Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Winners - 2013 New England Open

Front from left, Mark Mcclain with Ch. Klee's Handsome Hank and Mike Tracy with RU Ch. Great River Ice. Rear from left, John Fino, Tom Gates, Tim Townshend, Janice Gregory and Dick Bembenek, chairmen, judge Jeff Smith and reporter Margaret Drew.



POMFRET, Conn. -- The winner of the 2013 New England Open Championship from a field of 21 dogs is Klee's Handsome Hank. Runnerup is Great River Ice. Both are pointer males, both are handled by Mike Tracy. Hank is owned by Susan and Roger Duerksen and Ice by Great River Kennels. The event was held Oct. 21-22 at Ragged Hill Farm.

Hank who was the winner in 2011 and the runnerup in 2012, had seven finds and a forward race. Ice, who was the runnerup in 2011 and the champion in 2012, had five finds, one unproductive. His race, while strong, didn't match the runnerup's. Both dogs, according to judges, are exceptional examples of what a champion shooting dog should be.

Judges George Doyle, left, and Jeff Smith.

Judges were Jeff Smith of Loudon, NH, and George Doyle of South Hill, Va. Chairman were  Dick Bembenek and Janice Gregory.

Head chef Tad Dorry, left, and chairman Dick Bembenek.
Reporter Margaret Drew

Earl Drew

Debbie Northup

Mike Tracy and scout Mark McClain, and Jeanette Tracy and scout Dillon Shaffer get ready for the breakaway.

Richard Giuliano and Debbie Northup.

Mike and Mark and Jeanette and Dillon.

And there . . .

they . . .


Here's what the dogs are hunting for. ;-)

A view from the top of Ragged Hill Farm.

Chef Tad Dorry takes a break from cooking to watch a brace.

Cocktail party!
Ragged Hill Farm

Ragged Hill Farm

Monday, October 21, 2013

Winners -- Region 1 All Age

All-Age stake winners, front from left, 1st place, Richfield Silver Belle with Claudia McNamee; 2nd place, Whiskey Girl with Dave O'Brien; 3rd place, Clyde with John Olson. Rear from left, Judge George Doyle, Erin Stolgitis, Stacey Goodie, judge Toby Tobiassen and Elias Richardson.

EAST WINDSOR, Conn. -- The Region 1 All-Age Championship reverted to an All-Age stake, due to judges' decision. 

Ten dogs were entered in the one-day event held at Flaherty Field Trial Area.  Judges were George Doyle of South Hill, VA, and Toby Tobiassen of Catskill, NY. Chairmen were Jeff Smith and Richard Giuliano.

First place in the Amateur All-Age stake went to Richfield Silver Belle, a pointer female owned and handled by Claudia McNamee of Waccabuc, NY. Second went to Whiskey Girl, a pointer female owned and handled by Stacey Goodie, of Marlborough, CT, and third place went to Clyde, a setter male owned and handled by Elias Richardson of Uxbridge, MA.

Many thanks to Purina and its representative, Dean Reinke, for their support of this trial.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Running Order - New England Open

Oct. 21-23, 2013

POMFRET, Conn. -- Twenty-one pointers and setters have been drawn for the New England Open Championship. The event starts Monday, Oct. 21, at 8 a.m. at Ragged Hill Farm. 
Judges are Jeff Smith of Loudon, NH, and George Doyle of South Hill, VA.

Running order:

1-1  Avalon Creek PF M. Tracy
1-2   White Spider ESF J. Tracy

2-1 Erin’s Boxcar Willie PM M. Tracy
2-2 Hillhavyn’s Stump Jumper PM J. Tracy

3-1 Big PM M. Tracy
3-2 Grand Heritage Motion ESM J. Tracy

4-1 Attitude’s Iron Will ESM M. Tracy
4-2 Covey Up Woodie PM J. Tracy

5-1 Great River Ice PM M. Tracy
5-2 I’m Pistol Pete PM E. Drew

6-1 Westerly Bonnie Blue Shadow PF M. Tracy
6-2 Skip A Beat PM J. Tracy

7-1 Klee’s Handsome Hank PM M. Tracy
7-2 Redgate Sassy Pants PF J. Tracy

8-1 Dancing Daisy Duke PF M. Tracy
8-2 Ruffwing Destiny ESF J. Tracy

9-1 Palara PF M. Tracy
9-2 Southbound Strech PM J. Fino

10-1 Jetsettin’ Jenny PF M. Tracy
10-2 Archer’s Black Powder PM J. Tracy

11-1 Serious Investment PM M. Tracy
11-2 Bye

Saturday, October 19, 2013

2013 NE Futurity Winners

2013 Futurity Winners: Front from left, owners Maureen and Kevin Joyce with first-place winner Hightailing Miss Kate; 2nd, Brown's Miss April with handler Jeanette Tracy; 3rd, Calico's X Factor, with scout Billy Kerr; 4th, Calico's Cowboy Casanova, with scout Mark Mcclain. Rear from left, Mike Tracy, handler of the first and fourth place dogs; judges Jeff Smith and Tom Mercier; ANEFTC secretary Janice Gregory; scout Dillon Shaffer; Mary Tracy, and George Tracy, handler of the third place dog.


