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Result: Spruce Brook Bird Dog Club

Location: East Windsor, Connecticut

Post Date: Jul 28, 2023

Submitted By: Alene LeVasseur

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The Spruce Brook spring field trial was held May 26-29 at the Dr. John Flaherty field trial grounds in East Windsor, Conn. The weather was dry with cool mornings and mid-80s afternoons, not too bad for a late May trial. We had a large entry with a lot of families in attendance. It was great to see all the kids having fun at a field trial. They are the future field trialers. We want to thank new club member Gary Tavares for all he did every day.

We thank our judges--Dave O'Brien, Gene Casale, Jr., John Stolgitis, Alene LeVasseur, Brian Sanchez, Bill Bonnetti, Tom Tracy, Matt Basilone, and Marcus Ramseur. The placements were well received by all.

On Thursday night, John Stolgitis provided and cooked fresh fish that he had just picked up at the dock for all in attendance to enjoy. Jayne Fogarty and Bill Bonnetti provided the dinners and lunch for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We had chicken Francese, meatloaf, and ham with mac and cheese for dinner, and lunches were hot dogs and hamburgers, barbecued pulled chicken, sausage and peppers, and assorted side salads. We all ate very well. We cannot thank you enough for all your hard work.

On Saturday night, we celebrated Matt and Mandy Basilone's birthdays. Their family, customers, and friends were in attendance. It was a large social event for all. Cake, ice cream, and smores were the hit of the evening.

The Open All-Age started things off on Friday morning under favorable skies. Hauser's Hard Line, owned by Sean Hauser, was first handled by Mike Tracy. He ran a strong forward race and was rewarded with two finds. Silver Sand was second with a race similar to the first-place dog and had two finds. Harwich Indian Creek Buck was third.

The next stake was the Open Restricted Shooting Dog. First place was Erin's Johnny Walker, owned and handled by Brian Sanchez; he ran a good searching race with two finds. Back in the winners' circle was Hauser's Hard Line, second this time, with a good race and bird work. Third was Bull Biscuit, handled by Mike Tracy for owners Dennis Hood and Ernie Saniga.

The Open Derby was the last stake of the day. The temperature was rising, but the young dogs handled it well. John Stolgitis's derby, Chasehill Snoop Dog, was first, running a mature race with three finds. Second was Railway Thor with Gene Casale, Jr., who also ran a mature race and had three finds. Rounding out the placements was Thomas Rising Tide for Jim Thomas.

The Open Shooting Dog started Saturday morning under clear and reasonable temperatures for this time of year. First place Hirollins Bad Boy ran in the second brace handled by Matt Basilone with a five-find performance and an excellent race that set the standard for the stake. Owners Ed and Megan McCay were on hand to see his performance. Second was Southpoint's Hog Wild, handled by Mike Tracy for Mark Janier, who was also in the gallery to witness his performance. He ran a good race with two finds. Third place was Raag's Rich And Rare, handled by Mike Tracy for Greg Strausbaugh.

The last stake of the day was the Amateur Derby. Matt Basilone and Marcus Ramseur were in the saddle to watch the youngsters. First place was Suemac's Wicked Sister, owned by Roger McPherson and handled by Will Dunn. She ran a good race with two finds. Second was Hog Hill's Pretty Penny, owned and handled by Tim Cavanaugh. She also ran a good race with two finds and was very close to the winner. Third place was Railway Thor, owned and handled by Gene Casale, Jr. His performance was also very close to the other placements.

