Tuesday 25 June 2024

Spartan 1 Victoria’s Secret was selected by George Harvey of Harveybros Herefords as supreme and grand female champion at the Royal Highland Show. No stranger to the show ground, Victoria’s Secret has become quite the veteran at the event, advancing her position each year.

Spartan 1 Victoria’s Secret from S C and G L Hartwright

In 2022, she ended the day as reserve junior champion, at the 2023 show she stood as reserve supreme and grand female and this year she gained the ultimate accolade. This September 2020-born female has featured in numerous reports this season alone, standing repeatedly within the winner’s circle.

She was crowned female champion at the Royal Three Counties just weeks prior. Bred by S C and G L Hartwright, Oxfordshire, she has been shown with calf, Spartan 1 Beckham at foot, and is by UK sire of the year Solpoll 1 Perfection, she is a September 2020-born female out of Cleland 1 Glissade 26th.

Dendor 1 Vodka exhibited and owned by Bethan Hutchinson, bred by DE, ED & AL Jones

Another animal who has moved up the ranks as he has matured is Dendor 1 Vodka exhibited and owned by Bethan Hutchinson, Billingham, Co Durham, bred by DE, ED & AL Jones. Last year he stood as reserve in the junior male championship, this year he finished the day as reserve overall champion beside Spartan 1 Victoria’s Secret. Sired by Gouldingpoll 1 Moonshine, the 2018 Royal Welsh Show champion, it is out of Dendor 1 Wattle 9th which is a daughter of Bakgard 1 Keno daughter, the 2017 Royal Welsh champion.

Panmure 1 Admiral bred by JM Cant & Partners

Panmure 1 Admiral, sired by Romany 1 Thor FR T4 was tapped out as reserve overall male champion. For the November 22-born bull, out of Panmure 1 Plum T6, the ticket marks the first major championship win. Hailing from the stables of, JM Cant & Partners, the Scottish breeders dominated in the junior classes claiming both positions on the podium.

Their other bull, Panmure 1 Alexander, who has previously taken a spin around the ring seeing success at last Octobers Agri Expo where he took the reserve overall male ribbon, stood beside his shared sire brother starting in their class ‘Bull, born on or between 1st September 2022 and 28th February 2023’ before advancing into the junior male championship. Alexander is out of homebred, Panmure 1 Blessing S4.

Both Panmure 1 Admiral and Panmure 1 Alexander later joined forces within the exhibitor bred class to take first position.

Panmure 1 Plum W1 bred by JM Cant & Partners

Another success story for the Panmure herd came within the female division with heifer, Panmure 1 Plum W1, December 2021 born, she is by Romany 1 Distiller A84 D53 and out of Panmure 1 Plum P10, a Dendor 1 Leota daughter. An animal who has consistently caught the eye of judges, both at the Scottish National Show last summer and in 2022’s Stars of the Future event where she stood senior champion.

RM 1 Lily bred by Emma Hodge

Winner of both the junior female championship and reserve overall female titles was RM 1 Lily from breeder Emma Hodge. Joining the society in 2020, Miss Hodge is no stranger to cattle having grown up surrounded by Aberdeen Angus and is niece to Jimmy Hodge, Fellowhills Herefords. The RM Hereford herd is quickly establishing itself as one to watch within the ring and demonstrating that the stock has what it takes to win. Powered by Coley blood, the December 22-born heifer, is sired by Coley 1 Teddy and out of namesake, Coley 1 Lily 561.

Following RM 1 Lily through the classes was Saltire 1 Ruth 3rd from WP & K Wason, Lochgelly, Fife. Her potential was first spotted by judge Maddie Clarke at the Stars of the Future show where she was placed reserve female champion. November 2022-born, she is a daughter of Dorepoll 1 499 Eisnteine, who’s sire is a Canadian imported embryo originating from the Hills and Remitall West herds.

Spartan 1 Elizabeth 2nd owned and exhibited by Rebecca Moore, bred by S C and G L Hartwright

Another new breeder placing her flag in the showring was Rebecca Moore, Corbridge, Northumberland. Establishing her herd in 2020, Miss Moore led her animal, Spartan 1 Elizabeth 2nd to victory in her class ‘Female, born on or after 1st March 2023’. The March 2023-born heifer was bred by S C and G L Hartwright, Spartan Herd and is out of Englefield 1 Elizabeth 7th and sired by Solpoll 1 Perfection. Elizabeth 2nd found a new home as a foundation cow with Miss Moore with this win setting her in good stead for her future progeny.

