3/14/24 - Thursday evening GCA Top 10 Competition
3/15/24 - OB & Rally classes of the host club considered as GCA Specialty OB/Rally
3/15/24 - GCA annual membership meeting, one hour before specialty sweepstakes judging
- Friday morning GCA National Specialty
3/16/24 - Saturday GCA National Specialty Lure Coursing & Fast CAT (field within 30 minutes of the Expo Center)

Kentuckiana Cluster, 3/14/2024 - 3/17/2024

Kentucky Exposition Center
West Wing, West Hall & The Pavilion
937 Phillips Lane / Louisville, KY

4 days -- 4+ shows -- 1 site
Conformation, junior handling, National Owner Handler, 4-6 month Puppy Shows, Specialty Lure Coursing and FastCAT, Dock Diving, Barn Hunt, and more!

--- WHAT'S NEW ---
Judging schedule added for 2024 GCA National Specialty and Supported entries
Additional information added on GCA's National Versatility Competition
GCA annual membership meeting scheduled for one hour before the judging of the Greyhound Specialty Sweepstakes
Specialty OB and Rally changed to Friday, 3/15/2024
Top 10 Event information updated including payment options for donations
Lure coursing info and link to premium list added
Premiums for National Specialty and supported entries added
Details added for additional events at the cluster
Logo Wear is now available! Click here for more information and link to order


3/6/2024 -- Closing date for early entries for lure coursing tests & trials

9/1/2020 -- Deadline to receive special nightly rate at host hotel


2024 GCA National/Central Specialty

Friday, March 15, 2024
(The 2024 GCA National Specialty will be held concurrent with Louisville Kennel Club)

Conformation - Don Sturz
Sweepstakes - Linda Bell
Junior Showmanship - Patti Clark

Show Superintendent:  MB-F

Click here for premium list
(The GCA premium list is on pages 43-48)

Click here for the judging schedule
(The schedule for the specialty is on page 30)

2024 GCA National Specialty starts in

2024 GCA National Specialty AKC Lure Coursing Trial & Tests
Specialty Fast CATs

When: Saturday, March 16, 2024
Where: E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park / 3000 Freys Hill Rd / Louisville KY

Trial is open to Greyhounds only
Two Junior Courser Tests & Two Qualified Courser Tests
Test #2 is open to all sighthounds
Two FastCAT trials for Greyhounds only

Jan Swayze-Curry (All Stakes + JC and QC #1)
Laurie Soutar (JC and QC #2)

Early entries close Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Lure course, JC and QC Day of Trial entries close at 12:30 PM

ROLL CALL: PROMPTLY at 1:00 PM or 1 hour after BOB

FastCAT ROLL CALL: 3:00 PM or immediately following trial

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2024 GCA National Lure Coursing entries close in

2024 GCA National Versatility Competition

NEWS!! - $200 Cash Prize for the Most Versatile Greyhound in Show!

Compete in any event offered at the Kentuckiana Cluster or the GCA Specialty:

  • Conformation
  • Obedience
  • Rally
  • Lure coursing
  • Barn Hunt
  • Dock diving
  • CGC and Trick Dog testing

How to compete:

  1. Earn points for your best score, placement or Q in each event (and even earn a point just for trying – NQ’s count too!).
  2. Pick up a score card from Dani Edgerton at the specialty, record your points from any events you entered (on Thursday, Friday or Saturday) and make sure you turn it back in by the end of Saturday. All points are subject to verification by the Show Committee.

GCA will award ‘Most Versatile Greyhound in Show’, as well as a Runner Up shortly before breed judging on Sunday to the two Greyhounds that have earned the most total points over the weekend.

2024 GCA Top 10 Competition

When: Thursday, March 14 2024, at 6:30 PM
Where: In the show hall
Entries are now closed

Top Ten Invitations were sent to those dogs who, according to the Canine Chronicle (AKC) statistics, finished in the top ten places in 2023 for Breed, All Breed and National Owner Handled Series categories.

Each dog will be shown individually. There are three judges selected by the Show Committee who shall remain a secret until the day of show. One is a breeder judge, one is a handler, and one is a licensed judge who is not judging Greyhounds at the all breed shows. Their scores are combined and tallied to select the overall winner, along with a 'Peoples’ Choice' vote based on those attending the event.

Bring $10 for the very special Top Ten Catalog which features a photograph of each invited dog, their sire, dam, breeder, owner and handler, and a description of the dog and its accomplishments.

For more information, contact Carol Curlee, Top 10 Coordinator

2024 Top 10 Competition starts in

Top 10 Entries -- Pay Online

Use the button below to pay for your Top 10 entry

Enter dog's name w/o titles

Top 10 Donations -- Pay Online

After clicking 'Pay Now',
complete the amount you wish to donate on the next page in 'Price per item'.
Then sign into PayPal or choose 'Don't have a PayPal Account?' to pay by credit or debit card.

