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Steinbeck - Killarney - 17.08.2010

Steinbeck: named the Coolmore leading two-year-old as the annual Northern Region ITBA Awards on Thursday night

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Two awards for Harron at ITBA ceremony

OVER 150 ITBA members and guests gathered at the Beechlawn House Hotel near Belfast on Thursday night for the annual Northern Region ITBA awards.

ITBA president Dr Dean Harron stepped forward to receive two awards as the breeder of Coolmore leading two-year-old award winner Steinbeck and Goffs/DBS leading older horse award winner Roker Park. Harron bred the pair at his Glyn Park Stud in Downpatrick.

Dual handicap winner Lethal Glaze, bred by Brian Kennedy, was named the Kildangan Stud leading three-year-old while the ITM leading overseas award went to Cat In Boots, a dual winner in Japan bred by Stonethorn Stud.

The jumps awards were led by Grand National hero Don't Push It, who took the Tattersalls Ireland leading National Hunt winner award. The son of Old Vic was bred by Dominick Vallely out of She's No Laugh Ben.R 

Go Native, bred by Patsy Murphy, and Weapon's Amnesty, bred by Aaron Metcalfe, shared the Dennison Commercials Group 1 winners award while Hugh Seffern stepped forward to receive the Weatherbys Ireland leading National Hunt Mare award as the breeder of Grade 3-winning hurdler Premier Victory. Frank and Rose Boyd received the Linen Hall Estates leading National Hunt owner/breeder award courtesy of two victories registered by their promising young hurdler Killultagh Queen.

Trainer James Lambe received the James Nicholson Wine Merchant leading trainer award for the eighth consecutive time. David Christie and Stuart Crawford shared the Irish Field Point-to Point Handlers award.




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