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HISTORY


2014


Because we set our standards so high, 2014 was not our best year at West View Kennels.
But looking back it wasn't all bad and we still won some big races on the open race scene and we had a great year at Monmore Green with the graded dogs.
We left Monmore leading the race for champion trainer there, but left before the year ended, fair play to Paul Sallis who took the title again.

Cape Impact was the star us in 2014 winning 11 opens all over the country and was 3rd in the Sunderland Festival sprint, which we won the year before with
the awesome Drumcove lad.

The stand out performance in 2014 was Exocet in the final of the Sussex Cup at Hove, he led all the way and held off the strong challenge of Paul Young's Bubbly Gold, winning by just over a length in 29.55.Roly Woodcock's dog was a joy to train and probably the best dog I have ever put a lead on.
With his blistering early pace, stamina and his will to win, Exocet had it all.

Paul Scott's Cluxtons Free came back from a serious injury and had to have surgery, but the Monmore Puppy Derby hero of 2013 bounced back in 2014 and won many races, including two on Sky Sports showing his blistering early pace, winning in some great times, 16.01 at Sheffield and 16.09 at Hove.

On Derby Final night at Wimbledon the three we sent out ran fantastic, with Daddy Knowsbest winning the Veterans race and Old Refrain won a race I have always wanted to win, when she struck gold in the Dorando Marathon, Cluxtons Free ran a brave second to Skate On in the sprint.

Old Refrain was one of the marathon stars of 2014, winning many races on sky sports and finished 3rd in the TV Trophy at Sheffield, she won 5 from 14 starts and sadly went lame in her last race at Romford when favourite to land the 750 final live on sky.

Express Lodge a cheap dog off the website give his new owners a great night when landing heat and final at Monmore Green in the 416 festival final in 24.49,live on Sky Sports.

Chevy Blazer owned by David Torjusson had a great 2014 and went un beaten going into the summer classic final at Monmore, but sadly she missed the break in the final, which was won by Airport Captain.

Kieth Warner had a mixed year in 2014, with Express Master winning the first round of the Derby, he then went flat on us, later in the year he hit top form again and helped Monmore Green to reach the Bags inter track final.
Master produced some sparkling performances at Perry Barr and Hall Green. He then went on to win at Nottingham on finals day, this took his tally of wins to 3 from 3 and 100% in the competition. The big day came to dramatic end when Monmore just missed out by one point in.

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Cape Impact

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Cluxtons Free

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Exocet


2013


Another fantastic year for the kennel, winning some big races once again, safely finishing in the all important top six in the country.
Eventually after a terrific four way battle with Mark Wallis, Charlie Lister and Paul Young we ran out of dogs and luck when Exocet was 3rd in the
Eclipse Final at Nottingham, after that we knew we could not win the title, so we decided to go to Ireland with our best dogs.
Exocet obliged by winning the NIGHT OF THE STARS 575 and Cluxtons Free ran a brave 2nd in the sprint. This was a very proud moment for the kennel as it was the first ever
British trained dog to win on this big night of racing.

Our main aim each year is to win the Monmore Puppy Derby, after many years of trying and runner up with Express Shuttle, we finally won it this year with Cluxtons Free and
home reared Strategic Review was only 1/2 length behind in 2nd.
Overall we probably had our best ever year finishes 4th in the country with 809 points, winning 162 open races and earning £84,655.00 not forgetting the 10,000 euros in Ireland.
When winning the title in 2011 we reached 887 points, 164 wins and £89,405.00 in prize money, but back then there was far more races to go for, so personally i think in 2013 we over achieved again and had a real good go at the winning the title, but sadly just fell short.

We won four Category one races, six Category two's and seven Category three finals in 2013, my biggest mistake in 2013 was letting my graded strength fall mainly down to injury, for many many weeks we went below 20 dogs available at Monmore, which led to us having many Monday and Friday bags races with no runners. This lack of numbers is the reason Paul Sallis just snatched the title away from me for what would have been the eighth year running. Paul has become the only trainer ever to beat me at Monmore Green, tn was that close it come down to the last meeting of the year.
Fair play to Paul though, he is a very good trainer and had a great year at Monmore, but Mr Sallis a warning......I WILL BE BACK!!!!!!!!!