JC 1 Austin from Liam Jackson-Carr

From young breeder, Liam Jackson-Carr, comes JC 1 Austin. A bull who time and time again delivers the goods and heads home with rosettes, having received the reserve champion at the Royal Norfolk. The Royal Highland show was no exception. Travelling from Carle Cotes near Sheffield, Austin is April-23 born, out of Coley 1 Dowager 545, he is a son of the prolific show-winner Coley 1 Vincent, who is the reigning joint ‘bull of the year winner’.

Romany 1 Wildcard FR W54 from JRB Wilson & Sons

Romany 1 Wildcard FR W54 from JRB Wilson & Sons

From the Romany herd, Kelso, Cowbog, Romany 1 Wildcare FR W54 was tapped out as class winner in ‘Bull, born on or between 1st January and 31st August 2022′. April 22- born he is out of Romany 1 Lily D1 K27 and sired by Fabb 1 Rocco, a bull full of Canadian and Danish genetics.

Full Results List

Supreme champion – S C and G L Hartwright – Spartan 1 Victoria’s Secret

Reserve overall champion – B G Hutchinson – Dendor 1 Vodka

 

Overall male champion – B G Hutchinson – Dendor 1 Vodka

Reserve male champion – JM Cant & Partners – Panmure 1 Admiral

 

Junior bull champion – JM Cant & Partners – Panmure 1 Admiral

Reserve junior bull champion – JM Cant & Partners – Panmure 1 Alexander

 

Overall female champion – S C and G L Hartwright – Spartan 1 Victoria’s Secret

Reserve female champion – Emma Hodge – RM 1 Lily

 

Junior female champion – Emma Hodge – RM 1 Lily

Reserve junior female champion – W, P & K Wason – Saltire 1 Ruth 3rd

 

Female, born on or after 1st March 2023

1st – Rebecca Moore – Spartan 1 Elizabeth 2nd

2nd – T & D Harrison – Moralee 1 Rebel Amy PR310

3rd – Heather Whittaker – Colet 1 Malan 697

4th – J Hodge – Fellowhills 1 Tuilagi R Plum

5th – W, P & K Wason – Saltire 1 Cathy 8th

 

Female, born on or between 1st September 2022 and 28th February 2023

1st – Emma Hodge – RM 1 Lily

2nd – W, P & K Wason – Saltire 1 Ruth 3rd

3rd – T & D Harrison – Moralee 1 Sparkles PR285

4th – T & D Harrison – Moralee 1 Kylie PR294

5th – S C and G L Hartwright – Spartan 1 Oyster Queen Liz

 

Female, in Milk or in Calf, born on or between 1st September 2021 and 31st August 2022

1st – JM Cant & Partners – Panmure 1 Plum W1

2nd – Cara Doggett – Coley 1 Mink 634

3rd – S C and G L Hartwright – Spartan 1 Jen 4th SP W183

4th – T & D Harrison – Moralee 1 Pippa BS265

5th – B G Hutchinson – Porton House 1 Duchess 2nd

 

Female, in Milk or in Calf, born on or before 31st August 2021

1st – S C and G L Hartwright – Spartan 1 Victoria’s Secret

2nd – J Hodge – Fellowhills 1 RM Ishbel

 

Bull, born on or after 1st March 2023

1st – Liam Jackson-Carr – JC 1 Austin

2nd – Heather Whittaker – Coley 1 Andreas

3rd – J Hodge – Fellowhills 1 Ancrum

 

Bull, born on or between 1st September 2022 and 28th February 2023

1st – JM Cant & Partners – Panmure 1 Admiral

2nd – JM Cant & Partners – Panmure 1 Alexander

3rd – John A Cameron & Son – Baldinnnie 1 Adrian

4th – S C and G L Hartwright – Spartan 1 Arabian King SP204

5TH – John A Cameron & Son – Baldinnie 1 Angus

 

Bull, born on or between 1st 

1st – JRB Wilson & Sons – Romany 1 Wildcard FR W54

 

Bull, born on or between 1st January and 31st August 2022

1st – B G Hutchinson – Dendor 1 Vodka

2nd – Coxon Herefords – Milovaig 1 Vindicator

3rd – John A Cameron & Son – Solpoll 1 Wolfman

 

Best Pair of Animals, bred by Exhibitor

1st – Panmure Herd – JM Cant & Partners

2nd – Moralee Herd – T & D Harrison