American Field

Special Bulletin

Garden State Open And Amateur Classics

By Lloyd Miller | Apr 11, 2019

Lacey Township, N. J. — The English Setter Club of America’s Amateur Shooting Dog Classic concluded March 24. Emerging as the winner over a good field of 26 top shooting dogs was North Country Girl, six-year-old pointer female owned by Dave McKay and Joe McHugh and handled by Dave to an eight-find performance. Second was Calico’s Touch of Class, owned by Calico Kennels, Pete and Chris Del Collo, and Muriel and Bill Primm, handled by Alex Smith. Third was Get Ready, two-year-old pointer male owned jointly by Hunter Wilcox and John Tomaski, ably handled by Hunter.

The Garden State Open Shooting Classic, with a nice entry of 31 top shooting dogs, was concluded Wednesday, March 27. Waybetter Rocky, pointer male owned by Muriel and Bill Primm and Carl and Collin Bishop, was declared the winner. Second was Osceola’s Seminole Wind, pointer female owned by Casey and Devin Hollander. Third was Miller’s Heat Seeker, pointer male owned by Muriel and Bill Primm, Dennis Hood and Jack and Fran Miller. The first and second place dogs were handled by Mike Tracy, third place dog by George Tracy.

The inaugural running of the English Setter Club one-hour Amateur All-Age Purina points stake ran Saturday, March 30. Taking first place over a field of eight was Desiree, pointer female owned jointly by Hunter and John Tomaski and handled by Hunter. Second went to Hoos English Ivy, setter female owned and handled by David Creagan. Third was Deerfield John, four-year-old pointer male owned and handled by Lloyd Miller. 

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