The Bitch Produce brought an early wedding present for Martin Burrow and Joanna Sattertwaite.

Their charge Thorn Belle stormed home to take the victory giving them their third produce win in eight years firstly with Thorn Fire in 2014, Thorn Dancer in 2015 and now Thorn Belle in 2021. This is a great a achievement for the pair who are due to get married on Tuesday, and we wish them all the best for their future life together.

Any major trail day it tense for owners as a lot of hard work and effort goes into ensuring your hound is fit and ready for the day and as we all know anything can happen on the day.

Saturday brought a sunny day to the picturesque Newlands Valley which is a fantastic setting and great seeing trail. First up was the seniors where ten had taken to the trail.

Coming on the finish Reg Smith’s Acorn had the advantage and maintained this to the line to beat in Denise Bland’s Jenny’s Quest and Alan Blacklock’s Lillian.

Next up was the highly competitive senior maidens, this trail was nearly a minute faster than the open seniors as Monday night's second place hound strolled home to victory for a delighted Brian Graham and Julie Burkinshaw.

After a year out through injury Reebok came home ahead of Stephen Riley’s Companion and Geoff and Gillian Higgins' Kinniside Jacko.

The main event of the day was the bitch produce trail in which 14 took to the trail. A one-two was established for the Burrow and Satterthwaite family as Thorn Belle beat in dad Colin Satterthwaite’s Thorn Crackle with Willie Mark’s Summer Spirit in third place.

The open pups brought joy for young trainer Sophie Steele as Miterdale Dusk strode home to beat in Denise’s duo Huntsman’s Quantum and Huntsman’s Que.

The open restricted was the fastest short trail of the day where Lee and Hayley Wall’s consistent hound Denton Balboa took the victory ahead of Denise’s pair Jenny’s Oracle and Huntsman’s Major.

The veteran trail spoils were taken by a delighted Ian Donaldson and Mark Steele as their six-year-old Miterdale Steele stormed home ahead of Martin, Joanna and Molly’s Thorn Fire and Paul Airey’s Meadow Josie.

The first of the Kirkland series got under way last Wednesday, this venue has been advertised as the venue for the forthcoming Whitehaven Area Festival which is due to take place on July 10 with six £150 trails on the cards. First up was the seniors where nine took to the trail where Debbie, John, Christie and Lana McGee’s Apache who is showing great form at the moment strode home ahead of the Spring Boy’s Forlorn Spring with Lisa Whitfield’s Some Lad in third place.

The pups saw a one two for James and Ava McClellan as their pair Duchess Ava and Ambitious Ava beat in Alan O’Fee, Alan Rumney and Doc’s Barncroft Express in third.

The highly competitive open maidens brought delight for Stephen Irving as Zola held off competition from Black Edition and Kinniside Jacko.

Monday night saw the first of the Dearham series as seven seniors took to the trail and it was Reg Smith’s Acorn continuing her winning form from Saturday who took the win ahead of Caroline Graham and Denis Reay’s Hunters Flame in second with the McGee Family’s Apache in third.

The puppy trail saw Miterdale Dusk hold off a challenge from Nicola and Darren McMaster’s Martha with Alan Blacklock’s Busy Lady in third. The open maidens saw Meadow Spot win from Foxpark Jog On and Meadow Josie.