Sunday, 1 October 2017

Kennel Update

After a busy few weeks on the open race scene with the likes of Inch Forward and Rosshill Robbie giving a good account of themselves and making it on to the winners podium, this week has been a little quieter. Focus now shifts to the upcoming St Leger at Perry Barr where we are hoping to have a couple of runners. We shall see how they fair in the trial stakes next Saturday. Inch Forward will be aimed at the TV trophy at Towcester but hopefully there will be a suitable race for her on sky in the next few meetings.

On the graded side it was great to see Freedom Monica, Inky Boom and Inky Bleu all receive their ton up trophies on Thursday and Trotsky win August's dog of the month with an impressive four from five during the month.

Over the last few weeks we've welcomed several new dogs and owners to the kennels and we shall look forward to watching their progress over the next few weeks.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Take the Crown x Ballymac Mighty August '15 Homebred Litter

In the Take the Crown x Ballymac Mighty August '15 litter, bred and reared by Stuart Buckland, there were a total of 10 pups.  With 'Feel the Power' securing his first win last week all 10 have now won a race - a really fantastic training performance! Since the first hitting the track in December the litter have racked up a total of 40 wins between them and some of the litter have already won minor open races and others have contested competitions such as the British Bred Puppy event at Sheffield and the Gymcrack at Kinsley. A number will be heading to Swindon for the Produce Stakes in July, a competition which Stuart previously won in 2013 with Son of Delboy. There's surely even more to come from this super litter - exciting times ahead!

Monmore Dog of the Month - May 2017

Dog of the Month for May is Im Noodle (Take The Crown-Ballymac Mighty, Aug 15) Owned by Paul Clements, trained by Stuart Buckland. The British bred pup went to traps on six occasions and won five rising from A5 to win A2 and never returning shorter than 4-1. The presentation will be on the first Thursday in July. In the process of claiming his five wins he also managed to win four in a row which is quite a remarkable achievement in graded company. Well done to all connections.

British Bred St Leger Final

Inch Forward ran a tremendous race at Central Park on 7th June to take the final of  the British Bred St Leger. Having qualified for the final in third place the previous week, she really showed class and stamina to win by a head in 39.90 and defy her odds of 9/1. Well done to all owners Paul and Gill Allen who were very proud of her.

In her next open race outing, she will be looking to step up in trip, with the Dorando marathon on Derby Final night the most likely target.  It's fantastic to see a homebred taking on leading open race dogs in these types of competitions and there definitely looks more to come from this super bitch.

Watch the race by clicking the link below

British Bred St Leger Final 7.6.17 Inch Forward

Presentation to trainer Stuart Buckland and owners Paul and Gill Allen

Monday, 27 March 2017

Kennel in good form

The kennel has been in good form over the weekend with 4 winners on Friday Supreme Pete 4/1,Weather Balloon7/2,Supreme Zagreb2/1,andDroopys Salerno5/1 . Another 4 winners today Supreme Riga 5/2, Supreme Athens 8/1 , Supreme Claret 3/1, and Come On Rodney 5/2.No less than 6 of them home bred .
Lets hope the form continues with 8 runners on tomorrows bags card , as well as Artic Lightning ,Supreme Rioja and Supreme Shiraz travelling to Sheffield for the Britsh Bred Puppy Cup semi finals and Fabulous Juice running in the 480 maiden final at Hall Green on Wednesday .

Friday, 24 March 2017

Sheffield British Bred Puppy Cup

On Tuesday 21st March three of the take the crown x Ballymac mighty litter had their first open race adventures in the first round of the Puppy Cup. Despite not having a trial, all three managed to qualify from their heats for next Tuesday's semi finals with Supreme Rioja winning his heat. There are some very good British bred pups in the competition who are certainly leading the way on time but with a first look round the track under their belts the pups should improve in the semi-finals

Artic Lightning ran a cracking race in the final and after getting out and leading he was picked up just before the line by the fast finishing Geelo Monty. The 500m trip was always going to be a tough ask for Artic Lightning but he ran his heart out!

Watch the race by clicking the link below

British Bred Puppy Cup Final - Sheffield

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Fantastic Five

 A fantastic five timer on yesterdays bags card . Artic Lightning 5/2,Supreme Chablis2/1,Supreme Berlin5/1,See Indie Go5/1,and Weather Balloon5/1,lovely if you put them all together for combined odds of 2268/1. Certainly wish I had.
Crosskeys Swift landed the owners bonus series £500 final ,and continued to win her next race completing a hat trick.
We will be looking to travel for some opens next week .Two or three will be entered at Sheffield on Tuesday for the British bred puppy competition , while we will also be looking to support Hall Greens opens which start on Wednesday .