THE ONLY DAY OF THE YEAR THE SALES DEPARTMENT IS CLOSED IS CHRISTMAS DAY.
EVERYONE AT LUGHILL KENNELS WISH THE WHOLE GREYHOUND INDUSTRY A MERRY CHRISTMAS. ESPECIALLY TO PEOPLE WORKING ON CHRISTMAS DAY I HOPE THE DAY GOES WELL WITH NO PROBLEMS. I WANT TO WISH AN EXTRA SPECIAL CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT A HOUND THIS YEAR BECAUSE LIKE ALL BUSINESSES WE WOULDN’T SURVIVE WITHOUT CUSTOMERS. OUR PLANS ON CHRISTMAS DAY IS TO START AT 6AM. WE HAVE A COUPLE OF FRIENDS COMING AND WE HOPE TO HAVE THE FEEDING AND CLEANING FINISHED FOR AROUND 11AM. WERE GOING TO GO FOR OUR LUNCH AND COME BACK TO LET HOUNDS OUT AGAIN AT AROUND 4PM. HOPEFULLY THE DAY GOES WELL. I SAY IT EVERY YEAR, WHO WOULD BREED GREYHOUNDS AND WORK WITH THEM WHEN YOU HAVE TO WORK EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR. AS NICK SAVVA ONCE SAID TO ME, ITS LIKE A DRUG THE BUZZ EITHER KEEPS GOING OR KILLS YOU OFF.
TUESDAY 26TH DECEMBER ST STEPHEN’S DAY OR BOXING DAY THE SALES DEPARTMENT IS OPEN ALL TODAY
We got through Christmas day perfect the weather was good with no problem we started at 5.30 am finished early had our Christmas lunch and came back at 3pm to let out the hounds that are in kennels and feed baby pups. We will do the same today work wises plus the weather is good again today . On this week greyhound star British performance of the week we have one hound on the list Inca Gerry at Doncaster,
WEDNESDAY 27TH OF DECEMBER
We are back to normal today but the weather was bad with wind and heavy rain. We got a delivery of paper bedding as all the kennel beds need to be changed. We also did a tidy up. Newcastle united were rubbish on Tuesday against Notts forest.
THURSDAY 28TH OF DECEMBER
Another day of wind and heavy rain. there was meat to collect and we continued on changing beds in all the kennels all the surrounded fields are flooded and the drains came not take all the water.
ON THE OPEN RACES SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE FOUR RUNNERS TONIGHT AT NEWCASTLE SWIFT SILLY IN THE FINAL OF THE ALL ENGLAND CUP , SWIFT JOSH IN THE PUPPY FINAL, SWIFT GAVIN IN THE SPRINT FINAL SWIFT ICONIC IN THE ARENA RACING FINAL.
Friday 29th December:
What a night last night it was at Newcastle. Swift Silly was Ray Hales first Cat 1 winner and also Michael Thompsons first cat 1 winner. Raymond got a hound off me 33 years ago to race at Ashington Flaps. Not in his wildest dream would he have though that 33 years later he would be getting another hound that would be winning the All England cup. Well done Raymond. Michael said to me a while ago that all he wanted to do was win an open race. He has now won a cat 1. Micheal helped me with the greyhounds while he was going to school. Not in his wildest dreams when he was taking dogs on from at Ashington to Asken did he ever think he would end off being the owner of a cat 1 winner. Swift Silly is arguably the fastest bitch in the UK after her run on Thursday night. Swift Sillys mother Swift Magnitude is in season and will be mated next week to The Other Kobe. When he used to say to me all he wanted was an open race winner I would tell him hes doing it the wrong way as he bought Swift Silly and Swift Josh when they were 10 month old out of the paddock before they had even been on a lead never mind a drag hare or handslip. Luckily he didnt listen to me. I bet when he was a young lad coming across the heather fields to help with the hounds that he would end off with a group one winner. Back in the day when I was in Stakeford there was always a gang of us that went racing. Dinky Armstrong who showed me all about greyhounds was always with us as well. Sadly he passed away a few years ago. He would have been so proud had he been here on Thursday night. I have no doubt he was looking down on us. In my 30 years of breeding greyhounds I have breed hounds that have won everything in the UK from the Derby, all Cat 1 events and the only one that was missing from my CV was the All England Cup. Being from Newcastle it was the one I always wanted to win. What a night for the boys from Stakeford.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD TWO WINNERS LAST NIGHT. AT NEWCASTLE SWIFT SILLY WON THE FINAL OF THE ALL ENGLAND CUP (CAT 1) AND SWIFT JOSH WON THE PUPPY FINAL. TONIGHT WE HAVE 8 RUNNERS. AT ROMFORD: SWIFT KELVIN, SWIFT IAN, SWIFT YURT, WRIGHTY. AT OXFORD: SWIFT TAMANA, SWIFT TANIA AND BRISK BONO. AT VALLEY: DUBAI KID.
Saturday 30th December:
The weather has been terrible with wind and rain so we couldnt do any outside work. We got a delivery of cereal, we did a tidy up and there was nothing else we could do.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD ONE WINNER LAST NIGHT: SWIFT YURT AT ROMFORD.
Sunday 31st December:
It will be a normal Sunday where we cook, clean, feed, tidy the website and do paperwork.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE ONE RUNNER TONIGHT: TWO THINGS AT TOWCESTER.