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National Championship, Podcast

Interview with Scout Nick Thompson

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Nick Thompson and Whippoorwill Wild Agin, 2006 National Championship

Thanks to Nick for taking time to speak with me at the 2013 National Championship. He was just getting ready to scout Connor’s EZ Button in the 10th brace for Steve Hurdle. Nick scouted EZ Button the previous year when he won the National Championship. He scouted Touch’s Whiteout (Ike Todd, handler) the 2011 winner and his first National Champion, Whippoorwill Wild Agin (Larry Huffman, handler) in 2008.

Listen to the Podcast Interview: Strideaway_Podcast13_Nick Thompson

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Nick scouting during the 2006 National Championship

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Nick Thompson and Tommy B (Rich Robertson, handler) at the breakaway of the 2007 National Championship

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2011 National Champion Touch’s Whiteout (Jamie Evans photo)

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At the breakaway with the eventual 2012 National Champion Connor’s E.Z. Button

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At the 2013 National Championship with Whippoorwill Blue Blood

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Scouting for Whippoorwill Blue Blood (Larry Huffman, handler)



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