SLIGO '18 BEST IN SHOW
Stewart Cummings judged best In Show, taking top spot was the visiting American Cocker Spaniel, Lisa Nelson, Leanne Bryant and Bev Morris’ Am Ch, Sh Ch & GB Sh Ch Silhouette Troubling Nasaileen with Mycalleys, handled by Lisa. Reserve Best in Show was Ray O’Neill’s Pekingese, Ch Trendylook Hedley Lamarr.
SLIGO '18 BEST BABY PUPPY IN SHOW
Stewart Cummings awarded Best Baby Puppy In Show to Maguire’s 5 months old Cocker Spaniel, Kerrijoy’s Jazzy June, with RBBPIS going to the French Bulldog, David Boyd & Taggart’s 4 months old Canmoy’s Boston Revolver.
SLIGO '18 BEST JUNIOR IN SHOW
Sligo introduced a Best Junior in Show competition, selected from the Best Junior winner in each breed and taking top spot was Marianne Dunne’s Jack Russell Terrier, Krisbos Kaier Tom, with runner-up awarded to Wendy Fleming’s Pointer, Glenariff Golden Moon.
SLIGO '18 PUPPY STAKES
Cybel Alford’s Puppy Stakes winner at Sligo was Eva Keenan and Henry Stanley’s 11 months old Heneva Sasha Fierce, with second spot going to Halton’s Standard Poodle, Tazziemin Hot Gossip.
SLIGO '18 CHAMPION STAKES
Topping the Champion Stakes under Cybel Alford was Cheryl Donaldson’s American Cocker Sh Ch Silveross Van Halen Sings Cherdon, with the runner-up spot filled by Orlaith Keenan’s Medium Poodle, Ch Sleepybrook Let Me Entertain U.
SLIGO '18 VETERAN STAKES
Seamus and Maura Gettings when their GWHP, Ch, Sh Ch & Int Ch Kimmax Krystal Klear Of Beechillawn, headed up the Veteran Stakes under Cybel Alford, whose choice for second spot was Martin Bailey and Jennifer Duggan’s OES, Ch & Int Ch Dromtrasna Jack At Guapo
SLIGO '18 BRACE STAKES
Cybel Alford’s Brace Stakes winner Jalena Samjonova’s Giant Schnauzers, Ch Velournoir Callisto Tammy and Ch Robmarralee Back In Black.
SLIGO '18 BREEDERS STAKES
Stewart Cummings' Breeders Stakes winner was Claire Burnett's Mon Cher Bouvier Des Flandres.
SLIGO '18 GROUP 1
Rob Douma from the Netherlands judged Group 1 where his winner was Grainne Keeling’s 11 months old Shetland Sheepdog, Kishdigra Amazed By Me, with the runner-up rosette awarded to Joe Dempsey’s Old English Sheepdog, Ch & Int Ch Bellablue Bewitched By Scallywag.
SLIGO '18 GROUP 2
Heather Cox’s Group 2 victor was Alison Small’s Rottweiler, Alldenria Inferno, with second place going to Joe Lyons and Belinda Holmes’ 3 year old Black Russian Terrier, Ch Kalaslane Rasputin.
SLIGO '18 GROUP 3
Swedish All Breeds judge, Kalle Johansson judged Group 3, awarding top spot to the Kerry Blue Terrier, Paul Butterfield, Brendan McGivern and Harold Quigg’s Ch Irisblu Argento Miculadh, with second place to Myles Leonard and Betty Smit Kammerbeek’s Scottish Terrier, Ch & Int Ch Lucia's Dream Surprise Packet.
SLIGO '18 GROUP 4
Tony Rainey’s Dachshund winner in Group 4 was Lesley Patton’s Standard Wire, Ch Lesandnic Ludovic, who finished the day BIS 4, with second place taken by Michael Crowley’s Standard Smooth, Ch Nicholas Of Donnamarc.
SLIGO '18 GROUP 5
Maria and Ray Weafer’s American Akita, Mamoru The Blade Runner, today’s BIS 3 winner, was French judge, Cristian Jouanchicot’s Group 5 choice, with Olive Taylor’s Chow, Ch, GB & Int Chivas Royal Djalo At Taylorian, taking the second spot.
SLIGO '18 GROUP 6
Dutch judge, Cindy Kerssemeijer’s Group 6 winner was Martina Bermingham’s 8 months old male Dalmatian, Lornlee Bite The Bullet, with second spot filled by Debbie and Jim Irvine’s Basset Hound, Ch Emmorah All Right Now.
SLIGO '18 GROUP 7
Heading up Group 7 under Paul Lawless was Michael Keneally and Mairead Jones’ 3 year old Weimaraner, Minama I'm On Fire, with second place awarded to Sheila Hughes’ Irish Setter, Corradeelish Pheasant At Cloonminda.
SLIGO '18 GROUP 8
Paul Lawless’ Group 8 winner was Lisa Nelson, Leanne Bryant and Bev Morris’ American Cocker Spaniel Am Ch, Sh Ch & GB Sh Ch Silhouette Troubling Nasaileen with Mycalleys, the BIS winner, with in second place, Caroline Reynolds’ Clumber Spaniel, Ch, Gb Sh Ch & Nl Ch Wyclydo's Fast As The Wind At Glenariff.
SLIGO '18 GROUP 9
Ray O’Neill’s Pekingese, Ch Trendylook Hedley Lamarr, the Reserve BIS winner, was Finnish judge, Tanya Ahlman Stockmari’s choice to head Group 9, with the runner-up spot awarded to Gillian Gibson’s 2 year old Shih Tzu, Ch Miracey Fruitylicious At Virtulvilage.
SLIGO '18 GROUP 10
Michael Western found his Group 10 winner in Felicity Thompson’s 4 year old Italian import Greyhound, Ch Sobers Wrennah Of Barnesmore, with in second place by Walter Albert’s 4 year old Borzoi, Simpy Infatuated With Zancuda.
SLIGO '18 JUNIOR HANDLING
10-12 years class. Graham McLoughlin won the best overall Junior Handing under Stewart Cummings, handling the family’s Cocker Spaniel.
There were presentations galore at Sligo, particulary notable was one of flowers to Bernie Ladd for all her great work as MC over many years, a super sweatshirt to Kitty Conlon.
The Stakes judge, Cybel Alford, was presented by Secretary, Stephanie Walsh, a personalised Tibetan Terrier collage.