From the account of the reporter: Oh, so close. Jeanette Tracy and Grand Heritage Motion, owned by Bruce Cooper, gave a super accounting at the US Shooting Dog Invitational Championship this weekend. Two extraordinary first days running, with limb finds both days, scouted by Bill Kerr, made Jeanette and Moe a possible favorite going in to the finals. If Moe had not gone in to his third and final 1 1/2 day performance with pulled pads on both front feet the final results might have been different. This big front running, bird finding machine of an English setter, combined with the obvious rapport he has with his skilled handler is one exciting sight to behold. What a great performance by handler and dog...and scout. All are winners!!
We are truly proud of Moe and Jeanette. Trend Setters Indeed!
Moe was invited to this premier event as one of the 12 top shooting dogs in the country. Two consecutive days of one hour braces each day with two finalist to a call back on the third day. The head-to-head final is 1 1/2 hours long. No Setter has ever won this event. Jeanette is the first woman handler ever invited.
Out of 32 dogs entered, Grand Heritage Motion was crowned Champion on 3/27/13 at the grounds of the Assunpink Wildlife Management Area, Clarksburg, NJ. As the Champion, Moe received a leg of the bases loaded Shooting Dog Championship Trophy and he maintains front runner status for Elwin G. Smith Setter Shooting Dog Award. Many many thanks to Jeanette Tracy, Dillion Shaffer and the Ladywood team. Youz guyz truly rock!
Middle Atlantic Open Shooting Dog Championship
Brace Name Breed/Sex Handler Owner 1A Ruffwing Destiny SF J. Tracy D. Ptek 1B Erin's Silver Wings PM G. Tracy Linder, A
2A Richfield Silver Belle PF M. Tracy McNamee, B & C 2B Calico's Dyno Mite PM G. Tracy Linder, A
3A Redgate's Sassy Pants PF J. Tracy O. Adcock/B. Neely 3B Octavio SM M. Tracy McConnell, M.
4A Maple Valley Cowgirl PF J. Tracy M. Eisenhart 4B Great River Ice PM M. Tracy Sanchez, B
5A Richfield Finnegan PM M. Tracy McNamee, B & C 5B Calico's Touch of Class PF G. Tracy DelCollo,P&C,Hernden,D.,Calico
6A Enhancement Trey PM J. Tracy J. Mchugh 6B Heritage PM M. Tracy Hance/Sanchez
7A The Thrill Is Back PF J. Tracy J. Mchugh 7B Erin's War Creek PM G. Tracy Linder, A
8A Jetsettin Jenny PF M. Tracy Lordi, J & J 8B White Spider SF J. Tracy R. B. Powell
9A Serious Investment PM M. Tracy Strausbaugh/Joyal 9B Chiseled In Stone PF J. Tracy J. Mchugh
10A Erin's Box Car Willie PM M. Tracy Strausbaugh/Gatuso 10B The Lobbyist PM J. Tracy B. Reed/H.Blaine
11A Sugarknoll War Paint PM G. Tracy DeCollo P & C 11B Dominator's Legacy PM J. Tracy D.Shaffer/ T. Foust
12A Moonlite Magic PF G. Tracy Primm, M & B 12B Grand Heritage Motion SM J. Tracy B. Cooper
13A Golden Nugget PF G. Tracy Joyal, F. 13B Mt. View Decision Maker PF J. Tracy W. & G. Stover
14A Avalon Creek PF M. Tracy Ruth,J/Saniga,E 14B Sukara's Come Home Jessie SF J. Tracy T. Foust
15A R.J.'s Carbon Copy PM G. Tracy Linder, A 15B Land Cruiser Scout SM J. Tracy M. Cooke
16A Klee's Handsome Hank PM M. Tracy Duerksen, S&R 16B Great River Class PF G. Tracy Sanchez, J. Source: TheFieldTrialer.com
The judges carried Moe's wide stylish race, 4 finds and a long-distance back until the last brace at the Eastern Open Shooting Dog Championship in the Dick Cross Wildlife Management Area, Boydton, VA concluding on 3/8/13. Ultimately, it was reported that a minor mark, when a quail flushed over Moe's head, settled the judges decision for R-u Champion.
Many thanks to Jeanette and Dillion. They have Moe poised to bid consideration by the judges whenever he draws a bird holding course.
Grand Heritage Revolution (Trevor), out of Moe and owned by RB Powel, was noted as contesting the top 10 in the initial series of the US Quail Shooting Dog Futurity. Trevor was one of only a handful of setters comprising the field of forty-two of the nations top shooting dog Derbies competing at the Sandhill's Game Management Area, Hoffman, NC January 29-31, 2013.
