Nick Luck Headlines Winners At TBA National Hunt Breeders' Awards

Nick Luck addresses the crowd at the TBA National Hunt Breeders' Awards | TBA

Sponsored by Goffs, the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association (TBA) celebrated the tenth edition of its annual National Hunt Breeders' Awards in a ceremony held in front of 150 breeders, owners and trainers at the Hilton Garden Inn in Doncaster on Monday evening.

Leading broadcaster and breeder Nick Luck, who hosted the evening, was the surprised recipient of the Queen Mother's Silver Salver (National Hunt Special Achievement Award), the highest honour bestowed by the TBA's NH Committee.

The other award winners were as follows:

  • Eric Gillie Ltd Trophy (Special Achievement Award): Kevin and Anne Glastonbury
  • Horse & Hound Cup (Leading active British-based stallion by individual chase winners in GB & Ire in 2023-24): Schiaparelli (Ger) – Overbury Stud
  • Whitbread Silver Salver (Leading active British-based stallion by prize-money in GB & Ire in 2023-24): Passing Glance (GB) – Batsford Stud
  • Highflyer Bloodstock Trophy (Leading Chaser): Edwardstone (GB) – bred by Robert Abrey and Ian Thurtle
  • Shade Oak Stud Trophy (Leading Hurdler): Strong Leader (GB) – bred by R Rainbow and Sons
  • Midnight Legend Trophy (Leading Chase Mare): Marsh Wren (GB) – bred by Exors of the late Mrs P Robeson
  • Yorton Trophy (Leading Hurdle Mare): Luccia (GB) – bred by Pump & Plant Services Ltd
  • Batsford Stud Trophy (Leading Novice Chaser): Embassy Gardens (GB) – bred by Rowland Crellin
  • Mickley Stud Trophy (Leading Novice Hurdler): High Class Hero (GB) – bred by Mr and Mrs D Futter and Peel Bloodstock
  • Peel Bloodstock Trophy (Leading Novice Hurdle Mare): Casa No Mento (GB) – bred by Sarah Jane Turner
  • Overbury Stud Trophy (Leading NHF): Romeo Coolio (GB) – bred by Will Kinsey
  • Dudgeon Cup (NH Broodmare of the Year): Annie's Answer (Ire) – owned by Reg and Jane Makin

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