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.|