|NFC-NAFC Super Chief (Soupy) was given as a pup to August (Augie) and Louise Belmont by Wilbur Goode after a puppy purchased by the Belmonts, from Goode, failed to develop into the caliber of retriever both had anticipated. Soupy may stand as one of the most gracious gifts in field trial history.
The Belmonts raised Soupy, on Long Island, until he was six months old when he was sent to Escalon, CA, and placed in the hands of Rex Carr for his formal training. Both Soupy and the Belmonts are true products of Rex Carr?s training and to him must go the credit for Soupy?s success, as the Belmonts would tell anyone who would listen.
Soupy ran eighteen Derbies, accumulating 40 Derby points with 5 wins, by the age of nineteen months when his advanced training began in preparation for his all-age career. He won his first Amateur stake in September of 1964 and remained a formidable competitor for the next eight years. Throughout his all-age career, Soupy was handled in both the Open and Amateur by either Augie or Louise Belmont.
NFC-NAFC Super Chief compiled an impressive record in All-Age competition. Beside winning three national championships ? the 1967 and 1968 National Amateurs and the 1968 National Open, Soupy earned 112? Amateur and 242 Open points.
Soupy sired 38 Titled Offspring and had 4 Titled Siblings. He is found in significant numbers of pedigrees of modern day field trial bred dogs. A Matador Sire!