It was another successful outing for the Chaileybrook team at Royal Three Counties Show, with the Southdowns picking up a host of top placings, including the breed championship.
Taking the top ticket was three crop ewe Chaileybrook 15/0010, a Sarkozy daughter out of a dam by the Frog and with an acclaimed show record behind her, having previously been breed champion at both Royal Bath and West and Royal Three Counties in 2016, as well as being reserve interbreed champion at Royal Bath and West and female and reserve breed champion at the Society’s 125th anniversary National Show.
Also taking a red ticket was Chaileybrook 18/00308, a gimmer by last year’s Royal Three Counties interbreed champion, Percheron. She is out of 15/0010, continuing this family’s rich vein of form.
And the flock also took first place in the class for a group of three lambs, with a group made up of two ram lambs and three ewe lambs.
In the individual lamb classes the ewe lamb, Chaileybrook 19/0557, a daughter of Chaileybrook 12/0011 stood second, with this one being out of a homebred Sarkozy daughter.
Also featuring in the top three was shearling ram Chaileybrook 18/00297, a full ET brother to the first prize winning gimmer, when he stood third.
A second prize card was taken by our second aged ewe Chaileybrook 14/0044, a daughter of The Frog out of the legendary Chaileybrook 05/0002.
In the Blue Texels the team stood up well among strong competition, with aged tup Little Brucie Bonus taking third in his class and our gimmers standing seventh and eighth in a class of more than 20 entries. In seventh was homebred Littlebrook Cherrybubble, while in eighth was Beili Blues Cwtch.
Both our aged ewe, Sams Annabel, and our ram lamb, Littlebrook Dundee also featured in the line up in their respective classes.
Sophie also enjoyed success in the young handlers classes, taking second in both Friday and Saturday’s classes as well as third on Sunday.