litter than the f irst
I Pride III by RunCalyin bred bound, I at Bowling Green -1ying Cloud. out of was placed high at
~ 151 by Joe White was another bound
Calvin that made
Through this cross
comes. In this
mentioned them be
go into detail about
c of (his cross will
for%- as one of the
of all time. She won
deer Club. won high
and .,.-as just one bounds of her day. Alex she Introduced the Kentucky Derby to Cable, produced
field trial bound by wooldridges and Me
Ike did a world of out ofTopsy: Topsy out of CH. Angie (F), Scott was a mate to winnings in 1912 init Forked Deer Red day second at Bruswick at National that year), and the D at the National. Kentucky Derby, won the age and sired Hot i the Forked Deer
hound of unusual merit was Speed sold to f Clarksdale. Mississ a beautiful, black, . arched-back, racy wonderful race at thecrab Orchard and alv *won second, her Ls outstandin-2. She ved to MississinT)i be Forked Deer Red age Although an old brought back to Kenat the National at as placed high She Badlock's Lindy who t of Coyles Ollie.
Branham blood, John e Lockhart, a son of rod out of Hayden's McKenna who was by Illa: McKenna beinq
Pride, only a little
hound of this litter National was Vain. were a great many Calvina another sister, CH. Audrey Alford e National.
the National list- it
National at Bardstown, a pup of his, CH. Pete, out of Lady won the National. Two grandpups of his, CH. Audrey Alford and CH. Hustler by Skipper out of Winona, won the National. Then a great grandpup of his, CH. Pride III by Alex out of Pride 11, won the National and from that time he has not skipped a generation with some of his family win
ning the National All-Age Stake.
Here is a list of the winners and you can see that of the 26 years, in 14 of these years the National championships have been won by CH. Calvin blood. The list of winners are:
1909 CH. Pete, 1915 CH. Audrey Alford, 1917 CH. Hustler, 1920 CH. Pride 111, 1924 CH. Pride IV, 1922 CH. Mite Rowdy, 1927 CH. Model Rowdy, 1925 CH. Betsy Stride, 1926 CH. Ona Stride, 1928 CH. Maydell, 1923 CH. Diana Mayo, 1930 CH. Churchill Weaver, and 1931 CH. Gay Nell.
All of these are field champions and in lots of cases the winners of second and third carried the CH. Calvin blood. It is my honest opinion that be did more toward giving the Walker bounds, run, dash, class, mouth and speed and improving the breed than any hound up to his day. When he was running with a pack it was a race sure enough. The minute he would be thrown at a loss and it looked like the bottom fell out of it, he bad just that way of running a fox.
. Remember once at a field trial, Calvin bounds were all winning right .along and some one said something about Calvin. Bill Leavell remarked that the way his pups wagged their tails has made CH. Calvin famous. They bad a way of wagging their tails that was beautiful when after a fox and whipping themselves around.
Couldn't finish this story without mentioning Ramey by CH. Calvin out of Creamer, an Arp gyp. Ramey won second in the National Derby, was sold to Col. T. G. James of Mississippi and won second in the National. Placed high again at the National and won second at the Forked Deer and Red Fox Club. She was later given back to me and was a very outstanding bound.
Time the -ill-eraser, the all-effacer,
marks the end of all life. The rich
and poor, the great and small pass
on after a few short days. It is a
true adage, "Every dog has his day."
Like the ways of natural things a
mighty hound. has had a great day
and passed from life to death. Buzzard
Wing is dead. As a fox dog he was
rated with the best of his time. As
a sire he had not had an equal since
Big Stride. He carried the blood of a
great combination of outstanding
families. Most noted in his pedigree
were Scott, Champ Clark, Skipper
and Big Stride. just as one would
expect Buzzard Wing bred an ex
tremely game hound, one of excellent
type, a beautifully colored hound and
a fox dog. They came black, white
and tan saddleback regardless of the
color of the mother, showing what
an influence he had on his sons and
daughters. His great popularity was
due to the fact that he bred a com
bination field and bench hound. One
glance at a recent Georgia field trial
and bench show is a glaring example
of the Buzzard Wing technique. We
would not attempt to list all the
great dual-winners by this illustrious
sire. Among the most noted of this
family is Dr. Hayter's Ballot, a hound
good enough to win the first Natural
Carriage Class at the National. Ballot
is a strong hound in a long hard race.
