Royal Ulster Show - 2013

Balmoral Show

Henry Gamble wins Balmoral Championship

It was ladies day among the championships in the Texel classes at Balmoral Show, Lisburn, today, with the championship going to the winner of the aged ewe class, a one-crop ewe from Henry Gamble and reserve spot falling to Richard Henderson's leader from the gimmer class.

Judge Victor Chestnutt of the Clougher flock said the females had been stronger throughout the classes and his overall champion had stood out in the ewe class from the minute he saw her. "She has an excellent carcass, great legs and plenty of breed character. She's an all round excellent ewe and exactly what I wanted in my champion."

Champion at Balmoral Show was Henry Gamble's one-crop ewe
GRS1100445, a Derryvore Ranger daughter
GRS1100445

The champion, GRS1100445, is a daughter of 3800gns Derryvore Ranger out of a dam by Llangwm Ollie Magurne. The dam had been purchased in vitro when Mr Gamble bought the champion's grand dam, a Croft ewe.

Springhill genetics were behind the reserve champion, with Mr Henderson's gimmer HBR1200385, being a daughter of Springhill Silverstone. This one is out of a dam by Douganhill McFly. She comes from the sale female family as the champion at Balmoral two years ago, also from the Ballynahone flock.

Taking the award for the best animal of the opposite sex to the champion was the winner from the shearling ram class, John Foster's shearling Springhill Twenty Twelve. This is a son of Halley Pathfinder out of a dam by Blackstown Milo.

The show was the first to be held at the new Balmoral Park Showground, Lisburn, with exhibitors and visitors around the Texel ring warmly congratulating the RUAS on the excellent facilities provided at the new site.

Class Results

Aged Ram

1st John Foster - Blackstown Rocky WWB1000056

2nd James Cleland - Rose Hall Real McCoy CJZ1000024

3rd Stewart Ferris - Rose Hall Sir Percy CJZ1100097

Shearling Ram

1st John Foster - Springhill Twenty Twelve FTS12001126

2nd Henry Gamble - Slieveroe Titanic BVE1200085

3rd John Foster - Ballydesland Thunderking GBA1200303

4th Mark Breen -Ballynahone Trojan HBR1200375

5th James Cleland - Rose Hall Top Gun CJZ1200157

Aged Ewe

1st Henry Gamble - GRS1100445

2nd James Cleland - CJZ0800134

3rd Mark Breen - BXO1100185

4th Alastair Gault - GAF0700037

5th John Foster - MSE0900058

Shearling Ewe

1st Richard Henderson - HBR1200385

2nd Richard Henderson - HBR1200388

3rd Alastair Gault - GAF1200526

4th Alastair Gault - GAF1200525

5th Paul O'Connor - KAO1200614

Ram Lamb

1st Paul O'Connor - OCP1300229

2nd Jack Gault - GCN1300908

3rd Paul O'Connor - OCP1300240

4th Richard Henderson - HBR1300532

5th David Boyd - BOY1300725

Ewe Lamb

1st Richard Henderson - HBR1300530

2nd Martin and Cyril Millar - VMG1300829

3rd Martin and Cyril Millar - VMG1300818

4th Alastair Gault - GAF1300862

5th Alastair Gault - GAF1300827

Judges Profile - Victor Chestnutt

 

1st place Ram Lamb, Reserve Champion - OCP1300229
Paul O' Connor - Drumgooland

 
1st place Ram Lamb, Reserve Champion - OCP1300229 - Paul O' Connor - Drumgooland
Royal Ulster Agricultural Show – BALMORAL 2013 - Champion young handler winner Robbie Foster, son of Texel Breeder John Foster – Springhill Flock. Congratulations go to Robbie – Well done!
 
Royal Ulster Agricultural Show – BALMORAL 2013 -  Champion young handler winner  Robbie Foster, son of Texel Breeder John Foster – Springhill Flock.    Congratulations go to Robbie – Well done!
Royal Ulster Agricultural Show – BALMORAL 2013 - Champion young handler winner Robbie Foster, son of Texel Breeder John Foster – Springhill Flock. Congratulations go to Robbie – Well done!
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Date Show
15th - 17th May 2013 Balmoral Show
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