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Hunter Valley Awards Celebrates Achievements
The 23rd annual HTBA Awards, held yesterday, celebrated the achievements of champion thoroughbreds and breeders, with some 300 leaders of industry, clients, sponsors, suppliers and supporters attending this year's event. The winners were:
- Champion 2YO: VRC Sires Produce winner, Zululand, bred by Kia Ora Stud.
- Champion 2YO Filly: Darley's Exceed and Excel filly Earthquake, winner of the Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes.
- Champion 3YO Colt: Gr1 winner, Dissident, bred by Widden Stud, Mr R.Hamer & Mr T.Burnett.
- Champion 3YO Filly: Darley's quadruple Gr1 winner Guelph.
- Champion Racehorse: Multiple Gr1-winning Lankan Rupee, bred and raced by Teeley Assets Ltd.
- Champion Sire: Champion Sire Redoute's Choice, standing at Arrowfield Stud,
- Champion First Season Sire: I Am Invincible standing at Yarraman Park.
- Champion Broodmare: Zabeel mare Regard, dam of multiple Gr1-winning champion Atlantic Jewel & Gr1 winner Commanding Jewel.
- Irish National Stud Scholarship: William Lee Warner