We went to Limestone, TN over the long weekend for 3 days of AKC Lure Coursing. It's probably one of my favorite trials. Going into the weekend Json had 8 points and 2 majors. I was hoping that between 3 days of coursing Json might manage to pull together the 7 points he needed to finish. Baby J went above and beyond my expectations and I'm so proud of how both boys ran!
On Saturday we had 6 Open Ibizan Hounds running and 11 Specials. Json ran beautifully on a tough course and won 1st place to earn a 5 point major! Fable also ran beautifully and placed 2nd out of the 11 specials. That left Json with just two points needed to finish!
On Sunday there were 5 Opens (one dog moved up the day before) and two stakes of 6 specials each. The course gave Fable plenty of room to show off his 'creative coursing' skills and he placed 4th in his stake. Json pulled out all the stops and won the open stake to finish his AKC Field Championship with 4 majors! In the BOB run off he tied with his 'cousin' Willow. Json did his best in the second run off for breed, but Willow won the day!
On Monday Json made his debut as a Special. Json placed just out of the ribbons in 6th place (of 9) and Fable placed 3rd.
Json finished the weekend with 2 majors (making 9 points), 3 MC legs, and his Field Championship. Fable finished the weekend with 2 placements and 5 points towards his LCX. We can't wait to go back!