This article is from the Lure Coursing FAQ, by Bonnie Dalzell with numerous contributions by others.
Note: Not all trials will offer all of these stakes. Optional stakes
are designated with an *.
* Singles * (Hound runs by itself - no points are awarded towards a
title - can't run inBOB or BIF.)
* Open (Hounds who have not earned the ASFA FCh)
* Field Champion (Hounds who have earned the ASFA FCh)
* Veteran * (In most sighthound breeds, hounds over 6 years old (5
for Irish Wolfhounds). Veteran Stake entries may not be entered in
any other regular stake at the same trial. 1st placements from the
Veteran Stake do not count toward a FCh title. If veteran wins BOB
or BIF over competition -- that counts as a first toward FCh)
* Best in Field (BIF) * (Open to the BOB winners of the day.)
* Breeder * ( competition in this and in Kennel is determined by
scoring out of Open, FCh or veteran).
* Kennel *
If there are 20 or more hounds in a given stake in a given breed, that
stake will be split and multiple placements will be awarded in that
stake. Stakes are split so as to produce as many sets of 10 as
possible. For example an entry of 30 open whippets would be split into
3 sets of Open whippets with 10 hounds per stake rather than two Open
whippet stakes of 15 hounds.
Best of Breed must always be determined by a single run consisting of
a brace or trio, however, so if there were 4 stakes of Open whippets
BOB would be determined by running the best of those 4 winners against
the top winner from the Field Champion stake.