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Special Bulletin

Broomhill Trials

By Mazie Davis | Sep 14, 2017

Broomhill, Manitoba — The tradition continues. The trials at Broomhill, Manitoba were concluded Monday, September 11. Winning the Manitoba Open Championship was Erin’s Longmire, four-year-old white and orange pointer male owned by longtime field trial patron Brad H. Calkins of Centennial, Colo., and handled by Robin Gates. Longmire had two finds. Runner-up was the seasoned Miller’s Happy Jack, white and orange pointer male owned by Scott Griffin of Charlotte, N. C., and handled by Randy Anderson. Happy Jack was credited with one find. Twenty-five dogs were entered.

In the John S. Gates Open Derby (six entries), the winner was Shadow’s White Cross, white and orange pointer male. Littermate Shadow’s Lord Magic was runner-up. Both youngsters are owned by Carl Bowman of Louisville, Ky., and were handled by Robin Gates.

The Broomhill Open All-Age also drew 25 dogs. Taking first place laurels was Touch’s Adams County, eight-year-old pointer male owned by Richard Peterson of Gilbert, Ariz., and handled by Randy Anderson. Adams County had one find and a back.

Second was Shadow’s Full Throttle, six-year-old white and liver pointer male owned by Larry Lee of Lakeland, Ga. Full Throttle had one find. Third was Erin’s Muddy River, five-year-old pointer male owned by Tommy Hamilton of Springfield, Ky. Muddy River was credited one find and a stop to flight. Robin Gates handled the second and third place winners.

In the Broomhill Derby (also with six entries), the winner was Executive Action, pointer male owned by Richard Peterson and handled by Randy Anderson. Second was Shadow’s Lord Magic, and third was Shadow’s White Cross, both handled by Robin Gates.

Advertised Judge John Fuller considered it advisable to return home to Tallahassee, Fla., as Hurricane Irma approached Florida. (He reported some flooding, but fortunately minimal damage.)  Colvin Davis stepped in and joined Greg Shepherd of Tallahassee for all stakes.

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