THE pre-eminent Clydesdale foal of the autumn shows, Doura Magic Touch, continued its winning form into 2018 when Charlotte Young’s colt took top honours at last Saturday’s Kilpatrick Foal Show, held among bracing temperatures at Ayr Mart.

In his previous outing, Magic Touch had taken supreme honours at the Clydesdale Winter Fair, at Lanark, in November, for his owner from Hall Farm, by Ayr. 

Bred in Ireland and sired by Glebeview Sir Charles, out of Ballinrees Lady Jane, his maternal grand dam was bred by Renfrewshire’s Dougie Gilchrist.

Taking the runners-up spot was the reserve foal champion from the Clydesdale Winter Fair, Fairhavens Queen of Hearts, from Leys of Crossan, Roundyhill, Forfar. 

Produced by the Collessie team for Moyra Stewart and her grandson, Robert Barr, this junior filly foal is by Redcastle Brelee Majestic out of Fordelhill Lucinda. She led the strongest class of the day which had seven entries.

Senior champion was the 2016-born filly, Doura Joules, by Doura Jackpot, from John Graham, Mains of Burnbank, Stirling.

LEADING awards:

(Judges: J Edgar, Castle Douglas, and I Craig, Dundonald).

Filly – 1, J Graham, Stirling, with Doura Joules; 2, D McGill, Alloway, with Caperhill Cleo.

Senior colt foal – 1, colt foal champion and overall champion, C Young, Ayr, with Doura Magic Touch; 2, A Noble, Penicuik, with Windyknowe Barra.

Junior colt foal – 1 and reserve colt foal, J and L Kennedy, Lanark, with Hillhouse Monarch; 2, R Black, Collessie, with Collessie Braveheart; 3, K Wilson, Blackford, with Blueton Prince George.

Senior filly foal – 1 and reserve filly foal, Auchengree Clydesdales, Stepps, with Auchengree Bethany; 2, C Young with Doura Marguerita.

Junior filly foal – 1, filly foal champion and reserve overall M Stewart and R Barr, Forfar, with Fairhavens Queen of Hearts; 2, G Gray, Linlithgow, with Fawnspark Alexa; 3, A and E Campbell, Kilmacolm, with Pacemuir Elizabeth.