Local triallists pick up ‘away’ points

We're doing well at out-of-town dog trials too

We're doing well at out-of-town dog trials too

AWAY SUCCESS: Some Gisborne dog triallists have been racking up good qualifying points for the New Zealand championships here in May with success at out-of-town trials. Among them was Andrew Savage and Chief seen here competing at the A and P Spring show back in October. Picture by Paul Rickard

THE Poverty Bay dog trial season continued yesterday and again today with the Matawai trial but our triallists have travelled far and wide so far to other competitions, and to good effect.

At the Tikokino trial on February 2 and 4 at Smedley Station, Andrew Savage won the long head with King and a score of 98.25 points. He finished fourth in the intermediate shorthead with Gail on 96.25 points. In the zig zag hunt at that trial Roger Strachen and Rex finished runners-up on 96.5 points.

At Omakere on February 9 and 10 in the straight hunt Sam Shaw with Breeze finished in second place on 93.5 points. In the Papakura Waikato Centre trial on February 16 and 17 in the zig zag hunt Jake Roche and Bella were fifth on 95 points, and they were also the first intermediate combination.

At Te Pohue on February 17 and 18 Andrew Savage and Chief took second spot on 96.25, Hamish Thatcher and Gunn were first in the intermediate and Noddy Halley and Lad won the maiden(93).

At Morrinsville on February 18 and 19 Bob Bryson and Rodger won the long head with 97 points. In the zig zag hunt at that trial Jake Roche and Stacey finished second and Jake, with Tina, was third.

All will get qualifying points to enter the New Zealand championships to be held at Whangara from May 5.

THE Poverty Bay dog trial season continued yesterday and again today with the Matawai trial but our triallists have travelled far and wide so far to other competitions, and to good effect.

At the Tikokino trial on February 2 and 4 at Smedley Station, Andrew Savage won the long head with King and a score of 98.25 points. He finished fourth in the intermediate shorthead with Gail on 96.25 points. In the zig zag hunt at that trial Roger Strachen and Rex finished runners-up on 96.5 points.

At Omakere on February 9 and 10 in the straight hunt Sam Shaw with Breeze finished in second place on 93.5 points. In the Papakura Waikato Centre trial on February 16 and 17 in the zig zag hunt Jake Roche and Bella were fifth on 95 points, and they were also the first intermediate combination.

At Te Pohue on February 17 and 18 Andrew Savage and Chief took second spot on 96.25, Hamish Thatcher and Gunn were first in the intermediate and Noddy Halley and Lad won the maiden(93).

At Morrinsville on February 18 and 19 Bob Bryson and Rodger won the long head with 97 points. In the zig zag hunt at that trial Jake Roche and Stacey finished second and Jake, with Tina, was third.

All will get qualifying points to enter the New Zealand championships to be held at Whangara from May 5.

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