NAFC/FC/AFC/GFC2 Spanish Corral’s Sundance Kid
Nominated by Margaret Horstmeyer & Tom White
With great pleasure we nominate Spanish Corral’s Sundance Kid for induction into the Brittany Field Trial Hall of Fame.
In 2010 a friendly young fellow by the name of Joe Gower from Northern California happened onto the western field trial scene with a Brittany male, bred by Steve Cosgrave, who was always in the placements. This was Spanish Corral’s Sundance Kid who continued winning throughout his career with Joe on the whistle. He was a house dog in the off season and Joe’s faithful hunting companion.
Paul Doiron also handled Sonny throughout his career and, from the time he was a youngster to his senior years, Sonny provided him with lots of memories.
Paul remarks: Sonny could be a challenge, but he never failed to perform to the best of his abilities. He was very competitive and had a big heart. As a young dog he would not let another dog get ahead of him; he had to have the front. Sonny ran most of his career on the West Coast, where we were limited to only 2 one-hour All Age stakes per year, winning the Chukar Classic three times. I'm sure his record would have been even greater if we had competed with him in the Midwest.
As a sire, he produced some great offspring and I had the privilege of training and competing with a number of them. They had his heart, drive, style and his intelligence.
Sonny was a once in a lifetime dog and is dearly missed. I would like to thank Joe, for the pleasure of giving me the opportunity to be involved with one of the great ones.
Sonny has made a long term impact on the Brittany breed. His run was extraordinary as was his stylish point with high head and tail. Not only was he outstanding in the field trial world but also in the genetics department! His genes have shown shiningly through his progeny and grand progeny.
His speed, style and bidability are all the characteristics that people look for in a stud dog and he had them!
Sonny was: Bred to 11 different bitches, all of the breedings produced titled progeny
5th all-time producer of FC’s (25)
4th all-time producer of AFC’s (17) according to the 2010 Book of the American Brittany!
Titled progeny by 11 different bitches
2 NAFC 1 NGDC 7 GFC 2 GAFC 25 FC 17 AFC 4 DC 1 GCH
Performance - 12 all age hour wins, 5x CH, 6 1st place wins
ABC Chukar Classic/Championship 2011 4th (26) 2014 1st (24) 2017 2nd (16)
2018 1st (20) 2019 1st (25)
ABC National Amateur Championship 2011 1st (43)
So. San Joaquin Brittany Club Hour 2014 2nd (22) 2015 1st (15) 2016 2nd (13)
ABC National Championship 2014 3rd (52)
Arizona Western All Age Championship 2017 1st (9)
ABC National Amateur Championship 2017 3rd (39)
Jim Ingall Derby Classic (AF) 2010 3rd (12)
Production to date Feb 23 - over 135 hour wins
National Field Championships
2019 RU GFC FC AFC Sr’s Blew By Typhoon
2021 RU GFC3 GAFC2 FC AFC JJ's Levi The Lionheart
2021 4th FC Dynamitemakeit (Christy Feather Duster Award)
National Amateur Field Championships
2015 CH NAFC GFC GAFC FC AFC Spanish Corral’s Sonny Patch
2018 3rd NAFC GFC GAFC FC AFC Spanish Corral’s Sonny Patch
2020 CH NAFC FC AFC Blew Me Away
2020 4th NAFC GFC GAFC FC AFC Spanish Corral’s Sonny Patch
2021 3rd GFC3 GAFC2 FC AFC Jj’s Levi The Lionheart
2022 RU GFC FC Rusty Ridge Where You Been
2022 4th DC NGDC Tequila Chica Bonita
National Gun Dog Championships
2020 4th place FC AFC Sonny’s Hot Summer Breeze
2022 CH DC NGDC Tequila Chica Bonita
National Amateur Gun Dog Championship
2022 RU. DC NGDC Tequila Chica Bonita (Skye Best Bitch Award)
National Amateur Walking Gun Dog Championship
2019 3rd place FC Sundance Kid’s Rocky Mountain Renegade
2016 Chicken Classic GFC3 GAFC2 FC AFC JJ's Levi The Lionheart
2018 Quail Classic GFC3 GAFC2 FC AFC JJ's Levi The Lionheart
2020 Chukar Classic FC/AFC Sonyoti’s Master of Illusion
2021 Chukar Classic GFC FC AFC Sr’s Blew By Typhoon
2022 Chukar Classic FC MVP Game On
Purina Award Winners 2019 Amateur All Age GFC3 GAFC2 FC AFC JJ's Levi The Lionheart
2021 Amateur All Age NAFC FC AFC Blew Me Away
DC AFC Zip’s Count Me In SIN SEN DC AFC Mtb Zipnson Veni Vidi Vici
GCH DC AFC Christie’s I'm A Jakester DC NGDC Tequila Chica Bonita
Progeny second generation
2022 National Field Champion AND National Amateur Gun Dog Champion
NFC NAGDC FC AFC B&T's Sonndance Kid Rock