Top 10 Donations -- Mail check

Or, checks may be made out to Greyhound Club of America with "2024 Top 10 donation" in the note and mailed to:
Joan L Malak, GCA Treasurer
5602 Bacon Road
Petersburg, MI  49270

All donations to the Top 10 event will be listed in the Top 10 catalog.

2024 GCA National/Central  Specialty Logo Wear
Hoodies, sweatshirts, and T-shirts in lots of colors and styles all with a beautiful logo designed just for the 2024 National Specialty!
Your purchases & donations help support the 2024 GCA National Specialty in Louisville, KY!

2024 GCA Central/National Specialty Trophies

We are accepting trophy donations at 4 levels. Everyone who donates will be listed in the catalog. 
If you would like to help sponsor trophies and pay through PayPal, click the appropriate button below.

Inscription in catalog
Inscription in catalog
Inscription in catalog
Inscription in catalog

Or, checks may be made out to Greyhound Club of America with "2024 National Specialty Trophies" in the note and mailed to Joan L Malak, GCA Treasurer / 5602 Bacon Road / Petersburg, MI  49270

PayPal invoices for different amounts can also be requested from Joan at majikees@cass.net

We hope you will all consider donating to this event and thank you in advance for your generosity.

GCA Supported Entries

Thursday, 3/14/24
Mid-Kentucky K.C.

Judge: Jason Hoke

Friday, 3/15/24
Louisville K.C.

Judge: Nancy Liebes

Saturday, 3/16/24
Evansville K.C.

Judge: Jon Cole

Sunday, 3/17/24
Louisville K.C.

Judge: Harold Tatro

Show Superintendent:  MB-F
Closing date: Wednesday, 2/28/2024
Click here for the premium list
Click here for the judging schedule

Other Events at The Kentuckiana Cluster
  • Puppy Match
  • Judges Education
  • Health Clinics
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing
  • AKC Owner Handler Series
  • AKC Sanctioned 4 & under 6 month Puppy Competition
  • Regional Top Junior Handler Competition
  • Pee Wee Classes
  • Barn Hunt
  • Dock Divig
  • Agility

Owner-Handled Series
Offered all four days!
Remember to check the box near the bottom of the entry form.

4 & Under 6 Months Puppy Competition

3/14-16/2023 only

AKC Sanctioned Match
Wednesday, 3/13, at 4:00 PM
'B' Conformation Match

OB/Rally Rent - A - Ring
Wednesday, 3/13
Sign up begins at 2:00 PM
First dog in at 4:00 PM

Health Clinics

Cardiac Clinic
Auscultations & Echocardiograms
March 14-16, 2024
Check premium list for times and contact info

OFA Eye Clinic
Friday, 3/15, & Saturday, 3/16
8 AM to 4 PM
No pre-registration necessary


ADSJ Advanced Judges Institute
March 14-17, 2024

AKC Institute for Aspiring and
Newly Approved Judges
March 16-17, 2024

5 days of FastCAT & CABT!
March 13-17, 2024
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Barn Hunt
4 days - 7 trials
March 14-17, 2024
(Intro clinics 3/13/24)
Entries open 2/1/2024
Entries close 2/29/2024
Click here for more information

Dock Diving
Qualifier for Regional Championships
March 14-17, 2024

Want to try it out?
Try-its will be allowed as space and time permit. Try-its cost $10 for two tickets and each dog will be given 3 minutes on the dock.
Click here for more information

CGC & Trick Dog
When: Thursday, 3/14, and Friday, 3/15 only
Where: Newmarket Hall, Kentucky Expo Center

Prepaid entries will be given priority when they arrive for testing.
Day of event entries will be accepted if time allows.

AKC Pee Wee Class
Saturday, 3/16

This is for young exhibitors 5 years old & under 9

Check premium list for more information

Entries limited to 12 Participants

Itty Bitty Plush Dog Class
Saturday, March 16, 2024

This is for all new dog show exhibitors 5 years of age and under. Please feel free to bring your own special PLUSH dog and leash or the Cluster will have PLUSH dogs available at ringside ready for a youngster to show off their handling ability.

For more information contact: Betsy Reiter (breiter502@msn.com), Juniors Chairperson Kentuckiana Cluster

Entries Limited to 15 Participants

Hotel Information
Host Hotel:  Budget Lodging (636-629-1000)
866 S. Outer Rd. / St. Clair, MO
20 minutes from the show site!
-- Fenced in grass area for the hounds!
-- All outdoor entrances to rooms
-- Outside swimming pool
-- $99.44/night (2 double beds)
-- $109.44/night (1 king bed)

In order to receive the special nightly rate, reservations must be made prior to September 1st and mention Greyhounds


GCA 2020 Central Special Facebook page
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