Winner of the 2019 Quail Championship Invitational Is Pointer Named 'Mack'
The winner of one of the most challenging all-age horseback stakes in the country, the Quail Championship Invitational held December 2019 in Paducah, Kentucky, is a 7-year-old white-and-liver male Pointer called “Mack.” Handled by Randy Anderson of Cross Country Kennels in Vinita, Oklahoma, and owned by Jay McKenzie of Eureka, Kansas, Valiant, as Mack formally is known, delivered a powerful performance with stamina, style and speed producing multiple covey finds. The top 12 all-age dogs in the country took part in the highly competitive Quail Invitational, running in one-hour braces for two days and two-hour callbacks the third day. “A dog has to be prepared to win the Quail Invitational,” says Anderson, who won his third with Mack, having previously won in 2002 and 2013. “Mack always had bird-finding ability and composure on game but was slow maturing in his ground range. He has come into his own in the past year, a true Cinderella story.” Mack was sired by Miller’s Happy Jack, the winner of 42 field trials, including seven championships and seven runner-up championships, who also sired National Champion Miller’s Dialing In and is the grandsire of National Champions Dunn’s Tried N True and Miller’s Speed Dial. Mack is fed Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Chicken & Rice Formula dog food.