A 5-year-old male Pointer, Miller’s Dialing In, stylishly commanded the National Championship for Field Trailing Bird Dogs with five covey finds in just the first hour of the three-hour horseback stake. The 2015 National Champion, fondly called “Spec” due to his orange-and-white ticking, made owner-handler Gary Lester of Gracey, Kentucky, the first amateur in history to win the prominent event two times, having also won in 2009 with Lester’s Snowatch. Sired by Lester’s male, Miller’s Happy Jack, Spec was the “stud puppy” for the breeding. Lester says, “I like to say that everyone in the ‘company’ helped train, condition and prepare Spec for field trials. Ike Todd started him on birds, and Mark Haynes scouted at the National. Many others helped as well.” In the end, it was Spec who dialed in with eight covey finds. Spec is fueled by Purina® Pro Plan® SPORT Performance 30/20 Formula.
Published March 2015