Top Winner in Gundog Brace, SPO & Large Pack Trials Is Beagle Named 'Romo'
A consistent, rabbit-tracking hound named “Romo” has proved his versatility, focus and endurance as a top winner in gundog brace trials, small pack option (SPO) and large pack. IFC FCLP Maravic’s Romo is a 5-year-old open-marked bluetick 15-inch male Beagle bred, owned and handled by Vic Costanza and his son, James Costanza, both of Frankfort, New York. “Romo wins by staying with the rabbit, and he is very smart and knows when to gear up and when to gear down,” Costanza says. The winner of the New York Consistency Award in 2018 for his yearlong performance in the 10-club large pack hare association, Romo also won the Iroquois Beagle Gundog Association Consistency Award in 2016-2017 for standing out in the 23 clubs’ SPO trials. A beagler since 1971, Costanza, who was inducted into the Better Beagling Hall of Fame in 2013, started in traditional brace beagling and then got involved in gundog brace, SPO and large pack trials, finishing field champions in all formats. He attributes Romo’s keen abilities to six crosses in his pedigree of a top-producing male, IFC Maravic’s Blue Ninja, a Hall of Fame inductee in 2012. This high-performance hound is fed Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice Formula dog food.