I would like to congratulate Mark Wallis who is a true gentleman on winning the title once again, the man come back from the dead and went out to 16/1 at one stage after being as short as 2/7 to land the 2013 trainers championship title. Mark had an unbelievable last few months of the year and eventually won quite comfortably with Charlie back in second.
Paul Young had a great year also back in 3rd, winning many Category 2&3 Finals, making loads of Category 1 finals and the Derby, but strangely never won a Category 1 all year, if he had a bit of luck in some Cat 1 finals I have no doubt with his fire power and his huge kennel Paul would have won the title, fair play to Mark though as he dug in and his dogs did him proud.

Charlie had another terrific year landing many big races and another Derby Final with Sidaz Jack, the boys from Leicester had a great year also with Farloe Tango taking staying racing to another level, with some outrageous displays of pace and staying power, he made some great dogs look average, and his St Ledger victory was the best i've ever seen!


February - Joscar wins the maiden final at Romford.
March - Cluxtons Free wins the Cat 1 Ladbrokes Monmore Puppy Derby Final, with Strategic Review 1/2 back in second.
Express Flame wins the spring bitches final on the same day.
April - Strategic Review finishes 3rd in the Kinsley Gymcrack Final, Daddy Knowsbest wins live on Sky on the undercard.
May - Afan Rico wins the Old Kentucky Puppy Final at Coventry.
June - Afewdollarsmore wins the Cat 1 Ladbrokes Summer Classic Stayers final at Monmore, Strategic Review wins the Ladbrokes Puppy Final in 27.91.
Smart Bid wins a cat 3 final at Monmore in 27.99, Express Giant wins the maiden final at Coventry and Rathanny Ruth wins the puppy oaks final at Nottingham.
July - Daddy Knowsbest wins the Golden Crest Final at Poole and smashed the clock also recording 26.20, Sidelight was un placed in the Grand Prix Final at Sunderland.
Drumcove Lad come out of retirement to win the Festival Flyer at Sunderland, Conors Legend wins the cat 3 puppy final at Monmore.
Daddy Knowsbest dead heats in the Group 1 Select Stakes at Nottingham with Holdem Spy.
August - Express Master was runner up in the Sussex Cup final at Hove beaten 3/4 length by Loughteen Blanco,Afewdollarsmore wins on the Sky undercard.Laoises First and Five Alley Queen were unplaced in the Caffreys Puppy Classic final at Nottingham. Sidelight wins the Cat 2 Autumn stayers final at Monmore.Express Giant and Lightning Sky were un placed in the Monmore Gold Cup Final.
Incitatus was 3rd in the TV trophy final, Jeffys Scholar was un placed in the Maiden final at Henlow.
October - Exocet wins the Cat 1 Kent Derby Final at Sittingbourne with Cape Impact and Five Alley Queen winning on the Sky undercard.
November - Sidelight wins the Coral stayers final at Romford, Smart Bid 3rd, Cluxtons Free 5th and Strategic Review 6th competed in the Henlow Derby Final.
Exocet was 3rd in the Eclipse Final at Nottigham, Daddy Knowsbest and Cluxtons Free win on the undercard.Exocet wins the Night Of The Stars 575 at Shelebourne Park in Dublin.
December - Kirk Superstar wins the Lol Jones Memorial 416 Final at Monmore.

