Corfield family on winning form at Royal Three Counties Show
Overall championship honours at the Royal Three Counties Show, the Texel Sheep Society's southern England feature show, went to the an aged ewe owned by the Faringdon-based Corfield family's Fordwell flock.
>Messrs Corfield's aged ewe took the female and breed championships
This ewe, CJF0900480, is a 2009-born daughter of Ettrick Moscow Flyer, had been tapped out as female champion by judge Charlie Boden earlier in the day before taking the overall championship, an award she claimed at the same show last year. She is out of an Ettrick bred dam by Douganhill Lionheart.
Messrs Moffat and Bradley-Farmer took the male and reserve overall championship with their aged tup, Fresh Fields Red Light
Taking the reserve overall honours and the male championship, and capping a successful day for Hampshire-based Frank Moffat and grandson's David and Thomas Bradley-Farmer, was the winner of the aged ram class. This was Fresh Fields Red Light, a Fresh Fields Perfection son out of a dam by Fresh Fields No Limits.
Mr Boden said his overall champion had been a stand out sheep from the moment she stepped in to the ring in her class. "There was no doubting what my champion was going to be once I saw her."
Taking the reserve female championship was the second placed aged ewe form the Moffat and Bradley-Farmer team, FDM 081506. This one is a daughter of Meon Valley Legionnaire and is out of a Summerwood Grand Union daughter.
And picking up reserve male honours was another from the same home, the winner of the shearling tup class, Milnbank Tonto. Sired by Glenside Razzle Dazzle he is out of a Castlecairn Provost daughter which goes back to an Ettrick-bred dam.
1st Messrs Moffat and Bradley-Farmer - Fresh Fields Red Light RFF1000019
2nd D I Corfield and Partners - Arkle Saucerer WGA1100669
3rd Messrs Moffat and Bradley-Farmer - Heys Strathbogie Supersized IMH1100681
4th V E and B M Samuel - Broomknowes S - GWB1100620
1st Messrs Moffat and Bradley-Farmer - Milnbank Tonto LYM1200677
2nd D A Martyn - Arkle Tyson WGA1201135
3rd Messrs Moffat and Bradley-Farmer - Meon Down Titan FTD1200894
4th D I Corfield and Partners - Fordwell CJF1200256
5th D I Corfield and Partners - Fordwell CJF1200256
1st M J and A L Blakeney - BZZ1300973
2nd R Kellet - RPK1300880
3rd D I Corfield and Partners - CJF1300366
4th M J and A L Blakeney - BZZ1300962
5th Messrs Moffat and Bradley-Farmer - FTD1301154
1st D I Corfield and Partners - CJF0900480
2nd Messrs Moffat and Bradley-Farmer - FDM081506
3rd Messrs Moffat and Bradley-Farmer - FDM081506
4th S Palmer - PFD101147
5th John Foster - R Kellet - RPK 10010
1st I Andrews - VPK1200963
2nd C S Ponting and Co - PCP1200236
3rd Messrs Moffat and Bradley-Farmer - FTD1200909
4th I Andrews - VPK1200985
5th D I Corfield and Partners - CJF1200290
1st Messrs Moffat and Bradley-Farmer - FTD13001156
2nd R Kellet - RPK1300826
3rd M J and A L Blakeney - BZZ1300972
4th D I Corfield and Partners - CJF1300359
5th M J and A L Blakeney - BZZ1300965
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