Young horse
championship

Three years after he and his dam Assagart My Only Hope won The Irish Field Breeders’ Championship for the Roche family and hours before she repeated that success with his full-brother at foot, Assagart Lord Lancer made a triumphant Ring 1 return to win the young horse title. Reserve in this championship as a two-year-old, the Castleforbes Lord Lancer grey went all the way this year to land the Laidlaw Cup for his delighted connections. “My father (Michael) won it but this is the first time
I have”, said John Roche who owns the horse in partnership with his mother Mary Margaret.