EAST WINDSOR, Conn. -- Thirty-five young pointers and setters from all around the Northeast competed this weekend for the top four spots in the 78th New England Shooting Dog Futurity held at Flaherty Field Trial Area. 

Judges Tom Mercier and Jeff Smith had a good crop of dogs to look at.  Winning handlers were all members of the Tracy family -- George, Mike and Jeanette. 

Tomorrow (Oct. 20, 2013), the Region 1 All Age Championship will be held, also at Flaherty, followed by the New England Open Shooting Dog Championship, Oct. 21-23, at Ragged Hill Farm in Pomfret, CT.

First-place Futurity winner Hightailing Miss Kate, with owners Maureen and Kevin Joyce, and handler Mike Tracy, right.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Running Order -- Region 1 Amateur All-Age


EAST WINDSOR, Conn. -- Ten dogs have been drawn for the 2013 Region 1 Amateur All-Age Championship to be held Sunday, Oct. 20, at Flaherty Field Trial Area. The event starts at 8 a.m.

Judges are George Doyle of South Hill, Va., and Toby Tobiassen of Catskill, NY. Chairmen are Richard Giuliano and Jeff Smith. 


1-1 Whiskey Girl PF Goodie
1-2 Great River Magnum PM Sanchez

2-1 Moon Dancer PF Smith
2-2 Silver Hill Lucy PF Sanchez

3-1 Clyde ESM Richardson
3-2 Danny PM Casale

4-1 Speck ESM Richardson
4-2 Southbound Strech PM Fino

5-1 Richfield Silver Belle PF McNamee
5-2 Hard Tellin' PF O'Brien

Northeastern Winners

Northeastern winners Ch. Grousewoods Skeeter with scout Dillon Shaffer, left, and RU Ch. Awesome Country Girl, with scout Billy Kerr. Rear, from left, Matt Basilone, Stacey Goodie, Mary Tracy and George Tracy.



EAST WINDSOR, Conn. -- Grousewoods Skeeter, a setter male owned by Larry Craig of Schwenksville, Pa., and handled by Matt Basilone, was named champion at the Northeastern Open Shooting Dog Championship held Oct. 14-16, 2013, at Flaherty Field Trial Area. Runnerup was Awesome Country Girl, a pointer female, owned by Bill and Margie Ricci and handled by George Tracy. Thirty-eight dogs were drawn for the three-day event. 

According to judges, both dogs had multiple bird work and very similar performances. Skeeter earned the blue ribbon with a somewhat nicer pointing style and slightly stronger race.

Judges were Richard Giuliano and John Malone. Reporter was Stacey Goodie. Chairman was Gene Casale Jr. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Northeastern Running Order

Open Shooting Dog
                      Running Order

1A. Misty Acres Abby PF George Tracy
1B. Enhancement Southern Belle PF Mike Tracy

2A. Redgate’s Sassy Pants PF Jeanette Tracy
2B. Strut’s Blaze PM Mike Tracy

3A. The Crowd Pleaser PM George Tracy
3B. Triple Nickel Mike PM Matt Basilone

4A. Erin’s Box Car Willie PM Mike Tracy
4B. Archer’s Black Powder PM Jeanette Tracy

5A. Moonlite Magic PF George Tracy
5B. Southbound Strech PM O’Brien/ Fino

6A. Klee’s Handsome Hank PM Mike Tracy
6B. Calico’s Touch of Class PF George Tracy

7A. I’m Earl PM George Tracy
7B. Heritage PM Mike Tracy

8A. Jetsittin Jenny PF Mike Tracy
8B. Hillhavyn’s Stump Jumper PM Jeanette Tracy

9A. Grand Heritage Motion SM Jeanette Tracy

9B. Miller’s Vanilla Snow PF George Tracy

10A. Maple Valley Cowgirl PF Jeanette Tracy
10B. Palara PF Mike Tracy

11A. Dancing Dayzee Dukes PF Mike Tracy
11B. Grousewood’s Skeeter SM Matt Basilone

12A. Calico’s Dyno Mite PM George Tracy
12B. Dominator’s Legacy PM Jeanette Tracy

13A. Erin’s War Creek PM George Tracy
13B. The King’s Hand PM Jeanette Tracy

14A. Avalon Creek PF Mike Tracy
14B. Chiseled In Stone PF Jeanette Tracy

15A. The Thrill Is Back PM Jeanette Tracy
15B. High Drive Rocky PM George Tracy

16A. The Lobbyist PM Jeanette Tracy
16B. Erin’s Silver Wings PM George Tracy

17A. Great River Class PF George Tracy
17B. Covey Up Woodie PM Jeanette Tracy

18A. Fort River Megabucks SM Matt Basilone
18B. Great River Ice PM Mike Tracy

19A. White Spider SF Jeanette Tracy
19B. Awsum Country Girl PF George Tracy

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Running Order - New England Futurity


Flaherty Field Trial Area, East Windsor, CT

Oct. 18-19, 2013
 Start time 8:30 a.m.

