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Lester’s Georgia Time Wins Championship; Touch’s Spaceman is First in Broomhill Open All-Age

Manitoba Open Trials

By Mazie Davis | Oct 12, 2018
Manitoba Championship Winners. Front (l-r):  David Tinsley and Harley Goldman with Lester’s Georgia Time, and Tiffany Genre and Dustin Kee with Touch’s Adams County. Standing: Wayne Thompson, Larry Smith, Colvin Davis, Greg Shepherd, judge; Robin Gates, John Neely, judge; Martha Neely, Randy Anderson, Jim Smith and Joe Worsham.

Broomhill, Manitoba — The year was 1886 when the “old guard”, members of the sportsman’s club in Winnipeg, Manitoba, met concerning the possibility of hosting field trials near the capital city.

Present at the meeting were Thomas H. Johnson, owner of Manitoba Rap, first pointer to win the National Championship in 1909; Dr. N. Rowe, Major J. M. Taylor (who compiled the incredible book “Field Trial Records of Dogs in America” which contains authentic statistics from 1874 to mid-1907); Frank Simpson, Nat Nesbitt, Harry S. Rolston, and David E. Rose, celebrated professional handler of all-age dogs who topped the field with wins among handlers through 1907 with 193 placements and six championship victories with 73 dogs; he passed away the following year. (With only four all-age championships by 1907, winning six championship titles would have been quite impressive);

They discussed dogs, grounds, birds, and other related topics. The meeting of these prominent businessmen and sportsmen is paramount as the Manitoba Field Trial Club was then formed. These men began a tradition on the Canadian prairies which became a cornerstone of the field trial sport.

Following their dedicated efforts, the first championship on the prairies was held; the Manitoba in 1902 won by Senator P with David Rose handling for owner J. W. Flynn.

The Manitoba ran through 1912, resuming in 1918 through 1941.

In 2005, the Broomhill Field Trial Association, through the guidance of The American Field Publishing Company, saw the Manitoba Championship revived again. The local landowners and neighbors in Broomhill were on board and enthusiastic in their support of this endeavor.

The sponsorship of Nestlé Purina has been a steady part of these trials since 1995. What this company has done to support field trials throughout the United States and Canada is an absolute lifeline to many clubs. Jim Smith, representing Purina, was on hand during the running and everyone enjoyed visiting and riding with him. The Broomhill Field Trial Association and all involved thank Nestlé Purina for their support and for the high standards they set for themselves and expect from field trial clubs and attendees.

Purina sponsors a steak supper in Broomhill which is always an evening of great fellowship and enjoyment for everyone.

Garmin has supported these trials since 2009, generously donating their newest electronic training device for the championship winner. This sponsorship is deeply appreciated by this club and by all who are involved.

What a treat when Ken and Meryl Forster from Regina, Saskatchewan drove over for a visit. They have been friends of field trialers for years, going back to the Leon Covington days.

Jimmy Shaw from Gainsborough, Saskatchewan also was over for a day. Jimmy has been a part of the field trial family for decades. He and his dad, Jim Sr., along with Ken McLean hosted the Dominion and All-America Championships in Gainsborough for years.

Jimmy and Colvin Davis manned the dog wagon on this day and the laughter could be heard across the prairies as stories were told!

Traveling to Broomhill with Jim Smith was Dustin Kee, grandson of Aubrey Green from Grand Junction, Tenn., where Aubrey is head of security during the National Championship each February. Dustin spent the summer with trainer Randy Anderson. Meeting and spending time with Dustin was enjoyable.

Jake Shepherd, traveling with his dad Greg, also came for a visit. Martha Neely, wife of John, was a pleasure to be with also. She enjoyed the trials and pitched in helping during the trial as did Tiffany Genre, Randy Anderson’s fiancée and scout. These two ladies’ help was greatly appreciated.

David Tinsley and Harley Goldman were so helpful with all the trial chores. They spend the summers with Robin Gates and are a pleasure to be with.

President of the Manitoba Championship is Wayne Thompson of Melita who always enjoys being here and seeing his field trial friends, as does Curtis Gervin, president of the Broomhill Field Trial Association. The treat box in Wayne’s truck is mostly exhausted when the trials are done!

Lunchtime at the Davis camp is always more than the meal; it is the unique camaraderie that prevails between field trial folks which resembles a family atmosphere when they gather.

Judges for the Manitoba Championship were John Neely and Greg Shepherd, both from Leesburg, Ga. Both men have decades of experience training bird dogs, quail hunting, and competing in field trials. The prairies are familiar to them as both have trained dogs in and near Broomhill for many years.

