DEISE '14 BEST IN SHOW
Topping Deise All Breeds Ch Show in style under Marie Thorpe was Barry O’Neill’s multi CC winning Basset Hound, Ch & GB Ch Knockogue Arthurs Legacy, his third BIS this year, having taken BIS at both Combined and Fermoy Internationals. Last year’s top Group 6 dog, again he heads the ICP/Royal Canin Top Winners Leaderboard,with his BIS wins and five groups, and is currently in the lead for IKC Dog of the Year. Marie decided, from good company, that the Whippet, Ch Demerlay Armabay Billie Jean, owned in partnership by Albert Ritchie and his granddaughter, Danielle Ritchie Smith should be Reserve BIS, having earlier taken her 2nd group victory, Gina was handled today by Albert. HAPPY DOG was the generous sponsor of the show, represented by Jackie Stubbs.
DEISE '14 BEST IN SHOW
Judge Marie Thorpe's choice for BIS was Barry O’Neill’s multi CC winning Basset Hound, Ch & GB Ch Knockogue Arthurs Legacy.
DEISE '14 BEST IN SHOW - FINAL FOUR
Best In Show judge, Marie Thorpe runs her eye over his final four in the BIS challenge before making his final selection for Best in Show. (l-r) Barry O’Neill’s Basset Hound, Ch & GB Ch Knockogue Arthurs Legacy (BIS 1), Albert Ritchie & Danielle Ritchie Smith's Whippet, Ch Demerlay Armabay Billie Jean (BIS 2), Woods and Collins' English Springer Spaniel, Sh Ch Wenark Drama Queen Jun Ch (BIS 3), Taggart's Hungarian Vizsla, Sh Ch Bitcon Card Tricks For Cooley Jun Ch (BIS 4)
DEISE '14 BEST IN SHOW - FINAL FOUR ON THE MOVE
DEISE '14 WINNING MOMENT
DEISE '14 BEST BABY PUPPY IN SHOW
Marie Thorpe judged Best Baby Puppy In Show from all the best baby puppies in breed, finding her winner in Denise Barrett and Richard Maeer’s Boxer Clyrocko In Ya Dreams. RBBPIS went to Clodagh Fallon’s Pug, Clodana Bellissima.
DEISE '14 CHAMPION STAKES
The keenly contested champion stakes, with the winner qualifying for the Champion of Champion final next January, saw June Wall award top spot to Billy and Josh Henderson and Ciaran and Ann Marie Donnelly’s Dobermann Ch & GB Ch Tuwos Hrana, with the runner-up rosette awarded to Liz Wogan’s Keeshond Ch Neradmik Beach Boy Avec Deminiac.
DEISE '14 CHAMPION STAKES
DEISE '14 PUPPY STAKES
The Puppy Stakes were in the very capable hands of June Wall and her her winner was Amanda Payne’s Boxer, Willow Stars In Her Eyes. Second was Damien McDonald’s Shetland Sheepdog, Degallo The Show Must Go On of Fearnach.
DEISE '14 VETERAN STAKES
Topping the Veteran Stakes under June Wall was Catherine and Tina Broaders’ Wire Fox Terrier, Ch & Int Ch Crystalwire Solo of Brookside with Linda and Paul Magee’s Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen, Ch & Int Ch Debucher Quelqu’un D’Autre Avec Clonallan in second place.
DEISE '14 BRACE STAKES
June Wall’s Brace Stakes winners were Pat Foley’s Rottweilers, with Lynda Dunn’s Salukis in second place.
DEISE '14 TEAM STAKES
Stephen and Sue Bale’s visiting trio of Pembroke Corgis were June Wall’s winners in the team stakes.
DEISE '14 STAKES RING
Stakes judge, June Wall casts her eye over the entants in the Champion Stakes.
DEISE '14 STAKES JUDGE
Stakes judge, June Wall pictured with the trophies on offer at Deise.
DEISE '14 GROUP 1
Group 1 was judged by Irene Grant whose winner was Clare Burnett’s Bouvier des Flandres Ch/GB Ch Luik Fancy Nancy at Mon Cher, ‘Nancy’s’ first group win in a year that has seen her gain her GB title as well. Second was Alan and Sarah Matthews’ Pembroke Corgi GB Ch Craigycor Lightening Bolt.
DEISE '14 GROUP 2
Topping group 2 under Colm Hastings, himself no stranger to the main ring with his Bobtails, was Billy and Josh Henderson’s Dobermann Ch/GB Ch Tuwos Halestorm, ‘Storm’ the BIS winner last year at Clonmel and Limerick and group winner this year at Portadown. In second place was Austin and Ann Long Doyle’s St Bernard Ch/Int/Lux Ch Il Divo Roly by Longsdyle, still on top form after his journey back from Windsor the previous day where he had taken the CC and BOB.
