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Great performances in Derby 2012
July 04, 2012 by Sari & David


Last weekend was the Finnish Derby (championships for 3 years old dogs) in Hyvinkää. From our team, Iivari (Fast Pack's Another Bolt) and Titi (Fast Pack's Against All Odds) participated and Tino (Fast Pack's Avalanche) took part to a graded race.

The day was successful :) Tino won his race and is finally back on track. Iivari and Titi finished both 3rd in final (respectively in males and females Derby) in tough company :)

WE'RE REALLY PROUD!

Iivari in first qualification

Photo by Kerttu Haaslahti

Titi fighting in last straight for 3rd place

Photo by Kerttu Haaslahti

More on Iivari's blog (with videos)



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Hyvinkää & Åkers Kanal
June 09, 2012 by Sari & David


Tähtisprintteri 2012 in Hyvinkää

Aina (Fast Pack's Arctic Hope) started her heat last Thursday, that is really a shame that we couldn't get the two girls of the litter to participate :(

Titi (Fast Pack's Against All Odds) made a good debut for her first title competition. Despite bad starts in both qualifications, Titi manage to rank herself third before the final. In the first run, she finished second behind the favorite Zaphira v.d. Spaarne Meute in 19.15 and then she even won her second qualification race in 19.02 :) In final she managed to grab the fourth place after leaving the box (after another bad start) behind the others.

Full results: TS 2012

Svenskt Whippet Derby in Åkers Kanal

JJ (Fast Pack's Atomic Bomb) was running today to qualify for the semi-finals of the Swedish Whippet Derby and he did it really well. Although JJ wasn't favorite (official tips weren't placing him in the first three dogs), he finished second in a very tight race!



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News from the A-pups
June 07, 2012 by David


Aina (Fast Pack's Arctic Hope)

After a difficult graded race on a slow track in Hyvinkää, Aina won brilliantly (509 points) the coursing competition in Kemi two weeks ago :) Congrats!!! More details on Aina's blog (in Finnish).

Titi aka Niki (Fast Pack's Against All Odds)

Titi ran (finally) her first race in Hyvinkää. She finished second after a small collision in the curve.

JJ (Fast Pack's Atomic Bomb)

In Sweden JJ is improving his times weeks after weeks. He finished 4th of a tough 6 dogs race in Västerås in beginning of May. Last weekend on the same track he finished 2nd after top swedish dog Ghan buri ghan's Moon Quake Shake and made his new record on 295 meters: 19.75, watch the video.

Iivari (Fast Pack's Another Bolt)

Iivari had a double fracture on his tail which had to be partially amputated. But that doesn't seem to bother him, he made a canonball time during Helsinki's first practice last week :) Full story on Iivari's blog (in Finnish).

Tino (Fast Pack's Avalanche)

Tino had slight back problems but after a few visits to sighthound guru Laios he is much much better. He will be soon joining the practices :)

Next Saturday Aina and Titi will be participating to Tähtisprintteri in Hyvinkää while JJ will be running the qualifications of the Swedish Whippet Derby in Åkers Kanal (Stockholm) on 320 meters (see the program).



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Fleet Fellows Insider
April 02, 2012 by Sari & David


Fleet Fellows Insider
We meant to write this post a while ago, as often it was challenging to find free time ;)

We're really excited about our forthcoming litter with German male Fleet Fellows Insider. Despite being one of the top track racing whippets in Germany (9th in European Championships 2008 and 3 victories including 1 CACIL), "Isi" got excellent results from dog show and excels in agility where he has been the first whippet to reach the A3 class in Germany. He has an excellent character and he has completed the BH test.

Isi has already one litter with Emmeline Isis Wind from Slovakia. His offsprings have proved to be also fast ;)

Isi is turning 6 years old later this month, thus he is now racing in veterans class. He took part in his first competition this year yesterday in Hildesheim. He made the second best time of the qualifications but got the trap 6 in final and was involved in small colision in the curve: he finished fifth. His son Indalo Isis Wind made good times in both qualifications and made it to the A-final. Luckier than his father, Indalo got the first trap and competed with the rest of the pack during the whole race: he finished 5th just 0.24 seconds from the winner and just in front Velka's brother Gilardino Ticking Timebomb :)

More details on Isi's blog

Fleet Fellows Insider

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A-pups during 2011
January 26, 2012 by Sari & David


Vuoden 2012 kausi ei ole vielä käynnistynyt ja vuosi 2011 on kokonaan takanapäin, joten ajattelin koota hieman miten vuosi 2011 meni :) Vuosi 2011 oli A-pentujen tulokaskausi <3



Fast Pack's Another Bolt "Iivari"

Iivari osallistui kaksiin maastokisoihin, joista tokista oli tuomisena sija kolme upeilla pisteillä 479 ja SERTK.

