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2023 Royal Adelaide Show

2-10 Sep 23

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Royal Adelaide Show

Amazing weather greeted the 2023 show with just a few showers on Thursday morning and the return of the bitter strong winds on Thursday and Friday but otherwise one of the best in recent memory.


Best Novice Hack went to K Halliday's Kalimna Quick Hit who also took out Champion Hack and Best in Show!  Reserve Champion Hack went to E Richardson's Royalwood West End.  Best Novice Galloway Hack was awarded to M&M Burns & L Vanderput's KT So FIne who also was named Reserve Champion Galloway Hack.  Champion Galloway Hack went to I Ker's Mcarthurpark Star Soprano.  Champion Ridden Shetland Pony was awarded to Tamrie Park & T Lee's Edgewood Jukebox whiile Reserve Champion went to D&K O'Shannassy's Royalview Silhouette.  Best Novice Pony Hack was taken out by E Richardson's Tuscany Petite Serenade who was also named Reserve Champion Pony Hack 12.2 - 14hh. Champion Pony Hack ne 12.2hh was awarded to E Richardson's Hilbrie Coco Ribbon while Reserve Champion went to Riemer Family's Riegal Sugar Plum.  Champion Pony Hack 12.2hh - 14hh went to C Gale's Royalwood Enchanting. 

Best Novice Show Hunter Best Novice Show Hunter Horse was awarded to A Berwick & A Stella's Ultimate PPH who was also named Champion Show Hunter Horse.  P Austin & A Lovell's Hedathmont Flirt was named Reserve Champion Show Hunter Horse.  Best Novice Show Hunter Galloway was won by A Merry's NP Manhatten Showers while Champion Show Hunter Galloway went to M Haynes, D Quayle & K Reid's Lily's Sovereign with Reserve going to A Bartlett's Golden Sands Above and Beyond.  Best Novice Show Hunter Pony went to M Hunt's Ownedale Butter Schnapps.  Champion Show Hunter Pony ne 12.2hh was taken out by S&S Mullan Wright's Owendale Beestong with Reserve Champion going to A Merry's Spashdance.  Champion Show Hunter Pony 12.2-14hh was awarded to C Schafer's Rosegate Serenade with Reserve Champion going to A Berwick & J Orpwood' s Monte Cristo V.

Champion Junior Rider 14-18 years went to E Cooper with D Merry named Reserve Champion.  Champion Senior Rider went to M Cheeseman with C Fricker taking out Reserve Champion.  Champion Rider under 14 years went to M Gaden while Reserve Champion went to S Gilmour.

Thoroughcare classes
Hack Premier Award was won by S Merry & J Clarke's Royal Fair who also took out Racehorse to Show Horse Champion Hack.  Reserve Champion Hack went to F McIntyre & Highgrove .  Hunter Premier Award went to S Penny's Sheldene Delargo.  Racehorse to Show Horse Champion Show Hunter went to R Shannon-WInzer's Shaundale Park Eqyptian Prince with Reserve Champion Show Hunter going to J Clark's Parishon .  Fashions Off the Track a led event was awarded to E Bradshaw's Dominos with second place going to R Fleming & S Patterson's Hartnell..

J Clark's Parishon is a half brother to NZ Stakes winner Princess Emmy.  He won 2 of his first 4 starts and then raced in the Melbourne metro races including at Flemington.  Later in his career he won further races at Seymour and Caulfield before racing in the Greys race at the Melbourne Cup carnival at Flemington.  Parishon retired with a record of 29 starts for 5 wins and 2 placings.

F McIntyre's Highgrove was sold as a yearling for $460,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast and raced as Able Fun in Queensland, NSW and Victoria finishing his career in the southern stable of Chris Waller.  He had 13 starts for 3 placings.  

R Shannon-WInzer's Shaundale Park Eqyptian Prince is by a little known stallion called Egyptian King who had 12 live foals recorded.  He was registed as Prince of Egypt but was unraced.

J Anderon's Poitier raced under that name starting his career showing promise as a young horse in the stable of David Hayes after selling at the Gold Coast Magic Millions for $300,000.  Later in his career he raced in SA and when he retired he had had 31 starts for 4 wins and 6 placings.

S Merry & J Clarke's Royal Fair raced as Sirkos. Bred in Germany by Monsun (sire of Melbourne Cup winners Protectionist, Fiorente and Americain) he started his racing career in Germany before racing in France as a 3yo.  Purchased by Australian interests he was imported in late 2016 but didnt race here until March 2019.   In Europe he had won 2 races from 4 starts with one placing while in Australia he won his 4th start a 2100m race at Geelong.  After a further7 runs in April 2020 he was retired.

S Penny's Sheldene Delargo unnamed and unraced by the Flying Spur stallion Shaft and from the Encosta De Lago mare Yeo Belle and was entered but later withdrawn from the Melbourne Yearling sales.

E Bradshaw's Dominos who raced as Deeling Us In.  SOld through the Melbourne yearling sales this son of Dundeel started his career in Victoria but after 5 unplaced runs found himself in country NSW.  After 12 starts resulting in 6 placings at Coonabarabran, Moree, Gunnedah, Tamworth and Inverell he had a further 3 starts in outback Queensland and was retired after an unplaced effort at Barcaldine.