It's 2013 and Grand Heritage Motion already has a placement for the New Year. Jeanette handled Moe always to the front with 4 stylish finds and plenty in the tank at the end of the hour to take 3rd out of 32 dogs in the Swamp Fox Shooting Dog Classic, Aberdeen, NC.
Congratulations Moe Jeanette and Dillon to a great start on their southern tour.
Grand Heritage Motion is recognized with Honorable Mention behind the named Ch and R/u Ch in the Keystone Championship held by the Indiantown Gap bird Dog Club in Petersburg, PA.
I had an opportunity to ride Moe's brace in this championship - what a thrill it was. He was braced with Calico's Catch & Release, a multiple Ch and retuning event Ch. They had several divided and individual finds, and backs throughout, only to have Moe finish strong, ahead and have a nail bitting find and relocation at the end the hour. Jeanette Tracy and Dillion Shaffer did a great job throughout the brace to show Moe doin' his thing. After a few hours in the saddle, my admiration & appreciation for the job Jeanette and Dillion do was greatly enhanced.
Northeastern Open Shooting Dog Championship winners, front from left, Champion Grand Heritage Motion with scout Dillon Shaffer and handler Jeanette Tracy, and Runnerup Champion Great River Ice with scout Mark McClain and handler Mike Tracy. Rear from left, judges Kevin Stuart, Pat Casey, reporter Stacey Goodie, Bill McNamee, Brian Sanchez (owner of Great River Ice), Mary Tracy, Gene Casale, Tony Forte and George Tracy.
By STACEY GOODIE
EAST WINDSOR, Conn. -- The Northeastern Open Shooting Dog Championship, held Oct. 8-11 at Flaherty Field Trial Area, drew 55 dogs, with one scratch making a total of 54 starters.
Judges were Pat Casey from Virginia, and Kevin Stuart from New York.
Champion was Grand Heritage Motion, a setter male handled by Jeanette Tracy and owned by Bruce Cooper. Motion had five outstanding, beautiful finds and a big forward classy race, always hunting and to the front. Motion also had one heck of a finish with a big forward move down the big edge headed to the top of the hill; he went away fast aand strong. He ran in the 13 brace.
A great combination: Ladywood (Jeanette, Becky and Dillon) and Grand Heritage Kennels. Special thanks to Jim and Jimmy MacDuff and Fred Bastable
55 DOGS DRAWN FOR 2012 NORTHEASTERN OPEN SHOOTING DOG CHAMPIONSHIP
EAST WINDSOR, Conn. -- Fifty-five pointers and setters have been drawn for the annual Northeastern Open Shooting Dog Championship which starts Monday, Oct. 8 at 7 a.m. at Flaherty Field Trial Area. Chairman of the event is Gene Casale Jr.
The Northeastern kicks off New England's GRAND THREE which also includes the 77th New England Shooting Dog Futurity on Oct. 12-13, and the 84th New England Open Championship on Oct. 15. The Region 1 Amateur All-Age Championship will be squeezed in between the Futurity and the Open, but not before Saturday, Oct. 13.
Running order for the Northeastern follows:
1A. Coosawhatchie Chief PM Mike Tracy
1B. Chiseled In Stone PF Jeanette Tracy
2A. Calico’s Touch of Class PF George Tracy
2B. Fazan’s Stress Free SM Matt Basilone
3A. Tall River’s Chico PM Mike Tracy
3B. Megan’s Black Jack SM Gary Malzone
4A. The Thrill Is Back PF Jeanette Tracy
4B. Waiting Till Midnight PF George Tracy
5A. Merritt’s Zachary SM Gary Malzone
5B. Klee’s Shooting Star PF Mike Tracy
6A. Sugarknoll War Paint PM George Tracy
6B. The Lobbyist PM Jeanette Tracy
7A. Double Trouble Joe PM Matt Basilone
7B. Klee’s Handsome Hank PM Mike Tracy
8A. South Bound Stretch PM Gary Malzone
8B. Sugarknoll Snow Warning PM George Tracy
9A. Jetsettin Jenny PF Mike Tracy
9B. A Carolina Shadow PM Gary Malzone
10A. Big ‘N’ Rich PM George Tracy
10B. Maple Valley Cowgirl PF Jeanette Tracy
11A. Merritt’s Pearl SF Gary Malzone
11B. Grousewood’s Skeeter SM Matt Basilone
12A. Calico’s Catch ‘N’ Release PM George Tracy
12B. Heritage PM Mike Tracy
13A. Octavio SM Mike Tracy
13B. Grand Heritage Motion SM Jeanette Tracy
14A. TS Steelforce PM Matt Basilone
14B. Misty Acres Abby PF George Tracy
15A. Avalon Creek PF Mike Tracy
15B. White Spider SF Jeanette Tracy
16A. Richfield Silver Belle PF Mike Tracy
16B. Enhancement Alice June PF George Tracy