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Special Bulletin

Georgia All-Age Trials

By Nell Mobley, Secy., Georgia FTA | Jan 09, 2020

Waynesboro, Ga. — The Georgia All-Age stakes at Waynesboro, Ga., began Thursday, January 2, with the Georgia Derby Championship, which drew 39 entries. Named winner was Touch’s Breakaway Fred, white and orange pointer male owned by Eddie Sholar and Ted Dennard of Leesburg, Ga., and handled by Ike Todd. Fred had a strong, forward race and was classy and stylish on his game. Runner-up was Miller’s Heat Advisory,  handled by Judd Carlton for Nick Berrong of Maryville, Tenn. The white and orange pointer male had a covey find in a big race with deliberation and intensity.

Judges were Tom Liesfeld of Waynesboro, Ga., and Steve Mills of Mayodan, N. C. Claudia McNamee will file a full report for the Derby.

The Georgia Quail Championship (All-Age) began at noon on Sunday, January 5. It too had 39 entries.

Emerging as the winner was Touch’s Blue Knight, young white and orange pointer male owned by Woody Watson of Leesburg, Ga., and handled by Tommy Davis. Blue Knight  appeared in the ninth brace on Monday and notched a good find and an excellent stop to flush in a strong ground effort.

Runner-up was the seasoned Dunn’s Tried’n True, pointer male owned by Will and Rita Dunn of Lebanon, Ky.,  and handled by Luke Eisenhart. Tried’n True had two clean finds in a strong and consistent forward race.

Judges were Tim Moore of Blakely, Ga., and Harold Johnson of Shorter, Ala., who noted several other commendable performances.

Weather was favorable and birds were plentiful.

The championship program is favored  and fortunate to have a coterie of dedicated field trialers helping with the 2020 running.

John Ray Kimbrell and grandson Jack Kimbrell are here from Fort Mill, S. C.; Mike Jackson came from Battle Ground, Ind., and is riding every brace. Local friend and helper Chuck Miller is handling daily duties in the field. And, of course, Georgia FTA President Gary Futch is a mainstay of the management team. Very reassuring to have these knowledgeable men here in Waynesboro.


Comments (1)
Posted by: Don Keddy | Jan 11, 2020 05:35

I happened to be at DiLane on The 30th and 31st to hunt and had the pleasure to meet and have a couple of very pleasant conversations with Mr. Kimbrell and his grandson who were there early to prepare.

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