2017 Lure Dates
Dogs Qld Showgrounds, DURACK
Visit the Club page on Facebook up to date information,
alternatively contact Julana Akers via text on 0422 938507
Registration available from 930am
Practise runs for first timers commence at 10am
Racing starts at completion of practise runs but not before 1030am
DOGS Qld Showgrounds
Lure Area is located on the right hand side as you drive in the gate
247 King Ave Durack
Club Members $2.50
Lure Volunteer Incentive
A $50 Gift Card is to be won at each of the 4 Lures.
To be eligible to go into the draw, you must volunteer for one of the Lure Roles prior to the day, and perform that role for the duration of the Lure.
Lure Roles are
- lure operator
- motorcycle operator
- lure steward
- catcher – 3
- BBQ & shop – min 2
If you are interested in Volunteering to assist us on our Lure Days
please Contact Julana Akers via text on 0422 938507
In cases of forecast rain or high temperatures,
the Club will announce if a cancellation is to occur on our
Club Facebook no later than 7pm on the day prior to the event.
Any queries to be directed to the Secretary 0422938507
ABOUT SBTCQ LURE RACING
Dogs from 3 months to over 10yrs able to compete
What is Lure Racing?
Lure Coursing gives the Stafford and other breeds the opportunity to do what comes naturally .... to chase!!
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of Qld hold 4 Lure days throughout the year, held at Durack.
What to do when you get there?
First thing is to see the club officials and register your dog!
Different ages run in different categories.
3 to 6 months of age = 40 metres
6 to 12 months = 60 metres
1 to 2 years of age = 100 metres
2 to 3 years of age = 100 metres
3 to 5 years of age =100 metres
5 to 7 years of age = 60 metres
7 to 10 years of age = 40 metres
10 and over = 40 metres
Each of the above categories are also available for any other breed of dog not just Staffords!
Bring all the family and have a great day out!
The course is a straight line course. The lure is usually plastic bags on the end of a long line set up on a electric pulley which rapidly pulls the lure to the finish line, hopefully with your dog chasing it!!!
All dogs must be run in a collar! That is the only equipment you will need to race.
Of course, you must also make sure you have clean fresh water available to your dog and somewhere to contain or someone to hold your dog while you are not racing.
Each dog will have two runs at the lure! Before all racing starts, there will be a practice race for all newbies! This is a good way to get your dog use to the lure! When your name is called, go to the start line and get your dog ready. You may have to run a few times with your dog to get them use to chasing the Lure, so be prepared for exercise!! The starter will ask if you are ready, and then tell you when to go! There will be volunteers to catch your dog down the other end.
Your dog has completed his runs! What's next?
After all dogs have run, the presentation will start. There are awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each age class. There are also awards for the Fastest Dog of the Day! Fastest Bitch of the Day! Fastest Overall of the Day! and the Encouragement Award!
The Lure Races are held for a fun day out with the dogs, a chance to get together and have a BBQ and conversation!! So, whether your dog win, loses or just has a run around the park and doesn't chase the lure,
Enjoy the day out with your friends and your dog!!
note – dogs are not allowed to compete in lure races wearing chain
Dogs must be under control by an adult & kept on a collar and lead at all times
FUN DAY EVENTS Most Handsome Dog
FUN DAY EVENTS
Most Handsome Dog