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Field Trial Report

Kentucky Lake Field Trial Club

By Debra Hauser | Jan 14, 2022
Lester's Storm Surge, First in the Open All-Age Stake.

Blue Mountain, Miss. — The Kentucky Lake Open All-Age and Ricky Chism Memorial Derby, hosted by the Kentucky Lake Field Trial Club, was held at Hell Creek WMA, Blue Mountain, Miss.

After a sort rain delay on the first day of running the weather was perfect. Grounds were in great shape with big field edges for these all-age dogs to stretch out. Birds were plentiful, there was bird work in every brace.

The directors did a great job organizing this trial and the facilities were well appointed.

Judges were Mike Jackson from Battle Ground, Ind., and Sean Hauser from Whigham, Ga. Both judges know what they are looking for in an all-age dog and the placed dogs definitely fulfilling their requirements.

The club would like to thank the officials, all the participants, and especially Purina for their sponsorship. A special thanks to Jack Griffin for putting out birds and driving the dog wagon.

THE WINNERS

First in the Open All-Age was awarded to Lester's Storm Surge, pointer male handled by Gary Lester and owned by Kentuckians Tommy and Bonnie Hamilton. Storm Surge ran a strong, stylish and forward race and ran the big field edges with ease. He had six finds, all handled with impeccable style and finished well to the front.

Second went to Lester's Shockwave, handled by Gary Lester also owned by Tommy and Bonnie Hamilton. Shockwave also had multiple finds handled with good manners. Shockwave also ran a nice all-age and worked well with Lester.

Third place went to Game Heir, pointer male owned and handled by Dr. Fred Corder of Corinth, Miss. Game Heir had three nice finds and a back. He ran a nice forward race and was classy to watch. Today he didn't have the extra punch needed to beat first and second.

The Ricky Chism Memorial Derby (one-hour heats) honors the memory of their th club members' friend who died in 2006. He is remembered for developing puppies and Derbies for his friends and fellow club members.

First place was won by Knight's Little John, owned by Scott Griffin and handled by Ike Tood. Little John took the big field edges to the end and do and handler worked well together. He was classy on his birds and had three finds. Little John finished strong and to the front.

Second was Haney's Storm Warning, owned by Chris Cagle and Chris Cagle, Jr., and handled by Ike Todd. Storm Warning had a great ground race and a nice stylish find.

Third was Beeler's Prime Design, owned by Charles and Scott Beeler and handled by Scott. Prime Design had a nice find and was very classy. His race wasn't as strong as the first and second dogs but shows potential.

There are my great Derbies running this season, these dogs included. It will be a very exciting year.

Blue Mountain, Miss., November 14

Judges: Sean Hauser and Mike Jackson

OPEN ALL-AGE [One-Hour Heats] — 18 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st—LESTER'S STORM SURGE, 1681624, pointer male, by Ransom—Beane's Line Dancer. Tommy & Bonnie Hamilton, owners; Gary Lester, handler.

2d—LESTER'S SHOCKWAVE, 1681623, pointer male, by Ransom—Bane's Line Dancer. Tommy & Bonnie Hamilton, owners; Gary Lester, handler.

3d—GAME HEIR, 1691409, pointer male, by Dominator's Rebel Heir—Game Snow. Dr. Fred Corder, owner and handler.

RICKY CHISM OPEN DERBY [One-Hour Heats] — 9 Pointers and 1 Setter

1st—KNIGHT'S LITTLE JOHN, 1697531, pointer male, by Lester's Storm Surge—Bonner's Platinum Doll. Scott Griffin, owner; Ike Todd, handler.

2d—HANEY'S STORM WARNING, 1691416, pointer male, by Valiant—Haney's North Star. Chris Cagle, owner; Ike Todd, handler.

3d—BEELER'S PRIME DESIGN, 1695966, pointer male, by Miller's Blindsider—Erin's Little Lullaby. Scott Beeler, owner and handler.

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