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whelp

1. a young offspring of certain animals, esp of a wolf or dog
2. Nautical any of the ridges, parallel to the axis, on the drum of a capstan to keep a rope, cable, or chain from slipping
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The Australian dog would have been 16 in 2009, a longer than usual time to wait for a first brood sire title, second only to the 17 years that the 1984 whelp Murlens Slippy took to secure his one and only success in 2001.
LITTER-BROTHERS Droopys Teabag and Droopys Torres both made it through to the final of the Mike Cronin Readymix Juvenile Championship at Tralee, although neither of the Droopys Maldini whelps managed to win their semi-finals on Thursday.
THE English Derby jinx on October whelps remained intact despite the best efforts of Loyal Honcho and Caulry Fast Trap, but it has taken only two runnings of Coventry's Summer Derby to produce a winner born in the month that has proved fatal to the hopes of so many premier Classic contenders.
He is also one of only three 2005 whelps remaining in the Classic.
Frisco Hobo (1934) was the first of the 11 to score, and Manx Treasure (1992) the last, beating fellow August whelps Farloe Melody (third), Sliding Away (fifth) and Surperfine Darkie (sixth).
The bare figures disguise performances of varying merit, but with Irish winners Like A Shot (Derby), Grayslands Pixie (Oaks), Disguised (Cox Cup) and Inkys Dote (Lifford Oaks) also figuring among Larkhill Jo's 2002 whelps, they must have serious claims to be the best on his annual output roster.