2012


February - Fifis Legend 6th Category 1 Puppy Derby Final at Henlow Smart Bid Runner Up Category 2 Trafalgar Cup Final at Oxford.
March - Sids Dream 5th Category 1 Arc Final at Swindon.
Drumcove Lad and Smart Bid win on Trainers Championship night at Perry Barr Cerrise 4th Category 3 Bitches Final at Monmore.
April - Sharp Bullet 5th & Bandicoot Fionn 6th Category 1 Blue Ribband Final at Hall Green Smart Bid 4th Category 1 Peterborough Puppy Derby Final.
May - Freds Champ Runner Up Derby Plate Final at Wimbledon.
June - Smart Bid runner up & Brittons Empire 4th Category 1 Pall Mall Final at Oxford.
Penhiw Gutu Runner Up Category 3 Dogs Final at Monmore.
Cerrise Runner up & Atouchofvenus 5th Category 3 Bitches Final at Monmore.
July - Proud Patsy 3rd & Boris Johner 5th Category 2 Golden Crest Final at Poole Kinloch Tiger 4th & Joscar 5th Category 3 Coral Hove Puppy Cup Final.
August - Ballycowen Dave wins Category 1 Kent Derby Final at Sittingbourne.
September - Peggys Style Wins Category 1 St. Ledger Final at Doncaster.
Jennas Pony wins Category 3 Coral Bitches Final at Romford.
Fifis Legend 5th Category East Anglian Derby Final at Yarmouth.
Express Rover 5th Category Coral Puppy Cup Final at Romford.
October- Ballycowen Dave 5th Category Henlow Derby Final.
Express Flame 3rd & Joscar 5th Category 1 Northern Puppy Derby Final at Newcastle.
Atouchofvenus 4th Category Bitches Final at Monmore.
November- Peggys Style 4th Category 1 St. Ledger Final at Wimbledon.
December - Whitefort Mac 4th Category 2 Golden Muzzle Final at Coventry.
Goa Storm 3rd Category 2 National Sprint Final at Nottingham.
Westmead Athena 3rd, Sidelight 4th & Atouchofvenus 5th Category t 2 Lol Jones Bitches Final at Monmore.
Goa Getta 4th Category 2 416 Lol Jones Final at Monmore.

2012 Trainers Championship Final Standings - 4th - 579 points - 146 winners - £43,135 Win Prize Money.
2012 Monmore Green Greyhound Trainer of year for the 7th Consecutive Year.


2011-Trainers Championship Year


January - Daughter of Peg wins live on Sky at Romford. Brittons Empire wins Maiden Final at Romford.
February - Head Iton Jason wins Stayers Competition at Nottingham. Fifis Rocket reaches Final of the Northern Sprint.

March – Head Iton Jason wins live on Sky at Wimbeldon. Express Shuttle is runners up to Droopys Greg in the Midland Puupy Derby at Monmore. We finish second to Charlie Lister in the Trainers Championship at Wimbedon. Fifis Rocket took the Sprint race to take maximum points.
April – Westmead Grant finishes second to eventual winner only to recieve a red card in the Scottish Derby Semi Final. Ten Dollars More is runners up in the Queen Mother Final at Sheffield. Head Iton Jason runner up in the Stayers Final at Shawfield. Express Shuttle wins the Betfair Blue Riband at Hall Green and took the track record.

We record our first four timer on Sky on the same night.
May – Fifis Rocket wins the Golden Crest Final at Poole, breaking the track record in the Semi Final. Ten Dollars More reached the Final of the Regency at Hove. Fatboyz Diva wins live on Sky at Hove. We record a treble at Nottingham care of Fatboyz Slim, who took Maiden Final, Sandy Legend and Skyline Amber.
June – Fifis Rocket reaches Semi Final of the English Derby at Wimbledon. Fatboyz Slim finished third in the Darandos Marathon. Head Iton Jason wins the Summer Classic Final at Monmore and Ten Dollars More finished third. Brittons Empire wins

the Pall Mall Final at Oxford with Ballymac Ace back in fourth. Head Iton Jason wins again on Sky.
July – Ballymac Park and Bandicoot Fionn reach Final of Puppy Plate at Sunderland. Head Iton Jason wins again live on Sky this time at Sunderland. Bandicoot Fionn and Freds Champ both record wins live on Sky at Kinsley and both break the track record. Maireads Hawk wins heat and Final of the Coral Puppy Cup at Hove. Borna Jessica reached the Final of the Coral Bitches Final at Hove.

