American Field

Flashback . . .

Oct 12, 2018

Turning back the clock some sixty years to the fall of 1958 and the Canadian prairies where Dick’s Derby Day was named winner of that year’s Dominion Open Chicken Championship, handled by Herman Smith, who had won the stake the year before with Riggins Spunky Pete.

Correspondent/photographer Kyle M. Walker captured the stylish pointer on film. Dick’s Derby Day had a series of owners, starting with his breeder, R. W. Riggins (Riggins White Knight). John S. O’Neall, Jr. came on board in 1957. Mr. Riggins assumed sole ownership again in the spring of 1958, then sold the dog to W. A. Ambrose of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in September of 1958, who owned the pointer when he won the Dominion title. G. Gunby Jordan acquired the dog in February, 1960, then handler Herman Smith in June of 1961, and finally M. G. Young of Pensacola, Fla., in late fall of that year.

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