Central Leatherstocking Area
Sighthound Society
~ C.L.A.S.S. ~

(logo art by Phil Dimor)

In 2006, the first ASFA lure coursing field trials were held here,

at Wolfwind Farm, followed by WRA & LGRA amateur race meets in 2007.

Our All-Breed NOTRA 300-yd oval racing was held in Glenville (Scotia) NY.

CLASS, the Central Leatherstocking Area Sighthound Society,

is based in central upstate New York.

The membership is comprised of the old guard of tried-and-true sighthound folks

and young up-and-coming enthusiasts - the best of both worlds.

New members are always welcomed!

2020 CLASS Schedule

ASFA Field Trials - July 11 & 12, 2020

(including new LCI Stake - Limit 20)

Lure Coursing at Wolfwind Farm, Starkville NY

Photo © Jan Butterworth

Denise Como

CLASS President/Secretary

[email protected]

(Contact me for a pdf copy of the CLASS July 2020 premium list)

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Gazehounds Of New England


SEPTEMBER 5, 6, 7, 2020

Attend the 9th Annual Iron Dog Event (here)

(GONE'S 13th Labor Day Weekend Event at Wolfwind Farm)

Adding to the fun over Labor Day weekend

GONE has added a THIRD day of ASFA sighthound lure coursing,

combined with Sunday's fabulous pot luck BBQ

after the lure coursing is completed

(bring a dish to share, and your beverage of choice).

Join us! Field trial, eat, camp out under the stars.

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One of our fields in the foreground - 15 acres - in the Summer

Camping on site - looks like Woodstock!

Camp on site (no hook-ups)


 Overnight camping on our field is always permitted (no hook-ups). 

Tents, trailers, vans, motor homes, & RVs are welcomed.

☺Remember this is a heavy tourist area; summer rates for motels can be substantially higher;

Motels and hotels around the Cooperstown vicinity fill up very quickly.☺

KC’s Corner Restaurant & Motel [12 miles from the field on 20 W to 80 N, 9 miles via back roads] 5705 US Hwy 20, East Springfield NY 13333 ● (607) 264-9392 ● Restaurant opens at 8:00 a.m. MENTION THAT YOU ARE ATTENDING THE FIELD TRIALS AT RICH & DENISE'S FARM IN STARKVILLE FOR REDUCED RATES.

(Continue about 15 miles WEST from KC's on Route 20 into Richfield Springs for 24-hour PriceChopper grocery store, also Stewart’s Convenience & Fuel, Sunoco and McDonald's.)

Kelly's Deli is about 2 miles west of KC's: gas station, propane tank exchange & convenience store, for early a.m. coffee and sandwiches. Hours: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. until Labor Day, then 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 4964 US Hwy 20 (intersection of Rts 20 & 80) ● Springfield Center, NY 13468-2000 ● (315) 858-1630. To reach the field from Kelly's, continue on Rt 80 North for 10 miles, then turn right onto Elwood Rd.

Cooperstown KOA CAMPGROUND – [about 9 miles from the field] ● (315) 858-0236 or (800) 562-3402 565 Ostrander Rd, Richfield Springs NY 13439

At Exit 28: Dunkin' Donuts, TA Travel Center with restaurant (gas & diesel), AmBest truck stop and restaurant (gas & diesel), McDonalds.

Exit 30 RED ROOF INN (new—was Herkimer Hotel) [about 17 miles from the field] NYS Thruway / I-90 – Exit 30, Herkimer NY 13350 ● (315) 866-0490 ● (877) 656-6835 ● Turn right off the Thruway exit, behind Denny’s restaurant (which is open 24 hours).

Also at Exit 30: all sorts of shopping within the town of Herkimer (Super Walmart open 24 hours, restaurants, diners, various fast food places; McDonald's and Denny's open 24 hours.


There is a Motel 6 in Mohawk/Ilion, the same distance away as the Red Roof Inn in Herkimer. Instead of turning right at the light at the Fastrac, you turn left. Possible alternative if everything else fills up. Motel 6: 345 E Main St, Ilion NY 13357, (315) 895-8777. 16 miles from our field (23 minutes). To Motel 6 from our field: At the end of our road (Elwood), turn left, then an immediate right onto Rt 168 W. Continue for about 15 miles to Rt 28 N, bear right. Turn left at 2nd light (Fastrac on the left). Continue about a mile to Motel 6 on the right (Rt 5S/E Main St).

 (Other Accommodations Are Available in the Area)

Join GONE in 2020 for an exciting

season of lure coursing !

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Tourist season in central upstate New York is means that motel and hotel reservations near the historic Cooperstown region will fill up quickly.

Please try to make reservations for KC's on Rt. 30 in East Springfield as soon as possible. Make sure you mention that you are attending the field trials at Denise & Rich's place for reduced seasonal rates and for a waiver of pet fees (otherwise, it is $10 per dog). The phone is (607) 264-9392. For other motels, check the premium list -- and please verify that their pet policies have not changed!

See you soon!

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