Tuesday 28 June 2022
Proving the long journey worthwhile from Oxfordshire to the Royal Highland was Spartan 1 Typhoon from SC and GL Hartwright which stood supreme and performance recorded interbreed champion, having already had a fruitful show season.
By the 8,000gns Solpoll 1 Perfection which had great success in the show ring, it is out of Panmure 1 Plum K19, a line which has consistently performed for Scottish breeders JM Cant and partners.
The most successful home-bred to come out of the Spartan stable, the Hartwrights have had some great achievements in recent times with stockman Luke Murphy on the halter, including winning the supreme championship at the Christmas calf show in 2021. This two year old bull had show wins last year, winning its class at the Great Yorkshire and Shropshire County, while this year it has placed reserve male champion at Royal Lancs, reserve champion at Stafford and supreme at Shropshire County.
Tasked with judging was Aberdeen-Angus breeder Willie McLaren who said Typhoon had a real presence in the ring, being ‘so correct, with great feet, body mass and spring of rib’. Willie said he was just the type of animal the breed requires.
In the reserve position was Gouldingpoll 1 Duchess 916, owned by Heather Whittaker, Halifax, Yorkshire and bred by Ireland’s Matthew Goulding, having been purchased for 6,000gns at the Goulding Opportunity sale in 2019. Born in March 2018, its sire line goes back to Canada’s Remitall herd while its dam is another member of Gouldingpoll’s Duchess line. The female was shown with its second calf, Coley 1 Duchess 609, at-foot.
Willie commented he judged Duchess and calf as a unit, stating the female would wean the calf at 50 per cent of its body weight while carrying a ‘lovely udder’.
Taking the junior championship and the reserve grand female title was Milovaig 1 Lady Anna from Calum Smith and Anna Wilson, Inverness. By Shraden 1 Perestroika, a grand sire of SMH Euro 30E, it is out of a Fisher 1 Ensign E254 daughter. This March 2021 born female also stood best Scottish-bred exhibit within the Hereford section.
Reserve grand male and junior male champion, Moralee 1 Vermouth RK V22 from T and D Harrison, Mickley, Northumberland. A son of Moralee 1 Rebel Kicks KS R12, it is out of Richmount 1 Katie-Perry, bred by James Graham, Portadown, Co Armagh.
Standing reserve in the junior male championship was Dendor 1 Vodka from Bethan Hutchinson, Billingham, Co Durham. 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.
The September 2020 to February 2021 class saw success for Spartan 1 Victoria’s Secret which had also travelled north with the Hartwrights. Another by Perfection, this September 2020 born female is out of Cleland 1 Glissade 26th.
Spartan 1 Duchess T95 from SC and GL HartwrightAnother from the Spartan herd, this time Spartan 1 Duchess T95 led the September 2019 to August 2020 born class. Also by Perfection, it is out of Ruckmans 1 Orange 1332.
Coley 1 Vincent came to the fore in the September 2020 to February 2021 bull class. Now 21 months old, it stood reserve supreme at the 2021 Great Yorkshire Show. An embryo calf, it is by Fabb 1 Northern Star and out of Gouldingpoll 1 Duchess 591.
Moralee 1 Roland Rat KS R16, owned and shown by JA Cameron and son, Kilconquhar, Fife, took the red ticket in the senior bull class. Employed as stock bull at Baldinnie Herefords, it is a son of SMH King Size 87K, the 2019 UK sire of the year. Not a stranger to success at Ingleston, Roland Rat stood next to Moralee 1 Rebel Kicks KS R12 as reserve champion native pair in the Royal Highland Showcase in 2021.
Continuing last year’s success in the pairs class, Harrisons came to the fore once again, this time with Moralee 1 Pippa RK V21 and Moralee 1 Pippa RK V33, two full sisters by Rebel Kicks and out of Coley 1 Pippa 356.