Saturday 9th December:
Winter is here. A heavy frost and snow is forecast so the work will be limited. We have supplies coming from the UK so they will have to be packed away. At the kennels it will be a day for feeding, letting out, cooking and cleaning.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD TWO WINNERS AT ROMFORD LAST NIGHT RUBYS RAZZLE AND LISMADIRE DREAM.SWIFT LUCIOUS ALSO QUALIFIED FOR THE FINAL OF THE OAKS AT BELLE VUE.
TONIGHT WE HAVE ONE RUNNER MAYAS LITTLE BRO AT CRAYFORD.
Friday 8th December:
Its a proper winters day with snow and we had heavy frost overnight. We still have plenty to do. Were going to Martin Lanney with 14 hounds to get checked. We need a load of bits and pieces. We are also getting rid of our waste straw and going to the dump.
At the kennels it will be a day for keeping a big bed under dogs, feeding, cooking, cleaning and letting dogs out.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE FIVE RUNNERS TONIGHT.
IN THE SEMI FINAL OF THE OAKS AT BELLE VUE WE HAVE SWIFT LUCIOUS.
AT ROMFORD: SWIFT HERSILIA, LISMADIRE DREAM, BOSSY WADE AND RUBYS RAZZLE.
THURSDAY 7TH DECEMBER
Its a cold and blustery day but dry with no frost. The main jobs today is hunting and galloping which will take all day the only other job will be feeding, cooking and cleaning and letting out hounds. ON THE OPEN RACING WE HAVE TWO RUNNER AT HOVE CAPPOQUIN JACK AND RUBYS RASCAL
Wednesday 6th December:
The weather is good for December but rain is forecast. The main job today is schooling at Kilkenny and getting rid of our waste as we have to go to Mountmellick with it as Portlaoise Dump is closed. There is bits and pieces to collect as normal so a trip to the supermarket and the hardware will have to be done before we go to Kilkenny.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD ONE WINNER LAST NIGHT SWIFT ASPEN AT SHEFFIELD.
TONIGHT WE HAVE ONE RUNNER AT SWINDON: VATICAN VENICE.
TWO PUPS WITH MASSIVE FUTURES SWIFT GABE DID 28.52 IN A RACE AT NEWCASTLE AND BRAMBLE MILBURN DID 28.75 FOR 500 IN A TRIAL AT SHEFFIELD.
Tuesday 5th December:
Its a nice dry day and we are preparing for supplies coming to get us over the Christmas as everything closes except for us dog people which is a story in itself. We have done a major swap around with dogs, pups and saplings. Were also making list and preparing for schooling at Kilkenny tomorrow. It will be the last day of decent weather for schooling on Wednesday.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE SIX RUNNERS TONIGHT AT SHEFFIELD: CONEYFORTHECRAIC, CONEY CASSIUS, SWIFT AFFINITY, SWIFT AFFINITY, SWIFT ASPEN, SWIFT CLANCY AND SWIFT BROSELEY.
Monday 4th December:
We're doing the journal a day behind as we spent the whole day yesterday galloping, hunting and preparing the Over Limit x Swift Linscott litter to start schooling. It all went brilliant. I had to get everything done as the forecast is horrendous for the weekend.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD ONE WINNER LAST NIGHT REARGUARD GIZMO AT HENLOW.
TONIGHT WE HAVE TWO RUNNERS SWIFT DYLAN AND SWIFT REACTION AT NOTTINGHAM.
Sunday 3rd December:
An overcast foggy morning, cold but no frost. We will hunt a few pups, do a tidy in fridges and garages and prepare for another busy week. I was at the hospital last Monday and the report I got was brilliant so everything is coming right. Its 3 month today since I've had a drink. It looks like I have to give it up for good but its not a big price to pay for good health. If Newcastle United keep playing like they are they could drive me back to the drink. They were like boys playing men yesterday.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD NO WINNERS BUT SWIFT LUCIOUS QUALIFIED FOR THE SEMI FINAL OF THE OAKS AT BELLE VUE.
WE HAVE ONE RUNNER TONIGHT AT HENLOW REARGUARD GIZMO.