Monday, July 25, 2011

Nearly time







Not long to go now.....im sure most of us have pups in and doing some work

Saw this young lad down a country lane yesterday......Hares have this habit od staying on the road and running in front of the car so I pulled up and waited to let it settle ...i didnt want to drive it away from home









Thursday, July 21, 2011

MUCKY KENNELS


Last week I picked the worst of weather to make a visit to Macroom. in Co Cork....The last time I visited the Mucky Kennels, back in 2005, it was just a field and pure imagination.


Arriving at the gates I could see the dream had unfolded 




Attention to detail everywhere has produced a super place .  Don tells me they visited many top kennels to get ideas and tried to use the best from all,  It is extreamlly well thought out and well planned to make life easy to work and a great place for dogs to live





 Part of main kennel block



As you walk into the kennels its nice to see the Covers showing Stakes won....Pride of place is Sullane Signs Oaks Jacket.........a lady whos now a top class brood.








Runs attached to kennels make turnout easy plus time in grass runs  gives them a varied day




James making up the feeds in a well stocked kitchen....best meat is bought in 
The Buckelys own a fine Hotel in Macroom and any leftovers come in handy feeding the pups.
Every dog on the place looked in great order,  anyone looking for pups to be reared should give this kennel consideration as the  facillities  second to none



Theres a great all weather gallop with traps


James Kelleher with Eamonn and Don Buckley with Mucky Betty






MUCKY EAMONN
This cracking dog is by a Derby winner out of a Oaks winner.  He had a super litter in the paddock and must be worth consideration by breeders.


Mucky Eamonn will be running all age again next season along with Mucky Betty


MUCKY BETTY
A TS winner last year in Cappoquin, Betty also ran to the Kitty Butler semi finals , beaten by the winner Madtogoagain.

She is by Castle Pines out of Mucky Kate and is a litter sister to Fleetwood Dan, Tipperary Puppy Cup winner





Some of next seasons Saplings
Bexhill Eoin x Beautiful Smile


Bexhill Eoin x Mucky Hannah


Track pups being reared







Hard at Work

James in his grooming room.....it is fully equiped with  walker ,  weighing scales , 
ultra sound machines etc


There is a Jacuzzi and a swimming pool



These smashing pups are by Eamonn out of Mucky Kate
Kate is a litter sister to Quarrymount Man and Mayor Durkan

MUCKY KATE









All pups are kept in good size paddocks and get turned into a larger field every other day






Adios Alonso pups

SANDY SEA PUPS






Wednesday, July 6, 2011

He Does it again!

 Pony racing was off to Ballingarry (Limerick)  last weekend and it was great to see Richard maintain last  his winning run.   This time it was on talented two miler Rosie O`Grady .........the week before she was left at the start and made up alot of ground to be a fast finnish 3rd.                                                                                 No mistakes were made this time.....although it was a competive race Richard took the short way round and romped away with the  BALLINGARRY DERBY......and a cool 1000 euro race.