EAST WINDSOR, Conn. - Calico's Touch of Class, handled by George Tracy, bred by Calico Kennels and owned by Calico Kennels, Pete DelCollo and Dale Herndon, was named winner at the 2011 New England Futurity held at Flaherty Field Trial Area. Thirty-two pointers and setters were drawn for the day-and-a-half event, which turned into two full days due to torrential rain which postponed running by half a day.
Second place in the Futurity went to Covey Up Woody, handled by Jeanette Tracy, bred by Ladywood Kennels and owned by K. Thomas.
Third went to Willie Rail, owned and handled by Gene Casale Jr., and bred by Ross Callaway.
And fourth went to Silver Hill Big Brutus, handled by Pat Casey, bred by Jim Bush, and owned by Ed and Patricia Marin.
|Last brace. From left, Becky Johnson, judge Gary Miller, Elizabeth Malone|
Judges were Richard Bembenek of Webster, Mass., and Gary Miller of Pinehurst, S.C. Reporter was Margaret Drew of Hoffman, N.C.
A cocktail party was held Friday night by Bob Reed and Harry Blaine, owner of last year's Futurity winner, The Lobbyist, handled by Jeanette Tracy.
|Bruce and Barbara Jacobs|
A special recognition dinner was held Saturday night following the Futurity to honor Bruce and Barbara Jacobs and to present them with the Bird Dog Foundation's Life Patron Award. The room was packed as the whole Jacobs clan was in attendance along with their many, many friends and owners.