Event: Labor Day Trial
Result: English Setter Club of America
Location: Medford, New Jersey
Post Date: Oct 21, 2022
Submitted By: Lloyd Miller
The English Setter Club of America ran its annual Labor Day trial on Friday September 2 and concluded Sunday, September 4. Bob Brooks again chaired this event and did an excellent job with help from Co- Chair Karen Lordi, and Norm Basilone, Matt Basilone and others working in the background.
The club wants to thank everyone that helped with the trial, since it would not be a success without the people involved. Especially the great food served at the barbeque Saturday night by our grill-master, Joe Cincotta, with help from many others who pitched in where needed.
We also like to thank our bird planters, runners and those who kept the outside moving Bob Brooks and Matt Basilone and others.
Our judges this year were Josh Ruiter and Frank Luksa, Jr., in the Open All-Age, Brian Sanchez and Darren Boyer in the Open Restricted Shooting Dog and the Open Derby, Frank Luksa, Jr., again with Joe Buchanan this time for the Open Shooting Dog, and Alex Smith and Dave McKay in the Amateur All-Age, Amateur Restricted Shooting Dog and Amateur Shooting Dog. We thank them for their time in the saddle and attentiveness throughout. Their decisions were well received.
Again, this year, we like to thank Greg Blair and Purina who supported our trial with dog food for the winners. Their support always makes trials and added bonus for all who participate.
In the Open All-Age Gun Runner's Carli, pointer male owned by Daren Boyer, took first place with a great running race and two very stylish finds. Taking second was Answered Prayers handled nicely by Mike Tracy. He ran with good range and had one excellent stand on quail.
Jolene Jolene, white and liver pointer female, owned by Dave McKay and Joe McHugh and ably handled by Mike Tracy, won the Open Restricted Shooting Dog stake with a strong edge running race and four very stylish finds. Taking second was Gunner, Brittany male, owned by Megan McKay, and handled nicely by Matt Basilone. He ran with good range and had two excellent stands on quail. Third was Hauser's Rollin Thunder who ran in the second brace for Mike Tracy with a good three find effort.
Iron Will's Raging Bull, white and liver pointer male, owned by Bob and Lisa Brooks and ably handled by Matt Basilone, won the Open Derby stake with a strong race and five real classy finds. Taking second was Iron Will's True Grit, owned also by Bob and Lisa Brooks and again handled by Matt Basilone. Grit ran in the third brace and had and almost equally good race with a nice two find effort.
Raag's Rich and Rare, white and orange pointer male, owned by Greg Strausbaugh of Newport, Pa. and ably handled by Mike Tracy, won the Open Shooting Dog stake with a strong wide running race and two very stylish finds. Taking second was Fork River Lucky Charm, setter male owned by Gary Tavares of Southbridge, Mass., and handled nicely by Matt Basilone. Reggie as he is called ran with good range with class and scored on three excellent stands on quail. Third was Miller's Sweet Talking Candy who ran in the fourth brace for Mike Tracy. Candy had a good two finds good forward race effort.
The Amateur All-Age started things off Sunday morning. Navajo Cody, pointer male, owned by Camille Masiello and Sal Morelli and handled by Joe Lordi, took the first-place ribbon. Cody ran an excellent all-age race to the front and scored on several stylish and mature stands on quail. David Creagan ably showed off his setter female, Hoos English Ivy, to a second-place finish. She scored stylishly twice, a back of bracemate and a big forward race. A job well done. Hightailing Maggie was third. She ran a good race of her own with one real nice stand on quail.
The Amateur Restricted Shooting Dog was also contested Sunday. Fork River's Lucky Charm, setter male, took first in the stake. This was his second placement of the weekend. Reggie had a good race, of which was very stylish running and on point. He scored with one well mannerly and polished find. Second went to Triple Nickel Carbon Copy, pointer male owned by Bob and Linda Bergen of Vineland, N. J. He ran an excellent wide forward race with nice bird work to gain the nod this day. Both dogs were artfully handled by Marcus Ramseur of Newfield, N. J.
Taking first place in the Amateur Shooting Dog was Waybetter Bobby, pointer male, owned and handled by Robert Verderosa of Robbinsville, N. J. Little Wing Inked Up, pointer male, owned and handled by Bo Mamounis of Newfield, N. J. was second. Third place went to Fluid Drive, pointer male owned by Sal Morelli of White Plains, N. Y. and handled by Joe Lordi of Atco, N. J. All three had excellent forward races coupled with nice stylish bird work. Incidentally, these three placed last year in this very same trial, last year though Inked up was first and Bobbie was second. These dogs must really like running here to be so consistent. Well, we will see you next year.
