Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.
Some of the more than 60 dogs entered in the popular Jack
Russell (and variations of the breed) race at the 77th Wanaka
A&P Show on Saturday scamper after Pat McCarthy as he
sets a trail with a dead hare.
The race was won by Daniel Bogue, of Wanaka, with his Jack
Russell-Chihuahua cross Stella.
Although it was too early to confirm if there was a record
attendance at the show, co-ordinator Jane Stalker said
yesterday a good indication was that she offered a two-day
ticket this year and had to print more to cope with the
She estimated 32,000 spectators, competitors and trade
exhibitors attended over the two days, with a confirmed
record of 15,000 on the Friday.
The number of equestrian competitors was 270 - 40 more than
Among the celebrity guests were Prime Minister John Key,
Olympic canoe sprint gold medallist Lisa Carrington, Olympic
BMX silver medallist Sarah Walker, London Paralympics
multi-medallist Sophie Pascoe and Highlanders Brad Thorn, Ben
Smith, Nasi Manu, Joe Wheeler and Shane Christie.