Thursday, November 12, 2009


Another top class Cup dog we have lost so far this season is Siena Steel.  A dog with huge pace but luck never seemed to favour him in the big ones.

                                  As a pup,  Won a Trial stake at  Ballymena.  He then went to Clonmel for the Derby and was flying when" unlucky out of slips" in the semi finals.............A course that saw the "two Slippers" at Clonmel brought in.

On his way to a Conaught Cup Victory
He also won The South Clare Cup and was a finalist in the Kingdom Cup.

He then went to the Irish Cup where he took part in one of the greatest Irish Cups of Memory , being one of the semi finalists,  in the two most memorable buckles of all time.
A truely great hound , he will be missed by all coursing fans this year.
Sadly broke a hock when in the lead on his way to defending the Conaught Cup.
Sad to see him exit as reports say he was better than ever this year

 The coursing fields loss is the breeding paddocks gain,  because this 87lb dog is now at stud....
 By  Castle Pines  out of  Siena Star...............a damline that goes back through Blur to the great Smokey Flavour.............interestingly producing dogs with good track form as well so he could be of interest to racing bred bitches.  But none the less a great asset to coursing bitches

                           If your interested in using this lovel dog ,  contact John on 087 2266543

Castle Pines  x Siena Star....Killucan House x Elbony Pacific.....Tullamore x Blur