Monday, June 27, 2011

Hounds & The Huntsman - Deer Fawn


 Yes I has nothing to do with Coursing but theres not much Coursing going on so I popped along to Abbeyfeale Pony Races yesterday.  Theres one or two Coursing Families who pass away the summer months racing poinies and I was pleased to see Richard Condon ride his first winner there yesterday

Its not easy for small family stables to get winners as the larger set ups tend to dominate

The style that Richard rode shows hes got the talent so lets hope this pony continues to improve

Good Luck

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Ive  commissioned a painting by Sarah Clegg........of my brood Brats Delight......I think shes done a excellent job in catching her delighted with it

If you want to see more of her work click this link....Sarah Clegg Artist

I have three pups for sale from here litter this year...........Two Dogs and a Bitch

These are by Wallace Green and will be earmarked tonight......Cracking pups out of a super bitch who was a very hard chaser. Born in March

From her first litter to Droopys Saunders she had TS winner Magical Delight who ran so well in first round of Oaks doing a great clock.....only to be withdrawn with a back injury.

She also threw Delightful Marks.....a bitch who went to three Finals.....being withdrawn injured from one and suffering a swinging hare in another...........all the rest of the litter got to quarter or semi finals

If you are interested please ring me on 0872712156

Ive also One Bitch pup for sale from the Murtys Gang x Bless litter  (choice of two).....these are super pups.....impossible to split,..... Born January


There is another chance to see the henry mckean's documentary about coursing and hunting on 3e tonight at 10.00pm. This programme features Ballyduff Coursing and shows our sport in its true light as a wonderful sport and pastime.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Young Arctic hares playing after nursing

Wild Hares at Altcar

I came across this video on was made before the UK Coursing ban.  Its interesting to see him write that there are very few Hares now...They are shot!......

Here is a comment from a local person

"Ive read the comments with interest as i actualy live localy, and i have to say before the ban was introduced the whole area was very protective of the hare. you could see them everywhere. the local farmers and gamekeepers would protect them as if they were there own animals.
yet today its very hard to spot a hare running around the fields near altcar. it seems rather than protecting them, the ban seems to have actualy reduced there numbers.
im not a hunter by the way, i just walk localy."

How sad............You have misguided Antis who try to ban Coursing and now they have they have succeeded in reducing the population to nearly Zero


Cathal Boylan MLA on the protection of Irish hares

Thursday, June 9, 2011


I paid a short visit to the Droopys Stud last week............its always good to see my old fav......Mafi Magic.........This dog is a huge character both on the Field and in the Kennel.  I was really please to see he has mated some high quality bitches and plenty of them and look forward to watching these pups next season

Mafi seen here greeting his vistors

A handshake for Sean and a Kiss for David Yanez.  Dave is currently upgrading the Droopys Stud website

It was also good to see the Current Derby winner  CENTRAL CITY


This fella is a interesting addition to the Coursing Stud scene......hes been well supported by some nice broods so things are looking promising...

And finaly I popped into see That lovely bitch NEEDHAM TIME.............shes a super litter to Razor Ashmore........super  bold pups