For Sale is a Full Page taken from "The Sphere," February 23rd, 1907, called "The Waterloo Cup : How it is Run and Won," showing the following Photographs. a- Slipping the Hounds. b- In full pursuit of the Hare. c- Almost on it. d- At Last ! e- Photographs of Past Winners. 1- 1898- Wild Night. 2- 1899- Black Fury. 3- 1900-01- Fearless Footsteps. 4- 1902- Farndon Ferry. 5- 1903- Father Flint. 6- 1904- Homfray. 7- 1905- Pistol II. 8- 1906- Hoprend.
The sporting world has had its eye directed this week to Altcar, where the struggle for the Waterloo Cup, the blue ribbon of the coursing world began on Wednesday. These pictures illustrate the process of coursing from the start (or "slipping" of the hounds) to finish, when the hare is captured. The winner is the dog which does most towards the Killing, although it may not actually kill. The Waterloo Cup was established in 1836 by the proprietor of the Waterloo Hotel, Liverpool, who improvised an eight-dog stake which he styled the Waterloo Cup, and it was run for on the Altcar estate. The greatest hound of recent times was perhaps Colonel North's Fullerton, which won the cup for three years and divided it in a fourth year.