These meets have been cancelled. The Park District has cancelled all events before 4-18.
Mark your Calendars!!!!
The GCWC has new dates for our spring race meets!
The Greater Chicago Whippet Club will be holding their spring race meets
on April 11 & 12, 2020. There will be one WRA meet each day.
We will also be offering Division II awards and Dash dog races.
The Del Wasso Memorial Meet will be held Saturday, April 11.
The Dot Gammie Memorial Meet will be held Sunday, April 12.
Pre entries due Wednesday April 8, 2020 to Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please include owner’s name and email, each dog’s registered name, call name and titles.*
TWO SETS OF POINTS ON ONE WEEKEND!!
PERMISSION TO CROSS POST IS GRANTED.
*MEET LOCATION!* River Road Park, 1895 River Road, Kankakee, IL 60901.
Park District phone is 815-939-1311 for information or questions.
Trackside parking and camping is allowed. Please set up closer to the dog park where the finish line will be for line judges.
If the ground is soft and vehicles leave ruts, parking must be on the road, not the grass.
**River Road Park Directions**
Take I 57 to South Schuyler Ave, US Rts. 45 & 52, and Exit North. Go
North about 1 mile to river Rd.(Also known as County Road 40) and turn
to the Right, East. Go about 1 mile to S 1500 E Rd. and turn Left,
North. Go about 1/2 mile and make the first left turn. Go to the
field on the left just as the road ends.
Whippet measuring and inspection will begin at 8:30 A.M. with races
beginning immediately following the draw of the races.
Bitches in season and lame whippets are ineligible to race in WRA meets.
Pre-Entry fee is $10.00 per dog per day with a $30 limit per kennel
for pre-entries each day. (A kennel is defined as dogs brought and
handled by one family and owned, or co-owned, by the members of that
family. Entries which are e-mailed 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 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 will be considered a post entry with any additional
amount for late entries collected at the day of the meet.
Send ALL Entries To:
Send Questions To:
Registration with the WRA:
All entrants must be registered with WRA. If your dog is not
registered before the meet, bring a photocopy of your dog’s
registration papers and $2 per new dog to the race meet (this is in
addition to the entry fee for each dog).
Pre-registration may be sent directly to WRA so that it
arrives at least two weeks before the date of the race meet you desire
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 Blankets.
Whippets will run 4 heats of races with up to 6 whippets in each race.
All whippet races will be from a starting box.
A Porta-Potty will be provided. Water to cool the dogs will be
provided. There is no electricity at the site and NO SHADE in the parking area, so bring SHADE, water,
chairs and whatever else you will need for a day out.
Whether the camp ground will be open is weather dependent. Contact the park.
Motor Home parking will not be allowed at track side if the ground is soft enough to leave ruts.
If that is the case, RV parking must be roadside.
There will NOT be a POT LUCK LUNCH either day. Bring your own food and plan to eat on the run.
Local Motels which take dogs:
(As always check with the hotel to make sure their policy hasn’t changed.)
Country Inn & Suites
380 South Cypress Dr.
Manteno, IL 60950
Manteno is 8 miles north of Bourbonnais and right on I-57. The motel
can be seen from the interstate.
1390 N. Locke Dr
$15 per dog pet fee per dog
Any size dog allowed
Americas Best Inn & Suites
1500 N. State (IL Rt. 50)
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
62 Ken Hayes Dr.
425 E 6000 South Rd.
Chebanse, IL 60922
20 min south on Rt 52 and 0.3 mile on 45/52 from the junction of Rt.
45 and Rt. 52
$24.41 with no water or electricity
$27.41 with water and electricity
Trailer or RV
32.41 with water, electric & sewer
29.41 with water & electric only
45.41 for a cabin with AC & heat. No water or sanitary facilities in the cabins.