R Fleming & S Patterson's Hartnell on the other hand was a star of Australian racing and would have taken all the accolades had he not raced at the same time as Winx.  Hartnell was bred in the UK and had won 5 races there including at the Royal Ascot carnival before being sent to Australia.  FIrst up he was second in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes before winning both the Group 3 Sky High Stakes and Group 1 The BMW.  Unplaced in 4 runs for the spring and on in the autumn he returned to form in the spring of 2016 where he was second to Winx in the Warwick Stakes before winning the Chelmsford,  HIll Stakes and the Turnbull Stakes.  He was then second conceeding 2kg to Winx on the Cox Plate before a fighting third in the Melbourne Cup.  The following autumn he had 4 starts for 3 placings including 2 seconds to Winx.  IN the spring of 2017 he won the Lawrence Stakes first up before placings in the Makybe Diva and Underwood Stakes before 2 unplaced runs.  In the autumn he won first up in the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes before being placed in the Peter Young Stakes and 2 unplaced runs.  ANother short campaign in the spring followed for a win in the Epsom Hcp and placings in the Lawrence Stakes and Toorak Hcp.  Hartnell had 5 runs in the autumn of 2019 for 4 placings including a third in the Doncaster Hcp conceeding the winner nearly 10kg.  On last preparation followed in the spring with 7 runs for 3 placings including his last run where he was third in the Mackinnon Stakes beaten by just one length.  Hartnell retired with a record of 58 starts for 13 wins and 23 placings with over 7 million in earnings.


Heavy Harness

Champion Single Horse Business Turnout was awarded to S&M Finemore's Churchill while Champion Multiple Horse Business Turnout went to I, L & L Fritsch's Lowan Vale Fearghus.  Champion Delivery Horse was awarded to P Strafford's Samarah Park Thomas while Reserve Champion went to I.l & L Fritsch's Lowan Vale Lady Anne.  Champion Delivery Mulitple Horse was won by I, L & L Fritsch's Lowan Vale Fearghus who also took out Supereme Champion Traditional Heavey Harness Exhibit. 

Light Harness

The Champion Shetland Harness Pony went to L Virgona's Kilpara Park on Point who also won Reserve Champion Shetland Turnout and took out the Supreme Shetland Pony in Harness.  Reserve Champion Shetland Harness Pony was A Lindh & E Ballinger's Lentara Ambition while Champion Shetland Turnout went to L Virgona's Kilpara Park Mietta.

Champion Hackney Pony was awarded to M Holberton & A,P & C Cusack's The Doune Monarch with Reserve Champion going to C James' Beauwood Amazing Grace.  Champion Hackney Horse went to M Holberton & A,P & C Cusack's Makari Victory Light.  Champion Non-Hackney Pony was awarded to C Collins& A James' Rose Air Manikato while Reserve Champion Non Hackney Pony went to R Lane's Naringlook Gandalf.  Champion Non Hackney Horse was taken out by Team Vaudin's Kittle Composer with Reserve Champion going to Team Vaudin's Kittle Waltz.

C Collins & A James' Rose Air Manikato was awarded Champion Viceroy Turnout with R Lane's Naringalook Gandalf named Reserve Champion.  Champion LIght Horse Turnout went to R Lane's Naringalook Gandalf with C Collins & A James' Clemson Billboard named Reserve Champion.

Supreme Champion LIght Harness Exhibit was awarded to C Collins & A James' Rose Air Manikato.

Side Saddle Classes

Best Side Saddle Rider was awarded to S FInemore while Best Side Saddle Hack went to S&M FInemore's Another Grand.  Another Grand is an OTT Thoroughbred and raced as Winning SIngle.  Winning Single didnt quite have the same ability as some of his siblings with his best effort a third at Wyong from 6 starts but has proved versatile off the track and during the Royal was also competing in the hack classes.


In the showjumping the Most Successful Showjumping horse and rider awards went to G Creighton & L HUddy's Dada Des Brimbelles Z.  Most Successful Showjumping Rider & Horse in Group B went to S Holdsworth-Rose & Coolart Farm Short Torque.  Best Senior SA Showjumping Rider was awarded to K Bruhn while Best Performed Young Showjumping Horse was P Lever's Bonita.

Stock Horse Classes

The Champion Led Australian Stock HOrse Gelding went to D Hunt's Adelle Musician while Reserve went to J Edwards' Kiahglenn Foxtrot.  Champion Led Australian Stock Horse Filly/Mare went to T Gorton's Oakton Lodge Sudden Impression while Reserve Champion went to T Gorton's Oakton Lodge Sudden Empress.  Supreme Champion Led Australian Stock Horse went to  T Gorton's Oakton Lodge Sudden Impression

Best Novice ASHLA Rider went to K Garraway riding Viewhill LED.  Champion Ridden Australian Stock Horse went to D Hunt's Adelle Musician with Reserve Champion awarded to A Carrigan-Walsh's Kardinia Niah.  Champion Working Australia Stock Horse went to J Allen's Asar Collusion with Reserve Champion going to C Davis & Silverthorn Magenta.  Supreme Champion Ridden Australian Stock Horse was awarded to J Allen's Asar Collusion.


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