Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Guiney Family

Last month I paid a visit to Meelick in Cork and was well welcomed by the whole Guiney Family, set in a quite villiage they have a perfect family set up to house a few dogs to keep them all busy through the winter.

all hands on deck
Elaine with Maria Con , two Annes, Robert, Ian,
and Chris

Ian with his dog for this year....Trajectory x Wake Up Kate
this is a repeat mating of Coshair Magic and Central Creator

This dog was named  Winter League and won a Derby Trial; Stake in Tradaree

Elaines dog for this season is a Adios Alonso x Moonveen Lola
Lola is a half sister to the dam of Class Attraction ,

The third sapling for this season belongs to young Maria, its her first runner
this is a bitch by Musical Time out of Barnagahar Girl
All three are smashing saplings and give hope for great fun this coming season

Only a small family run yard its well set out , placed behind the family home, so 
easy to keep a close eye on the dogs.
It gives enough room to rear a few pups and house a few in training
in well fenced paddocks

The Guineys first took up with Coursing dogs after Eline declared she wasnt going to watch Coursing without a dog to run!
So two Saplings were bought for both Ian and told Ians turned out a Handy dog and Elaines never forgiven him

Saplings in paddocks
The Brindle dog is a Ballymac Meave x Cabra Star and is one to watch on the track
next year

Just a few kennels keeps the numbers down allowing time to be spent on individual dogs

Theres one thing that stands out when you visit top kennels
They are always Clean and theres attention to detail


The kennel star was looking in great health....shes a great lead dog up the gallops and is keeping fit showing the pups how to go about there work.
Dont be surprised if you see her in a Stake or two this season

Maytime Primrose
Bought in last year she will be running in AAB this season
she picked up a few problems last year . Con is hoping for a better show this season.

The odd track dog is kept heres Con with Usual Story after his win 
on Beam Night (Kilkenny) in the Hedgehunter 720 Final
Hes a dog with a great strike rate and a 30.80 for the 570 at Tralee

Elaine is very proud of the fine new gallop that was laid down using 

Class Attractions Grace Bruton Prize Money
Its a wonderful surface....well raised up to allow good drainage so that it stays the same in heavy rain

Class Attraction is well used to love

Harmony as always between Elaine and Robert

Con with Class Attraction

I had a great day with the Guineys.....Thankyou to Anne for the lovely lunch xx