August - Head Iton Jason wins the Ladbrokes August Festival 630 final. Category 2
September - Ballymac Ace wins the 65th East Anglian Derby Final at Yarmouth. Category 1
Southern Dooey wins the Coral on TV Bitches Trophy Final at Romford. Category 3
October - Drumcove Lad wins the GRA Scurry Gold Cup Final. Category 2

Bolt Ya Rocket wins the Newcall Telecom RGT Final at Henlow. Category 3
Jennas Pony wins the Coral on TV Maiden Final. Category 3
Ballymac Ace wins the Joe Hardy Memorial Final at Sunderland. Category 2
November - Brittons Empire wins the Jem Racing Super Paws at Poole. Category 2
December - Drumcove Lad wins the Stadium Bookmakers National Sprint Final at Nottingham. Category

We seal the Champion Trainers Title for the first time winning 164 open races and winning over £89,000 in prize-money. We are confirmed as Champion Trainer at Monmore once again.
Summary
Won Three Category 1 Finals, Seven Category 2 Finals and Eight Category 3 Final


2010


January
- Officer Donagh finished second and Centaur Allstar third in the Sprinter of the Year category at the Greyhound of Great Britain Awards. Synone Trudie wins six on the trot at Monmore.
February – Highview Rocket wins the Worthington Provincial Cup at Nottingham.

March – Our kennel finishes 5th in the Betfair Trainers Championship at Doncaster. Mashed Potatoes wins the Ladbrokes Spring Festival Bitches Final at Monmore.
April – Ballymac Ace finishes 2nd to Eye on the Storm in the Blue Riband Final at Hall Green. Droopys Edgar is second in the Geoff DeMulder Memorial also at Hall Green. Officer Donagh is 4th in the Northern Sprint Final at Sheffield. Droopys Edgar takes the Monkey Final at Swindon.

May – Droopys Edgar wins the Stadium Bookmakers Standard Final at Nottingham. Ballymac Ace wins the Dual Distance Final also at Nottingham. Officer Donagh takes the sprint Track Record at Wimbledon when winning live on Sky.
June – Andrees Diamond reaches the final of the Puppy Oaks at Nottingham. Ten Dollars More wins the Category One Monmore Summer Classic. Ballymac Ace takes another Category One for the kennel as he takes the Stan James Pall Mall Final at Oxford in front of the Sky cameras. Officer Donagh wins again live on Sky at Oxford.

July – Ballymac Ace finishes 2nd in the William Hill Classic Final at Sunderland. On the same night Fatboyz Diva reaches the Grand Prix Final and Officer Donagh is 3rd in Northern Sprint Final. Bawna Elsa breaks the 416 track record at Monmore Green. At Hove Offcer Donagh finishes third in the Sprint Cup Final, Droopys Glen is a brave third in the Puppy Cup Final and Pony Sheila wins the Sue Ryder Care Trophy live on Sky TV.
August - Fatboyz Romeo wins the £1000 Ladbrokes August Festival 480 Puppy Final. Andrees Diamond and Borna Jessica also reach the Final. Ten Dollars More finished third in the Ladbrokes August Festival 630 Final, Ballymac Dolores makes the Ladbrokes August Festival 416 Final. Ballymac Ace reaches the Final of the Ladbrokes and Gold Cup and is selected for the Select Stakes.Hollywood Idol also reaches final

