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.

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