This week saw the free trial period come to an end. It was great talking to all the trial members we really appreciate all the feedback and it is great that we have had a good sign up rate this will help with the purchase of further dogs in the future.
Good performances from Dolly and Destiny were overshadowed this week with the unfortunate news of the retirement of Bully. Saturday saw Bully compete in his first race since his injury and he ended up sustaining a separate wrist injury. The good news is Bully was in no pain after the race and the injury will heal over time. However after a discussion with Tom we decided that it would be in his best interest to retire, we have spoken to the Crayford re homing group which are linked to our kennel and Bully is going to be re-homed by them. Bully had a long racing career that saw him win 10 races at Crayford. He is a lovely dog around the kennel and will make a fantastic pet to somebody.
It was a busy day Sunday rushing around to try and find a tuxedo for the gbgb awards. It was a great night and one we would like to attend again in the future. We had some very positive conversations with people and may make an appearance on RPGTV in the near future.
Club Dogs Performances
Bullseye Destiny – Destiny was back to the 380m trip this week finishing 2nd after completely missing the break, she got a nice run round and showed some brilliant track craft. Another superb run from her she is in the form of her life at the moment long may it continue. She is back over the 540m trip next week on Tuesday.
Bullseye Bully – Bully ran on Saturday after a brief time off, he unfortunately sustained another injury, he managed to complete the course and wasn’t in pain. However the decision has been made to retire him.
Bullseye Dolly – Two runs for Dolly this week. Firstly was an A4 packed with early pace on Tuesday after a lot of crowding at the first bend the winner ended up going away to win nearly 11 lengths with Dolly finishing in 5th place. Then on Saturday after a better break from her preferred trap 6 she ended up finishing third after a photo finish for 2nd. She is starting to come back to form now and hopefully she will be able to make the most of an easier opportunity if one presents itself soon.
Bullseye Lola – This week saw Lola make her 714m debut in an extremely tough E3. The run will do her the world of good and her fitness and sharpness will keep getting better. After being led by trap 1 early it was all over for Lola ending up finishing last. She is going to be eased in to her 714m racing so will drop down in trip again next week. Her versatility makes her a very good bitch for Crayford we are confident she will win plenty of races over all 3 trips in the future.
Ballymac Cooba – Cooba ran her first race for the club this week after showing some excellent early pace she almost made the first bend in front. If producing similar 3.58 splits in the future she is sure to lead a lot of races. She did find some trouble in behind being crowded at the second and third bends, staying on to finish 4th. We are currently looking to rename Cooba into the bullseye prefix so if any of you have any names you would like to see her given feel free to send them to us.
The members forum is now up and running so come and have a look, make an account and get involved. www.bullseyeracingclub.proboards.com.