Edginton wins two of the four
The dog trial focus shifted to the top of East Cape at the weekend with the running of the Te Araroa club's annual championship and Tolaga Bay's Leo Edginton took out two of the four classes.
Rod Mead and John MacPherson were the other two event winners.
The two-tooth Perendale ewes were used on both hunt courses and also the long head course. They worked well on the hunt courses but were a bit free on the long head.
The lambs on the short head course were a bit of a challenge to yard. Our thanks to the landowners, to the liberators and the stock owner.
Event one, long head, judge Graeme Cook: John MacPherson Face 85 1; Jonathan McIntyre Jock 84 2; Noddy Halley Spike 82 3; John MacPherson Scott 81.5 4; Colin Bayliss Jet 81 5. 1st maiden W Taare Kelly 61.
Event two, short head and yard, judge Rob Jeffery: Rod Mead Gum 89 1; Merv Utting Prince 88 2; E Johns Trip 87 3; Martin Wolter Bill 85 4; Bob Bryson Bolt 84 5. 1st maiden E Johns Trip 87.
Event three, zig zag hunt, judge Martin Wolter: Leo Edginton Bully 97.75 1; Anthony Hughes Strike 97.5 2; Ned George Base 97.25 3; Robert Jeffery Bloke 96.5 4; Ben Te Kahika Pearl 96 5. 1st maiden Anthony Hughes Strike 97.5.
Event four, straight hunt, judge Gordon Marinovich: Leo Edginton Robert 97 1; John MacPherson Jag 96.5 2; Anthony Hughes Bully 95.5 3; Anthony Hughes Strike 95 4; Ben Te Kahika Pearl 94.5 5. 1st maiden Anthony Hughes Strike 95.
The top three huntaways on the centre points table — John MacPherson Jag 13, Leo Edginton Robert 10, Leo Edginton Deano 9.
The top dogs in the heading events — John MacPherson Face 13, Merv Utting Prince 10, Rod Mead Gum, Sam Shaw Stream, and Merv Utting Steel all on 5 points.