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Lone Star Shooting Dog Classic

Lone Star Field Trial Club

By Virgil Moore | Dec 03, 2019
Lone Star Shooting Dog Classic Winners. From left: Dr. Alex Jacocks, judge; Shawn Kinkelaar with True Choice, Justin Crook with Ridge Creek Kate, Virgil Moore with L F Dyno Mike and Dr. Robert Rankin, judge.

Ardmore, Okla. — The Lone Star Open Shooting Dog Classic began on November 14 at the Lake Murray Field trial grounds in Ardmore, Okla., where Judges Dr. Robert  Rankin of Edmond, Okla., and Dr. Alex Jacocks of Norman, Okla., looked at 26 contenders in the Classic and 11 Derby-age dogs. We would like to thank Purina and SportDog for their sponsorship and all they do for the field trial sport.

We enjoyed SportDog representative Jim Morehouse attending the trial and giving us an update on some new equipment that they have developed.

Phil Dangerfield drove the dog wagon and was Johnny on the spot throughout the event. Darby Moore was unable to attend due to her niece’s wedding, and our lunch menu suffered.

The grounds were in poor shape due to the heavy summer and fall rains.  Hopefully a full burn will be done this spring along with some bulldozer work. It’s not cheap to do and I’m sure the OFTCA would welcome donations.


True Choice, five-year-old white and liver pointer female owned by Greg Fried of Millerstown, Pa., took first place honors for Shawn Kinkelaar with two good finds, a stop to flush and a very smooth, consistent race.

Ridge Creek Kate, white, black, tan and ticked setter female owned by Larry Brutger of St. Cloud, Minn., took second for Shawn Kinkelaar with a strong race and one excellent find.

L F Dyno Mike, white and orange pointer male owned by Brad Bates of  Midland, Tex., and handled by Virgil Moore, earned third with a consistent race and one good find.

Several other dogs contended with good races and bird work.

Two Fingers Neat had two finds and an adequate race. Princess Di was strong with one good piece of bird work. Hale’s Southern Touch was getting it done but was passed over by everyone attending on a dug up find, where she couldn’t be seen.

Ardmore, Okla., November 14

Judges: Dr. Alex Jacocks and Dr. Robert Rankin


26 Entries

1st—TRUE CHOICE, 1661286, pointer female, by True Confidence—Bar P Fizz. Greg Fried, owner; Shawn Kinkelaar, handler.

2d—RIDGE CREEK KATE, 1660395, setter female, by Ridge Creek Cody—Foxrun’s Gemstone. Larry Brutger, owner; Shawn Kinkelaar, handler.

3d—L F DYNO MIKE, 1647559, pointer male, by Miller’s Happy Jack—Muddy Water Kate. Brad Bates, owner; Virgil Moore, handler.


S S S Lightning, white and liver   pointer female owned by R. A. Snipes, Jr. of Aspermont, Tex., rendered a strong forward race with a broke find to take first. She is attractive moving and classy on point. Fast Money, owned by Patty and C. W. “Bud” Moore of Toronto, Kan., handled by Justin Crook, was braced with Lightning, placed on her race.  Chelsea’s Mae West, pointer female owned by Brad Sadler and Chelsea Plantation in Ridgeland, S. C., took third with a strong attractive race.


1st—S S S LIGHTNING, 1684478, female, by Chelsea’s Thunder Bolt—S S S Jill. R. A. Snipes, Jr., owner; Shawn Kinkelaar, handler.

2d—FAST MONEY, 1681232, female, by Stash The Cash—Lester’s Speed Queen. C. W. & Patty Moore, owners; Justin Crook, handler.

3d—CHELSEA’S MAE WEST, 1686810, female, by Chelsea’s Thunder Bolt—Chelsea’s Southern Chic. Brad Sadler & Chelsea Plantation, owners; Shawn Kinkelaar, handler.

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