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Ricky Elston
02-03-2007, 06:10 PM
Congrats to this years winner "Mr. Booty" with Booty Raider! 8)

Miriam Wade
02-03-2007, 06:15 PM
Congrats to this years winner "Mr. Booty" with Booty Raider! 8)

Congrats Frank!! But, what's the Governor's Cup?!?


Ricky Elston
02-03-2007, 06:21 PM
Congrats to this years winner "Mr. Booty" with Booty Raider! 8)

Congrats Frank!! But, what's the Governor's Cup?!?


It's a Club Trial that is held every year, the winner gets a trophy and gets to keep it until someone else wins it.

02-03-2007, 09:15 PM
Thanks y'all.

I can't tell you what a thrill it is to win this gorgeous trophy but first, a little history.

The Louisiana Governor's Cup Challenge has been around as long as the Super Bowl. It has been won in the past by some great dog/handler teams and is open to owner/handlers, Pro or Amateur. The first one was won by Will Carraway back in 68. Will is the person responsible for having the U S Army Corp Of Engineers designate an area of the spillway for retriever training and the area on the southwest corner of the spillway use to be called Carraway Gardens. The area today looks nothing like it did back then.

The trophy has been won in the past by handlers and trainers such as Lee Broussard, Bob Kennon, Will Carraway, Frank Matthew, Dr Joe Broyles, Mark Smith, Arnold Boudreaux, Armond Jacques, and many others. Some of the FC and/or AFC's that have won it in the past are River Oaks Bippy, Feather of Sweetbriar, Pearl of Sweetbriar, Bayou Beau, Bob's Black Rebel, Fordland's Bored Out Ford, Ronfleaux, and many others.

I first saw the trophy in the late 70's when I won the Gov's Challenge Puppy Stakes with my Holway Barty pup(we received an engraved tin cup). I have admired the Open trophy ever since.

To Howard N, it was great to meet and spend the day with you! Had you not brought your binoculars all the way from Alaska, I would have never been able to see the area of where the blinds were planted, they were that far. I'm just glad that today my dog was handler proof.:wink:

Edited to add photo of Lab that sits atop it.


Ron Schuna
02-03-2007, 10:35 PM

Congratulations on winning the Governor's Cup!. Glad to see you and Howarn N could spend a day with dogs. Howard is a good guy even though he doesn't train Chessies. Deep down inside he does like the good ones though. Be sure to run Howard through the Crawfish Capital of the World a couple exits down and help him get his fill of Etoufee.


02-11-2007, 12:38 PM
Frank? How did it get that name?

02-11-2007, 04:51 PM
Frank? How did it get that name?

I'm not sure, John McKeithen was Gov in 67. Waterfowlers represent a large voting block so, who knows, may have been all Public Relations. Or, may have been someone in SLRC with access to the Gov back then.

02-11-2007, 05:12 PM
Frank, is the Bob Kennon the same Robert Kennon than was involved in politics. He ran for governor the same year I think that McKeithen won, and maybe was Lt. Gov. at one time.

02-11-2007, 05:24 PM
If Bob ran for Gov. or was Lt. Gov., it was long before I met him. He could be the person responsible for the annual La. Gov's. Cup Challenge.

Bob's farther was Gov prior to McKeithen.

The cost to replace the trophy today would run into the thousands.

Jay Dufour
02-12-2007, 07:18 PM
Great going Franco!!!! Yes...Its laid back and lots of fun!

Gerard Rozas
02-14-2007, 09:47 AM
This probably explains the name.


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