Judges: Lloyd Miller of Bensalem, PA,
 and Tom Mercier of Voluntown, CT

Reporter: Margaret Drew of Hoffman, NC

Derby Breeder Owner Handler

1-1 Bluebar Jill PF Great River Kennels D Hood M Tracy
1-2 Hollywood Bo SM Lynn R Lynn G Tracy

2-1 Hillhavyn’s Showgirl PF Mercer B/C Brown J Tracy
2-2 Great River Shagger PM Great River Kennels Sanchez/Cohen G Tracy

3-1 Brown’s Miss April PF Brigman A Brown J Tracy
3-2 Awsum Full Throttle PM Henderson/Ricci Ricci/Primm G Tracy

4-1 Wizard’s Ploughman Poet SM Giuliano J Hathaway J Hathaway
4-2 I’ll Have Another PM Great River Kennels Sanchez/Hance M Tracy

5-1 Marshall Tucker PM Blaine/Reed D Honhold J Tracy
5-2 Hoppy’s Bullbreak Icehawk PM B Baals B Hopkins M Tracy

6-1 Bud of Piney Woods PM Drew Warters/Russell E Russell
6-2 Great River MacKenzie PM Great River Kennels C McNamee M Tracy

7-1 Steel City Karen PF Conroy Blaine/Reed J Tracy
7-2 Calico’s X Factor PM Henderson/Herndon/DelCollo Henderson/Herndron G Tracy

8-1 Duke of Earl PM Summer Hill Kennels S Morelli M Tracy
8-2 High Drive Skip PM Summer Hill Kennels A Linder G Tracy

9-1 High Drive Ice PM Great River Kennels A Linder G Tracy
9-2 Calico’s Cowboy Casanova PM Henderson/Herndon/DelCollo Henderson/Herndron M Tracy

10-1 Great River Gold PF Great River Kennels Sanchez/Hance G Tracy
10-2 Backcountry Sonny PM Catanzarite C Catanzarite C Catanzarite

11-1 Little Creek Girl PF Mensch D Ruth M Tracy
11-2 Quail Hollow Jessie PF Drew T Riley E Drew

12-1 Ladywood’s Farm Boy PM Blaine/Reed B Johnson J Tracy
12-2 High Drive Ranger PM Linder A Linder G Tracy

13-1 Hightailing Miss Kate PF Summer Hill Kennels K Joyce M Tracy
13-2 Backcountry Bonnie PF Catanzarite C Catanzarite C Catanzarite

14-1 Jamback’s Magic Mike PM Drew Richardson/Varner G Tracy
14-2 Chasehill Big Bradley PM Giuliano T Terada J Stolgitis

15-1 High Drive First Class PF Mercer A Linder G Tracy
15-2 Erin’s Moody River PF Derrig K Stuart K Stuart

16-1 Great River Dakota PM Great River Kennels C McNamee M Tracy
16-2 Railway Jill PF Casale, Sr G Casale G Casale

17-1 Snowsquall PM Bryan Rarich/Tobiassen T Tobiassen
17-2 Bully Bragg PM Mensch Saniga/Primm M Tracy

18-1 Drycreek Nitroglycerine PM Casey G Doyle G Doyle
18-2 Bye

Friday, October 4, 2013

OSBDC Running Order


EXETER, RI -- Fourteen dogs have been drawn for Ocean State Bird Dog Club's annual fall field trial set for Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Arcadia Management Area. Judges for the one-day amateur walking stakes are Chris Palmer and Jim Curtin. Starting time has been changed to 8 a.m.

Participants are reminded that the entrance to the grounds on Frosty Hollow Road is closed.

Instead of entering at Frosty Hollow Road, those traveling West on Route 165 will take the Midway Trail (the next right after Frosty Hollow). Those traveling East will take a left onto Midway, which is the left before Frosty Hollow.

Once on Midway, cross a wooden bridge and follow to Brook Trail, which forks to the left. Follow Brook Trail to the end and turn right. Field trial area will be on the right.

To get an arial view, go to Google Maps and get directions to Frosty Hollow Road, Exeter, RI, and Midway Trail, Exeter, Ri. The maps will show the proximity of the roads.

A word of caution: All the roads are misspelled on Google Maps. Brook Trail is Brookie Trail, Midway Trail is Midway Rail, and Plain Road should be Austin Farm Road.

Running order:

 1-1 Robbie ESM Hathaway
1-2 Katie PF Cavanaugh
2-1 Buzz PM Cline
2-2 Rose PF Giuliano

1-1 Zeva PF Whigham
1-2 Ginnie ESF Skut
2-1 Rosebud PF Unsworth
2-2 Chip PM Cavanaugh
3-1 Jack PM Whigham
3-2 Buck ESM Skut
4-1 Winnie PF Unsworth
4-2 Slick  PF Cavanaugh
5-1 Annie PF Giuliano
5-2 Liz ESF Marquis