GCS Venus and Vincent Byrne won the Orhre-sponsored four-year-old Irish Championship final by a four-point margin at the Irish Breeders’ Classic show in Barnadown, Co Wexford, last Saturday afternoon.

Tim Brennan’s mare is by Luidam and is the first foal out of GCS Ita (OBOS Quality) who Byrne also rode, and she was bred by Olivia Brennan. The grandam of Venus is the 1.55m mare MHS Attraction, ridden at international level by Spain’s Sergio Alvarez Moya.