Monday 25th January:
A very heavy frost so no trials in Shelbourne Park but we are now trialling Wednesday. We are changing the photos of Swift Cockatoo, Swift Deify, Swift Deplorable, Swift Embezzle, Swift Flight on greyhound data. We need supplies and we will going to walk a good few hounds. We need the mechanic to do last little job on the 151 van, we need trip to the vets and also Red Mills puppy nuts. I have been back to the back man to get the last work done on my neck and back this morning an everything is going well.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE WE HAVE ONE RUNNER AT NOTTINGHAM SWIFT LOCKJAW
Tuesday 26th January:
The frost has gone and we are now getting rain. We will start with the good news Ross Miles is taking our first dogs that are sold today to the UK to be delivered tomorrow morning all rest of the dogs that are sold will be delivered by next Thursday any hounds that are sold between now and next Thursday I will probably delivered them my self if the new owners wishes all they can stay but will be around the 10th of February with Ross Miles or Pat Hare. We are going to hunt pups, we need bits and pieces as normal of supplies and a load of small jobs to be done. Newcastle United are on the tv tonight so more punishment watching them tonight lets hope we can get something from the game.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE TWO RUNNERS AT NEWCASTLE SWIFT DICTATOR AND MORPETH LAD TONIGHT.
Wednesday 27th January:
We had heavy rain over night and when we started at 6am it was foggy and the temperature was 8 degrees. The main job today is schooling in Shelbourne Park, we need our waste away plus food for pups. Before we leave for Shelbourne we will hunt a few pups. Ross Miles rang me at 6am this morning to say that everything is going well with his first delivery of hounds to the UK this year and no problems with customs at the port. Newcastle United played better but still didn’t get a result no wins from 11 games now.
Thursday 28th January:
A nice morning for January dry and 10 degrees. We are having problem with the website this week. The plans for today is hunt pups do a swap around with small pups and collect supplies.
Friday 29th January:
When we started at 6am it was raining but now it’s dry which will help as the main job of today is preparing Candlelight King x Swift Linscott and Candlelight King x Swift Hazel November 2019 litters ready for schooling. We will hunt a few pups get all our waste away and collect supplies.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE ONE RUNNER TONIGHT AT ROMFORD MASSIVE EGO.
Saturday 30th January:
We have had very heavy rain overnight and as we do the journal at 7:30 in the morning its still pouring from the heavens. There wont be any hunting or galloping today owing to the weather. If we get a break in the rain we will wash the vans. We have a heap of paperwork to do which will get done today. We will get the hounds that we are schooling checked and we will need bits and pieces. I will probably watch Newcastle United at lunchtime. We have our next lot of hounds that are sold going to the UK tonight. If we get the to the middle of next week, all hounds that are sold and are due to leave will be with their new owners in the UK. The sales department has been busy so a big thank you to anybody who bought a hound.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD ONE WINNER AT ROMFORD LAST NIGHT MASSIVE EGO . TONIGHT WE HAVE FIVE RUNNERS TONIGHT AT CRAYFORD: SHESELLSSEASHELLS, SWIFT ADDITION, SWIFT LOKI, NORMANSLAND FLYER AND PIPPAPIPPAPOPS.
Sunday 31st January:
Were getting rain again but the forecast is for it to dry up. As we do the journal at 8 am Ross MYLES is pulling into Ferrybridge services delivering hounds that are sold. The boat was delayed four hours last night so he wont arrive at Durham services until 10 am. We have just booked him back onto the ferry for tonight ready to go back out on Tuesday to deliver in the UK on Wednesday. That’s just about all the hounds that were due to leave delivered to the UK. If we get the next week over the backlog of hounds will all be with their new trainers. At the kennels it will be a typical Sunday where we clean, cook, feed and let hounds out of the kennels. We might do a bit of swapping around with mothers and pups and that will be as much as we can do today. Were up to date with all the work and things couldn’t be going any better.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD ONE WINNER LAST NIGHT AT CRAYFORD: NORMANSLAND FLYER. TONIGHT WE HAVE ONE RUNNER AT TOWCESTER SWIFT LETTUCE.