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Stellar Evening Celebrating Ireland's Breeders

ITBA was delighted to host its annual National Breeding & Racing Awards at The Heritage, Co Laois on Saturday 28th January 2023.
30-January-23
Stellar Evening Celebrating Ireland's Breeders

ITBA National Breeding & Racing Awards 2022

ITBA was delighted to host its annual National Breeding & Racing Awards at The Heritage, Co Laois on Saturday 28th January 2023.

Watch the Award Nights here.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, Charlie McConalogue was guest of honour and on hand to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of Irish breeders and Irish bred horses both Flat and National Hunt during 2022. The ITBA congratulates all award recipients and a special mention goes to William Flood who was inducted into its Hall of Fame. Other most deserving and well received awards were Tom Lacy who was the recipient of Smaller Breeder Award, and David & Ann Hanley recipients of the Wild Geese Award. The Next Generation Award was presented to Michéal Conaghan.

In excess of 300 people were in attendance at The Heritage Killenard, located in a rural townland in Co. Laois. Many figures of the Bloodstock Industry turned out in their best black-tie for an enjoyable night. MV Magnier, Coolmore presented the award to Moyglare Stud Farms’ Eva Maria Bucher-Haefner who accepted the awards for Stayer of the Year Kyprios and also Homeless Songs, 3YO Filly of the Year earlier in the evening. Princess Zahra Aga Khan accepted the award for Tahiyra, 2YO Filly of the Year presented by Jimmy Hyland on behalf of sponsor Darley. John O’Connor, Ballylinch Stud was on hand to present the Small Breeder Award to Tom Lacy.

Once again much of the International Bloodstock Industry logged on to watch the live streaming of the Award Ceremony.

ITBA Chairman Cathy Grassick commented: ‘’We are delighted to have Minister Charlie McConalogue join us for this year’s Awards and we thank him and his government colleagues for their continued support. We are honoured tonight to recognise the outstanding achievement of Irish bred horses, both Flat and National Hunt during 2022. This is our opportunity to celebrate their outstanding successes in a year which Irish thoroughbred talent was on display to a global audience once more. It is also an opportunity to acknowledge those who have made a lifelong contribution to Irish thoroughbred breeding and our people awards are well deserved and a testament to the wonderful people we have working in our industry.

It is important that we continue to acknowledge the Next Generation award as we are committed to investing in the future industry leaders and provide them with every opportunity to succeed at the highest level. Congratulations to all award winners and many thanks to our sponsors for their continued support’’

Watch the Award Nights here.


ITBA National Breeding & Racing Awards 2022 Winners

Next Generation Award 2022 - Michéal Conaghan : Watch Award Video

Young National Hunt Horse of the Year Award 2022 - Facile Vega, Breeder: Hammer & Trowel Syndicate : Watch Award Video

Novice Hurdler of the Year Award 2022 - Sir Gerhard, Breeder: Keatingstown Bloodstock : Watch Award Video

Novice Chaser of the Year Award 2022 - Bob Olinger, Breeder: Kenneth Parkhill : Watch Award Video

Hurdler of the Year Award 2022 - Flooring Porter, Breeder: Sean Murphy : Watch Award Video

Chaser of the Year Award 2022 – Shishkin, Breeder: CJ & EB Bennett : Watch Award Video

Small Breeder Award 2022 - Tom Lacy : Watch Award Video

2 Year Old Filly of the Year Award 2022 – Tahiyra, Breeder: His Highness The Aga Khan's Studs S C : Watch Award Video

2 Year Old Colt of the Year Award 2022 - Little Big Bear, Breeder: Camas Park Stud & Summerhill : Watch Award Video

3 Year Old Filly of the Year Award 2022 - Homeless Songs, Breeder: Moyglare Stud Farm : Watch Award Video

3 Year Old Colt of the Year Award 2022 – Luxembourg, Breeder: B V Sangster : Watch Award Video

Stayer of the Year Award 2022 – Kyprios, Breeder: Moyglare Stud Farm : Watch Award Video

Wild Geese Award 2022 - David and Ann Hanley : Watch Award Video

Hall of Fame 2022 - William Flood : Watch Award Video

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