Without the uniform of the rest of David Loder's work-riders at the trainer's Egerton stables in Newmarket, Pat Eddery is easy to spot as he sits on one of the Pat Eddery Racing Club horses, a chestnut Foxhound
colt called Thermopylae
Drag hunting is a fast and furious sport for which an expensive specialised horse is required, and not every farmer would want draghounds on their land, whereas foxhounds
are welcome because they kill some foxes and many farmers possess a primal hunting instinct, in common with others who ``just want to be out when the hounds are out'', where hounds cope with the unpredictability of a quarry that knows its way around.
After experiencing inclement weather which led to the sinking of MV Foxhound
, Captain Montel and his crew sent a distress signal and later boarded a lifeboat.
Production of the first Foxhound
vehicles began in 2011 and since June 2012 the vehicles have been deployed in Afghanistan for use by British troops operating in mentoring and partnering roles with the Afghan National Security Forces.
Defence Minister Philip Dunne MP made the announcement during a visit to General Dynamics: Force Protection's facility in Telford which provides spares for the Foxhound
replaced the Army's Snatch Land Rover, which proved highly vulnerable to roadside bombs used in Iraq and Afghanistan.
CONTRACT: Defence Minister Philip Dunne, stands in front of two Foxhound
light patrol vehicles .
had no registrations so far this year and the cesky terrier had just 25, making those breeds the most vulnerable, it added.
The first foxhound
club, the Piedmont Foxhounds
, was formed in Virginia in 1840 and is still going strong today.
The first of 300 Foxhound
trucks, together worth 270 million pounds, arrived last week.
Summary: The MoD have announced that the first batch of the British Army's new Foxhound
patrol vehicles have arrived in Afghanistan.
Before and after the horse races, spectators can enjoy Jack Russell Terrier races, a carriage parade, pony races, hat contests, a Foxhound
parade, tailgate contests, the New Car Expo, the Antique Car Club, and Vendor Village.