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Heard the first series was a tight hip pocket that ate up half the field.

Congratulations to Chad & Lee. That's 6 Derby points for the exotic at 15 months old. :D

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Brenda,

Congratulations!!! I went to Blue Ridge today to drop off my new pup. Hope Alan likes her. I know I do.

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Good for you Chad That's the derby list right?

Congratulations to all the other RTF'ers who placed. I wonder if the derby will be an RTF sweep?
 

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CONGRATULATIONS!!! to Mike Post--an RTFer--and his dog Rocky--they got a Reserve Jam at Blue Ridge. This is Mike's first Derby dog and he's off to a great start. Heard the derby was a tough set of marks and Rocky was running against a very competitive field.

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Thanks Melanine and Howard :D
That was a great set of derby marks setup by Lee Watson and Dick Cook.
Brenda your pup is a great marker!
This trial made GRADY make the Derby List at 14 points with 6 months to go until his second birthday. We are on cloud 9, winning the Q last weekend and making the derby list this weekend. It all goes to his trainer Jim Van Engen, not only one of the best young dog trainers in the sport but the most honest, hardest working trainers in the sport.
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Chad congrats on your win in the derby and thank you for compliment on Elsie's Marking ....we are really excited about her!! As I am sure you are with your pup!! I think I saw that you are going to be at Down East next weekend and if that is right Kenny and I both look forward to meeting you. Keep up the good work with your pup!!!
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You both have young exciting dogs, I cant wait to see you all go head to head next week, I gave Bob Willow the win at Shrewsbury with Striker and competed against Hugh Arthur's dogs at Flat River and PRTA, there will be a really good derby field at DEHRC, it should be exciting to see who comes out on top. Lots of dogs in the field on the list, and lots who have already won. My youngster is not enough dog for you all.
 

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Congrats Chad

Congrats Chad!
I knew when I left you were looking good, good luck to you, Cody, your Wife and that new 2 legged fella comen along! (thats gona eat up all your doggie time and money) hehehee
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Congrats!!

Way to go Cody and Chad! :D I am tickled to death for both of you! That is wonderful news. QAA and on the derby list and still a long time until 2 years old. What a wonderful team you guys are!!
 

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Congrats Chad ! I heard you ran a very good trial. My Fluffy (Golden) can't seem to beat you. Take care.

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I gave Bob Willow the win at Shrewsbury with Striker......
I'm always interested to hear judges use the term "I gave...." when it comes to any placement, especially a win, at a field trial..... :roll:

If the testing was true to what it takes to win a Derby these days, I'm reasonably sure that Bob Willow earned the win at the Shrewsbury River FT. He wasn't "given" anything.

Secondly, it usually takes two judges to determine placements and jams.....especially when your co-judge for that Derby now has at least 8 All-Age judging assignments and 8 minor stake assignments against your 4 minor stake assignments, not to mention years of experience as a handler and trainer.

Just keeping things in perspective regards,

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Your right he earned the win.

Having a good morning? I did not know my vernacular would be a peeve of yours. George and I had a wonderful field to work with and Bob and Striker really shined bright.

It must be Monday when you nit-pick a compliment to Chad and Brenda.

As far as your personal comments about my judging experience, so what? Everyone gets their start somewhere and each judge has an equal opinion and voice in the trial regardless of experience. George was a great guy to judge with and I am sure the field benefited from his expertise. I think quality of judging comes from the experiences you gain in training your own dogs, being reasonable with handlers and humble. You should know me personally before you write a comment like that. I see you?re in the Southeast, hopefully well run into each other sometime and train together.
 

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Congrats to Chad, Brenda & Lee! You guys all have super nice dogs, really good markers. My Thug went out in the first series :cry: but we stayed to watch all the derby. Elsie and Cody and Jay are all outstanding dogs.

And a BIGG congratulations to Mike Boulais and his PD pup Biggs; they made it to the final series and were having a really nice trial. Unfortunately when Biggs was on his way to the last bird on the 4th series, a big water double, he heard someone's green monster whistle and stopped at the edge of the water--just bad luck for Mike & Biggs, FT newcomers.

More congrats to George Francis and Jake, they WON the am and got a 4th in the open :D Betsy Madden called me on my cell last night when I was driving home from the ACC National Specialty Show, so that's the only results I have from the big guys (they were partying and it wasn't a very good cell connection!)
 

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Having a good morning?
It's goin' okay so far...thanks for asking.

I did not know my vernacular would be a peeve of yours. George and I had a wonderful field to work with and Bob and Striker really shined bright.
My only "peeve" in this scenario, and it is a pet one, is when judges sound a bit too proud of themselves for what they volunteer to do. Now, if you had said "George and I" to start with, something along the lines of "The blue ribbon at the Derby George and I judged was won by....," I'd have scarcely noticed the post in the first place.

It must be Monday when you nit-pick a compliment to Chad and Brenda.
I said nothing about the compliment. Where did I nit-pick a compliment? You sure are working hard to defend such an innocent statement.....

As far as your personal comments about my judging experience, so what?
Most clubs that want to help perpetuate the future of the sport do so by asking folks with the kind of desire you have, who simply lack experience, to judge with folks like George Francis so that they can improve their skills and therefore become more capable judges themselves. Someday, perhaps you'll be in the position to do for someone else what George did for you.

Everyone gets their start somewhere and each judge has an equal opinion and voice in the trial regardless of experience.
Yes, they do....and they're always in pairs by design.

George was a great guy to judge with and I am sure the field benefited from his expertise. I think quality of judging comes from the experiences you gain in training your own dogs, being reasonable with handlers and humble.
And I agree with you. It's the use of the personal pronoun "I" followed by the word "gave" that implies that not only was the ribbon yours to give, that it was given only by you. Hey, I didn't write it.....don't blame me....

You should know me personally before you write a comment like that.
Perhaps you should think about how your words are presented before you hit the "submit" button.

I see you?re in the Southeast, hopefully well run into each other sometime and train together.
I think we'd probably have more fun judging together! :wink: !

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We can judge together anytime , I'll bring my thick skin 8) and you bring your Little Brown book 8th edition :idea: .
 

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congrats

Congrats also to Dave Jensen:

Won the Q with Rugar/Kelli Kane
2nd in the Q w/ Bunny (Lil's Mac's Black River Rabbit) Handled by owner Milly Welsh but trained by Dave.

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Congrats to David J. and also to Kelli Kane and Milly.
 
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