John James 3:21 minutes

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Hound Trailing is one of Cumbria's oldest and most popular sports. Racing takes place over moorland, fields and fells, the hounds follow a trail laid down by runners grading rags soaked in a mixture of paraffin and oil of aniseed. The trails are several miles long according to the age of the hounds racing and as the race unfolds the owners and spectators lay bets with on-site bookmakers who are a permanent part of the trailing fraternity.