John Neely was joined by this scribe in judging the Broomhill Open All-Age Classic. Robin Gates graciously agreed to judge the John S. Gates Memorial Open and Broomhill Derby Stakes with this scribe. Robin has a lifetime of experience training and handling bird dogs with great success in the United States and Canada.

A special thank-you to Colvin Davis who has trained and handled bird dogs his entire adult life. He has been training across the Broomhill prairies since 1964. Through his dedicated efforts, field trials came back to Broomhill in 1995 with the running of the Alabama Prairie Open All-Age (now the Manitoba Championship) and the inaugural running of the John S. Gates Memorial Open Derby he started in memory of a man who meant a great deal to him, his father,  Capt’n John S. Gates. Robin offers his summer home for headquarters for the trials, his yard, horse pastures, and kennels for all who attend. He was hands-on with the day-to-day running and this year pitched in and also drove the dog wagon. Of course, there was time spent at breaks as he and the others recalled many memories across these prairies and were busy making new ones.

Colvin started the Broomhill Foundation which is a scholarship program and a sponsor of the local 4-H chapters. The money for this is provided  by the club and is a designated dollar amount per dog entered. Two local ladies, Jean and Pat Dickson, oversee the funds and make all decisions concerning them. Colvin started and maintains this Foundation to help the local youth and as a way of giving back to the communities that have been and still are so gracious to the dog trainers. Robin Gates has assisted him throughout the years in this process and shares the same attitude of “giving back”.

The slate of events began Wednesday, September 5, a day later than advertised awaiting another trial to be completed. The conclusion came Sunday evening, September 9.

The weather overall was good with pleasant temperatures, but on Saturday and Sunday the wind blew and howled at times. It handicapped the contenders at times but that’s the way early fall conditions can be on the prairies.

MANITOBA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

When attending field trials on the prairies, hopes are to witness a true prairie performance, the one that makes you sit high in the saddle to witness and makes you wish the 60 minutes would last longer. It doesn’t happen in every trial, but when it does, a special memory is made.

Lester’s Georgia Time, three-year-old white and orange pointer male owned by two Atlanta, Ga., sportsmen, Baker Hubbard and Jim Clark, stamped the memory of all watching his 60-minute performance with an indelible mark. Robin Gates handled “Joe” and David Tinsley scouted the young contender in his memorable hour. His two “prairie” finds on chickens were flawless, the ground effort defined prairie all-age. He bested the field of 25 to be crowned Manitoba Champion.

Touch’s Adams County, seasoned nine-year-old white and lemon pointer male owned by Ric Peterson of Gilbert, Ariz., dazzled onlookers with his prairie footwork, adding a letter-perfect find on chickens and honoring his bracemate by backing. Randy Anderson handled “Bo” in securing the runner-up slot with Tiffany Genre scouting.

CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNING

Big Sky Pete (Gates) and Miller’s Happy Jack (Anderson) started the morning, showing plenty of get up and go. Jack, after several big casts, checked out by 40. Pete exhibited some prairie running but was not rewarded with a find.

Lester’s Georgia Time (Gates) and Miller’s Ring Tone (Anderson) were loosed in Broomhill next to the old store. The distance from there to the second trail is one mile with a small trail halfway between the two. From release Georgia Time sped and reached far ahead, bending left and seen touring the length of the bush lined old railway bed. This was past the small trail and he held this way to be seen in the distance as he crossed the front near the second trail crossing. Tone had been showing some prairie running also as he toured ahead, keeping the right side of the mile-long expanse. Gathered at the trail both dogs were across and past the rock pile taking in Clark’s pasture. Through here Tone was seen hunting energetically at a good clip. Georgia Time was spotted near the corner in the deep right front, just a speck but it was apparent he was not moving. Gates lifted his cap and a long ride began. During the ride Tone showed up ahead and went toward the pointing dog. Upon arrival at 33 Georgia Time was handsomely posed, with Tone backing with confidence. Gates flushed ahead in the pasture and a nice size chicken covey rose as both dogs remained mannerly. Tone continued his running way for the remainder of the hour. Georgia Time made the crossing near Rawhide’s place and was in the far corner ahead reaching for the long stubble fields in no time. This parcel of Gervin land is three sections in size with big open stubble fields then going into some cover area that borders the creek. Georgia Time had taken in the stubble fields and could be seen while doing so. What a sight! Watching this display of all-age prairie running certainly demanded attention. The speed and easy gait takes him somewhere quickly but the heart and desire carried him the great distances. As he swung toward the creek, the buck brush and wolf willows kept him from being seen but Gates rode confidently ahead. The scout, who had ridden far right where he could see ahead, spotted Georgia Time near the creek bend and called point. The distant ride at 56 was rewarded with the handsome sight of Georgia Time pointing boldly, sure of himself and rightfully so as Gates kicked the buck brush ahead, putting seven near grown chickens bursting to flight. Crossing the road to country that could take him down or seal the bid, Time didn’t hold back. He went for it, and what a finish!

