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New Ray Hanigan a winner at Westminster dog show

Copperridge What's Your Dream earned a Best of Breed ribbon.

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Copperridge What's Your Dream earned a Best of Breed ribbon.



Before even reporting to spring training as a new member of the Rays, C Ryan Hanigan already has had a big week.

One of his dogs, Copperridge What's Your Dream, won a Best of Breed ribbon on Monday at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club show in New York. The Australian Shepherd was chosen over 43 others.

"I was surprised and happy she did so well,'' Hanigan told the Times in a text message. "She is such a great dog all around and is amazingly athletic and fun. She loves to play ball, as do the rest of my Aussies so we have a blast. Looking forward to seeing her back home. This accomplishment is a credit to Cooperridge breeding and the quality."

Acquired in an off-season trade with Cincinnati, Hanigan is expected to take over this season as the Rays primary catcher.

And you wonder now if What's Your Dream could challenge David Price's Astro as the team's most well known canine?

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 4:52pm]


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