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    Saturday, August 13, 2022

    Chasing the lure

    Phoebe Booth, of Blandford, Mass., holds her Whippet, Bobbi, as Stephanie Pumphrey, of Stow, Mass., holds her Whippet Moss, as they wait for the start call during lure coursing trials with the Gazehounds of New England at Waterford Beach Park, Sunday May 22, 2022. The trial consists of the dogs, either singular or in groups of two or three, pursuing a mechanically operated lure of garbage bags on a 745-yard string course. The competitors are judged on how well they follow the lure, their speed, agility and endurance. GONE is in its 22nd year as a lure coursing club and holds events through the year, including two at the park. An estimated 100 dogs participated in the weekend event. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

    About 100 dogs competed in lure coursing trials with the Gazehounds of New England at Waterford Beach Park on Sunday May 22, 2022. The trial consists of the dogs, either singular or in groups of two or three, pursuing a mechanically operated lure of garbage bags on a 745-yard string course. The competitors are judged on how well they follow the lure, their speed, agility and endurance. GONE is in its 22nd year as a lure coursing club and holds events through the year, including two at the park. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

    Kida, a 4-year-old American Pitbull/American Bulldog owned by Nicolette Doris of Rhode Island, chases after the lure during coursing trials with the Gazehounds of New England at Waterford Beach Park on Sunday May 22, 2022. The trial consists of the dogs, either singular or in groups of two or three, pursuing a mechanically operated lure of garbage bags on a 745-yard string course. The competitors are judged on how well they follow the lure, their speed, agility and endurance. GONE is in its 22nd year as a lure coursing club and holds events through the year, including two at the park. An estimated 100 dogs participated in the weekend event. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
    Jeffrey Kimmelman of Stow, Mass., releases his dog Hotz as they participate in a run during lure coursing trials with the Gazehounds of New England at Waterford Beach Park on Sunday May 22, 2022. The trial consists of the dogs, either singular or in groups of two or three, pursuing a mechanically operated lure of garbage bags on a 745-yard string course. The competitors are judged on how well they follow the lure, their speed, agility and endurance. GONE is in its 22nd year as a lure coursing club and holds events through the year, including two at the park. An estimated 100 dogs participated in the weekend event. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
    Bobbi, a Whippet owned by Stephanie Pumphrey, of Stow, Mass., chases the lure during lure coursing trials with the Gazehounds of New England at Waterford Beach Park on Sunday May 22, 2022. The trial consists of the dogs, either singular or in groups of two or three, pursuing a mechanically operated lure of garbage bags on a 745-yard string course. The competitors are judged on how well they follow the lure, their speed, agility and endurance. GONE is in its 22nd year as a lure coursing club and holds events through the year, including two at the park. An estimated 100 dogs participated in the weekend event. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
    Owners get ready to release their dogs to run a course during lure coursing trials with the Gazehounds of New England at Waterford Beach Park on Sunday May 22, 2022. The trial consists of the dogs, either singular or in groups of two or three, pursuing a mechanically operated lure of garbage bags on a 745-yard string course. The competitors are judged on how well they follow the lure, their speed, agility and endurance. GONE is in its 22nd year as a lure coursing club and holds events through the year, including two at the park. An estimated 100 dogs participated in the weekend event. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

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