of Gold Cup, Doopys Tajmahal wins the Romford Maiden Final with Daughter of Peg finishing runner up. Ten Dollors More wins live on Sky at Sheffield just off the 720m track record. At Monmore Fatboyz Murty wins four on the trot
September - Daughter of Peg finished a brave 4th to Rayvin Giovanni in the Category One Coral Puppy Cup over 400m at Romford. We had a nice double on at the Sky meeting at Sheffield, Ten Dollars More and Borna Jessica both impressed.
October - Ballymac Rumble is runner up in the Peter Chinn Memorial at Monmore. Ballymac Ace and Droopys Tajmahal both make the Final of Blanchford Gold Cup Final at Oxford. Ballyneale Bull impresses on his open race competition debut when qualifying for the Coral on TV Maiden Trophy at Romford and then taking the Final the following week.
November - Ballymac Rumble reaches the Final of Yorkshire St Leger at Doncaster.
December - Ballymac Ace is the narrow runner up in the Showsec Security Scurry Cup at Belle Vue. The Paul Scott owned Daughter of Peg was a very impressive winner live on Sky against a very competitibe field in the Puppy race over 400 metres.We clinch 4th straight trainer title at Monmore Green with 383 winners and also have the highest strike rate of all the trainers. The kennel qualified for the Trainers Championship for the second year on the bounce as we finish 5th with 150 winners.


2009


January - Ceroc Locomotion finishes runner up in the Monkey Sprint Final at Nottingham.
February - Open Race Treble at Monmore care of Ceroc Locomotion, Vancouver Dylan and Bourne Breezy.
March - Cabra Fly reaches the Category One Pall Mall Final at Oxford only to be withdrawn when favourite as she knocked her hip in the kennel overnight. Vancouver Dylan reaches Final of Guineas at Nottingham. Bookem Danno wins three Open Races on the bounce. Officer Donagh wins the £1,000 Ladbrokes 264 Final at Monmore.
June - Centaur Allstar beats kennel mate Officer Donagh in the Scurry Category 1 Final live on Sky Sports. Open race treble at Coventry care of Head iton Paddy, Indigo King and Rev Counter. Bawna Anna wins Puppy Oaks at Nottingham.
July - Officer Donagh wins again on Sky, 11 wins in 2009. Bawna Anna and Nats Jedi make it a double to celebrate at Swindon. The website passes 100,000 hits since January. Indigo King wins at Hove making it 6 wins on the bounce.
August - We have eight runners in the first round of the Ladbrokes Gold Cup. Kennel legend Rev Counter is retired after an amazing career. Rackethall Hero and Centaur Allstar both reach Category 1 Ladbrokes Gold Cup Final. Highview Rocket wins live on Sky. Mashed Potatoes wins the Labrokes Festival Puppy 480 competition at Monmore beating kennelmate Sin City Slicker.
September - Kurious Incident reaches Final of Romford Puppy Cup. Officer Donagh makes it 16 wins in 2009. Little Jig takes "Pride of the West" Final at Swindon.
October - Little Jig wins £2,000 Foxsports Lts Warwickshire Oaks.
November - Ballymac Ace marks himself dog as one of the fastest pups in UK when he storms to a 29.89 winning debut in the Unraced Stake at Doncaster and reached Final live on Sky where he finishes third.
December - Little Jig reaches the Category 1 English Oaks Final at Wimbledon. The kennel has three Christmas Festival Finalists at Monmore care of Micks Ginger, Fatboyz Rocky and Fatboyz Gracie. Officer Donagh and Centaur Allstar both reach the Final of the National Sprint at Nottingham. 5th place is achieved in the 2009 Trainers Championship standings with 429 points, £37,520 and an amazing 157 wins. . At Monmore I was pleased to secure the Leading Trainer title for the 5th year in succession with 323 winning £95,697 in prize-money.

2008

February - Rev Counter is beaten under one length in the C&T Bookmakers Gorton Cup Final at Belle Vue.
March - Rev Counter and Clydeview both make the final of the Ladbrokes Spring Festival 630 at Monmore. Bawna Boy makes the Final of the Ladbrokes Spring Festival 264. Burnpark Champ makes it a March to remember when he reaches the Monmore Puppy Derby Final.
May - Clydeview is just beaten by Derby winner Westmead Lord in the Greyhound Stud Book Final at Monmore.
June - Droopys John and Selecta Moon both reach the Category One Ladbrokes Summer Classic Final at Monmore. On the same card Droopys Ivanovic finishes second in the Bitches Final whilst Rev Counter and Mango Tango both makes their respective distance finals. Cabra Fly wins the Peter Derrick Puppy Oaks at Nottingham.

