Monday 11th December:
A nice dry day and the roads were good going and coming back from Dublin for the main job of the day was trailing in Shelbourne park. Before we went we got all the wasted away had all the hounds fed by 12 o’clock and did a bit of maintenance work, on this week greyhound hound star British performance of the the week we have one hound on the list swift reassure at Monmore.
ON THE OPEN RACES SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE TWO RUNNER TO NIGHT AT NOTTINGHAM CHURCHILL LULU AND MERLINS MATE
Tuesday 12th December:
I’m having problems with my right eye and I lost the sight in it. I’ve been to the hospital twice, doctors twice and I even went to Specsavers as it was all getting worse with pains in my head. Thankfully on Friday they changed the medication. The sight is coming back and I’m feeling much better as were doing the journals on Sunday morning. We had five hounds leave for the UK going to their new owners. Fair play to Ross Myles he collected them from the yard as my head lad Padgie had his own work to do plus mine. We also needed meat.
Wednesday 13th December:
We got the worming finished and the swapping around with hounds and pups. Newcastle United got knocked out of the Champions League on Tuesday night and with all the injuries its probably a Godsend.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE ONE RUNNER TONIGHT AT HARLOW: SWIFT UNO.
Thursday 14th December:
On Thursday night Ray Hayle Newcastle trainer had three open race runners. Two of them won. Swift Josh in his first open race doing 28.73 winning by 5 and a half lengths looks a proper pup with a massive future. Swift Silly won in FTON in the all England cup and Swift Gavin was second in the sprint. It would be about 33 years ago when I was living at Stakeford, I gave Ray a greyhound to race at Ashington flapping track. The three hounds are owned by Michael Thompson who is from a greyhound family. His grandfather, uncles were all involved in greyhounds. When I lived at home Michael would come from school to help me with the dogs. I said to Michael is the buzz still as big now as all them years ago. He says I simply didn’t close my eyes on Thursday night. This is why were all in the game. Wrighty also won his heat of the all England cup. James and John Wright (owners of Wrighty) bought their first greyhound off me 28 years ago and have been customers and friends ever since.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE SEVEN RUNNERS TONIGHT. AT NEWCASTLE: SWIFT JOSH, SWIFT GAVIN, SWIFT SILLY, SWIFT ICONIC, YOU TWO AND WRIGHTY. AT TOWCESTER: SWIFT YASMIN.
Friday 15th December:
I never left the house on Friday other than going to the doctors. Thankfully the sight is coming back in my eye and its improving. I left everything up to Padgie my head lad workwise and decision wise. Everything went smoothly and there were absolutely no problems.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD TWO WINNERS LAST NIGHT AT NEWCASTLE: SWIFT JOSH AND SWIFT SILLY.
Saturday 16th December:
I was up and running again on Saturday thank goodness. I went to collect meat and took the waste to the dump. We have one sand run left to level out. We did a major tidy up and changed loads all the beds in all the kennels. The day went well. Newcastle got three points against Fulham and brought us back to winning ways.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE SIX RUNNERS TONIGHT. AT CRAYFORD: SWIFT DELILAH. AT MONMORE: SWIFT REASSURE, SWIFT BATTERY AND TRUBBYS SWIFT. AT DONCASTER: INCA GERRY AND SWIFT REGINE.
Sunday 17th December:
We need food for pups. I also need shopping for myself as theres not a thing to eat in my house. This doesnt go well with a man my size. We will do the paperwork, tidy the website, tidy the garages and prepare for the Christmas.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD ONE WINNER LAST NIGHT AT DONCASTER: INCA GERRY.