28th Jan 2012
The Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association Awards 2012 took place on Saturday 28th January 2012 at The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort
Guest of honour was Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture.
Over 340 attended to see the ITBA honour and recognise the outstanding achievements of Irish Bred Horses both Flat and National Hunt during 2011.
The list of winners, accentuates the prowess that the Irish Bred horse possesses within the industry on a global scale.
The Irish National Stud would like to congratulate all 2012 Award Recipients but most importantly Hurricane Fly who won the National Hunt Hurdler of the Year!
Bred by Giovanni & Rafaelle Caiani of Agricola Del Parco. Hurricane Fly was born 5th April 2004 at 19:25 weighing an impressive 132 lbs at the Irish National Stud.
The Caiani’s followed up the nights events by attending Leopardstown to witness ‘The Fly’ win The Irish Champion Hurle his 10th Grade 1 win.
Next stop Cheltenham!!!