Impact Player, derby-age, wins 1st in the Dubois Open Shooting Dog


Impact Player

Impact Player, son of Pennstar, was handled by Dick Brenneman to his first all-age win at the season-ending DuBois–Beaver Meadows Open Shooting Dog stake.  Joe is still a derby, but he had done so well in handling birds that he was entered in the shooting dog stake.  Pro Dave Hughes deserves much credit for “Joe’s” early development on game.  While “Joe” spent the spring in a long recovery from limber tail, he showed no effects of this in his three find performance at DuBois.   Joe burned up the first half of the course is rather open with some large fields.  Here “Joe” hunted the edges and showed to the front.  Then through the wooded area he dug in and started scoring on game.  His first find featured a challenging relocation on a running bird.  This tri-colored setter is a picture on point with his  high and straight tail and his tip-toe intensity.