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Five Tips to Help Learn Hound Names

Five Tips to Help Learn Hound Names Details Emily Daily Learning the names of the hounds in your club can be a challenge… a fun challenge, nevertheless! It’s always nice to be able to recognize your favorite hounds when you’re out hunting, though trying to remember them all isn’t easy. For m...

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Virginia Gold Cup Races

Tickets for the Virginia Gold Cup Saturday, May 2, 2020 are on sale now. Races run rain or shine - no refunds.

Mark your calendars for another rite of spring: Virginia Gold Cup will be live-streamed on June 27, started at 12:30 EDT. Bookmark No spectators this year, but the Virginia Gold Cup will run trivia questions on its social media platforms throughout the day asking questions about the livestream. First respondents with correct answers will be able to win tickets to future Gold Cup races, hats, shirts, etc. A virtual tailgate and hat entries will be accepted by uploading photos to Virginia Gold Cup social media:, or @vagoldcup. Be sure to include #vagoldcup2020. Entries must be sent by midnight Saturday, June 27. Winners will be selected by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 29 and notified on the week of June 29. The winning tailgate (first place) will receive an Oakwood Box to the 2020 International Gold Cup. Runners up and hat contest winners will receive Gold Cup t-shirts, commemorative cups, and Gold Cup hats. For the tailgate contest, three winners will be selected in first, second and third place based on creativity, theme and quality of menu. For the hat contest, five winners will be selected—most glamorous, most outrageous, best racing theme, best men’s hat and best child’s hat.

Missing hound shows? The International Virtual Hound Show is coming soon! All recognized and registered packs are invited to take part. And there will be an online silent auction running from July 17 to August 13 (mark your calendars!) Judging will be based on images supplied by hunts. You can take part, too--there will be an online public vote. Watch this space for news, entries, rules, and guidelines! (Photo by David Traxler, Iroquois Havoc and Iroquois Hackle, 2016 Va. Hound Show)