The Slip

While travelling through the Lake District you may suddenly come across a field full of cars, with men and women standing with binoculars in hand, a line of people will be shouting and cheering, calling out names and blowing whistles. You may wonder what you have stumbled upon, and then you realise that this is one of Cumbria's oldest and most popular sports - Hound Trailing.

Racing takes place over moorland, fields and fells, the hounds following a trail made of a mixture of paraffin and oil of aniseed. Two trailers carry rags to the halfway point and then walk away from each other, one towards the start and one towards the finish, laying the trail. As the race unfolds many of the owners and spectators lay bets with the bookmakers who are a permanent part of the trailing fraternity. When the timekeeper shouts "trail", the race is close to finishing, and the betting stops. The first dog to cross the line wins. Judging the result of a hound trail can often be a close call, with a video camera 'photo finish' sometimes used to decide the result.

Trailers Old & New

Anybody wanting to participate in the running of hounds must be a member of the association and have their hounds registered. Some owners like to breed their own puppies; others buy them from a breeder. Puppies begin their training at 6 months and by the end of the year they are racing on practice trails against other pups. By the start of the season proper in April they are ready for the real thing.

82 pups have now been registered.

Bitch Puppy registrations 2019

Acorn (Eden Rossi x Eden Rosa) R.Smith, R.Dickinson, Kendal;   Adele (Try Again x Razzle Dazzle) W.& R.Dawson, Kendal;   Bonaire (Jimmy Choo x Flashdance) Phil Graham, Cockermouth;  Celebration (Hunter’s Dale x Thorn Fire) C.Harrison, Fingland;    Celebrity (Hunter’s Dale x Thorn Fire) C.Harrison, Fingland;    Class Farah Mo (Overwater Arnie x Overwater Bessy) C.Roper, Longtown;     Clearwater (Try Again x Foxparke So Be It) C.Harrison, Fingland;    Cracking Last One (Eden Rossi x Eden Rosa) W.& P.Mellon, J.Pattinson, R.& T.Airey, Appleby;    Eden Raya (Eden Rossi x Eden Rosa) M.Addison, C.Robinson, Great Salkeld;    Fearlass (Hunter’s Dale x Thorn Fire) N.Wilson, Y.& A.Wilson, S.& T.Stainton, Troutbeck;    Foxparke LOL (Try Again x Foxparke So be It) R,G,N & E.Napier, G.& R.Farren, Coulderton;    Foxparke Mo Farren (Try Again x Foxparke So be It) N,R,E & G Napier, G.& R.Farren, Coulderton;   Foxparke Parma Violet (Endure x Mysterious) R,E,G & N Napier, G.& R.Farren, Coulderton;   Foxparke Twilight (Try Again x Foxparke So be It) R,E,G & N Napier, G.& R.Farren, Coulderton;   Hunter’s Flame (Hunter’s Dale x Thorn Fire) C.Graham, D.Reay, Kelsick;    Huntsman’s Orchid (Eclipse x Bedazzled) D.Bland, C.Barrow, A.Little, Patterdale;   Jenny’s Oracle (Endure x Mysterious) J.& D.Bland, A.Little, Patterdale;    Josephine (Try Again x Razzle Dazzle) L.Reid, D.Allison, Cockermouth;   Jubilee (Overwater Arnie x Tempress) D.Hogg, Workington;   Lady Gaga (Try Again x Razzle Dazzle) W.& R.Dawson, Kendal;  Lady Grace (Eclipse x Bedazzled) S.& C.Jackson, D.Loan, A.Denley, Borrowdale;    Landy Lady (Overwater Arnie x Foxglove) D.Bingham, R.Gardner, Tebay;    Lillian (Overwater Arnie x Overwater Bessy) A.Blacklock, Kirkbride;  Lilly (Try Again x Razzle Dazzle) L.Reid, D.Allison, Cockermouth;   Limber (Eden Rossi x Eden Rosa) A.Blacklock, Kirkbride;   Maggie’s Dream (Overwater Arnie x Tempress) B.& G.Graham, S.Crossland, O.Chisholm, Bassenthwaite;   Maggie May (Endure x Mysterious) R.& G.Farren, E.Napier, Arlecdon;    Miterdale Duchess (Endure x Mysterious) A,SR,S,M,K.& A.Steele, K.Lynch, B.Garritty, M.Thornton, Eskdale;   Muse (Eclipse x Bedazzled) C.Brownlee, Borrowdale;    Oakbank Allie (Overwater Arnie x Foxglove) J.& A.Steele, A.Wilson, Skelsmergh;    Oakbank Izzy (Try Again x Razzle Dazzle) J.& A.Steele, A.Wilson, Skelsmergh;     Opal (Hunter’s Dale x Thorn Fire) E.& L.Crosby, D.Bland, Whitehaven;   Overwater Jazz (Overwater Arnie x Foxglove) E.Irving, J.Abbott, S.Walker, Uldale;    Overwater Pippa (Overwater Arnie x Overwater Bessy) E,J.& E.Irving, I.Abbott, Uldale;  Scafell Lass (Remember Me x The Penny Arcade) E.& A.Postlethwaite, Eskdale;   Showpiece (Overwater Arnie x Foxglove) A.& A.Horn, Drumleaning;   Sojourner (Hunter’s Dale x Thorn Fire) E.& L.Crosby, Whitehaven; Summer Secret (Eden Rossi x Eden Rosa) W.& C.Mark, Cumwhitton;    Summer Vixen (Overwater Arnie x Foxglove) W.& C.Mark, Cumwhitton;      Thorn Blaze (Hunter’s Dale x Thorn Fire) J.Satterthwaite, M.& M.Burrow, Kelsick;    Thorn Blossom (Eclipse x Bedazzled) J.Satterthwaite, M.& M.Burrow, Kelsick;    Tilly Trotter (Endure x Mysterious) G.& R.Farren, E,Napier, Arlecdon;   Tremor (Overwater Arnie X Tempress) W.& G.Todd, Cockermouth;    Trinket (Overwater Arnie X Tempress) W.& G.Todd, Cockermouth.