Touch’s Adams County and Osceola’s Black Dial (Gates) were loosed across the road in Gardner’s stubble field heading south to the east-west trail to Jones’ alfalfa field. The distance from breakaway to the trail is a mile and Adams County took this in with desire and determination. He hunted the far bluff to the south then continued across the trail to be seen touring the alfalfa field to cross the front near the end of this field which would be another section. Just as he neared the next trail crossing he went out of view. Anderson rode confidently singing to his charge. When the course turned toward Brown’s stubble field scout was sent to where County was last seen. The distant ride took a little time. The cap was spotted in the air at 37 and the long ride there showed County standing handsomely with definite confidence that his quarry was there. The flush proved him right when the big covey of chickens lifted in a noisy burst of escape with County standing pat.

With just as much dedication to hunting, Black Dial had been covering the country and his efforts produced two good stands during his outing, the first at 18 followed with another at 29. Dial was stylish and completely steady for each. He moved with a good gait and made some good casts, thorough with his hunting throughout. He showed a nice finishing cast displaying plenty of energy remaining. After County’s find was the road crossing and he then took charge of the far front again, showing on one prairie cast after another. Past Gervin’s alfalfa section field he was missed for the trail crossing, being gone for several minutes. He showed in Tillbury’s stubble field ahead but taking a right swing which did hamper his forward attempt, however, recovering in the final minutes  and delivering a memorable finish.

T’s Wild Man (R. Gates) and Executive Action (R. Anderson) were down next near the old trail crossing close to Tillbury’s slough. Two impressive all-age prairie races were delivered in the hour but birds were not found.

Erin’s Muddy River (R. Gates) and Phillips Field Line (R. Anderson) were away at a fast clip making the trail crossing between Fraser’s and Gervin’s in good time. The half section of Gervin’s alfalfa field has shelter belts running north-south and it was near the end of most westward belts that River scored a nice find on chickens at 26. He was stylish and mannerly for the work. As the course was heading north Field Line was spotted out front and still reaching for more. He kept this pattern throughout the hour, impressing with his forward drive but without bird contact. River showed well for the most part and finished the hour in good shape.

Lester’s Jazz Man (Anderson) and Shadow’s Next Exit (Gates) turned in some very good ground performances. These two showed reach from the start as they toured through Harmon’s alfalfa field showing very well along the creek on opposite sides in their search of the feathered prey. Across the trail to Phillips at 50 Man was spotted ahead pointing. Getting closer to him, Exit was seen backing, a pretty picture. Both remained steady as Anderson flushed and the chickens took wing. The remaining minutes were used by these two logging some nice casts.

Power Play (Gates) and Hush Money (Anderson) started the morning of the second day with bird work before 8. Play was in the far right corner of Fraser’s alfalfa field standing attractively. His manners were flawless as Gates flushed the chickens. Money, which had taken the left side of the field, was across the road by this time being pointed out on a good drive ahead. These two took turns delivering some nice prairie casts and both of them finished commendably.

Shadow’s White Cross (Gates) and Hailey’s Wild Again (Anderson) put on a display of classy prairie all-age running. They impressed with their desire to ramble mostly forward but birds weren’t in the picture for them.

Valiant (Anderson) ran the country in all-age fashion, adding a nice find at 34 where he was stylish and steady for the flush of chickens. Upon seeing his bracemate, Lester’s Shutout (Gates) backed promptly. Both had good casts through Gardner’s field but the Jones’ stubble field could have seen more perhaps but recovery was made heading to Harmon’s field at pickup.

Shadow’s Lord Magic (Gates) had a nice chicken find displaying style and manners. He showed heels and was forward with his efforts but slipped away before time. Touch’s Blackout (Anderson) backed Magic and exhibited class and manners. He went the hour and had some impressive moments on the ground.

