2021, that was the year that was…Out of 9 races, no less than 7 different stallions progeny won races in the Breeders Crown. Foreclosure had 2 winners and a few placings making him the Top Stallion for the third year in a row with See And Ski a close second having 2 winners including Rhyds Scoundrel who broke the 2 year old track record for colts at Tir Prince in 1.59.9 a great achievement and first major win for the Kane family in this event who were happy to return home to Ireland with winners of £6,000.
Sweet Lou progeny did well in this years Breeders Crown, giving him the prize for for Top 2 Year Old Sire with a worthy winner in the form of Lousiana in the 2YO Fillies division owned by the Gilvear family and a second in the same division by Coalford Sweetlou.
We had a really wide spread of winners for progeny by stallions nominated in the Breeders Crown and it was no foregone conclusion who was going to come out on top.
Winning Stallions were:
Foreclosure |See and Ski | Doonbeg | Armbro Deuce | Sweet Lou | Kikikolt | The Preacher Pan
Next year will see the first outing of 2 year olds from Tom Hill, Henry Hill, Always B Miki, and Matador Hall to the Breeders Crown making competition even more interesting.
Top Broodmare prize went to Apopka Denise, who consistently produces great race horses for Marc and Jenny Jones. Let’s see what she has for us next year.
Top Driver went to James Haythornthwaite, and keeping it in the family top Trainer to his mum Theresa Haythornthwaite.
This years prize fund amounted to £62,600 breaking the £500,000 since its inception.
Lets hope 2022 is a successful as 2021
Happy New Year to All