Tuesday, May 10, 2011


GCH CH Antares Ameilia Earhart

The Irish Setter Club of America drew nearly 300 entries this past week for their National Specialty in Oklahoma City OK.  Sam Houston MacDonald completed the regular dog classes and then handed over his Winners, Tramore Notorious (from the 9-12 Puppy class!), to Robert McKay to finish up with the regular bitch classes & the intersexes competition.  His Winners/Best of  Winners, from the Bred By Exhibitor class, was Kellyglens All About The Journey.  Best of Opposite Sex went to the three year old dog GCH CH Windntide Mr. Sandman.  You may remember Clooney as the BIS of this past November’s Kennel Club of Philadelphia show.  The big prize, ISCTA 2011 BISS, went to GCH CH Antares Ameilia Earhart.

The win will make four year old Lucy the Number One Irish Setter in the US based on breed points.  Congratulations to breeders/owners Mary & Pat Goeke and handler Monica Lamontagne.


  1. Congrats to Monica and Lucy's owners! Also Congrats to the other following winners of Selects and AOMs:

    Select Dog: GCH. Greengates The Boss at Beaubriar
    Select Bitch: GCH. Stoneypoint Fire & Ice


    Ch. Courtwood Seeker
    Ch. Slaysett Diamond Liz, CD RAE AX AJX NAP NJP
    Ch. Cairncross Hits The High Note
    GCH. Courtwood Cobblestone
    Ch. Courtwood Way To Cute, JH OA OXJ VC
    Ch. Captiva Turning Heads
    GCH. Shadagee Red Delicious

  2. Who won the Bichon National Specialty this year?

  3. Best Junior Handler was Jamie Lamphier with Ch. Erinfyr Sports Talk.

  4. Congratulations on a well deserved win! Btw both Monica and Lucy's names are misspelled.

  5. Congratulations to LUCY/Ch. Antares Amelia Earhart, bred and owned by Mary and Pat Goeke, Kansas folk, on her beautiful performance at the ISCA National! BOS went to the handsome Clooney, a Washington-bred. A salute to AOM winners Ch. Slaysett Diamond Liz who hails from Texas, who arrived there from the Veteran Bitch class; Ch. Courtwood Seeker (MN) the victor of the Veteran Dog class, and Ch. Courtwood Way Too Cute, JH (CA), who trucked around the ring insisting the judge look at her, coming from the Hunting Bitch class.
    Other winners came from NY, NJ, IL, PA, MI, CO, AZ and Canada. Truly a National gathering!
    Ones to watch are Best Puppy, Jadestar Riding Shotgun, and Best in Sweepstakes Mi Jeans Ultimatum. Best in Veteran Sweepstakes was "Bagger" Ch. Galewinns Spirit of Tramore (CO). Irish setter watchers take note!

  6. For the results of the GSPC National, go to GSPCA.org

  7. What is happening with the boxers in KY? I read on facebook that Danny won the top 20!

  8. When was the last time a male won the Irish National?

  9. GCH CH Courtwood Seeker who was the first AOM out of the Vetern class is the sire of the BISS GCH CH Antares Amelia Earhart. The last time a male won the ISCA National was 2004.