Irish Breeder O'Reilly Honored by ITBA

O'Reilly inducted into Irish Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Hall of Fame.

Lady Chryss O'Reilly, who operates Castlemartin Stud, was inducted into the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Hall of Fame during the organization's awards ceremony Jan. 26.

The event was held at the Heritage Golf and Spa Resort in Killenard, County Laois, Ireland.

In addition to operating Castlemartin and Skymarc Farm, O'Reilly recently ended her tenure as chair of the Irish National Stud. Her husband, Tony O'Reilly, is a media and industrial magnate in Ireland.

The complete list of ITBA award winners for 2012 were:
Sire: Galileo, standing at Coolmore Stud
2-Year-Old Filly: Sky Lantern (Red ClubsShawanni, by Shareef Dancer), bred by Tally-Ho Stud
2-Year-Old Colt: Dawn Approach (New ApproachHymn of the Dawn, by Phone Trick), bred by J. S. Bolger
Older Filly or Mare: Snow Fairy (2007, by IntikhabWoodland Dream, by Charnwood Forest), bred by Windflower Overseas Holdings
Older Male: Excelebration (2008 horse by Exceed And ExcelSun Shower, by Indian Ridge), bred by Owenstown Stud
Hurdler: Rock On Ruby (2005 gelding by OscarStony View, by Tirol), bred by John O'Dwyer
Chaser: Finian's Rainbow (2003 gelding by TiraazTrinity Gale, by Strong Gale), bred by James O'Keefe
Novice Hurdler: Boston Bob (2005 gelding by Bob BackBavaway, by Le Bavard), bred by Burgage Stud
Novice Chaser: Flemenstar (2005 gelding by FlemensfirthDifferent Dee, by Beau Sher), bred by Donal Barnwell
Hall of Fame: Lady Chryss O'Reilly
Small Breeder: Noel Collins
Special Recognition: Ballyinch Stud
Industry Contribution: Jim Mernagh
Wild Geese Award: Harry Sweeney