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Western Region Awards 2022

Western Region Awards 2022

Western Breeders celebrated on Galway Plate Day

ITBA Western Region Annual Breeding & Racing Awards were back in their well-established spot in The Killanin Stand on Galway Plate Day to celebrate the achievements of horses and breeders in the West of Ireland. The event is a highlight of the ITBA calendar and with close to 300 people in attendance enjoying a scrumptious four-course meal at the hands of Lydon House Catering.

Speaking about the day, Sean Murphy, ITBA Western Region Chairman commented: ‘It is great to be back in person at Galway this year to celebrate the success of Western breeders. We are delighted to be able to tie our Awards Day to one of the best racing festivals in the world and we thank Galway Racecourse and Lydon House Catering for facilitating us year on year.

I would like to thank our sponsors Coolmore Stud, Godolphin Ireland, Goffs, Sean Barrett Bloodstock Insurance, Tattersalls Ireland, The Irish Field and Weatherbys for their continued support, without which days like this would not be possible.

The awards are a wonderful opportunity to showcase our great industry and today we celebrate the people and horses behind it. A big thanks to the Western Region Committee who give their time for the betterment of breeders in the West. Also to Richard Pugh, who despite his hectic schedule during race week obliges as MC each year'

Western Region Award Winners 2022

Flat Award

Horse: Chestnut Honey Breeder: Camogue Stud Ltd (Brendan & Michael Cooney)

Sponsor: Coolmore Stud

National Hunt Chaser Award

Horse: Galvin Breeder: Mr Gabriel O’Gara & Mr Sean O’Brien

Sponsor: Tattersalls Ireland

National Hunt Hurdler Award

Horse: Flooring Porter Breeder: Mr Sean Murphy

Sponsor: Goffs

Point to Point Award

Horse: Martin Cullinane

Sponsor: The Irish Field

Small Breeder Award

Winner: Mr Tony Killoran

Sponsor: Weatherbys Ireland

Contribution to the Industry

Recipient: Mr Johnny Hassett

Sponsor: Sean Barrett Bloodstock Insurance Ltd

Special Recognition Awards

Winner: Stroxx Carlras

Breeder: Mr James Linnane, Dr Jim Moore & Mr Brendan Gardiner

Sponsor: Godolphin Ireland

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