National Geographic : 1956 Apr
524 Sanderson & Dixon Owners Release Entries. Off Go the Hounds, Chasing a Man-laid Scent near Ambleside Testing nose, speed, and stamina, this eight-mile race takes the measure of a dog. At top speed and in full cry, trail hounds follow a scent made by an aniseed-soaked rag dragged across fells, dales, and stone walls (page 545). Dogs are bred lean for the sport. Owners reward finishers with food to encourage speed. To prevent sub stitution of fresh dogs in mid-race, officials put identifying marks on starters.