Dog Puppy registrations 2019

Another Try (Try Again x Razzle Dazzle) L,G,H & J.Whitfield, E.Moore, W.Dawson, Moor Row;   Apache (TryAgain x Razzle Dazzle) D,L & C.McGee, Cleator Moor;   Aruba (Jimmy Choo x Flashdance) Phil Graham, Cockermouth;   Blueblaze (Endure x Mysterious) J.Fearon, B.& E.Rowlandson, Cleator Moor;    Blue Diamond (Eclipse x Bedazzled) B.& E.Rowlandson, J.Fearon, Cleator Moor;     BOB (Eclipse x Bedazzled) T,M & C.Irving, L.Reid, Cockermouth;    Buzz Lightning (Overwater Arnie x Tempress) E.Hodgkiss, D.Bromage, DW Crowe, Eskdale;    Captain James (Try Again x Razzle Dazzle) J.& A.McClellan, B.Birkett, G.Whitfield, Cleator Moor;    Dash (Overwater Arnie x Foxglove, DW & M.Crowe, Eskdale;   Foxparke Bogtrotter (Try Again x Foxparke So Be It) R,G,N & E.Napier, G.& R.Farren, Coulderton;   Foxparke So Be Him (Try Again x Foxparke So Be It) N,R,E & G.Napier, E.Moore, G.& R.Farren, Coulderton;    Huntsman (Endure x Mysterious) A, A. & J.Little, C.Barrow, D.Bland, Patterdale;    Kinniside Dan (Brad x Sawdust) A.Jackson, I.Rudd, G.Higgins, Cleator Moor;   Kinniside Jacko (Brad x Sawdust) A.Jackson, I.Rudd, G.Higgins, Cleator Moor;   Kinniside Mick (Brad x Sawdust) A.Jackson, I.Rudd, G.Higgins, Cleator Moor;   Kinniside Sam (Brad x Sawdust) A.Jackson, I.Rudd, G.Higgins, Cleator Moor;    Lieutenant James (Try Again x Razzle Dazzle) B.Birkett, J.& A.McClellan, Cleator Moor;    Major James (Endure x Mysterious) J.& A.McClellan, B.Birkett, Cleator Moor;   Miterdale Stanley (Eclipse x Bedazzled) A,SR,S,M,K & A.Steele, L.Pounder, Eskdale;    Our Man Mike (Eclipse x Bedazzled) G.Reid, J.Chatters, Cockermouth;   Overwater Flash (Overwater Arnie x Overwater Bessy) C.& J.Abbott, J.& E.Irving, A.Farish, Uldale;   Overwater Marvin (Overwater Arnie x Overwater Bessy) J.& E.Irving, Uldale;   Overwater Robert  (Overwater Arnie x Overwater Bessy) I.& C.Abbott, E,J & E.Irving, Uldale;   Overwater Sully (Overwater Arnie x Foxglove) J.& E.Irving, I.Abbott, Uldale;   Overwater Swift (Overwater Arnie x Tempress) J, E.& E.Irving, Uldale;    Peaky Blinder (Remember Me x The Penny Arcade) T.J Postlethwaite, Holmrook;   Pete’s Dragon (Overwater Arnie x Overwater Bessy) D.W.Crowe, I.Walker, Eskdale;   Plainsman (Eclipse x Bedazzled) K.Lynch, D.McMaster, D.Studholme, Dearham;    Prospect Spring (Eclipse x Bedazzled) N.Wilson, S.Smith, Distington;   Reebok (Eclipse x Bedazzled) S.Crossland, B.Graham, E.Chisholm, Bassenthwaite;  Shotgun (Endure x Mysterious) N.McMaster, S.Taylor, A.& T.Skelton, Dearham;    Splendid Cody (Hunter’s Dale x Thorn Fire) D,S,B & L.Hetherington, Fletchertown;    Showroom (Try Again x Razzle Dazzle) A.Horn, Drumleaning;   Salvator (Overwater Arnie x Foxglove) H,W.& L.Park, A.Aleixo, Egremont;   Tommy Gun (Eclipse x Bedazzled) D.& J.McMaster, Alice Skelton, Dearham;    Top Gun (Try Again x Razzle Dazzle) D.McMaster, E.Taylor, A.Baxter, O.Chambers, Dearham;    Wirlin Spring (Overwater Arnie x Overwater Bessy) J,J,J.& S.Jeynes, Arlecdon;    Young Gun (Hunter’s Dale x Thorn Fire) J.Abram, S.Wilson, Ted Skelton, Dearham.

 

Name changes: West Tip (now Zack) – S.Irving, Frizington.   Kinnniside Mel (now Companion) – S.Riley, Cleator Moor.    Jut Got It (now Foxparke Just Got It) – N.Napier, Egremont.

 

New registrations:  Deepdale Flynn – A.Horn, Drumleaning.  Deepdale Frank – J.Bradley, Drumleaning.    Splendid Mikey, Elsa Star and Donna’s Pride – D.Hetherington, Fletchertown.

Spring Dazzler and Spring Rascal – J.Horn, Brisco.  Spring Drifter and Spring Ranter – R.Ridley, Brisco.

 

 

Transferred out of HTA – Frankel, Jazz Singer, Demelza, Huntsman’s Magician, Cracksman, Mr Ant.