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Gore Sheep Dog- Trials.

SECOND AND THIRD DAYS.

The competitions were continued on Thursday morning, when a start was m?.de on Class 111, heading, bringing back, and holding in circle (open). The result was as fullows: — Mr H. Mclntyre's Bluey, 27 points . . 1

Mr Killoh's Don, 26 points

Mr AY. Waddell's Hector, 25 points

Mr H. Mclntyre's Bluey headed in 2min. 25 Eec, and brought back in smin. 25sen., putting in some very steady work. Mr Waddell's Hector headed in lmin. 25sec, bringing back in good style in smin. 45sec. Mr Johnston's Gyp headed in Smin., brought back in Grain 37sec. ; Mr R. Fortune's Sweep Grain. 30=ec. and lltnin. 30sec. ; Mr Cruickshanks' Jack, Bmin. 13sec. and Smin. lOsec. ; Mr Hatfield's Mag, lOmin. 40sec. and llmiu. 300ec. ; Mr Reid's Toss, lmin. 35sec. and 9niiu. losee. and Mr J. Mclntyre's Toss, 6min. 20sec. and Bmin. Tho remaiuing dogs failed to bring back.

The competition for Class IV, heading and yardiDg (open), was next proceeded with, and was not completed till yesterday morning. There were 21 entries, and good all-round work was shown. The result was : —

Mr W. Johnston's Gyp, 39 points Mr E. McLeod's Fan, 38 points Mr W. Reid's Black, 31 points

The winning dog headed in lmin., brought back in 2min. 15sec, and yarded in Smiu. 13sec, his runner-up heading in lmin. 15sec, bringing back in 2min. 50sec, and yarding in smin. 20rsg., while tha third dog headed in 2min. 25sec, brought back in 3min. 50see., and yarded in llniin. 25sec. ' fl/r E. Fortune's Sweep and Mr McKellar's Roy were close up, both doiug good work, and Mr Waddell's Hector gained the maximum for. heading, bringing back and obedience, but failed to yard. The heading of Hector iv this class was the best of the meeting, being accomplished in splendid style in lmin.

The silver cup presented by for most points in Classes 111 and IV (the open classes) was won by Mr W. Johnston's Gyp {(53 points), Mr Killoh's Don (51 points) second, and Mr Waddell's Hector (50 points) third.

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Gore Sheep Dog- Trials. Mataura Ensign, Issue 274, 24 April 1897

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