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Roustabouts All In Named Winner; Glade Run Bookers Shadow is Runner-Up

Pennsylvania Brittany Shooting Dog Championship

By Dave Webb | Jun 18, 2020
Championship Winners. From right front: Cliff Mesnard with Roustabout All In and Ray Rush with Glade Run Bookers Shadow. Standing: Tom Tracy, Jr. and Judges Rod Clagg and Chris Rider.

Bloomingdale, Ohio — This event started at 1:00 p. m. on Sunday, March 22, with all in attendance understanding there could be potential impact from the coronavirus. In addition there is always consideration to be made concerning the weather in the State of Ohio. It’s during March when it is unpredictable, possibly with sunshine, rain, snow and chilling temperatures. This year there was sunshine, low 50s with the start on Sunday. Monday was light rain with mid-40s throughout the day as the Open Shooting Dog event was completed. During that evening a major decision was made by the handlers and judges not to run the Derby on Tuesday. It was all about the coronavirus and the possibility of major highways being restricted.

With regard to the actual event, it was a success. Twenty dogs were entered in the Open Shooting Dog, one less than participated during the 2019 event.

One very unique aspect to the Pennsylvania Brittany Shooting Dog (PBSD) event this year was a painting provided by Ray Rush of last year’s 2019 winner, Roustabout All In, which also won this year’s 2020 event. Ray has graciously agreed to continue and paint the winner All In for next year also.

With the help of the following individuals the event was completed in a timely manner: Gene Stewart — bird planter and dog wagon driver par-excellent; Jack and Crystal Alexander — marshals, bird planters, provider of water, and hay; Tom Tracy — laying out the continuous course. With their help the PBSD Open stake was a success. We hope to be able to have a Derby event next year.

The Pennsylvania Brittany Championship Association (PABCA) and the American Brittany Club also wish to recognize and thank Nestlé Purina for their continued support of this ABC Classic Championship both with funding and dog food certificates. We recognize their continued cooperation and sponsorship of this American Brittany Club event. While the monetary support helps the clubs, quality of the dog food helps us keep them in a competitive condition.

Rodney Clagg of Bellville, Ohio and Chris Rider of Smithfield, Pa., were in the saddle to judge the field of 20 entries from professional trainer Tom Tracy, Jr. as well as amateur handlers Vince Anderson, John Kipp, John Perry, and Lisa Pollock. Start day, Sunday, was in the 50s with sunshine; next day was much cooler weather and rain. The event proceeded “smoothly” with three continuous courses, which allowed for a quick change to occur between braces. All are thanked for their support of the event.

The Winners

The winner came from brace No. 1 on the second day, Roustabout All In, (aka Al), handled by Tom Tracy, Jr. Al, sired by Maxwell’s Outer Limits, his dam being Cedar Valley Lilly. Al is a white and orange male coming six years of age in May, 2020, owner Paul Rosevear of Petersburg, Ky. Al also won this event last year.

Runner-up was Glade Run Bookers Shadow, handled by Tom Tracy, Jr. for owner Ray Rush of Saxonburg, Pa. Booker, sired by Ortho Acres Booker T, the damn being Glade Run Shadow, is a white and liver male which will be three years of age in July. Booker also placed in the Open Derby in 2019.

Both dogs had quality quail finds with great casts and runs keeping both handler Tom Tracy and the judges having to maintain “a watch-full eye”.

Bloomingdale, Ohio, March 22

Judges: Rodney Clagg and Chris Rider

Pennsylvania BRITTANY OPEN Shooting Dog Championship

[One-Hour Heats] — 20 Brittanys

Winner—ROUSTABOUT ALL IN, 1684343, male, by Maxwell’s Outer Limits—Cedar Valley Lilly. Paul Rosevear, owner; Tom Tracy, Jr., handler.

Runner-Up—GLADE RUN BOOKERS SHADOW, 1615029, male sired by Ortho Acres Booker T—Glade Run Shadow. Ray Rush, owner; Tom Tracy, Jr., handler.




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