Coursing in Victoria celebrated its 150th anniversary this season, highlighted by the sesquicentennial Waterloo Cup at Lang Lang.
And what a climax to coursing’s ‘holy grail’ it was on Sunday.
It was down to ‘serious’ business and Funny Old Fellow had his rivals “in all manner of strife” taking out the $15,900 winner’s purse.
His trainer, NCAV president and coursing stalwart Peter Craig, “leads a very exciting life” in coursing and now has back-to-back Waterloo Cups. He saluted with He’s No Slouch – a litter brother of megastar Wow She’s Fast – last year.
Owned by the ‘Amstel’ syndicate – comprising Craig, Nathan Tracy and Leigh Jennings– Funny Old Fellow has only had six coursing outings including being a defeated semi-finalist in the Silvester Doyle Puppy Championship.