Saturday 13th January:
Its a wet miserable morning and we have plenty to do. Were changing beds and we also need straw. We need loads of supplies which we will have to start getting today. Whatever happens I will be finished at 3pm as the Newcastle United game is on Irish TV. We have a load of paperwork so if the weather gets too bad we will do that.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD TWO WINNERS LAST NIGHT BRAMBLE PHANTOM AT NEWCASTLE AND RUBYS RASCAL AT ROMFORD.
Friday 12th January:
The most important job today is getting rid of all our waste. Were going to handslip 6 hounds at Newbridge today. Kamil is away for fish. We will gallop a few hounds. That will be as much as we can do today as we also have bits and pieces to collect.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE FIVE RUNNERS TONIGHT.
AT NEWCASTLE: BRAMBLE PHANTOM AND SWIFT GABE.
AT ROMFORD: RUBYS RASCAL, JOVIAL MONK AND MY MATE MAX.
Thursday 11th January:
Were doing the journal a day behind. It was a frosty morning so we couldn't handslip at Newbridge. All our dogs got delivered yo the UK. The first of our supplies turned up from the UK. Were back on top of the paperwork. Swift Inny got mated to Storm Control.
Wednesday 10th January:
Its a frosty morning but I am sure trials will be on at Kilkenny. We can only take 14 as I sent the silver van for servicing yesterday and were waiting on a couple of minor parts. We will probably go back to Kilkenny on Friday weather permitting. We trialled at Newbridge with 6 yesterday which makes it much easier as its only 15 minutes from our yard. The track was perfect and everything went well. It will be a busy morning as we need parts for the silver van, Swift Inny is going to Michael Dunnes to be mated to Storm Control. We also have hounds going to the UK with Ross Miles so we will have to meet him. There wont be any hunting or galloping owing to the weather.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD ONE WINNER LAST NIGHT SWIFT ASPEN AT SHEFFIELD.
WE HAVE ONE RUNNER TONIGHT SWIFT NADIA AT HARLOW.
A HOUND WELL WORTHY OF A MENTION IS SWIFT MCHERNON WHO HAS BEEN VOTED GBGB GRADER OF THE YEAR FOR 2017.
Tuesday 9th of January
A wet morning, so a trip to the dump with all of our waste .The silver van getting services, we will trail at newbridge and do a tidy up of the yards plus everyday jobs. ON THE OPEN RACES SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD ONE WINNER SWIFT LUCIOUS AT NOTTINGHAM. TONIGHT AT SHEFFIELD WE HAVE TWO RUNNERS SWIFT ASPEN AND SWIFT BOSCH
MONDAY 8TH OF JANUARY
Were doing Monday journal on Tuesday morning. It was a day with severe frost which cleared by lunchtime, so it was a day for cleaning, cooking, feeding and letting dog out of kennels in to runs and a trip to the vets in newry. ON THE OPEN RACES SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD FIVE RUNNERS AT NOTTINGHAM WOKEEN,AZZURRI GENESIS,SWIFT LUCIOUS POINTLESS PEARL AND SWIFT JESTER.
SUNDAY 7TH OF JANUARY
Its a cold day with severe frost. So it is a day for cleaning, cooking, feeding and letting dogs out of kennels into the runs. Swift palmer is having our first litter of 2018 there is 4 dogs and 7 bitchs they are by razldazi George, mother and pups are doing fantastic. More good news, Newcastle united won and I seen on the greyhound star website rubys rascal did the fastest time of the year 2017 at five different tracks and one of them was a track record perry barr 710m. ON THE OPEN RACES SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE ONE RUNNER AT HENLOW TONIGHT SWIFT DANIELLE