Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tragic Fire Claims Multiple Field Trial Champions...

The National Red Setter Field Trial Club was saddened and horrified to hear of the loss of Randy Downs Kennels in a tragic fire on June 11 that claimed 15 dogs, including multiple Champions.  The NRSFTC sends condolences to Randy Downs and all owners and friends involved in the tragic fire. It is a profound loss of immeasurable extent for owners and the bird dog community as a whole. In looking over the dogs’ names, imagine what incredible talent and potential was destroyed by this horrific event! Our club extends its  deepest sympathy to all who knew and loved these exceptional animals. Thankfully, 24 dogs were saved. Blake Kukar is coordinating contributions to help Randy rebuild the kennel. You can send checks made out to Randy Downs in care of Blake Kukar 3500 Blalock Drive, Somerville TN 38068. He will assure that Randy knows of your contribution.


For all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these:
"what might have been."

Dogs tragically lost in the fire and Grieving Owners

Dellinger C    John Holland
Game Maker    Dr.Fred Corder
Game Master    Dr.Fred Corder
Game Watch    Dr.Fred Corder
Rock Acre Rambo    Dr.Fred Corder
Game Mark    Dr.Fred Corder and Joe Barksdale
Game Time C    Steve Patterson
Leet’s Little Soldier    Dr.Rosser Wall
Poison    Ronnie Spears
Skip’s Dessert Hawk     Steve Patterson, Dr.Chet Lane, Skip McMichael
Wildcovert Wiggle Waggle    Dr.Mark Leadbetter
4 Unnamed derby dogs    Ronnie Spears, Dr. Fred Corder, Carlisle Buford

Dellinger C

Game Time C


Game Maker at the National Championship

Game Maker

May they rest in peace in a place where the coveys fly fast and far...

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