The Co Londonderry Foal Show in Ballymena Mart, last week, saw victory for David Patterson, of Garvagh, with his two-year-old home-bred filly, Agivey Sophie.

She is by Roes Hall Calypso and out of the Bogton Flying Scot daughter, Drumeen Grace.

Judge, Tom Fountain, Woodhouse, Ashbourne, picked his foal champion to take the reserve supreme. This was Craigview Ralph, a colt foal from Victor and Raymond Scott, Limavady. Bred in Lanarkshire by Kirsty Donald, it is by Dillars Top Gun.

John Drummond, Bangor, took the reserve foal honours with Bratlach Queen of Hearts, a filly by Bratlach Mollinhillhead Gladiator.


(Judge: T Fountain, Woodhouse, Ashbourne, Derbyshire). Foals – senior filly – 1, D and M McKay, Carnaff Cindy (by Churchill Fascinator); 2, P O’Boyle, Rosegift Cassie (by Thorpe Hill Challenger); 3, D and R Ryan, Hillview Havana (by Doura Aird Ambition). Junior filly – 1, reserve foal, best foal bred in Ireland, best foal bred by exhibitor, and best presented, J Drummond, Bratlach Queen of Hearts ( Bratlach Mollinhillhead Gladiator); 2, Messrs Hanna, Macfin Queen of the Roses (by Rosegift Rocky); 3, G Tanner, Doura Lizzie (by Doura Aird Ambition). Senior colt – 1, foal champion and reserve overall, V and R Scott, Craigview Ralph (by Dillars Top Gun); 2, Messrs Hanna, Macfin Scotsman (by Glebeview Sir Charles); 3, D and M McKay, Carnaff Bobby (by Churchill Sir James). Junior colt – 1, Messrs Hanna, Macfin Kingsman (by Rosegift Rocky); 2, D and M McKay, Carnaff Jack (by Bratlach Ballintoy); 3, G Smyth, Cloghan Lord Louis (by Great American Ben Franklin).

Seniors – Two-year-old filly – 1, senior champion and overall champion, D Patterson, Agivey Sophie (by Rosehall Calypso); 2, T Gregg, Greenmount Lily (by Drumcraw Always Argyll); 3, V Millen, Ballinrees Lady Elizabeth (by Glebeview Sir Charles). Yearling filly – 1, S McKee, Hollybank Miss Mollie (by Great American Ben Franklin); 2, I and D Simpson, Macfin Vera Lynn (by Bratlach Ballintoy). Yearling colt or gelding – 1 and reserve senior champion, V and R Scott, Glebeview Jock (by Eskechraggan Torres).

Young handler – 1, Craig Hanna; 2, Bonnie Taggart; 3, Jessica Ryan.