Saturday 11th August:
Were doing the journal at half time in the Newcastle game and the electricity has gone off so no more tv this afternoon. It has been a hectic morning as were short staffed and dont have Padgie. We will get through the day ok even though the rain has now come. It will be a day for cooking, cleaning, feeding and letting out dogs that are in kennels.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE FOUR RUNNERS.
AT PERRY BARR: SWIFT JESTER AND DRAHBEG DIOR.
AT TOWCESTER: SWIFT FIGGY AND LOGGIES TAMMI.
Friday 10th August:
Its an overcast morning. The plans for today is to hunt a few pups, get rid of our waste and continue on with the endless job of collecting supplies. Newcastle United finished the transfer window with one more signing. We probably needed another 2 or 3 players but it just didn't happen under Ashley. Rafa will have to do his magic, get them all working and playing together so we end off in the top half of the table. Padgie is still off but he gave us a hand trialing at Kilkenny yesterday top man.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE THREE RUNNERS TONIGHT.
AT CENTRAL PARK: SWIFT ASBOLOS.
AT ROMFORD: SWIFT NIKOLAJ AND COLLSWOOD HAWK.
Thursday 9th August:
Its a nice day and theres no sign of rain which will make schooling easy. We have plenty to do at the kennels such as straw to bag, a tidy up and the neverending job of packing supplies away. Hopefully Newcastle will sign 2 or 3 players today on deadline day.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE TWO RUNNERS TONIGHT.
AT NEWCASTLE AZZURRI GENESIS.
AT HOVE SWIFT PADDY.
Wednesday 8th August:
Its a lot cooler and the forecast is for it to stay like this. Showers are forecast for the day and for the rest of the week. The main job today will be hunting a few pups and do a tidy up. We have a load of supplies on the way so all our storage areas need a massive tidy. Everything is going well. Padgie is a miss while he's off but were managing well. Two days left in the transfer window so lets hope Newcastle get a few players.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD ONE WINNER AT SHEFFIELD SWIFT DANIELLE.
Tuesday 7th August:
Its not as warm and its overcast. Its the first day back after the bank holiday and Kamil is gone for fish. It will be a day for getting rid of our waste, collecting supplies and we will probably hunt a few pups. Padgie and his wife are home with the new baby. Everything is going well. I watched the dogs on the TV last night where we had several winners. I thought Swift Tarquin ran an absolute belter in top heat at Yarmouth in his first 6 bend race. He is 2 this month. He will stay further and only improve.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE FOUR RUNNERS TONIGHT.
AT SHEFFIELD: SWIFT ASPEN, SWIFT DANIELLE AND CONEY BOOM BOOM.
AT CRAYFORD: SWIFT SARGE.
Monday 6th August:
Its a bank holiday in Ireland today. Padgie is still off but everything must have went brilliant at the hospital as they're all coming home today. We have to take our waste straw away. As normal we need bits and pieces. Whatever happens I must get shopping for myself.
It will be a day where we cook, clean, feed and let dogs out of the kennels.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE ONE RUNNER TONIGHT AT NOTTINGHAM: SWIFT TAXMAN.
Sunday 5th August:
No Padgie today as his wife is in hospital in labour. There is no trials at Kilkenny this Wednesday as they're doing a serious maintenance job so we will now be handslipping the Swift Hoffman X Swift Inny litter and Storm Control X Zaras Fantasy litter on Thursday 9th August.
Its going to be a typical Sunday where we cook, clean, feed and let dogs out that are kennelled up.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD ONE WINNER LAST NIGHT JOVIAL MONK AT TOWCESTER.
Just as we finished the journal at 8:30 on Sunday morning Padgies wife has just had their baby. A big strong healthy baby girl. Mother and baby are doing fine with no problems. Congratulations to Alla and Padgie!