Irish Horse Gateway, established by Horse Sport Ireland to connect the world to the Irish horse, was delighted to be associated with this year’s Irish Breeders Classic as a title sponsor.
The event took place at Barnadown Equestrian, County Wexford, and proved hugely successful. The final of the New Heights Champions Series took place on Saturday where Capt. Geoff Curran, riding the Minister For Defence’s Irish Sport Horse Dollanstown, claimed victory on the day. Olympic rider Greg Broderick claimed the title of National Champion as the overall league winner.
The final leg of the Irish Breeders Classic took place yesterday (Sunday) after the Supreme Foal Sale. The highest priced foal of the day was Lot number 1, property of Kilmashogue Stud. Pembrook Corbetts Lane (ISH) a chestnut colt by Kannan (KWPN) out of Pembrook Lady (ISH) by Guidam (SF) was bought for €17,000 by Greg Broderick. In total 15 foals were auctioned in the Wexford venue with a clearance rate of 100%.
The prestigious Irish Breeders Classic final was contested by 25 horse and rider combinations. Nine of these Five and Six Year Old horses went forward to the jump off where Ger O’Neill, riding Columbcille Gypsy (ISH), claimed the win with a clear round and a time of 33.73. Kilkenny’s Eamon Murphy is the breeder and owner of the Lanaken bound Six Year Old and was there on the day to see his horse compete in Ireland’s richest young horse class.
Results of the Irish Breeders Classic Final:
1st Columbcille Gipsy (ISH) – 2011 mare by Toulon (BWP) out of Gipsy III (HOLST), by Grundyman (TB). Breeder/Owner: Eamonn Murphy, Co. Kilkenny. Rider: Gerard O’Neill
2nd MHS Jersey Girl (ISH) – 2011 mare by Cardento (HOLST) out of Mhs Prime Time (ISH), by Quidam Junior I (KWPN). Breeder/Owner: Sinead Byrne, Co. Kilkenny. Rider: Jack Brennan
3rd MHS Fernhill (ISH) – 2011 mare by Cardento (HOLST) out of Mhs Pembrook Lady (ISH), by Guidam (SF). Breeder: Ita Brennan, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Carol Gee. Rider: Sophie Richards
4th Sea Topblue (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Chacco Blue (MECKL) out of Sea Top Lady (ISH), by Lux Z (HANN). Breeder: James & John Meade, Co. Clare. Owner: Deirdre Bourns. Rider: Jenny Rankin
5th HHS Fortune (ISH) – 2011 mare by Catoki (HOLST) out of HHS Daisy (ISH), by Ard VDL Douglas (KWPN). Breeder/Owner: Marion Hughes, Co. Kilkenny. Rider: Michael Pender
6th Hollypark Boom Boom (ISH) – 2011 gelding by Heritage Fortunus (HANN) out of HHS Diamond Exchange (ISH), by Ramiro B (BWP): Breeder: Clare Hughes, Co. Kilkenny. Owner/Rider: Tim McDonagh
7th HHS Catwalk (ISH) – 2012 mare by Cit Cat (HOSLT) out of HHS Clo Jo (ISH), by Clover Echo (ISH). Breeder: Thomas A Hughes, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Marion Hughes. Rider: Michael Pender
8th Be The One (ISH) – 2012 mare by Dignified Van’t Zorgvliet (BWP) out of Diro (ISH), by Ramiro B (BWP). Breeder/Owner: Maurice Cousins, Co. Wexford. Rider: Sophie Richards
9th Could Be Anything (ISH) – 2012 mare by Olympic Lux (KWPN) out of Glenaguile Rose (ISH), by Harlequin du Carel (SF). Breeder: Michael J Ryan, Co. Tipperary. Owner: Helen Sheridan. Rider: Liam O’Meara
10th MHS Baby Blue (ISH) – 2012 mare by Cit Cat (HOLST) out of MHS Broadway (ISH), by by Mister Blue (KWPN). Breeder/Owner: Michael Brennan, Co. Kildare. Rider: David Moran
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