Rich Man is no Poor Man after being crowned Tattersalls RoR Scottish Champion
The final of the Tattersalls RoR Scottish Show Series took place on Tuesday 6th July at The Scottish Show. Having each qualified for the final, nine former racehorses headed to the Royal Highland Showground, Edinburgh, in a bid to be crowned Tattersalls RoR Scottish Champion 2021.
The competitive heat was won by the striking eight-year-old gelding, Rich Man Poor Man, owned by Morean Hamilton and produced by leading show producer Kristine Douglas.
Formerly trained by Philip Kirby, Rich Man Poor Man did not distinguish himself in a five-race career under National Hunt rules, however, since retiring from racing in 2017 to pursue a second career in showing Rich Man Poor Man has gone from strength to strength, with this latest success being his biggest win to date.
On the back of being crowned Tattersalls RoR Scottish Champion Rich Man Poor Man and Kristine Douglas can look ahead to competing for the title of Supreme Champion at The Jockey Club RoR National Championships at Aintree on August 28th.
Runner-up and Reserve Champion was Festive Fare ridden by Poppi Shepherd, with third place going to Call Zac ridden by Rory Campbell Gibson.
Among the other horses in the class were Lightning Cloud, who was a promising horse on the Flat amassing over £80,000 for trainer Kevin Ryan and Even Smarter, now nineteen years old, who took the highest placed veteran.
Last week RoR announced a new sponsorship deal with the final’s sponsor Tattersalls, Europe’s leading bloodstock auctioneer. Under the terms of the new sponsorship arrangement, Tattersalls have expanded their support to all six categories of the showing series staged by RoR.
Going forward the Tattersalls RoR Showing Series will incorporate over 170 showing qualifiers held annually in Great Britain, with a geographical spread from Aberdeenshire to Cornwall. Qualifying classes are held at county and royal shows, including Royal Windsor and the Royal Welsh Show, as well as at smaller venues, such the Blakesley Show and Wincanton Horse Show.
The six showing series to be sponsored by Tattersalls are as follows:
- Tattersalls RoR Show Series and Elite Performance Award
- Tattersalls RoR Scottish Show Series
- Tattersalls RoR Retrained Racehorse Challenge
- Tattersalls RoR Novice Show Series
- Tattersalls RoR Amateur Ridden Show Series
- Tattersalls RoR Open in hand show series
Di Arbuthnot, Chief Executive of RoR, said: “Tattersalls are wonderful supporters of RoR and have been involved with the charity’s showing classes from the very beginning. So, it is very fitting that they are now to be associated with all six of our showing series.
“With over half of RoR’s database of former racehorses turning their hoof to showing, amongst other activities, this partnership with Tattersalls ensures the future of the RoR showing series and will enable each of the respective series to grow and have a wider reach throughout Great Britain.”
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