GCWC Fall Whippet Race Meets August 31 & September 1 2019.

Mark your Calendars!!!!

The Greater Chicago Whippet Club will holding their fall race meets on
August 31 & September 1 2019
There will be one WRA meet each day.



*MEET LOCATION!* River Road Park, 1895 River Road, Kankakee, IL 60901.

We will not break for lunch. Bring your own lunch and be prepared to eat on the run.

**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 parking lot 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 sighthounds 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. Kennel
entries need not be of the same breed.) 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, September 2, will be considered a post entry with any additional
amount for late entries collected at the day of the meet.

Send ALL Entries To:
Paula Streicher
162 N. Signal Hill Rd.
North Barrington, IL 60010

Send Questions To:
Gregg Gammie
708-970-8661 evenings
e-mail: Whippet@WhippetRacing.org

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 dogs 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 to enter.

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. Water is available at the site.There is no electricity at the site and NO SHADE, so bring SHADE, water, chairs and whatever else you will need for a day out.

There is a campground on the River Road Park site. Camping must be arranged with the park.

We will not break for lunch. Bring your own lunch and be prepared to eat on the run.

Local Motels which take dogs:

Country Inn & Suites
380 South Cypress Dr.
Manteno, IL 60950
Fax: 815-468-2367
$25 Pet Fee

Manteno is 8 miles north of Bourbonnais and right on I-57. The motel can be seen from the interstate.

Super 8
1390 N. Locke Dr
Bradley, IL
$15 per dog pet fee per dog
Any size dog allowed
Reviews are not good at this time

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
62 Ken Hayes Dr.
Bradley, IL
$15 Pet Fee and a refundable $75 deposit

Quality Inn & Suites
800 N. Kinzie
Bradley, IL, 60915
Phone: (815) 939-3501 Fax: (815) 939-1108
$50 Pet Fee


There is a campground in the park but not exactly at the race site. You will have to move from one to the other.
Call 815-939-1311 to make a reservation. Push #1 during the recording to get the right person.
$15 per night with electric and water. No sanitary hookup. Campers & RV’s
$8 per night for tents.

425 E 6000 South Rd.
Chavanse, IL
20 min south on Rt 52 and 0.3 mile on 45/52 from the junction of Rt. 45 and Rt. 52

Tent camping
$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.



GCWC Fall Whippet Race Meets August 31 & September 1 2019. — 3 Comments

    • That will depend on the ground. If it’s firm RV’s and cars can park next to the track. If soggy and wet then the RV’s will have to stay in the parking lot. We can’t leave wheel ruts in the ground if we want to keep racing there. Cost’s them a lot to fix them.

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