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Only one event can claim to have both Napoleon Bonaparte and Miss Muffet among its winners. Only one can legitimately claim to be the longest-running sheepdog trials in Victoria. In each case, that event is the Moyston Sheepdog Trials, with Napoleon Bonaparte and Miss Muffet the names of the winning dogs in 1932 and 1941 respectively. The trials have a rich history, having run every year since their inception in 1927. This even included 2020, with the trials running mere days before lockdown restrictions were imposed. READ MORE: Almost 100 people entered last year’s trials, but back in 1927, there were just two entrants. Moyston Sheepdog Club president Max McLean said it was…



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