Ratakauden Iivari pääsi aloittamaan Hyvinkäällä heinäkuun lopussa. Kauden aikana Iivari osallistui seitsemään kilpailuun. Ennätykset ensimmäisen kauden jälkeen nurmella 280m 18.62 ja 350m 23.95, hiekalla 280m 18.95 ja 350m 24.00. 15m/s raja rikkoutui :)

Iivari käväisi myös näyttelyssä, josta sai H:n. Tuomarin kommenteille en paljon painoarvoa anna, oli niin mielenkiintoisesti kirjoitettu...

Fast Pack's Arctic Hope "Aina"

Aina osallistui kauden lopuksi ensimmäisiin maastokisoihin, joissa tuli upeasti kakkoseksi pisteillä 518, SERTK ja kennelpiirin mestaruus :)

Ratakauden Aina aloitti vasta elokuussa ja ehti osallistua neljiin kisoihin. Huippuhetki oli ehkä Kuninkuusjuoksujen finaaliin kakkossijalta mutta finaalissa kuuden koiran lähdössä kaikki on aina mahdollista ja Aina tippuikin neljänneksi. Ainan ennätykset ensimmäisen kauden jälkeen ovat nurmella 280m 19.10 ja 350m 23.61, hiekalla puolestaan 280m 19.04 ja 480m 32.72.

Myös Aina kävi näyttelyssä. Sai EH:n ja olipa Lauralle annettu jopa SA-nauha käteen ;)

Ainalta tutkittiin huhtikuussa polvet ja silmät. Polvet nollaa mutta silmistä löytyi juoste ja diagnoosiksi sama kuin emällään eli lasiaisen rappeuma epäilyttävä :(

Fast Pack's Atomic Bomb "JJ"

JJ:n kausi oli täynnä epäonnea :( Tästä voi vain tulla ylöspäin... JJ ehti osallistua kaksiin kisoihin ennen arvaamatonta vatsalaukun kiertymää. Kyllä, heidän piti tulla kilpailemaan Suomeen ja lomasta tuli kaikkea muuta kuin piti. Onneksi JJ parantui uskomattoman hyvin ja ehti vielä syksyllä osallistua yksiin kilpailuihin. Nyt täytyy toivoa, että JJ:n ongelmat ovat taaksejäänyt vaihe! JJ:n ennätykset ovat 295m 19.97 ja 320m 21.23. Myös JJ ylitti 15m/s :)

JJ kävi myös alkuvuodesta silmätarkastuksessa ja silmät olivat puhtaat!

Fast Pack's Avalanche "Tino"

Tino juoksi radalla neljä kilpailua. Tinon ennätykset ovat nurmella 280m 18.68 ja 350m 24.64 sekä hiekalla 280m 19.54 ja 350m 23.59. Kauden ensimmäinen ja viimeinen kilpailu eivät menneet ihan odotusten mukaan mutta siinä välillä Tino jo väläytteli sitä nopeutta, mitä siitä löytyy. 15m/s raja jäi sadasosan päähän :D

Fast Pack's Against All Odds "Niki"

Viimeisenä meidän Niki :D Nikiltä ei ole raportoitavia tuloksia. Vaikka aina päätin, että lapset eivät tule vaikuttamaan harrastukseen, niin kyllähän ne vaikuttivat. Treenaamaan ei päässyt tarpeeksi, joten kisat jätettiin välistä. Myöskään reissaaminen tavallisella autolla kahden pienen lapsen kanssa ei houkuttanut ja asuntoauto saatiin vasta ihan loppukaudesta. Niki osallistui kuitenkin Hyvinkäälle makkarajuoksuihin lokakuussa ja väläytti 18.76 videoajanotolla. Odotuksia olisi, kunhan päästäisiin treenaamaan kunnolla.

