Hound Trailing

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Five exciting races on a pre-laid trail around the surrounding fells. Bookies are in attendance!

The sport of Hound Trailing probably dates from the eighteenth century but it was the formation of the Hound Trailing Association (HTA) in 1906 which brought about a formal set of rules and regulations for events to take place. The sport has its origins in the farming community and like many other events in Lakeland today, much is owed to the local farmers and landowners over whose land trails are run.

The trail is laid by dragging a rag which is soaked in a mixture of aniseed, oil and paraffin – it is this scent which is followed by the hounds. A hound trail is then a race between hounds following the scent from a prescribed starting point (the slip) back to the finishing line. The Ambleside Senior Fell Classic is one of the most important races in the Hound Trailing Calendar. The bookies will be there to tempt you into a little flutter.

RECENT RESULTS

EVENT

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

SENIOR FELL CLASSIC

Huntsmans Dazzler

Huntsmans Dazzler

Huntsmans Dazzler

Jenny’s Rascal

Langdale Ranger

Jenny’s Rascal

SENIOR MAIDENS

Davina

Momentum

Courtesy

Mayfair

Super Sandy

Bedazzled

PUPPY CHAMPAGNE

Colleen

Huntsmans Gambler

Jenny’s Rascal

Langdale Ranger

Jenny’s Rose

Huntsman’s Kraka

MAIDEN PUPPY

Temperance

Tinker

Mayhem

Flawless

Tommy Legacy

Artist

OPEN RESTRICTED

Huntsmans Ruler

Huntsmans Ruler

Momentum

Pip’s Lad

Cancellara

Huntsmans Jewel