Jim Bolger became the first dual winner of the Connolly’s Red Mills/The Irish Field Breeder of the Year award this week when he was presented with his prize by Joe Connolly and The Irish Field’s Editor Leo Powell.

This was the 10th annual award which has been won in the past by such as Barronstown Stud, the Tsui family for Sea The Stars, Lodge Park Stud, Tally-Ho Stud, Ballymacoll Stud, Ballylinch Stud and John Tuthill of Owenstown Stud.