Medford, N. J., September 2 - One Course
Judges: Frank Luksa, Jr., and Josh Ruiter
OPEN ALL-AGE - 4 Pointers
1st-GUN RUNNER'S CARLI, 1668321, female, by No Hitting No Spitting-North Country Girl. Stephen & Daren Boyer, owners; Daren Boyer, handler.
2d-ANSWERED PRAYERS, 1689233, male, by Broken Halo-Rocky River Snowbird. Allen Linder, Casey Hollander & Madison McDonald, owners; Mike Tracy, handler.
Judges: Daren Boyer and Brian Sanchez
OPEN RESTRICTED SHOOTING DOG - 7 Pointers and 3 Setters
1st-JOLENE JOLENE, 1692447, pointer female, by Miller's Heat Seeker-Dominator's Heir Kate. David McKay & Joe McHugh, owners; Mike Tracy, handler.
2d-GUNNER, unreg., Brittany male, breeding not given. Megan McCay, owner; Matt Basilone, handler.
3d-HAUSER'S ROLLIN THUNDER, 1690733, pointer male, by Rocky Ridge's White Smoke-Gambler's All In. Sean & Debra Hauser, owners; Mike Tracy, handler.
OPEN DERBY - 5 Pointers and 2 Setters
1st-IRON WILL'S RAGING BULL, 1697738, pointer male, by Hyhope Chipper-Iron Will Suzie. Robert & Lisa Brooks, owners; Matt Basilone, handler.
2d-IRON WILL'S TRUE GRIT, 1697739, pointer male, by Hyhope Chipper-Iron Will Suzie. Robert & Lisa Brooks, owners; Matt Basilone, handler.
3d-HIGH NOON TIME, 1701258, pointer male, by Miller's Heat Seeker-Dominator's Heir Kate. Joe McHugh & Dennis Hood, owners; Mike Tracy, handler.
Judges: Joe Buchanan and Frank Luksa, Jr.
OPEN SHOOTING DOG - 23 Pointers, 2 Setters and 2 Brittanys
1st-RAAG'S RICH AND RARE, 1684780, pointer male, by Lester's Sunny Hill Jo-Raag's Miss Lightfoot. Greg Strausbaugh, owner; Mike Tracy, handler.
2d-FORT RIVER'S LUCKY CHARM, 1681132, setter male, by Mohawk Mill Lucky Charm-Fork River Jackie. Gary Tavares, owner; Matt Basilone, handler.
3d-MILLER'S SWEET TALKING CANDY, 1690152, pointer female, by Miller's Upgraded Version-Erin's Cedar. Joe McHugh, owner; Mike Tracy, handler.
Amateur All-Age. Navajo Cody with Joe Lordi, Hoos English Ivy with David Creagan, third placed not present for photo.
Judges: Dave McCay and Alex Smith
AMATEUR ALL-AGE - 7 Pointers and 2 Setters
1st-NAVAJO CODY, 1668520, pointer male, by Great River Ice-Blaze's Isis. Camille Masiello & Sal Morelli, owners; Joe E. Lordi, handler.
2d-HOOS ENGLISH IVY, 1665630, setter female, by Grouse Woods Skeeter-Riley's Last Call. David Creagan, owner and handler.
3d-HIGHTAILING MAGGIE, 1674283, pointer female, by Bail Me Out-Walden's Ridge Liz. Kevin & Maureen Joyce, owners; Kevin Joyce, handler.
Amateur Restricted Shooting Dog. Fort River's Lucky Charm with Marcus Ramseur and Triple Nickel Carbon Copy with Sophie Ramseur.
AMATEUR RESTRICTED SHOOTING DOG - 4 Pointers, 1 Setter and 2 Brittanys
1st-FORT RIVER'S LUCY CHARM, 1681132, setter male, by Mohawk Mill Lucky Charm-Fork River Jackie. Gary Tavares, owner; Marcus Ramseur, handler.
2d-TRIPLE NICKEL CARBON COPY, 1692617, pointer male, by Miller's Hennessy-Jamback's Amazing Grace. Robert & Linda Bergen, owners; Marcus Ramseur, handler.
AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG - 7 Pointers, 1 Setter and 1 Brittany
1st-WAYBETTER BOBBY, 1682880, pointer male, by Waybetter Rocky-Nehawka Amazin Sue. Robert Verderosa, owner and handler.
2d-LITTLE WING INKED UP, 1680941, pointer male, by Text Me Later-Little Wing's Voodoo Chile. George Mamounis, owner and handler.
3d-FLUID DRIVE, 1659984, pointer male, by Great River Ice-Blaze's Isis. Sal Morelli, owner; Joe E. Lordi, handler.
Amateur Shooting Dog. Waybetter Bobby with Robert Verderosa, Little Wing Inked Up with Bo Mamounis, Fluid Drive with Joe Lordi.