I need to start off with an apology as I inadvertently attributed the winnings of ‘Jura’, Kathy and Will Spaceys’ Labrador, to Kathy when in fact it is Will who handles the dog. To quote Kathy, she is just the kennel maid! I also had a senior moment with Kathy’s name, so apologies! Saturday saw the Hound Association of Scotland taking place in Edinburgh. Our judge there, without CCs, was Mrs S Metcalfe-Bilgin. Sadly only 3 entered, but greyhounds did the breed proud! Lindsay McLaughlan and her daughter Cara McLaughlans’ Boughton Bizzarrini at Azrams won BOB and went on to win Hound Group 3 under Maggie Holder. They also won the Yearling bitch stakes under Mr Jim Richardson, so a wonderful day for them. Kathy Spacey won best Dog with Inchdoney Memories North Star at Hallimans and he too had a very respectable 3rd place in the yearling dog stakes. Kathy said there were some lovely prizes, including Scottish shortbread, from the sponsors Buddies, plus money! Greyhound exhibitor Maggie Holder was judging her first Hound Group at HAS, and made history by awarding Best in group to the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne, Hibeck Dino – a first for this breed. With so few greyhound exhibitor/breeder/judges, it is interesting that we have three who award the group at championship level. Entries shutting soon are Southern Counties (shuts 24 April) where we have been given greyhound classes for the first time in a long long time! (no CCs) Adverts are coming in nicely for the greyhound Club newsletter and articles promised. If you want to advertise please let me or Andrea Spurr know and any articles, however short, are all welcome. The Easter weekend will be here before we know it, so wish you all a happy holiday period.