Ballylinch wins ITBA award for third consecutive year

The annual ITBA Breeders Awards for 2014 were held at the Heritage Hotel in Killenard on Saturday night 24th January. For the third consecutive year Ballylinch Stud was honoured to receive an award. The 2014 award was as breeders of European Champion Two Year Old Belardo who was bred at Ballylinch out of our homebred mare Danaskaya, herself a Champion Two Year Old. Belardo was sold by Ballylinch for €100,000 at the Arqana August Yearling Sale in 2013 and he went on to win 3 races last season including the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes.  In 2013 Ballylinch won an award as breeders of dual Group 1 and Breeders Cup winner Chriselliam and in 2012 we won an outstanding achievement award for King's Theatre.