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Result: Indiantown Gap Bird Dog Club

Location: Petersburg, Pennsylvania

Post Date: Jan 31, 2023

Submitted By: Sheila Cassidy Hart

Keystone OSDChF22

Keystone Open Shooting Dog Classic Winners (from left): Jeanette Tracy with R Q's Saddle, Janet Hinkle with Miller's Big Iron, Mark Hughes with Double Deuce Zeke, Ted Faust, Judge Sheila Hart, George Tracy, and Judge Greg Strausbaugh.

It takes a lot of work before, during, and after to run a successful trial. The club would like to thank all the members that pitched in. Our bird planters Greg Strausbaugh, Ted Foust, and Ernie Saniga. Mary Tracy that kept us well fed, Ted Foust, Ernie and Karen Saniga, Mr. And Mrs. Powell, Sheila Hart for the Dinners. Purina for their continued support. The Professional Trainers and their clients, the Amateurs for supporting our trial. Last but never least our judges. Thank you to all that keeps this sport we love going.

There is nothing like Derbies in the morning. This group did not disappoint. Judges Sheila Hart and Stacey Goodie enjoyed watching the up-and-coming future champions. The Ladies took the field today. First place was captured by Miller's Little Duce Coupe, owner Allen Linder, handled by George Tracy. This little lady sailed the front scoring two beautiful finds easily working with her handler. Coming in a close second Miller's Upgraded Design, owner Allen Linder, handler George Tracy. Showing a nice forward race also scoring two finds. Third place was taken by Mulberry Fields Molly, Norm Meeder, handled by Mark Hughes. This classy little lady scored three finds with a forward race.

A brisk frosty morning met the Amateur Shooting Dogs. Judges Mark Hughes and Eric Munden gave every dog their full attention. Capturing first place was Bella Bully owners Ernie and Karen Saniga handled by Ernie Saniga. Bella carried a strong forward scoring three classy finds. Navajo Cody claimed second running a strong forward race and two stylish finds. owned by Sal and Camilla Morelli and handled by Joe Lordi. Bull Finch owned by Ernie and Karen Saniga and handled by Ernie Saniga scored two nice finds with a good forward race.
The Open Shooting Dogs were faced with unseasonable warm weather topping the 80's. The hot weather and dry conditions made for challenging conditions. Judges Greg Strausbaugh and Sheila Hart rode hard giving their attention to every competitor. R Q's Saddle earned first place. handles by Jeanette Tracy, owned by Ted Foust and Bill and Muriel Primm. Running a strong, classy forward race working with his handler scored fancy finds at 25, 36, 41, and 54. Second place went to Miller's Big Iron, owner Allen Linder, handled by George Tracy. hanging every edge to the front scoring stylish finds at 6, 35, 40, and 52. taking the final placement was Double Deuce Zeke handled by Mark Hughes, owned by Douglas McMillen, Jr. Zeke ran a strong forward race scoring nice finds at 5, 15, 29, and 35. He also had an unproductive at 45. He finished strong and to the front.
Petersburg, Pa., November 1 - One Course
Judges: Sheila Hart and Greg Strausbaugh
KEYSTONE OPEN SHOOTING DOG CLASSIC [One-Hour Heats]- 21 Pointers and 3 Setters

1st-R Q'S SADDLE, 1680847, pointer male, by Waybetter Rocky-Ladywood's Keepsake. Ted Faust, Muriel & Bill Primm, owners; Jeanette Tracy, handler.
2d-MILLER'S BIG IRON, 1681068, pointer male, by Miller's Dialing In-Mandalay Miller Bell. Allen Linder, owner; George Tracy, handler.
3d-DOUBLE DEUCE ZEKE, 1673940, pointer male, by Double Deuce Peter-Funseeker's Holiday. Douglas McMillen, Jr., owner; Mark Hughes, handler.
Judges: Stacey Goodie and Sheila Hart
OPEN DERBY CLASSIC - 9 Pointers and 1 Setter

1st-MILLER'S LITTLE DUCE COUPE, 1700309, pointer female, by Miller's Upgraded Version-Walden's Icy Breaker. Allen Linder & Madison McDonald, owners; George Tracy, handler.
2d-MILLER'S UPGRADED DESIGN, 1700308, pointer male, by Miller's Upgraded Version-Walden's Ice Breaker. Allen Linder, owner; George Tracy, handler.
3d-MULBERRY FIELDS MOLLY, 1698754, setter female, by Stillmeadow's Benjamin-The Eiger. Norm Meeder, owner; Mark Hughes, handler.

Indiantown Gap ODF22

Open Derby Classic Winners (front row, from left): Janet Hinkle with Miller's Little Duce Coupe, Greg Strausbaugh with Miller's Upgraded Design, and Mark Hughes with Mulberry Meadow's Molly. (Second row, from left): George Tracy, Judge Stacey Goodie, Kelly Fisher, and Judge Sheila Hart. (Back row, from left): Darren Boyer, Steven Boyer, and Ted Faust.

Judges: Mark Hughes and Eric Munden
AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG CLASSIC [One-Hour Heats] - 12 Pointers

1st-BELLA BULLI, 1674898, female, by Bully Bragg-Bullerina. Ernie & Karen Saniga, owners; Ernie Saniga, handler.
2d-NAVAJO CODY, 1668520, male, by Great River Ice-Blaze's Isis. Camille Masiello & Saverio Morelli, owners; Joe Lordi, handler.
3d-BULL FINCH, 1686091, female, by Dominator's Rebel Heir-Bullerina. Ernie & Karen Saniga, owners; Ernie Saniga, handler.

Indiantown Gap ASDF22

Amateur Shooting Dog Classic Winners (front, from left): Ernie Saniga with Bella Bulli, Joe Lordi with Navajo Cody, Dave McKay with Bull Finch, and Karen Saniga. (Back row, from left): Sheila Hart, Bob Verderosa, and Judge Mark Hughes.