On St. Patrick’s Day, between 30 and 40 foot-pack enthusiasts gathered at the Strathalbyn Farms Club gazebo in Weldon Spring, Mo., for the 38th annual running of the Gumbo Flats Gold Cup Stake.
The event, hosted by the Three Creek Bassets (Mo.), started on Friday evening with a dinner for out-of-towners at a nearby restaurant.
On Saturday morning, the competing masters from My Half Beagles (Mo.), Sandanona Beagles (N.Y.), Okaw Valley Bassets (Ill.) and Three Creek Bassets gathered to number the hounds at Leslie and Don Granger’s My Half Farm near New Melle, Mo.