THE hound trailing season came to a joyful close for some owners at becoming point winners.

In the senior maidens Denis Pears and Jackie Gill were delighted when their three-year-old Hawkswood took the title, beating last year’s champion owned by Ellie and Grace Napier, Foxparke Hooligan.

Hawkswood would ticket in any grade of trail she ran in and won the seniors maidens at 2019 International trail at Spadeadam.

The puppy maiden title was won by David Clifford and Michelle Addison’s Eden Raya who is sister to 2019 puppy champion Acorn. She beat Ellie and Grace Napier’s Foxparke Mo Farren to the title.

Eden Raya had been dominant in open puppy trails and lower grade trails, she won 2019 October Premier trail at Dubbs Lane, Windermere.

The open maiden title was won by Andy Horn’s two-year-old Showbiz. He started his campaign early in the season and lost his maiden status on September 19 by winning the open restricted trail at Fellside, he beat Thomas and Elizabeth Postlethwaite’s Dragonfly.

The hotly contested open restricted grade went down to the last week of the season where Joseph Abram, Nicola and Darren McMaster and Sharon Taylor’s Rhyme put in a great turn of foot to take the title ahead of Denise Bland’s Jenny’s Breeze.

Rhyme won the open restricted Dog Produce trail at Peter House, Bassenthwaite.

The final title was the prestigious open non-winners which Tanya Satterthwaite’s In the Red took ahead of Lisa Whitfield’s Some Lad in runner-up.

Come the end of the season In the Red was ticketing in most grades of trails and will be a stronger hound in 2020 season.

Brian Quinn and Ken Routledge presented a cheque for £600 raised by the Cold Fell Hound Trail charity committee to the Henderson Suite at the West Cumberland Hospital.

And Jenny Horn, who organises demonstration trails at Carlisle and Cheltenham Racecourses over the year to promote hound trailing and charity collections also handed over cash.

A cheque for £450 was handed over to the Injured Jockey Fund and £100 to Eden Valley Hospice in memory of Alice (Roper), Mark and David Mark from Carlisle.