Saturday, October 31, 2009

LIXNAW saturday

Its my first visit to Lixnaw. I was told they have been working hard down there and I must say the work is paying off.  The whole setup is excellent.  The grounds were perfect and the hares were strong.  Great days coursing!!..........I wish I was back there in the morning but im booked to go to Limerick City.

Its all set for some great Finals in the morning

ALL AGE CUP
White Bar
Catunda Ashmore

Bexhill Bolt
Monster Catch

Yeats Dawn
Lystoll Lark

Maneens Bonde
Rusheen Sean

For me the top half of the Cup seems to be the stronger.


Catunda Ashmore now in his third season went up well



Bexhill Bolt

a battle between these two at top of card perhaps..............The bottom of the card was track heavy but thats to take nothing away from Rusheen Sean who went up well
Rusheen Sean

DERBY TRIAL STAKE

Down to the final four in the DTS




Bright Engine meets Save My Bacon




and







Isnt He Swift meets Goodbyethestar

 

for me its Bright Engine to meet Goodbyethestar............in the final           Bright engine perhaps the winner


OAKS TRIAL STAKE
Glin View Battle
Newinn All In

 Resolute Rose
Yankie Vista (Res A)

Kilpeacon Ambush (Res B)
Sarou Lady

Lively Nipper
Sunny Skies

First course of this stake should be a cracker.......as will the last...........my thoughts are the winners of these quarters will produce the finalists



Lively Nipper


Newinn All in



Sunny Skies

All these ladies went up well.................my own bitch decided to run offline to where she pegged a hare in her first course.....................sorry if you backed her..............but she gets the prize for most beautiful!!



Bless and Big Maggie

ALL AGE BITCH


Siberian Sunrise
Spur Majestic

Swanky Carla
Coming Up Trumps

Polar Sunset
Shannonvale Inn

Speckled Wood
Tipsy Woman


Carrying the Harrington tenner........Spur Majestic
Ive put my money where my mouth is with this stake and backed Spur Majestic............So perhaps you will all be better looking elsewhere.......lol



Tipsy Woman

Swanky Carla
Nice to see a Swanky runner going so well............could be a contender.............big fan of the Swanky line


A bit of a look at the grounds.............well worth a visit


As you can see theres a great new stand..............im sure it was handy on friday!!


First class hare boxing hut.............beats a old tent!




Behind the slippers hut is a house.................by the time I realised it was the canteen and not someones house they had sold 5 gallons of soup and not a sip for me..................great inside very comfy...............with first class catering




and the hare accomodation is first class too...............and this showed by the quality hares we saw today

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Seasons underway

Were right into the thick of the season now.  Rain has started to arrive , and not soon enough.

Next week sees coursing every day of the week.    I will be at Lixnaw on Saturday and Limerick on Sunday.

After that Im in England for a few days attending a course on how to use my camera!!

The following weekend will be Carlow and  I think Listowel on the Sunday..........

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

CASTLEISLAND

My first visit to this club...........Its fantastic..........the field is owned by the club and you can see just what can be done by a hard working club .  Great field with everything thought of...........a nice stand .........flushing toilets!
Go there next season !!.........great meeting

They also have their own website, im sure it will soon grow and this years photos will be up soon. find it on my links.

ALL AGE CUP


I thought this was a great performance by Bexhill Brian............This year has seen him blossom.  Taking his second cup so early in the season.......first class..........The Matthews team have hit the ground running with a team of top quality dogs 100% fit and its paying off............a nice double today.


Runner up was Coolcastle Point...........it was great to see him back after last seasons injury



Coolcastle Point

It was Brians day however and he took command halfway up the field by a couple of lengths to take the turn



The Final



The lads at the top of the field


Tomas with OTS  winner Latest Gamble,   Nial,  Adam and Michael with Brian

Washdown



Owners  trainers and breeders 

Proudly owned by John Barrett and Conor Sheehan from Glin.............he is yet another bred by Dermot O`Sullivan from Cork , out of Vacume Honey...........her second stake winner this weekend

 
Flow on Lovely River beats Castleisland.............Castleisland was flying at the finnish and im sure hell be shaking up the stakes soon




There was a good turnout



William Horgan, Jack Reidy and Mike Reidy



ALL AGE BITCH

Herhairwasblak excelled in this stake............looking back through my photos ...........not another bitch got near her.  A homebred bitch owed and trained by Donal and Cathleen O`Connell, she got no luck last season but this time she made her own luck..............super display of galloping



Herhairwasblak

a daughter of Bar Time out of Give it to Paddy...........she should be collecting points again!

It was a good day for the O`Sullivans as their puppy ...........Enjoy the Sunshine, out of the same brood, Give It To Paddy...............was a finalist in the Oaks Trial Stake...........no mean feat for a small kennel


fellow finalist Allowdale Metro.....


home alone

Trainers Cathleen and Donal O`Sullivan





OAKS TRIAL STAKE


Its easy to forget when watching Trial Stakes that they are puppies and as such can improve from one day to another.  I missed the first day of this meeting but Im told that Latest Gamble won without really catching the eye...........the second day was a different matter as she looked a very nice pup to my eyes


In the red collar against Rascal Jenny


Bred in the purple out of last years brood of the year............its alot to live up to.  A repeat mating to Mulitibet. The first litter produced Corn Na  Feile winner  Wizard............and of course half sister to Wallace Green...........The first from Carrick Sams latest litter to win a Trial Stake and she did so in good style




Latest Gamble



Enjoy the Sunshine and Vacume Starlight

The other finalist was Enjoy the Sunshine...........bred ,owned and trained............like the all age bitch winner , by Donal O`Sullivan...........and out of the same dam..............Give it To Paddy., this time by Droopys Caesar.Only a May puppy............one to keep a eye out for later in the year !


DERBY TRIAL STAKE

Most people were of the opinion that this was a high class trial stake

The dog that stood out on the day ,walked away with the trophy.........he put up a faultless display
Oilean  Fantasy 



Fantasy v Moyfitz
bred by Sinead Guiney  by Castle Pines out of  Duarigle Dee and handled by Gerry Meehan.   This was a stake full of runners from high profile trainers.  By the end of the season im sure were look bak and see just how good this stake was.



the final with Cryptic Rebel



Clare and Sean Meehan with their lad


Needham Tango and Prevelence





 
 Moyfitz


CASTLEISLAND CO-OP Duffers


There were two divisions of this. The first was a final between View Ballymac and Cireco Kid

View Ballymac

A early turn and some work resulted in a win for View Ballymac.....by Trajectory out of Ballymac View and owned by B O`Connell


View Ballymac and Formacrior Wally



CO-OP DUFFER div II

There was a Razzledazle Billy gog in this stake that took your eye straigh away...............a look at his breeding would tell you that his dam has thrown  Produce Stakes winners Redbarn Panther  and talented Tedso on the track.............This chap has some speed.





 



The next Rose Of Tralee??