DEISE '14 GROUP 3
In charge of the terriers in group 3 was Scottish Terrier aficionado Oliver Byrne, whose winner’s rosette went to Ken Crockett’s West Highland White Terrier Havasu Nookie; 14-month-old ‘Pogo’ stepping up from second place the previous day and taking his fifth green star. Second was Una Rigney and Kata Tatjine Burovincz’s Kerry Blue Terrier Hung Ch Dinnyesvarosi Nirvana, ‘Amalka’ taking her third green star since her arrival from her native Hungary.
DEISE '14 GROUP 4
The Dachshunds in group 4 were judged by Irish all-breeds judge Colette Muldoon whose winner was Trevor Castles’ Miniature Smooth, 14-month-old Dachsbrook Marg at Seltsac, a first group placing, with in second place Gerry McFaul’s Longhaired Ch/GB Ch Dachville Special Blend, ‘Jill’ adding more points to her total at the top of the Irish Canine Press/Royal Canin Leaderboard.
DEISE '14 GROUP 5
The ever popular Josie Foley, refreshed from her efforts at Kilkenny the previous day, judged group 5, awarding the group to Craig Bannon and Niamh Carroll’s Akita Ch/Am/Int Ch Hoka Hey’s The Power And The Glory, annual champion in the breed for 2013; this was a first group win of the year after group victory at Tralee last year. Second was Maureen and Brian Carroll’s Keeshond Ch/Int Ch Lyntova Legend Has It, group winner at Hibernian earlier this year.
DEISE '14 GROUP 6
Well known Dachshund man Michael Crowley judged the hounds in group 6 where his winner, Barry O’Neill’s Basset Hound Ch/GB Ch Knockogue Arthurs Legacy, went on to win BIS, his third this year, later in the day. Second was Ivor and Michelle Keelan’s Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen Ch Afterglow Chunkey Monkey at Tejas, RBIS at Newtownards in May.
DEISE '14 GROUP 7
Emerging successful from group 7 under Colm Hastings was the eventual BIS4 winning Hungarian Vizsla, Sinead Taggart’s Sh Ch Bitcon Card Tricks for Cooley, this win taking him to the top of the ICP/Royal Canin Leaderboard for the group, with Tom and Annie Mervyn taking the runner-up rosette with their German Shorthaired Pointer Sh Ch/GB Sh Ch Karlivar Dusky Rose at Tomanipoint, ‘ Lucy’ the BIS here last year.
DEISE '14 GROUP 8
Margaret O’Gorman, well known secretary of Clonmel show on the Irish Circuit, was centre ring for group 8, finding her winner in the English Springer Spaniel, Sandra and Claire Collins and Ken Woods’ Sh Ch Wenark Drama Queen, who was to go on to BIS3. Second was the American Cocker Spaniel, Colm Beattie, Teresa and Joanna Lynch’s Mygillie Crime Of Passion, group winner recently at Cork, and his points today taking him to the top of the ICP/Royal Canin Leaderboard.
DEISE '14 GROUP 9
Pauline Keegan, well known for her involvement with the Pekingese over many years, was judge for group 9 where her winner was Rae Dowsett’s Maltese Ch Zumarnik Hot Pursuit, a first group win for five-year-old ‘Percy’, with second to Moira Grant-Cook’s French Bulldog Ch Eastonite Hurricane, handled by husband Ronnie; 18-month-old ‘Bomber’ stepping up from third place recently at Hibernian.
DEISE '14 GROUP 10
Topping group 10 under Oliver ‘Sonny’ Noonan was the Whippet who went on to RBIS, Albert Ritchie and Danielle Ritchie-Smith’s Ch Demerlay Armabay Billie Jean, with the Afghan Hound, Zita and Brian Fogarty’s Ch Drishaun Ain’t Life Grand, in second spot; 23-month-old ‘Jaida’ recently attaining her title and today taking her first group placing.
HAPPY DOG representative Jackie Stubbs
Deise '14 Venue
The old racecourse at Tramore is set high up on the top of the hill with spectacular views from any angle and Deise committee utilises every part of the venue, both in front of and behind the main stand, on hard standing and for the stakes and BIS the parade ground is the grassed area used. It is a picturesque setting, if somewhat ‘Victorian’ in era, though the facilities and catering are up to the minute, and on a good day it is pleasant and certainly different, with quite a bit of character not associated with our normal sports grounds and Cloghran venues.