Friday, October 22, 2010

SALEEN O`CONNORS


I took the opportunity last week to drop in on the O`Connor family from Saleen.  It had been a glorious day at Abbeydorney and the evening was like summer when I arrived late afternoon.  Even though dogs were off to run at Limerick Track , the family still took time to show me round and feed me.

Theres a great family back up in this Kennel ,  Patrick holds the licence  , but a family member is never far away, with them all living next door each other.  Something that must be handy when theres multiple meetings to attend


First port of call....after a cup of tea! was to see Razor Ashmore,  he looks a picture and had a good gallop round the 10 acre paddock.

What a super dog this is.........looking forward to seeing his pups run this year...........although he only has 4 litters I'm sure well see something nice emerge once the ground softens up.
Razor Ashmore adores Jimmy and follows him everywhere



RAZOR ASHMORE
DERBY WINNER



RAZOR LADY
dam of Razor Ashmore

There are some super pups and broods about the place...........Razor Ashmores dam ....Razor Lady is still in her prime and the kennel is looking forward to seeing some Belated Legacy pups out this season


Tynwold Smokey x Belated Legacy pups
the Gallops

There are two super gallops.....one is watered through the summer
once the rain comes a switch can be made to a fresh gallop.both had a fabulous cover of well maintained grass

next to this gallop you can see a ten acres fenced field for running pups in

Jodie and Kieran with some Pups for this Coursing season


Jodie with Kilpeacon Comet


A NOBLE ONE
TS Winner



GLIN VIEW BITLE
A Trial Stake winner at Ballyduff and a Oaks semi finalist


KILPEACON COMET




here lies the "famous Saleen Charlie"
He never coursed or raced.....

TOY RAZOR
IRISH CUP WINNER


SWANKY STAR
DERBY WINNER
Swanky Star was bought by Tom and a syndicate of 4 to win the Coursing Derby.....The rest is history!


The kennel is split between track and coursing and gets excellent results in both fields



GOLD SLIPALONG

Tom rated Gold Slipalong highly enough to use him at stud..........he has some outstanding pups in the paddocks


Gold Slipalong and some of his pups

 Gold Slipalong  x Saleen Queen pups




SALEEN RETURN who recently won the Harolds Cross Puppy Derby Consolation Final for the Kennelross Bookmakers Consolation Puppy Derby 



BELLWOOD PRINCE has a 28.22 on his card for Tralee and is a litter brother to Christmas Box
CHRISTMAS BOX
Hard to keep sound but described by Tom as the fastest dog hes had in the kennel

 Jimmy with Razor Ashmore and   Joe with his dam Razor Lady
Tom with brother Pat and Sinead Oconnor

To sum up this is a yard full of quality dogs run by a family who have made dogs their life. A huge investment has been made over the last few years in facilities . 
Anyone looking for a trainer for Field or Track should make Saleen their first port of call
The New Limerick Stadium is less than one hours drive

FERMOY RESULTS


 You can see photos from Fermoy on this site.....FERMOY PHOTOS CLICK HERE

Thankyou very much to Fermoy and Grange for putting on two superdays coursing.   Hard work was done by the club to combat the hard ground.............they did a excellent job and the ground was yielding without being slippy.  Hare were strong and gave the dogs a fair runaround and Nial Flynn,  back from injury this year was in great form in the slipping hut.....judging hares to perfection.







RESULTS

DERBY TRIAL STAKE







WINNER

 AGHADOWN MARTIN

MATT HYLAND ex LOCHBO POLLY

OWNER : Mr Niall Collins & Miss Ciara Collins

BREEDER : Mrs. Kathleen Spillane




RUNNER UP



VACUME COMMANDER




TULLAMORE ex VACUME LADY

OWNER : Mr. Dermot O'Sullivan

BREEDER : Mr. Dermot O'Sullivan





Oaks Trial Stake



WINNER

 LOCHBO RUBY



BEXHILL EOIN ex LOCHBO KATIE

OWNER : Mr Martin Spillane

BREEDER : Master Stephen Spillane




RUNNER UP

 SKELLIG BABE



BOAVISTA ex MOUNTAIN GUEST

OWNER : Mrs. Rose O'Driscoll

BREEDER : Mr. Harry Findlay



Blackwater Cup

WINNER

 BRAVE HERCULES



ASHMORE VIEW ex LONG STREAM

OWNER : Mr. Tom Walsh

BREEDER : Mrs. Geraldine Doyle




RUNNER UP

(RES B) WOODENSTOWN BOB



BEXHILL EOIN ex PRINCESS TOWN

OWNER : Mr. Ciaran Flanagan & Mr. P. Flanagan

BREEDER : The-OverandBack-Syndicate



Inter Club Stake



WINNER

 LEONIDAS



DROOPYS SCOLARI ex SUES MAD MOMENT

OWNER : Mr. Tom Walsh

BREEDER : Mr. Eddie Quilty



RUNNER UP

 CASTLELYONS PATK



HALLUCINATE ex PADDOCK PUSHER

Late: PADDOCK RASHER

OWNER : Mr. Eddie Fitzgerald & Mr Patrick Pyne

BREEDER : Mr. Jack Hegarty