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The Winners of The Great Hound Match of 1905?

Posted on Friday, August 27, 2021
Written by: Buck Wiseman with additional notes from BHD

Many readers will know that the Great Hound Match of 1905 was a face-off between A. Henry Higginson’s Middlesex Hunt with its English Foxhounds and Harry Worcester Smith of the Grafton Hunt and his American Foxhounds.  The Match was held in the Piedmont Hunt’s then country with each pack alternating days hunting in the country. ...

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Goodall’s Practice

Posted on Friday, August 13, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook
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Better known as ‘Goodall’s Practice’ These notes which were first published by Baily’s are Lord Henry Bentinck’s Remarks on the Late William Goodairs Method with the Belvoir Hounds. William Goodall was Huntsman to the Duke of Rutland for 17 years until his death on 1st May 1859 William Goodall’s Method with Hounds. In handling his...

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Tales of Hunting Parsons

Posted on Friday, July 30, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook

This article taken from Baily’s Sports and Pastimes looks at the long and important history of the impact of the Church upon the success of hunting with hounds in the West Country. The Editors would be delighted to hear of the experience of the impact of the Church on Fieldsports in other countries. The West...

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A Fictional Tale of a Day with the Pytchley in the Next Century

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Written by: 'H'

This story giving a dystopian vision of the future was written by H and is a Victorian warning of the possible outcome for  ‘hunting’ and the plight of the quarry unless certain groups and influential individuals that directed the conduct of foxhunting at the time were called to account.   ‘ Come down next week...

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Early Twentieth Century Bloodhound Trials

Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2021
Written by: The Laird with added notes from Mr L Cameron

THE sport of hunting the ” clean boot ” with bloodhounds is one of those that has shown signs of beginning to take hold. Once again there was significant interest taken in the 1908  “clean boot” matches promoted by the Association of Bloodhound Breeders, and contested in the Warwickshire Vale under the management of Lieut.-Colonel...

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Early History of the Rose Tree Hunt

Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook
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This early history of the ‘Rose Tree Hunt’ now the Rose Tree Blue Mountain,  was written by ‘H’ in 1881 The Rose Tree Hunt’ is one of the best hunts in America  and shows very good sport, though the mage will appear crude to men accustomed to counting the expense of a kennel by thousands...

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A Look at Hound Intelligence

Posted on Monday, July 12, 2021
Written by: Collated from work by Deidre Hanna

Baily’s has been given permission by Author Deidre Hanna to share some selected content from her new book on Hound Intelligence. So here we look at hound names, hounds that deserve an award, if one existed, for ‘outstanding merit’. Finally, we take a look at the next generation as huntsmen the world over give an...

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Hunts and their 19th Century Masters

Posted on Sunday, July 11, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook

Some time ago an American writer, in attempting to distinguish between fox-hunting in America and in England, stated that he was of the opinion that a pack of hounds was part and parcel of an English squire’s establishment. At one time this was approxi­mately true; for harrier packs, and hounds which hunted both fox and...

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Peterborough Hound Show 1890

Posted on Friday, July 9, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook
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In no month is foxhunting so far off as in July. To keep it in memory, the Festival of Peterborough has been invented, and to the event flock as many as can to whom a foxhound is appreciated for itself and not a mere excuse for a ride. A pleasant gathering, and instructive, it was...

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