Saturday saw a wet final Premier Trail of the 2020 season at Gatesgarth Farm, Buttermere.

First up was the seniors where eleven took to the trail and Denise Bland’s Huntsman’s Major held off Brian and Erin Rowlandson and Joe Fearon’s Blue Blaze and her own Jenny’s Oracle.

The senior maidens saw victory for father-and-daughter team Victor and Christine Brownlee as Monsoon pipped Emily Irving’s Overwater Marvin and Stanley and Carole Jackson’s Bewitched.

In the pups, long-time leader Macbeth beat Nick Wilson and Tia Stainton by a head from Emily’s Overwater Loui with Nicola and Darren McMaster’s Silver Dancer third.

The puppy maidens saw Les and Pat Black's Canny Style stride home ahead of Andy and Ashley Horn and Christopher Henderson’s pair Integrity and Insane. The open restricted was void due to an unsatisfactory trail.

Tuesday saw the look round for Saturday where Denise’s other charge Huntsman’s Novice beat Alan Little’s Huntsman and Roy Laidler’s Cuckoo Lane. The pups saw a double for Denise as Jenny’s Quest won ahead of Brian Graham and Julie Burkinshaw’s Bretton with Keith Lynch and Darren McMaster’s Wait and See third. The open restricted saw a one-two for Martin and Molly Burrow and Joanna Satterthwaite as Thorn Fire beat home Thorn Dancer with Nicola and John Lyon’s Black Eyed Mist third.

Thursday at Seaton saw Alan Blacklock’s Babycham finish ahead of Billy Birkett’s General James and Nicola and Darren’s Silver Dusk. The puppy trail was a one-two for Nicola and Darren and Sharon Taylor as their charges Silver Dancer and Silver Mist were clear of Bill Mellon’s Cracking Last One Two. The open non-winners was a Team Foxpark as they achieved a one-two-three as Foxpark Just Got It beat in Foxparke LOL and Foxpark Jog On.

David Tully, who raised thousands of pounds for international hound trails, has died.

2021 puppy registration forms are available and John Bromage will be collecting them, with a December 31 deadline for submission.

Championship tables

Seniors: Miterdale Shadow 13, Huntsman’s Nimrod 10, Acorn 6. Pups: Young Harry 9, Silver Dancer 6, Wait and See 5.


Tomorrow: Seaton – H, P, OR (H, 3.45pm), Friday: Kirkland – H, P, OM, OR (H, 3.15pm), Saturday: Dearham – H, P, OM, OR (H, 1.00pm)(Cash For Points), Sunday: Cumrew – H, M, P, OR (H, 12.00pm), Tuesday: Dearham – H, P, OR (H, 3.45).