Fogden sticks to his guns with Santa choice

Fogden family takes out best exhibit in Sydney Royal Santa Gertrudis ring


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Santra Gertrudis chief steward Mike MacCue, Thomas Fogden, judge Gavin O'Brien and Jason Sutherland. Photo by Samantha Townsend.

Santra Gertrudis chief steward Mike MacCue, Thomas Fogden, judge Gavin O'Brien and Jason Sutherland. Photo by Samantha Townsend.

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Nangaringa Naomi N659 was named junior and grand champion female before securing best exhibit in the Santa Gertrudis ring.

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When Thomas Fogden was tasked with choosing a show heifer, his father told him: "she wouldn't be any good".

But he stuck to his guns and backed himself  - a punt that paid off after the 19-month-old heifer took out best exhibit for Santa Gertrudis at Sydney Royal Cattle Show.

"I told him she would be right," Thomas said.

Nangaringa Naomi N659 was named junior and grand champion female by judge Gavin O'Brien who called her a "real class act" before securing best exhibit ahead of grand champion bull Yulgilbar Nevada N40 (AI) (P), Yulgilbar Pastoral Company.

An emotional Peter Fogden was overwhelmed with the win saying he did not expect a grand champion win with a heifer let alone best exhibit.

"She came from just a home-bred bull and cow, you don't get them often," Mr Fogden said.

"I'd love 100 of them."

Rob and Lorraine Sinnamon from Yulgilbar Pastoral Company and handler James Dockrill with the Sydney Royal grand champion Santa Gertrudis bull. Photo by Samantha Townsend.

Rob and Lorraine Sinnamon from Yulgilbar Pastoral Company and handler James Dockrill with the Sydney Royal grand champion Santa Gertrudis bull. Photo by Samantha Townsend.

Results wrap

Breed: Santa Gertrudis 

Judge: Gavin O'Brien along with his wife Kristie and two daughters Miley and Isla own Winchester Charolais at Orange. 

No. of exhibits: 48

Junior champion bull: Yulgilbar Nevada N40 (AI) (P), Yulgilbar Pastoral Company.

Reserve junior champion bull: Yulgilbar N026 (AI) (P), Yulgilbar Pastoral Company.

Junior champion female: Nangaringa Naomi N659, Fogden family

Reserve junior champion female: Yulgilbar Nightingale N055 (AI) (P), Yulgilbar Pastoral Company.

Senior champion bull: Glenn Oaks Nirvana N182 (PS), SG and WJ Ferguson Family Trust.

Reserve senior champion bull: Watasanta New Comer 2344, Watasanta.

Senior champion female: Glenn Oaks Miss Katie M10 (P), SG and W J Ferguson Family Trust

Reserve senior champion female: Denngal Flora N29 (P), Moxey family

Grand champion bull: Yulgilbar Nevada N40 (AI) (P), Yulgilbar Pastoral Company.

Grand champion female: Nangaringa Naomi N659, Fogden family

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