Tuesday 6 June 2023
It was another successful show for Solpoll 1 Trailblazer from L and L Bowen, Nelson, Glamorgan, at the Royal Bath and West where it won reserve interbreed, supreme and male champion following hot on the heels from its interbreed victory at Shropshire County Show.
Purchased from Northern Ireland’s John and William McMordie at £10,000, it is a son of Solpoll 1 Promoter, which was imported from Canada as an embryo. Its dam is Solitude 1 Duchess bred by Andrew McMordie and goes back to the Duchess line at Dorepoll. Trailblazer also went on to stand interbreed champion pair with stablemate Bowendu 1 Ruby 2nd.
Reserve supreme and reserve male champion was Midford 1 Whatyalookinat from Will Awan, Midford, Bath, as tapped out by judge Ryan Coates, Leicestershire. Born in March 2022, it is by Intelagri 1 Jaguar L, a Fisher 1 Jaguar J347 son and out of a Panmure 1 Henry daughter, Intelagri 1 Rosie. This young bull also won junior native interbreed bull.
The female championship was another title to head back over the Severn Bridge with the Bowen family as Bowendu 1 Ruby 2nd moved to the fore before also winning reserve native interbreed champion heifer. January-born, it is a daughter of the day’s supreme champion Solpoll 1 Trailblazer and out of Dendor 1 Ruby 23rd which was third place female of the year in both 2019 and 2017, having also taken the supreme championship at Shepton Mallet.
Hudley 1 Luna from Harriet Jackson, Gundleton, Hampshire stood reserve female champion. By AI sire Gouldingpoll 1 Stockman, it is out of Solpoll 1 Ferrari daughter, Hudley 1 Lucy.