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Thread: FC-2xNAFC 3xCNFC-CAFC River Oaks Corky (Pics)

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    Default FC-2xNAFC 3xCNFC-CAFC River Oaks Corky (Pics)

    Biography -- http://working-retriever.com/retrpast/rocorky.html

    505.5 All-Age points (306.5 Open, 199 Am)
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    Four or five years ago I wrote a story and posted it here, but it got lost in the accidental purge.

    Sherri and I have been blessed to meet and befriend some legendary field trialers. Our beloved Terri Veach introduced us to Joe Pilar. And Joe introduced us to one of the loves of our lives -- Cai Trzepacz. Cai is one of the dearest and sweetest ladies you would ever want to meet. Cai is the widow of John Trzepacz, who owned the great Corky before selling him to Mike Flannery.

    That afternoon I met Cai I asked a million questions about Corky, and she did her best to answer. She also showed me hundreds of pictures not just of Corky, but also of John and their dogs before and after Corky. She allowed me to scan my choice of the pictures, and all the print articles. But my greatest gift was a film of Corky as a puppy arriving at their home for the first day, and John giving him a bath with a hose in their backyard. Then the film watches him as he grows and shows him working. I converted the film to DVD for Cai and she graciously allowed me to keep a copy.

    Anyway, here are the scans of some of the pictures --

    John with puppy Corky --


    Young Corky --


    Early Success (The Trzepacz's had no idea what was coming) --
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    Corky with his Derby Booty --


    Corky's Derby Booty --


    John and Corky running his first AA stake --
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    Mike Flannery and Corky --


    Father and two sons all finalists at 1973 NatAm (l-r,Stan Gacek and AFC Togem's Tiger of Abilena, Mike & Corky, Joe Pilar and FC-NAFC River Oaks Rascal) --
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    Kevin Walker

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    Thank you judges who score Style, you are preserving Desire!

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    The late John Trzepacz, taken too early by a degenerative illness --


    The great Corky --
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    Drive is the manifestation of Desire, and measured in Style.
    Thank you judges who score Style, you are preserving Desire!

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    Thank you Kevin!!!!!

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    Awesome! Thank you for the pics of one of the greats from retriever past.
    Very cool-
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    Great piece of field trial history and real nice photos!

    Thanks for posting.

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    Just wanted to say how much I enjoy your appreciation of the history of the game. A tip of the hat to you Kevin

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    Great post Kevin. For some of us these post are great motivators.
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