New Zealand Dog News

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March 18, 2006

Today could be highlight of sheep dog trial week

The Gore Sheep Dog Trial Club whistles up 100 years of trialling this week with its centennial event at Stoney Creek Station.

Top prize money and competition have drawn trialists from near and far.

President Trevor Roughan said yesterday while the number of entries was not known until the day of competition, indications from Thursday's events were they would exceed previous years.

The $1000 prize pot for each of the five events was undoubtedly a drawcard. Competitors were trying to pick up points to qualify for the New Zealand dog trial championships, in Omarama in June, he said.

The distinction of being the oldest competitor went to Mr Roughan's father and club life member Les.

For 66 years Mr Roughan, of Mandeville, has been pitting himself and his dogs against the wily sheep.

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