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Event: Keystone Open Shooting Dog Championship
Result: Indiantown Gap Bird Dog Club

Location: Alexandria, Pennsylvania

Post Date: Sep 5, 2023

Submitted By: Sheila Cassidy Hart

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Keystone Open Shooting Dog Championship. Payton Gumby Miller's Lock and Loaded, Karen Saniga, Mike Tracy with Bully Bragg, George Tracy, judges Sheila Hart and Keith Cagle, Mark Janiec, Ernie Saniga, Greg Strausbaugh, Ted Faust.

The Indiantown Gap Bird Dog Club would like to thank all the trainers, owners, Amateurs, Purina, and all the club members for their continued support. It takes a lot of work before, during, and after to run a successful trial. A special thanks goes out to, Our bird planters, Ted Foust and Greg Strausbaugh. Mary Tracy for keeping us well fed. Ernie and Karen Saniga, Ted Foust, Mr. And Mrs. R. B. Powell, Sheila Hart and Paul Berdiner for the delicious dinners. And Last but not least our Judges who rode hard giving their attention to every competitor, Open Championship, Keith Cagle and Sheila Hart. Open Derby, Will Dunn and Greg Strausbaugh.
Region 2 Amateur All-Age Championship, George Tracy and Mark Janiec.

Keystone Open Shooting Dog Championship
Unseasonably warm and dry conditions took a toll on all the animals. Torn pads, scenting conditions, just to name a few. Some would say the luck of the draw. I like to think that every dog has his day. Today these two rose to the top. Champion Miller's Locked and Loaded, owned by; Bill and Muriel Primm and Handled by; George Tracy, broke away in the 17th brace. With temperatures topping 91 during this brace, he showed what true heart is. He covered every edge scoring seven finds at 15, 21, 26, 29, 35, 40, 48 and a back at 32. He sailed the edges always showing to the front. What a team handler and dog captured this title. Runner-up Champion Bully Rock, owned by Ernie and Karen Saniga and handled by; Mike Tracy, ran in the 10th brace. Losing his brace mate early, Rock had the course all to himself. He ran a forward race scoring finds at 5, 16, 24, 40, and 45. Mike and Rock claimed the runner-up title. Also making a strong run for the title were Jolene Jolene, Mike Tracy. Pinestraw Sweet Tea, Jeanette Tracy. Double Deuce Zeke, Mark Hughes.
Alexandria, Pa., April 10
Judges: Keith Cagle and Sheila Hart
KEYSTONE OPEN SHOOTING DOG CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] - 35 Pointers and 3 Setters

Winner-MILLER'S LOCK AND LOADED, 1674986, pointer male, by Just Irresistible-Miller's Bring The Heat. William & Muriel Primm, owners; George Tracy, handler.
Runner-Up-BULLYROCK, 1674970, pointer male, by Bully Bragg-Bullerina. Ernie & Karen Saniga & William & Muriel Primm, owners; Mike Tracy, handler.

Keystone Yankee Open Derby Classic
There is nothing like derbies in the morning. This group did not disappoint. Capturing first place Miller's Upgraded Design, owned by Allen Linder and handled by George Tracy. Covered the ground with ease and style scoring one find. Coming in a close second, Miller's Little Deuce Coupe, owned by Allen Linder and Madison Mc Donald handled by George Tracy. Gave a strong shooting dog race scoring two finds. Claiming third place Miller's Miss Congeniality, owned by Joe McHugh handled by Mike Tracy. Ran a good shooting dog race scoring one find.
Judges: Will Dunn and Greg Strausbaugh

1st-MILLER'S UPGRADED DESIGN, 1700308, male, by Miller's Upgraded Version-Walden's Ice Breaker. Allen Linder, owner; George Tracy, handler.
2d-MILLER'S LITTLE DEUCE COUPE, 1700309, female, by Miller's Upgraded Version-Walden's Ice Breaker. Allen Linder & Madison McDonald, owners; George Tracy, handler.
3d-MILLER'S MISS CONGENIALITY, 1699548, female, by Miller's Upgraded Version-Quail Roost Too. Joe McHugh, owner; Mike Tracy, handler.

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Keystone Yankee Open Derby Classic. George Tracy, Miller's Upgraded Design, Payton Gumby Miller's Little Deuce Coupe, Mike Tracy Miller's Miss Congeniality. Greg Strausbaugh, Ted Faust, Will Dunn, Bob Verderosa.

Region 2 Amateur All-Age Championship
Champion Backcountry Bruiser owned and handled by Chris Catanzarite. Bruiser is no stranger to the winner's circle. In the fifth brace he put on a show with four finds and two backs. Chris and Bruiser claimed this title. Runner-up Champion Ragg's Rich and Rare owned and handled by Greg Strausbaugh. In the eighth brace Ragg's scored three finds and a back, covering the ground with ease. Greg and Ragg's are just getting warmed up.

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Region 2 Amateur All-Age Championship. Chris Catanzarite with Backcountry Bruiser and Stacey Goodie with Raag's Rich and Rare. George Tracy and Mark Janiec (judges) Brendon Smith, Sheila Hart, Greg Strausbaugh, Ted Faust.

Judges: Mark Janiec and George Tracy

Winner-BACKCOUNTRY BRUISER, 1672645, male, by Erin's War Creek-Backcountry Tornado. Chris Catanzarite, owner and handler.
Runner-Up-RAAG'S RICH AND RARE, 1684780, male, by Lester's Sunny Hill Jo-Raag's Miss Lightfoot. Greg Strausbaugh, owner and handler.

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Sheila Hart (judge), George Tracy, Keith Cagle (judge).