Looking forward to ITBA Northern Region Awards 2019

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LEADING NATIONAL HUNT HORSE: Tom Rudd, Tattersalls Ireland, presents the Leading National Hunt Horse to Mr Fred Mackey for ‘Native River’ at last year’s ITBA Northern Region Awards. (FW42-512NN)

ON Friday, October 25, Northern Ireland’s Breeders will gather at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast to celebrate their Thoroughbred successes around the world.

Year on year, the Northern Irish Thoroughbred industry continues to punch way above its weight, producing world-class racehorses and the awards evening in Belfast is the perfect setting to acknowledge all their achievements. The Thoroughbred industry is responsible for a major contribution to the Northern Ireland rural economy, with over £30 million of direct and indirect investments. This year, a report commissioned by DAERA was completed, highlighting the impact of the NI Equine industry, which is available to be utilised.

LEADING THREE-YEAR-OLD: Anthony O’Donnell, Godolphin Ireland Ltd, presents the Leading Three-Year-Old Award to Cecil and Martin McCracken at last year’s ITBA Northern Region Awards. (FW42-511NN)

This year’s award winners hail from all over Northern Ireland and include Grade 1 winner ‘Battleoverdoyen’s’ breeder Caroline Berry and the multiple Group 1 winner ‘Best Solution’, bred by father and son combination Cecil and Martin McCracken from Co. Down.

The evening will commence with a drinks reception, followed by a sumptuous four-course meal, awards ceremony hosted by Brendan McArdle and music by ‘The Chancers’.

Tickets for this

LEADING TWO-YEAR-OLD: Colin Kennedy receives the Leading Two-Year-Old prize from Coolmore Stud’s representative Ted Walsh Jnr at last year’s ITBA Northern Region Awards. (FW42-510NN)

gala evening cost £50pp and are available from Regina in the ITBA HQ on 00 353 45 877543.


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