Touch’s Spaceman (Anderson) delivered a most impressive prairie performance but without bird contact. Shadow’s Full Throttle (Gates) was just as impressive with his ground work and added a good find at 46. He was handsome and mannerly for this; however, it was not long afterward that he checked out.

Erin’s Longmire (Gates) had a classy chicken find at 40 but before 50 he slipped away. White Dollar (Anderson) showed some prairie running but ran to parts unknown by the half.

The bye dog, Abberdeen’s Paid In Full (Anderson), was scratched.

The decision was announced Thursday evening during the steak supper get-together. Lester’s Georgia Time and Touch’s Adams County delivered the performances that are demanded by these great prairies!

Broomhill, Manitoba, September 5

Judges: John Neely and Greg Shepherd

MANITOBA OPEN ALL-AGE CHAMPIONSHIP [One Hour Heats] —

25 Pointers

Winner—LESTER’S GEORGIA TIME, 1668183, pointer male, by Ransom—Beane’s Line Dancer. Jim Clark & Baker Hubbard, owners; Robin Gates, handler.

Runner-Up—TOUCH’S ADAMS COUNTY, 1617837, pointer male, by House’s Line Up—Line of Beck. Richard Peterson, owner; Randy Anderson, handler.

JOHN S. GATES MEMORIAL OPEN DERBY

Friday morning the wind was blowing, increasing during the day and becoming a factor, for sure, for the fourteen  youngsters.

White and orange pointer male S F Flagship, owned and handled by Larry Smith of Pleasant Hill, Ia., proved he was up to the challenge of the prairies and the blowing wind to claim winner of this demanding Derby event.

Capt’n John Gates had a standard for Derbies: class, style, a gait that produces fluid running, determination, grit, heart, reach on the prairies and bird sense. These are the traits looked for in his Memorial Derby.

Flagship took to the fore quickly, moving with ease, making smart moves in his reaching quest for chickens. To say the entire brace was perfectly executed would be false but what was done by this youngster overcame any flaw in pattern. He moves with a gait that allows for long easy strides, light on his feet, and not intimidated at all by the vastness of Broomhill. The lines and edges were his as well as the bluff areas; he just seemed to want it all. He finished still showing plenty left as he  sailed up the windrows in Gervin’s alfalfa section. He displayed the “want to” that one looks for in a young dog.

Snapback, spirited white and orange pointer female owned by Eddie Sholar of Leesburg, Ga., was handled by Greg Shepherd in her bid which earned her runner-up laurels. Snapback and Flagship were braced together, making for an exciting brace.

The female moved out from the start with jump as she flew straight ahead in the huge Tillbury stubble field. She has a great gait that carries her easily through the country. The wind hampered somewhat but she would soon overcome it and be back on track. The attention she held she earned with that fast way of hers as she dug in and hit the wind. In the final minutes she reached deep but missed the front as the course bent heading north. She was still going strong when she crossed at time.

The remainder of the field included: Worsham’s Super Sport (Joe Worsham), Miller’s Hot Rod (Anderson), James Pond Bull (Shepherd), Terry’s Third Chance (Anderson), S F Fullcolor (Larry Smith), Miller’s Captivator (Anderson), S F Benchmark (Smith), Neely’s Party Girl (John Neely), Suns Out Gun Out (Anderson), S F Saltwater (Smith), S F Stetson (Smith) and Neely’s Standing Ovation (Neely).

Judges: Mazie Davis and Robin Gates

JOHN S. GATES MEMORIAL OPEN DERBY CLASSIC — 13 Pointers

and 1 Setter

Winner—S F FLAGSHIP, 1674394, pointer male, by S F Bandwagon—S F Rushhour. Larry L. Smith, owner and handler.

Runner-Up—SNAPBACK, 1675717, pointer female, by Elhew G Force—Beane’s Line Dancer. Eddie Sholar, owner; Greg Shepherd, handler.

BROOMHILL OPEN ALL-AGE CLASSIC

The wind  was blowing at the start of the All-Age Classic, gaining strength all day with conditions no better the next day. Chickens were seen plenty but for the most part getting up way ahead of the dogs. The 25 competitors all faced the same handicap.

When the contenders had delivered their bids, it was Touch’s Spaceman that rose to the top with a true prairie all-age performance. The first year white and orange pointer male was handled by Randy Anderson for owner Matt Griffith of Edmond, Okla. Spaceman’s two finds on chickens and ground work were prairie quality, sealing his bid for the win.

Last year’s Manitoba Champion Erin’s Longmire took second for owner Brad H. Calkins of Centennial, Colo. The five-year-old white and orange pointer male is handled by Robin Gates. Longmire, with determination in the wind, delivered in prairie style  with both his race and the quality of his find.