Sunday morning was the one-hour Amateur Shooting Dog, a Purina points stake. The winner Jolene Jolene, handled by Dave McKay, ran in the third brace. She ran a strong, steady shooting dog race with five finds. Second place was Navajo Cody, handled by Joe Lordi for Sal Morelli. He also ran a good race with six finds. Dunn's Sneak'n In was third with a good

East Windsor, Conn., May 26 - One Course
Judges: Gene Casale, Jr. and Dave O'Brien
OPEN ALL-AGE - 6 Pointers and 1 Setter

1st--HAUSER'S HARD LINE, 1702195, pointer male, by Miller's Dialing In-Nemaha Snow Rebel. Sean Hauser, owner; Mike Tracy, handler.
2d--SILVER SAND, 1688418, setter male, by Awsum In Motion-Cape Point Millbilly. Alene LeVasseur, owner and handler.
3d--HARWICH INDIAN CREEK BUCK, 1646614, pointer male, by South Bound Strech-Indian Creek Sugar. John Olfson, owner and handler.
Judges: Dave O'Brien and John Stolgitis
OPEN RESTRICTED SHOOTING DOG - 8 Pointers, 1 Setter and 1 German Shorthair

1st--ERIN'S JOHNNY WALKER, 1687099, pointer male, by Erin's Redrum-Erin's Painted Lady. Ted Roach & Harrison Lee, owners; Brian Sanchez, handler.
2d--HAUSER'S HARD LINE, 1702195, pointer male, by Miller's Dialing In-Nemaha Snow Rebel. Sean Hauser, owner; Brian Sanchez, handler.
3d--BULL BISCUIT, 1694451, pointer female, by Miller's Heat Seeker-Dominator's Heir Kate. Dennis Hood & Ernie Saniga, owners; Mike Tracy, handler.
Judges: Alene LeVasseur and Brian Sanchez
OPEN DERBY - 12 Pointers, 1 Setter and 1 German Shorthair

1st--CHASEHILL SNOOP DOG, 1703110, pointer male, by Panola Bacon-Chasehill Little Izzy. Erin Stolgitis, owner; John Stolgitis, handler.
2d--RAILWAY THOR, 1699986, pointer male, by Great River Yellowstone-Guard Rail's Little Annie. Gene Casale, Jr., owner and handler.
3d--THOMAS RISING TIDE, 1705124, pointer male, by Erin's Lone Star Law-Erin's Little Lullaby. James Thomas, owner and handler.
Judges: Bill Bonnetti and Tom Tracy
OPEN SHOOTING DOG - 22 Pointers and 3 Setters

1st--HIROLLINS BAD BOY, 1689634, pointer male, by Stoney Run's Buddy-Hirollins Fancy Lady. Ed & Meagan McCay, owners; Matt Basilone, handler.
2d--SOUTHPOINT'S HOG WILD, 1686800, pointer male, by Broken Halo-Backwoods Tennessee Honey. Mark Janier, owner; Mike Tracy, handler.
3d--RAAG' S RICH AND RARE, 1684780, pointer male, by Lester's Sunny Hill Jo-Raag's Miss Lightfoot. Greg Strausbaugh, owner; Mike Tracy, handler.
Judges: Matt Basilone and Marcus Ramseur
AMATEUR DERBY - 10 Pointers

1st--SUEMAC'S WICKED SISTER, 1699012, female, by Miller's Heat Seeker-Dominator's Heir Kate. Roger McPherson, owner; Will Dunn, handler.
2d--HOG HILL'S PRETTY PENNY, 1701054, female, by Panola Bacon-Little Miss Bella. Tim Cavanaugh, owner and handler.
3d--RAILWAY THOR, 1699986, male, by Great River Yellowstone-Guard Rail's Little Annie. Gene Casale, owner and handler.
AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG [One-Hour Heats] - 17 Pointers and 3 Setters
1st--JOLENE JOLENE, 1692447, pointer female, by Miller's Heat Seeker-Dominator's Heir Kate. David McKay & Joe McHugh, owners; David McKay, handler.
2d--NAVAJO CODY, 1668520, pointer male, by Great River Ice-Blaze's Isis. Camille Masiello & Saverio Morelli, owners; Jon Lordi, handler.
3d--DUNN'S SNEAK'N IN, 1697090, pointer male, by Dunn's Tried'n True-K F Prairie Storm. Will Dunn, owner and handler.