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Result: Prairie and Pelican Field Trial Clubs

Location: Mayflower, Arkansas

Post Date: Mar 10, 2021

Submitted By: Steve Messick


Prairie Open All-Age Winners. Front row, from left: Larry Huffman with Whippoorwill Justified, Allen Vincent with Justifier, and Virgil Moore with Wind Ridge Sugar Plum. Standing: Ronnie Miller, Judge Johnny VanHorn; Matt Cochran, Judge Gordon Hazelwood, Dr. Fred Corder, and Eddy Taylor.
MAYFLOWER, ARK. -- Cold days greeted everyone as the Prairie and Pelican qualifying trials began at Camp Robinson near Mayfower, Ark.

Dr. Fred Corder and lovely wife Rita were on hand to make sure all was on track.

Claiming top honors in the Prairie was Whippoorwill Justified, owned by Ronnie Spears and handled by Larry Huffman. "Patch's" race was far and deep. He had a good find in the horseshoe, his manners what one would expect of a champion.

Second was an Allen Vincent entry in the form of Justifier, owned by Dr. Robert Rankin. Justifier pushed it for top spot. Third was Wind Ridge Sugar Plum, the pride of Tennessean Dr. Eugene Spiotta and piloted by veteran Eddy Taylor.

In the Prairie Derby, Game Rebel was in the No. 1 spot. He's owned and handled by Dr. Corder. Second was Sadie Firefly, handled by Allen Vincent for the Searcy, Ark., team of Dr. Jim Mills, Steve Lightle and Dr. Natalie Cooper. Third was Game Heir, another young one for Dr. Corder.

John VanHorn teamed with Gordon Hazlewood to call the winners. Ronnie Miller joined VanHorn for the Derby.

The Pelican Classic followed. Jim Martin and Daniel Bolden made the call for the All-Age.

Ascension claimed first, handled by Steve Hurdle and owned by Ted Roach. The pointer male was powerful bird work crisp. Miss Stylin Sue was No. 2, Allen Vincent handling for the Searcy boys, owners Dr. Mills and Steve Lightle. Third was Ransom's Jack Flash. He's owned by Rachel Blackwell, pops Billy Blackwell and friend Doug Arthur. Steve Hurdle had the pleasure.

The Derby followed. Virgil Moore joined Bolden to call them.

Miller's L'eletto, owned by Karen Concilio handled by Randy Anderson, claimed the top spot. The future is a good one. Game Rebel scored for Dr. Fred Corder and third was Sadie Firefly. Allen Vincent showed her for owners Dr. Jim Mills, Steve Lightle and Dr. Natalie Cooper.

Overall the quality was outstanding. The all-age game is in good hands. Camp Robinson challenged them and the birds were tops!

Thanks to all who came. 'Til next time.

Mayflower, Ark., January 4

Judges: Gordon Hazlewood and Johnny VanHorn

PRAIRIE OPEN ALL-AGE [One-Hour Heats] -- 34 Pointers and 3 Setters

1st--WHIPPOORWILL JUSTIFIED, 1656011, pointer male, by Whippoorwill Wild Agin--Sparkles. Ronnie Spears, owner; Larry Huffman, handler.

2d--JUSTIFIER, 1678564, pointer male, by Whippoorwill Justified--Greypointe Invierna. Dr. Robert Rankin, owner; Allen Vincent, handler.

3d--WIND RIDGE SUGAR PLUM, 1687356, pointer female, by Westfall's Ice Breaker--Gin Creek Garnet. Dr. Eugene J. Spiotta, Jr., owner; Eddy Taylor, handler.

Judges: Ronnie Miller and Johnny VanHorn

OPEN DERBY -- 14 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st--GAME REBEL, 1691929, pointer male, by Domdinator's Rebel Heir--Game Creek. Dr. Fred Corder, owner and handler.

2d--SADIE FIREFLY, 1691207, pointer female, by Westfall's True Grit--Gin Smoke and Lies. Dr. James Mills, Steve Lightle & Natalie Cooper, owners; Allen Vincent, handler.

3d--GAME HEIR, 1691409, pointer male, by Dominator's Rebel Heir--Game Snow. Dr. Fred Corder, owner and handler.


Prairie Open Derby. Front, from left: Ronnie Spears with Game Rebel, Larry Huffman with Sadie Firefly, and Dr. Fred Corder with Game Heir. Standing: Judges Ronnie Miller and Johnny VanHorn; Allen Vincent and Matt Cochran.
Judges: Daniel Bolden and Jim Martin

PELICAN OPEN ALL-AGE [One-Hour Heats] --

35 Pointers and 1 Setter

1st--ASCENSION, 1664823, pointer male, by Reloaded--Dialed In. Ted Roach, owner; Steve Hurdle, handler.

2d--MISS STYLIN SUE, 1674906, pointer female, by Ransom--Coldwater Snow. Dr. Jim Mills & Steve Lightle, owners; Allen Vincent, handler.

3d--RANSOM'S JACK FLASH, 1676883, pointer male, by Ransom--Thunder Bess. Rachel & Billy Blackwell & Doug Arthur, owners; Steve Hurdle, handler.


Pelican Open All-Age Winners. From left: Steve Hurdle with Ascension, Matt Cochran with Miss Stylin Sue, and Virgil Moore with Ransom's Jack Flash. Behind: Allen Vincent, Judges Jim Martin and Daniel Bolden.

Judges: Daniel Bolden and Virgil Moore

OPEN DERBY -- 14 Pointers and 2 Setters

1st--MILLER'S L'ELETTO, 1691820, pointer male, by Miller's Speed Dial--Bryson's Dialing Lady. Karen Concilio, owner; Randy Anderson, handler.

2d--GAME REBEL, 1691929, pointer male, by Dominator's Rebel Heir--Game Creek. Dr. Fred Corder, owner and handler.

3d--SADIE FIREFLY, 1691207, pointer female, by Westfall's True Grit--Gin Smoke and Lies. Dr. James Mills, Steve Lightle & Natalie Cooper, owners; Allen Vincent, handler.


Pelican Derby Winners. In foreground, from left: Rita Corder, Judge Virgil Moore, Stegan Smith Miller's L'eletto, Randy Anderson, Dr. Fred Corder with Game Rebel, Judge Daniel Bolden, Matt Cochran with Sadie Firefly, Allen Vincent, officials, participants and well-wishers.