American Field

Special Bulletin

Prairie and Pelican Open All-Age Trials

By Steve Messick | Feb 14, 2020

Conway, Ark. — All in attendance witnessed two top all-age contests. In the Prairie, seven-year-old white and liver pointer male Valiant claimed top honors for owner Jay McKenzie of Eureka, Kan., and handler Randy Anderson. Another McKenzie color-bearer finished in the second spot — white and liver pointer male Miller’s Justifiable. Anderson was the pilot. Third was Lowrider Frank for owners Dr. Jim Mills and Steve Lightle, both of Searcy, Ark. Alan Vincent showed him.

In the Pelican, Valiant returned to the winners’ circle for Jay McKenzie and Randy Anderson. Second was Nosam’s Sweet Water, white and orange ticked  pointer male owned by Jeff Busby of Millsap, Tex., and handled by Larry Huffman. Third was Miss Stylin Sue, pointer female for the Mills and Lightle team. Allen Vincent had the pleasure of showing Sue.

Both stakes were outstanding all-age quality. Judges were John Van Horn and Steve Messick for the Prairie, and I was joined by longtime pro Gordon Hazlewood for the Pelican.

Top honors in the Pelican Open Derby went to Texas Wild Rex, owned and handled by Vincent. Second was Whippoorwill Lone Justice, owned  by Jim and Stephie Bickers of Saulsbury, Tenn., and handled by Huffman. Third went to S S S Stormy for Allen Vincent and owner R. A. Snipes of Aspermont, Tex.

In the Prairie Open Derby, Texas Wild Rex was first for owner Steve Burns of Dickens, Tex., and handler Allen Vincent. Second was Whippoorwill Lone Justice for Huffman, and third was S S S Stormy for Allen Vincent.

All the stakes winners were high quality and performances will be remembered! Birds were in abundance which made for a super trial.

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