Keen working dog enthusiasts from across New South Wales and Victoria made their way to the Central West Regional Livestock Exchange (CTLX), Carcoar, over the weekend for a three-day event.
Hosted by Bowyer and Livermore, Bathurst and the CTLX team, the jammed packed weekend was an industry first for the region, and it did not disappoint with 400-odd dogs and their trainers vying for a their chance to take home a portion of the largest prize purse in the country.
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Taking out the open sheep trial and $4000 in prize money was Chris Stapleton with Capree Red, while Jack Nowlan with his dog Nowlan Sam won the open novice cattle trial and $4000 prize money.
The Sire Shootout on Friday night was won by Ben Coster, Wandabar Stockdogs, Yass, with his dog Rhettlenash Jock.
Maiden sheep (judge Darren Harcoan, Wellington)
Novice sheep (judge Peter Rutherford, Bathurst)
Open sheep (judge Greg Reeves, Running Stream)
Novice cattle (judge Zac Ede, Singleton)
Open cattle (judge Trevor Leslight, Mumblegum)
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