Futurity News

Over $10,500 in Cash & Prizes Up for Grabs at NBHA Futurity

Posted on : Wednesday September 21 2016

Mega Prize Structure awaits winners of the NBHA Futurity, Jerry Kilgore Puppy Classic and Breeder’s Championship. Mark your calendars, nominate your litters and participate in this mega event.

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Historical Records

Posted on : Sunday September 18 2016

Please go to the Futurity Downloadable Forms page and access the historical records of the NBHA Futurity, and Jerry Kilgore Puppy Classic files. Futurity Co-director Bruce Mercer has completed the review and recording as initially started by Jerry Kilgore, followed by Bobby Taylor. To date, we now have records from the 1985 inception to current 2016 running.

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2014 28th NBHA Futurity

Posted on : Thursday April 3 2014

The NBHA Futurity held its annual trial on March 28th and 29th at Whetstone Wildlife Management Area in Williamsburg Missouri. Emerging as the winner was Handsome pointer female Hog Hill Katie for her proud owner Timothy Cavanaugh. Katie was expertly handled by Garry Malzone. Taking second was Shokamo, setter male handled by Bobby Taylor. Third went to Indian Creek Spanish Fly handled by Garry Malzone for owner Angelo Markopoulos. Fourth place went to Jim Wirths and his handsome pointer male, Mcilhenny. Judging the Futurity was Chuck Davis of Madrid, IA and Dr. John Niebrueggee of Kirksville, MO.

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2014 Jerry Kilgore Puppy Classic

Posted on : Thursday April 3 2014

Chuck Davis of Madrid, IA and Dr. John Niebrueggee of Kirksville, MO named Carpenters Island Girl, setter female, first in the 2014 running of the NBHA Jerry D. Kilgore puppy classic. Maggie is owned by Carpenter Kennels and was capably handled by veteran, Larry Carpenter. The classic drew 14 youngsters and was held on March 29th at Whetstone Wildlife Management area in Williamsburg, MO. Taking second was Texas Free Mason, Setter female, handled by Garry Malzone for owner Kevin Klein. Western’s Emma Sue took third for owner/handler Kevin Western. Taking fourth was Gauge, Setter Male, owned and handled by Ralph Niemeyer.

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2013 27th NBHA Futurity

Posted on : Thursday April 3 2014

The NBHA Futurity was highly competitive with some very strong performances in the 30 minute first series. Six Derbies were called back with two placed on standby for the one hour finals.

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2013 Jerry Kilgore Puppy Classic

Posted on : Wednesday April 2 2014

A flashy group of 14 puppies were run in the Jerry D. Kilgore Puppy Classic. After the 30 minute braces, judges Chuck Davis of Madrid, IA and Charlie Beeler of Lancaster, MO who presided for all the stakes had the following winners:

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2012 Jerry Kilgore Puppy Classic

Posted on : Wednesday August 22 2012

Jerry D. Kilgore NBHA Puppy Classic Picture: Front Row: Jerry Raynor with Hardrayn Hotrod, Brent Johnson with Casey’s Carolina Blue, Gary Malzone with Indian Creek Savannah, and Larry Wade with Decoy Lake’s Smoke.

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2012 26th NBHA Futurity

Posted on : Wednesday August 22 2012

26th NBHA Futurity and Puppy Classic By Charlie Sackett Picture: Front Row: Bobby Phillips with Bob’s Elhew Jill, Gary Malzone with A Carolina Shadow, Bobby Taylor with Merritt’s Spud, Ed Cooley with Royal Return and Hunter King

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2011 25th NBHA Futurity

Posted on : Thursday September 15 2011

Throughout the week there are several side events that deserve mention. The previous year’s winner of the Puppy Classic hosts a dinner and happy hour. This year Wild Covey Kennel hosted a fish fry for a clubhouse full of hungry competitors and some special guests. Including Dean Reinke and Gailen Cooper of Purina and Jim Morehouse of Tri Tronics. Well known owner of National Champion Lester’s Snowatch, Gary Lester was a welcome visitor one and kept us entertained with his great stories. Chef Gebhardt and Jason Kemna fried catfish and French fries until everyone got their fill. There were unsubstantiated rumors that the cooks had a secret stash of crappie filets for their private consumption. Who knows? I can promise you however that it was a fine meal!

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2011 Jerry Kilgore Puppy Classic

Posted on : Thursday September 15 2011

The Jerry Kilgore Puppy Classic exemplifies the raw, untarnished talents of puppies that have the potential to move on to bigger and better things. 15 of the sharpest puppies you could ask for were brought to the line. This year’s winner is Decoy Lakes Nighthawk for owner/handler Larry Wade. Nighthawk ran a mature, forward, and edge running race that had you sitting up in the saddle looking. 2nd was Gailen’s Trading Up for owner/handler Gailen Cooper. Katy had a nice race and 1 stylish find. 3rd was Wild Covey Backlash for Tony King. Jack ran a stylish and well patterned race with an up front find. 4th was Bob’s Elhew Jill for Bobby Phillips. Jill was forward throughout her race and looking good. There were others that impressed for periods of time, but were just a little behind the top 4.

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