I am delighted to announce that The NWHOA 2 Year Old Championship 2018 will be sponsored by Brightwells and will now be called The Brightwell’s Sales 2 Year Old Championship.

Since its inception the race has become the recognised curtain raiser for juvenile horses and has become a key race for identifying potential juvenile champions for the season. One only has to look at the list of past winners to see the calibre of horse that is required to win with names such as Mikey Camden, Carmel Camden, Jessie’s Conquest, Party At The Spa, Rhyds Mystique, Rhyds Ideal, Rhyds Star Quality and Robyn Camden making up the list of former winners. A look at the runners up in the race also gives a pretty good idea of how strong it can be as amazingly Titanium, Miraculous and Matticulous all finished runner up in this race in their first lifetime start and they didn’t go on to do too bad did they?

Everyone at Tir Prince Raceway would like to take this opportunity to thank Brightwells for their kind sponsorship and feel that it is poignant that this race will now be called the Brightwells Sales 2 Year Old Championship as many of the horses nominated were purchased at the sale as yearlings and this is the first chance for people to see them out on the track as race horses. History tells us that there will be champions amongst them and we are certainly looking forward to it!

Eric Witherspoon