Third placed Valiant, owned by Jay McKenzie of Eureka, Kan., and handled by Randy Anderson, showed he knew how to handle the prairies in all-age style. The five-year-old white and liver pointer male ignored the howling wind in his reaching ground performance adding a good chicken find to the books.

The braces of the winners are below, with others listed with a brief synopsis of their efforts.

THE RUNNING

As said, the wind was blowing vigorously for the start as Touch’s Spaceman (Anderson), which had won the Border International Championship in Stoughton, Sask., a week earlier, started with a long drive ahead. Spaceman’s bracemate Osceola’s Black Dial (Gates) impressed with his reach from the start as well. Fraser’s alfalfa field was behind them quickly with the two being pointed out along the shelter belts in Gervin’s section alfalfa. With each touring separate shelter belts, it was a thrilling sight to see them  head determinedly north straight into the blowing wind. At 8 Anderson’s cap was in the air and a long ride to the Brown-Gervin corner saw Spaceman facing a small bluff along the edge of the alfalfa field. He was picturesque with an air of confidence. As Anderson walked toward the small bluff chickens burst from within and from the alfalfa as Spaceman stood pat. Black Dial in the meantime had been pointed out across Brown’s stubble reaching for more country. He impressed throughout the hour as he was showed on prairie casts but birds weren’t in the picture for this fine performer.

From here Spaceman took on the section of Brown’s in an impressive way crossing the trail to Jones taking the south edge of the field. He was pointed out passing near Treelevel’s old homestead where he was gathered for the swing to Gardner pass. This was handled in good fashion and he was on his way through Clark’s without a hitch. At 50 point was called by scout who had spotted him on the east side of the old stone house on Clark’s. Spaceman’s stance was stunning with the north wind blowing his ears up. He faced a wolf willow bluff and the chickens were there. When Anderson flushed they exploded out and rode the wind out of sight. The remaining time showed the contender reaching, never tiring and finishing far ahead near the south end of Broomhill.

The wind carried a chill as Erin’s Longmire (Gates) and Lester’s Jazz Man (Anderson) were loosed. The westward drive by both these dogs was impressive with Longmire reaching to the far bluff in the north end of expanse between Broomhill store and Gardner’s, while Jazz Man was pointed out touring the old rail bed. Jazz Man slipped from view near Gardner’s crossing as Longmire  sailed up that end of the field then out of sight. Handlers rode with confidence down the course in that direction reaching a rise where they could see far ahead. Anderson’s hat was in the air at 18. Jazz Man was pointing with Longmire backing a good distance away. Their stances were absolutely regal. Handlers were dismounting when a covey of chickens flushed from the ditch out ahead of Jazz Man. These birds flew noisily low right over the dogs’ heads as they both remained motionless.

Into Gardner’s their races were impressive, each pointed out taking opposite sides. This stubble field as the course went ran east and west, a section in measure. Longmire was a white speck due to the distance at which he was traveling. He was seen checking the dotted bluffs along that north side as Jazz Man had been seen near the east corner then missed. He was gone for this field, not returning until Clark’s field had been made across the road. After catching up he used the country and his time wisely for the remainder of his hour showing on a great finish.

Longmire made the road crossing to Clark’s and bore north into the wind, not missing a beat with his stride and reach, being pointed out as he crossed in the distance near Rawhide’s. A sighting was made as he topped a rise past there heading to the big Gervin stubble fields. He put on a show in prairie all-age fashion in those long fields heading north. He was missed coming across from there and searched for near the end of the third stubble field. Hearing was impossible due to the wind and the distance kept a cap from being seen but a horse being ridden in a small circle was seen indicating “point” at 52. The long ride revealed Longmire posed handsomely facing north at the very end of the stubble field. The only thing moving was his ears being flapped by the strong wind. Gates walked ahead of the dog to the grass and chickens flushed a good ways ahead as Longmire stood rock steady. With but minutes remaining he seemed as fresh as he had in the beginning, gaining distance quickly. He was beyond the creek crossing the trail far ahead being pointed out as time was called.