He is the sire of Betty Ballot, a
bound that h -'rdly has an equal as a
bench show hound. Ballot, like his
sire, breeds a combination hound, and
one of extreme gameness.
To select the greatest dual hound of the decade, the nod would certainly go to Town's Flying Buzzard (now owned by Eugene Torbett). He is good enough to win his class in any show and to beat him in any race is a fight to the death. He is outstanding in speed, has gameness, worlds of endurance, a beautiful Flying Cloud tongue and at a hard check he just seems to know where the fox has gone. He is a winner on both red and grey fox, has won in the open and in the briars and thorns. Another great Buzzard Wing hound is Nellie Wing, a hound that has won Opposite Sex at more large shows than any hound. She is not only a bench snow hound, but a sweet running hound, and a very nice entry for any field trial. Pine Ridge Speed King was good enough to go second in the Chase Futurity. While not a bench show hound, he is the sire of a number of bench winners, showing what the Buzzard Wing blood will do when bred on. One of the most powerful little bitches in recent years is Pine Ridge Kennel's Whirlwind. As a speed artist she hardly has an equal. She has the right name for when she sweeps by, only "whirlwind" would describe her speed. She is a winner on both red and grey
s.re field qualities. Buzza d Wing had it all. He could sire a dual hound and good hounds of both sex. He truly- "left his footprints on the sands of time."
The Death of
November 1942 Chase
Buzzard Wing 15064 by Flying Cloud out of Hattie Griffith died on October 19 at the Wooldridge Kennels, Versailles, Ky.
He was bred by Goggins Griffith of Stamping Ground, Ky. His dam, Hattie Griffith, was a strong Walker bred bitch by CH. Herrin, who is by Skipper out of CH. Audrey Alford (F). Hattie Griffith was out of Bid, a Long Run hound. Bid is out of Skipper. Flying Cloud by Sampson ex Bettie Pearl; Sampson by Scott ex Black Kate; Bettie Pearl by Champ Clark ex Zenia. Zenia had a cross of Maryland in her.1 1- 1.
This cross, through Flying Cloud, produced hounds that really knew now to run a fox with few bothers. Flying Cloud, Buzzard Wing's sire, was one of the leading producers of his day and was known as the bound that never lost a fox. He was noted for his high clear mouth, which Buzzard Wing inherited and bred on to his pups.
Buzzard Wing was a beautiful black, white and tan saddleback hound and practically all his pups were that color. Goggins Griffith, Leonard Griffith, his father, and William McFarland of Stamping Ground brought Buzzard Wing and a mate of his, and another hound to Versailles to hunt one night. They got after a fox and the race lasted ten hours. It was practically a one hound race. Goggins Griffith never took any of those hounds back home for Mr. Wooldridge gave him a check for the three hounds at three o'clock in the morning in order to get Buzzard Wing.
When Buzzard Wing was four years old he was sold to Ernest Bolton of Bostwick, Georgia. Mr. Bolton swore by Buzzard Wing but because of his health Ernest sold Buzzard Wing and several other bounds ' by him back to Mr. Wooldridge. Buzzard Wing remained in the Wooldridge Kennels for the rest of his life.
Buzzard Wing was an outstanding sire of both field and bench winners and his pups won practically everywhere run. Like so many of the Flying Cloud hounds, they have a way of pressing the fox and keep them running.
Buzzard Wing's loss is a big one to Mr. Wooldridge. His death was hastened by a cur dog attacking him for he ran out all the time. He stood