Straight Forward, daughter of Pennstar, was 2nd at the Venango Grouse Trial Club Open Derby, 11/14/2010. This adds to a string of wins she has recorded this fall including 1st at the Pennsylvania Grouse Trial Club Open Derby, 2nd at the West Branch Grouse Trial Club Open Derby,and 3rd at the Nittany Valley Open Derby. “Cracker” is among the leading contenders for the Flanagan Award for the top cover dog derby. “Cracker” has become known for her drive and running class–two ‘must-have’ qualities for an all-age cover dog prospect. She has handled birds with derby manners in each of these wins. “Cracker’s” wins are a testament to her breeding, Keystone Red Rage x Quixstar. She is very much like her Mom who unfortunately passed away this month (11/10) at a young age. Speed, flash and remarkable bird handling ability were marks of Quixstar and we hope Straight Forward will continue to enhance her record and her abilities as she matures.