Valiant (Anderson) and Big Sky Pete (Gates) were loosed in the west end of Tillbury’s stubble field heading east. They did not waste any time or steps canvassing this half section with some impressive running. Across to the next field, a section and opposite ends they were pointed out. Pete put down a great ground race but birds were not found by him. Valiant, at the end of this field before the swing across the road to Brown’s, was missed near the ditch. When Anderson rode there he found him standing at 28. Valiant was just out of the ditch standing on the edge of the road with great style and intensity. Anderson walked across the road to the other ditch and a covey of chickens rose from the stubble ahead as Valiant remained staunch. On southward to Jones’ alfalfa he reached well ahead as he hunted the brush line along the old fence then crossed the front to the next field of stubble. This field is bordered by the creek and usually holds chickens but today when they were seen it was in the distance lifting on their own. Valiant continued with his running ways for the remainder, not minding the inescapable wind to add a very good finish.

T’s Wild Man (Gates) had a nice find but was lost from judgment. Executive Action (Anderson) and Erin’s Muddy River (Gates) both ran well but found no birds. Hush Money (Anderson) found a covey but went missing, as did Touch’s Adams County (Anderson). Lester’s Georgia Time (Gates) and Shadow’s White Cross (Gates) both showed heels but without bird work. Miller’s Happy Jack (Anderson) checked out by the half. Abberdeen’s Paid In Full (Anderson), Neely’s Power Play (Gates), Lester’s Shutout (Gates), Hailey’s Wild Again (Anderson), White Dollar (Anderson) showed well at times but chickens eluded them.

Shadow’s Full Throttle (Gates) and Touch’s Blackout (Anderson) had a divided find with both being stylish and mannerly. Each had their moments impressing on the ground and finished well. Phillips Field Line (Anderson) and Shadow’s Next Exit (Gates) delivered true prairie all-age ground performances. Miller’s Ring Tone (Anderson) scored a good find and for the most part a prairie ground effort.

Judges: Mazie Davis and John Neely

BROOMHILL OPEN ALL-AGE CLASSIC [One-Hour Heats] — 25 Pointers

1st—TOUCH’S SPACEMAN, 1669610, pointer male, by House’s Ring of Fire—Touch’s Sandy. Matt Griffith, owner; Randy Anderson, handler.

2d—ERIN’S LONGMIRE, 1655343, pointer male, by Erin’s Whiskey River—Erin’s Wild Rose. Brad Calkins, owner; Robin Gates, handler.

3d—VALIANT, 1649524, pointer male, by Miller’s Happy Jack—Tina’s Tear Drop. Jay McKenzie, owner; Randy Anderson, handler.

BROOMHILL OPEN DERBY

Upon conclusion of the Broomhill All-Age Classic, the six Derbies were run. The wind was certainly a major factor in the All-Age Stake and would most likely hamper the Derbies but with plenty of country and daylight everyone was in agreement. The weather declined the next day,still a strong wind but adding a hard rain.

John Neely handled his Neely’s Standing Ovation in a big score prairie performance! The white and orange pointer male hit the strong wind for the whole 30 minutes of his run. He never dodged its sharpness but excelled in it. The reach and desire this youngster showed were captivating. For the most part of the day chickens had been seen lifting way out ahead with not many being pointed but this precocious individual found a single. He pointed with handsome style and displayed good Derby manners. The ground effort was mostly the same for 30 minutes adding a finish that gained him first place.

Randy Anderson handled the second and third place Derbies. Second was Miller’s Captivator, owned by Scott Griffin of Charlotte, N. C. The white and orange pointer male, showed he had plenty of reach in ground effort, ignoring the wind for the most part. He handled well making the couple of swings and crossings in good form. He finished with strength and desire still reaching.

Dr. Chris Cornman of Georgetown, Tex., owns Terry’s Third Chance, a spirited white and orange pointer male that took the prairies on with grit and desire. He didn’t shy from the cutting wind or the vastness of the fields. He moves with a fluid gait and that takes him a lot of places quickly. He finished showing he had plenty left.

The others: Neely’s Party Girl (J. Neely), Suns Out Gun Out and Miller’s Hot Rod (Anderson). Each had impressive times during their stints.

Judges: Mazie Davis and Robin Gates

BROOMHILL OPEN DERBY — 6 Entries

1st—NEELY’S STANDING OVATION, 1676481, pointer male, by Erin’s Redrum—Neely’s Ramblin Rose. John O. Neely, owner and handler.

2d—MILLER’S CAPTIVATOR, 1680742, pointer male, by Miller’s Speed Dial—M K New Vision. Scott Griffin, owner; Randy Anderson, handler.

3d—TERRY’S THIRD CHANCE, 1679842, pointer male, by Miller’s Speed Dial—M K New Vision. Dr. Chris Cornman, owner; Randy Anderson, handler.

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