GCWC Spring Whippet Race Meets April 15 & 16. Saturday and Sunday



Please join us for the GCWC Spring Memorial Race Meets on April 15 and 16, 2023.    There will be a WRA meet each day.  Dash Dogs and DII entries welcome.

The Del Wasso Memorial Meet will be held Saturday, April 15.  Winner of this meet will be awarded a rosette, a plaque on the Del perpetual trophy, and a pawprint leash rack plus other goodies.

The Dot Gammie Memorial Meet will be held Sunday, April 16.  Winner of this meet will be awarded a rosette and a pawprint leash rack plus other goodies.

Pre-entries are due Wednesday, April 12 to Paula at luvwhippets@att.net.  **Please include owner’s name and email, each dog’s registered name, call name and titles.**

MEET LOCATION:   River Road Park, 1895 River Road, Kankakee, IL  60901.  Park District phone number is 815-939-1311 for questions/information.
DIRECTIONS:  Take I 57 South to S. Schuyler Ave, US RTs 45 & 52, and exit North (left).  Go north about 1 mile to River Road (County Road 40) and turn right (east).  Go about 1 mile to S. 1500E Road, turn left.  Go about ½ mile, take the first left turn to the first field on the left.


Whippet measuring and inspection will begin at 8:30 a.m. with races beginning immediately following the draw of the races.  Pre-entry fee is $10 per dog per day with a $30 limit per kennel for pre-entries each day.    Entries which are emailed then paid on the day of the meet are pre-entries.  Post entries will be $18 per dog with a $54 kennel limit each day.  Any entry not received by Wednesday, April 12 will be considered a post entry.  Send entries to Paula Streicher at luvwhippets@att.net.

All entrants must be registered with WRA.  If your dog is not registered before the meet, bring a copy of the registration paper and $5 for each new dog to the meet, in addition to the entry fee.  Pre-registration may be sent directly to WRA  (whippetracing.org) at least 2 weeks prior to the meet.

The person entering a hound for racing must be the actual owner, or agent of the owner, or in possession of papers transferring said ownership to the person entering the hound.  All racers will run with both muzzles and numbered racing blanket.  There will be 4 heats of races with up to 6 whippets in each race.  All races will be from a starting box.  There will be practices between heats and after Saturday’s meet as time permits.

There is no shade and no electricity at the field so plan accordingly.  There will not be a pot luck formal lunch break, we will eat on the run.  We are very short-handed, we will need help with setup and breakdown plus line judges and inspection.
Thanks in advance, it is very appreciated!

ACCOMMODATIONS:   The Park District campground is not open yet.   Trackside camping and parking is allowed as long as the ground is not soft enough to leave ruts or sink; if it is, parking/camping must be on the road.  Camping is $18/night.  There is no water or electric hookups.    Call the Kankakee Park District at 815-939-1311,  M-F, 8:30-4:30,  to make reservations and pay by credit card.   Whether camping/parking trackside or roadside,  please park closer to the dog park to be able to hear announcements.


Country Inn & Suites                                                                   Best Western

380 S. Cypress Street                                                                  62 Ken Hayes Drive

Manteno, IL  60950                                                                     Bourbonnais, IL

815-468-2600                                                                                815-932-4411

Pet fee $25/night                                                                        Pet fee $20/night

Country Inn Manteno is right on Rt. 57 about 15 minutes from the field.




425 East 6000 South Road

Chebanse, IL  60922


KOA is 20 minutes south on Rt. 52 and 0.3 mile on 45/52 from the junction of Rts 45 and 52

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