Podcast Interview with Jamie Daniels
2017 Winner of the Florida Open All-Age Championship, Dominators Rebel Heir, handled by Jamie Daniels, scouted by Judd Carlton and Runner-Up Champion, Dunn’s Tried’N True handled by Luke Eisenhart, scouted by Tommy Davis.
The first time I attended the Florida Open All-Age Championship was in 2013. Tom Word, who has reported there for many years, always insisted…that’s the one you want to see. And he was right. A win at the Florida is a Jewel in the Crown for many major circuit All-Age trainer/handlers including my friend Jamie Daniels. And he got it done this year with a stunning callback performance by his young multiple champion — a dog he not only trains and handles but bred — Dominators Rebel Heir.
Here’s Jamie telling us why this win matters so much to him:
The Fred Dileo Memorial Trophy. Seeing Dominators Rebel Heir’s name added to the trophy surely
has put a smile on Fred’s face!
Dominators Rebel Heir showing the style, boldness, intensity and confidence of a true wild bird champion.
Reb at his callback breakaway with scout Judd Carlton.
The vast open, sandy grounds of Chinquapin.
Grave of 3x winner of the Florida, Chinquapin Bisco Buck. (1989, 1990, 1993).
Morning fog greets you on the way to the clubhouse on Ted Baker’s beloved Chinquapin Farms.
For winners of the Florida Open All-Age Championship from its inaugural running in 1979 to the present, please see the Florida Championship Timeline.