Friday 15 July 2022
Going up a gear from its 2021 class win, Spartan 1 Typhoon from Oxfordshire-based SC and GL Hartwright strode into the supreme champion position, at the Great Yorkshire under the direction of judge Robert Thomas, Herefordshire.
Typhoon is the most successful home-bred animal to come out of the Spartan stable, the Hartwrights have been consistently performing in the ring in recent times. This February 2020-born bull is a son of Solpoll 1 Perfection, bred by Northern Irish breeders John and William McMordie, and purchased at the 2019 society spring show and sale for 8,000gns, before winning multiple show prizes. It is out of Panmure 1 Plum K19, a line which has consistently delivered for Scottish breeders JM Cant and partners.
As well as last year’s success at the Great Yorkshire, it also won its class at Shropshire County while this year it placed reserve male champion at Royal Lancs, reserve champion at Stafford and supreme at Royal Norfolk and Shropshire County.
Following through from the male championship and into the reserve supreme spot was Harveybros 1 Va-Va-Voom, also standing junior champion. Born in March 2021, it is by Normanton 1 Laertes and out of Harveybros 1 Crocus E2 from the only female line at the Harvey’s stable, which goes back to Panmure’s Crocus family.
Spartan 1 Duchess T95, another from the Hartwright’s programme, took the female championship, mirroring its position at the Royal Norfolk just the week previous. This February 2020-born heifer is out of Ruckmans 1 Orange 1332 and again by Panmure 1 Henry son Solpoll 1 Perfection.
Reserve female and reserve junior champion was Sky High 1 Miss Allure from B Birch and G Brindley and N Griffiths, Staffordshire, having also been tapped out as supreme champion at the Royal Three Counties in June. Miss Allure won supreme champion in the National Pedigree Calf Show held at the English Winter Fair in2021 and was also junior champion at Stars of the Future 2021 and female champion and interbreed native heifer at the Royal Bath and West this summer. It is out of Dendor 1 Jennefer 15th, the two times Hereford female of the year which is a daughter of Solpoll 1 Gilbert, the three times UK sire of the year.
In the bull born after April 2021 class, Dendor 1 Vodka from Bethan Hutchinson, Billingham, Co Durham stood at the top end of the line-up. Bred by DE, ED and AL Jones, Powys, it is by 2018 Royal Welsh champion Gouldingpoll 1 Moonshine and out of Dendor 1 Wattle 9th, a daughter of Bakgard 1 Keno, the 2017 champion.
Also having travelled from Co Durham, Auckvale 1 Beth 1791R from W and R Kemp and sons led the cow class. Brought into the country as an embryo from Canada, its donor dam is CBB 4R Iggy 511C which the Kemps own a share of in Canada.
Coley 1 Duchess 609 from Heather Whittaker, Halifax saw victory in the junior heifer class. By Danish bull Solbakkens Patrik, it is out of Gouldingpoll 1 Duchess 916 bred by Ireland’s Matthew Goulding, and purchased for 6,000gns at the Goulding Opportunity sale in 2019. This young female was shown on its mother as it was placed reserve champion at the Royal Highland this year.
The Wirral’s R and RI Shaw saw success in the group of three while it was back to the Spartan stable to find the winning pair.