Niki pääsi keväällä mukaani kardiologian kurssille ja sydän tutkittiin ultralla terveeksi :)



Oikein suuret kiitokset kaikille pentujen omistajille aktiivisuudesta! Jokaisen pennun kanssa on harrastettu aktiivisesti <3



Season 2012 still ahead of us and 2011 fully behind so small report how last year went :) 2011 was A-puppies first season <3



Fast Pack's Another Bolt "Iivari"

Iivari participated to two coursing competitions. In second one he finished 3rd, points great 479 and certificate.

Iivari's racing season started in Hyvinkää at the end of July. During the season Iivari participated to seven competitions. His records are on grass 280m 18.62 and 350m 23.95, on sand 280m 18.95 and 350m 24.00. He broke the 15 m/s limit :)

Iivari stopped by also in one dog show, he did get good. I'm not giving much credit to the judge comments, it was quite interesting text...

Fast Pack's Arctic Hope "Aina"

At the end of the season Aina participated to her first coursing. She finished 2nd with amazing points 518 and did get certificate and became kennelpiiri (region) champion :)

Aina started her track season only in August and managed to participate to four competitions. Top moment was 2nd place after qualification in long distance championships but in final, with six dogs, everything is possible and at the end she finished 4th. Aina's records are on grass 280m 19.10 and 350m 23.61, on sand 280m 19.04 and 480m 32.72.

Aina stopped by also in dog show. She did get very good and she had had "SA" even for a short while ;)

Aina's eyes and knees were checked in April. Knees OK but small finding in eyes resulted to the same diagnosis than her mum, vitreous degeneration suspicious :(

Fast Pack's Atomic Bomb "JJ"

JJ's season was full with bad luck :( It can only be better... JJ had time to participate to two competitions before unexpected gastric dilatation and volvulus. Yes, they were suppose to come to compete here in Finland and their vacation turned out to be everything else than it was supposed to. Luckily JJ healed unbelievably well and he even took part in one competition in autumn. Now we have to keep our fingers crossed that JJ's problems are all behind! His records are 295m 19.97 and 320m 21.23. Also JJ went over the 15 m/s limit :)

Beginning of the year JJ went for eye examination and his eyes were clear!

Fast Pack's Avalanche "Tino"

Tino ran four competitions. His records are on grass 280m 18.68 and 350m 24.64 and on sand 280m 19.54 and 350m 23.59. The first and last competition didn't go at all like planned but in a middle he already showed a bit what he is capable of... He stayed one hundreds under the 15 m/s limit.

Fast Pack's Against All Odds "Niki"

Last our Niki :D There is no reportable results. Although I decided that children don't prevent from having hobbies, they made it a bit more difficult... We didn't manage to train enough, so we skipped the competitions. Also travelling with two small children wasn't tempting and we got our caravan only late in summer. At least we managed to clear the test runs for Niki. She participated in October in Hyvinkää to unofficial track competition and did 18.76 with video timing. We have expectations, just should manage to train...

I took Niki with me to cardiology course I had on spring and her heart was examined healthy by echo :)



I'm gratefull to all puppy owners for being so active with the puppies <3



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Oulu 17.9 & Tampere 17.9
September 18, 2011 by Sari & David


Aina (Fast Pack's Arctic Hope) finished 4th of the JK 2011 yesterday in Oulu :) Congratulations!

Female final:

  • 1. Sattuman BJ-Martta 32.82
  • 2. Macarenan Backgammon 33.18
  • 3. Oochigea's Izbyiroces 33.37
  • 4. Fast Pack's Arctic Hope 33.41
  • 5. Tuulikellon Diivaco 33.62
  • 6. Macarenan Bingo 33.75

EDIT: Full results.

Yesterday Iivari (Fast Pack's Another Bolt) was partipating to a dog show in Tampere. He was really well presented and got "Good" although the judge didn't seem to fancy much racing whippets:

"Black Male. I would like to see more typical head and better underjaw. Clearly looks like a racing greyhound to me, carrying too much muscle. I would like to see better pasterns. Quite unsound on the move."

As a side note Iivari is 49.1 cm, so obviously in Sweden the greyhounds are really small ;)



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