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Field Trial Report

Inola Open All-Age

By Mike Griffin | Nov 20, 2021
Open All-Age Winners. From left: Andy Daugherty, Matt Cochran with Westfall's Wheels Up, Randy Anderson with Dixon's Rolling Stone, Allen Vincent with Lowrider Frank; Mike Griffin and Wes Felt.

Inola, Okla. — We drew 23 in the Open All-Age and got started in hot, dry conditions. We had a hot wind blowing.

Judge John Small of Independence, Mo., was judging a German shorthair trial in Kansas and had a horse wreck and was not able to come to Inola. I stepped in to help and joined Wes Felt of Waco, Tex.

Sad to say we had no birds found but had a bunch of great dog races. We decided on these three.

THE WINNERS

Westfall's Wheels Up, three-year-old white and black pointer male handled by Andy Daugherty, was exceptionally easy to front, always looking for birds.

Dixon's Rolling Stone, white and orange pointer male with Randy Anderson, was looking for birds, just didn't connect.

The seasoned  Lowrider Frank (Allen Vincent), a solid performer in times past, would always have birds but not this time.

Our bird program which has produced birds in the past for what ever reason we couldn't find them. We decided it was better to call off the Oklahoma Championship, and called our judges before they left to come here.

A much needed rain delayed the Derby one day, but still got held in the light rain with a very good group of Derbies. Several of them will be winners but only three can do it. Westfall's Power Trip (Daugherty) was first; Wynona High Finance Rita (Vincent) was second, and I'm Gallant (Anderson) was third.

We hope for a return to better conditions next year.

Inola, Okla., October 25

Judges: Wes Felt and Mike Griffin

OPEN ALL-AGE [One-Hour Heats] — 23 Pointers

1st—WESTFALL'S WHEELS UP, 1680653, male, by Westfall's Black  Ace—Westfall's Quick Trick. Bill Westfall, owner; Andy Daugherty, handler.

2d—DIXON'S ROLLING STONE, 1680836, male, by Whippoorwill Justified—Reed's Winter Spirit. Kevin Dixon, owner; Randy Anderson, handler.

3d—LOWRIDER FRANK, 1650933, male, by Miller's Happy Jack—Fairchase Jiggs. Dr. Jim Mills & Steve Lightle, owners; Allen Vincent, handler.

OPEN DERBY — 9 Pointers

1st—WESTFALL'S POWER TRIP, 1693198, male, by Westfall's Black Ice—Westfall's Cutter. Ryan Westfall, owner; Andy Daugherty, handler.

2d—WYNONA HIGH FINANCE RITA, 1696400, female, by Attitude's High Finance—Erin's Little Rose. Bruce Sooter, owner; Allen Vincent, handler.

3d—I'M GALLANT, 1696254, male, by Valiant—Double Swami Dexie. Jay McKenzie, owner; Randy Anderson, handler.

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