The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (TBA) Annual Awards culminated on a highly memorable note as the TBA, last night, revealed the winner of their prestigious Andrew Devonshire Bronze. As the industry celebrated another remarkable year of British breeding, the event concluded with the announcement that HM The Queen had been chosen, by the TBA Board, as the recipient of the award to honour The Queen’s long term commitment to Thoroughbred breeding.
This presentation of the award had previously taken place secretly earlier this year when HM The Queen was awarded the bronze at a small ceremony hosted by the TBA. A film showing the historic occasion was shared with the guests during the evening whilst John Warren kindly represented The Queen and shared with the audience how much the recognition was appreciated by Her Majesty. Commenting on this award in particular, Richard Lancaster, TBA Chairman said: “It was only when going through the list of previous winners that we noticed one of the most important breeders in Britain had not been recognised. As the patron of the TBA and a fine example of a committed and knowledgeable, British breeder, it was an honour to be able to thank The Queen in person and present this esteemed award.”
A host of awards were made throughout the evening recognising the key players in what has been another phenominal year for British breeding - for a full report click on the following link http://www.thetba.co.uk/tba-news/
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