July - Head iton Paddy breaks the 660 metre track record at Perry Barr.
August - Head iton Paddy and Ardcroney Viera finish second and third in the Keith Johnson Cup Final at Perry Barr. Head iton Paddy then goes on to finish 4th in Select Stakes Stayers against the countries best. Bawna Boy makes finished 5th in the Category One Ladbrokes Gold Cup Final at Monmore. Ardcroney Viera makes the Final of the Ladbrokes August 630.
September - Centaur Marine finishes third in the Category One Steel City Cup Final at Sheffield.
October - It's third again for Centaur Marine this time in the Laurels Final at Belle Vue. Droopys Ivanovic is third in the Midland Puppy Oaks at Hall Green.
November - Two competition finalists at Sheffield, Nats Jedi in the Puppy Cup and Clydeview in the Sprint.
December - Ardcroney Viera finished third in the Cotswold Scaffolding Final at Monmore. Head iton Paddy and Officer Donagh both reach their respective Finals of the Christmas Festival at Monmore.
We finish the year with 106 Open Race winners and a pleasing 10th in the Open race table. This is our best ever year, fingers crossed for 2009.



2007


April - Reagrove Roe reaches two big Semi Finals, first the Scottish Derby then the Blue Ribband.
May - Ardcroney Viera is just beaten in the Carling Dual Distance Final at Nottingham.
June - Swift Pat wins the Puppy Oaks Final at Nottingham. Head iton Tonge breaks the 835 metre track record at Monmore, 51.60. Kanes Blue reaches the English Derby Semi Final. A hand starts costs the dog his rightful place in the Final.
July - Mango Tango wins the Maiden Derby Final at Sheffield.
August - Head iton Nick wins Dual Distance Final at Nottingham. Bawna Boy finishes 4th in the Carling Puppy Classic Final at Nottingham.
September - Rev Counter is a brave second in the Steel City Cup Final at Sheffield.
October - Bawna Boy wins Brakes Food Puppy Cup at Nottingham.
November - Rev Counter becomes our first Category One winner when landing the Betfred Eclipse at Nottingham.
December - Southwind Harry wins Maiden Derby at Coventry. We finish 12th in Open Race table for 2007.

2006


March - Rosshill View finishes 4th in Television Trophy Final at Belle Vue.
April - Simworx Star finishes second in Betfred Poker Puppy 480 at Nottingham.
May - Rosshill View finishes third in Mark Hill Marathon Cup Final at Coventry.
July - O Learys Snowy wins the Betfredcasino Dual Distance Final live on Sky.
August - Rosshill View wins the McCauley's Midland Flat Championship at Hall Green live on Sky. This is our first Category two competition winner.
September - Ardcroney Viera wins the Stadium Bookmakers Dual Distance Final at Nottingham.
October - She Said No finishes 3rd in the Category One Sunderland Puppy Derby Final.
November - Borna Fence just beaten in Lady Godiva Bitches Final at Coventry.
December - Ardcroney Vera is Hunt Cup Finalist at Reading then reaches the Final of the Robin Hood St Ledger at Hall Green. Reagrove Roe wins the Coventry Winter Derby. Rev Counter wins Coventry Puppy Cup Final. Finished 16th in Open Race table.

2005


February - Ballyhoe Patriot reaches the Provincial Cup at Nottingham.
March - Kyle Arnie finished second in Guineas Final at Nottingham.
May - Kilcoran Chick finishes third in Northern Oaks Final at Belle Vue.
August - Royal Spirit wins our first Competition Final at Coventry when taking Nigel Flowers Sprint Final.
September - Lagile Slim finishes third in Peterborough Puppy Cesarewich.
October - Final night as a Coventry contracted trainer, winning three races including our last runner. Started as a Monmore Green contracted trainer on 17th October.
December - Finished 19th in Open Race table.

2004


July - After holding training licence for just two months Miss Longford reached the Summer Final at Coventry, finishing second to Charlie Lister's Cocks Hero