SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 9TH APRIL 2022.
It has been a very busy weekend for Saluki Club members with the SGHC Limited Show and the Club’s AGM. This has been the Club’s first sit-down meeting for a couple of years. Chairing the meeting was Michael McCormick Smith, unfortunately, the VP, Karen Fisher, was unable to attend because of testing positive for COVID.
The highlights of the meeting were that Michael Williams will now be President of the SGHC for the next 4 years. The judge for the 2023 Open Show (Centennial Year) will be Luke Johnston and the judge for the Championship Show 2024 will be Lisa Hudson. At the end of the meeting Michael read the following acceptance speech:
“I am delighted to become the President of the SGHC.
We received a lovely message from Elaine a number of weeks ago where she explained the reason for her withdrawing from the ballot for Club President. She ended her note with a sentence from which I will quote:
“Pleased that there will be someone who has the interest of the breed so much at heart and wishing Michael success
So, thank you to those that voted for me. Regardless, whichever way you voted I will do my best to ensure that this club becomes transparent, open, plus receptive with two-way communication, that allows all members to feel able to contribute to the Club in various positive ways.
the Club. As guardians of the Club, we look forward to kicking off the next 100 years.
I would like to invite everyone to Join me in starting our special year off
with a tour of the Kennel Club on Tuesday 8th February 2023. This will mark 100 years to the date when the ‘first general meeting’ of the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club took place.”
Earlier in the day the Club’s Limited Show took place. Judging was Nicola Warner. BD, Best in Show went to Nicola Quadling’s Classicus Alron with Malenkhai with BB, RBIS to the Mackenzie Laughran’s Classicus Ophelia. Best Veteran went to Anna & Ben Freegard’s Mumtaz Pheobe and Best Puppy was Mumtaz Obsession owned by the same. There were special thanks to the show manager Diane Layton-Smith, the Trophy Steward Mark Layton Smith and volunteers Natasha Hamilton and James Allen. We arrive late but from all accounts the day was very much enjoyed.
Cecilia Anderson has posted that she has arranged a SGHC day at a greyhound training track in Kent. This is being organised for Sunday 24th April with starting time 2.30 pm. Racing will be between 3-5pm. She requests that people bring tea, coffee and there will be a raffle before the running. Entry price will be £10.00 per dog. Please contact Cecilia on her mobile by text which is 07809 486496. Prepayment details given once you confirm you will be attending and the dogs you will be bringing.
In the Spring Championship for the UK Sighthound Sport there were two Lure Coursing CCs, unfortunately I missed the second which was awarded to Lynn Ward’s Nicole (Nicolefarhi Del Borghino (IMP IT).