gwendolyn, sadly, she hurted herself during the first round (toe dislocation), though finish her race with the second best tally for the whippets (the best being Dixie’s).
The pictures taken by Marie-Lise Robert
Let’s first give honour where honour is due : Dixie