Angus bull takes out prestigious Urquhart and Hordern cattle prizes at 2023 Sydney Royal Easter Show


ABC Western Plains

An Angus stud has again taken out the two most prestigious cattle awards at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

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  • The same Angus stud has taken out both prestigious cattle awards at the Easter Show
  • Greg and Sharon Fuller won the Urquhart with daughter Christie sharing in the HordernJudge Anne Starr for the Hordern says the stud was an outstanding specimen

The Angus has proved to be one of Australia’s most successful breeds, with the stud from Pine Creek Angus in NSW winning the Urquhart trophy for the supreme beef exhibit, and taking out the Hordern Trophy for best interbreed pair.

The prizes are considered the premier awards in the national beef industry, with both first presented in 1999.

The animals compete with the best of the best from around the country, and winners get not only immense bragging rights, but huge marketability.

It’s now the third time the Angus bull has won both trophies at the Easter Show in Sydney.

“I couldn’t have sculpted the bull any better, he’s just a powerhouse of meat,” said Hordern Trophy judge Anne Starr.

Greg and Sharon Fuller’s winning Angus bull taking out the Urquhart.(ABC Western Plains: Hannah Jose)


The Urquhart Trophy is a $12,000 award, and is for the winning exhibit chosen from both Grand Champion males and females in all breeds.

The Hordern, chosen from the best pair from each breed, is a $15,000 prize to be divided between the winning pair.

Greg Fuller of Pine Creek is also now the holder of the Hordern Trophy for the ninth time.

And it is staying in the family, with daughter Christie Fuller jointly winning the Hordern with her Angus cow, as well as winning in the Supreme Interbreed Champion – Female class earlier the same day.

Ms Fuller, from Diamond Angus, has been competing in Sydney for 35 years with the breed, and last year won the Supreme Interbreed Heifer championship.

“A win like this takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears, a lot of planning, it doesn’t happen overnight,” Ms Fuller said.


“That cow’s been in preparation for two and a half years since she was born. She competed here last year and won her class, so it was great to bring her back here as a cow-calf pair,” she said.

Judging the Hordern prize at the show was Anne Starr from Guyra, who was adjudicating the competition for the first time, but comes with a wealth of experience.

She has judged the Urquhart Trophy twice before.

“The bull and the cow are both absolutely outstanding exhibits of the breed,” she said.

“The cow is beautiful, she’s such a functional female, beautiful shape and depth of body and she’s got a magnificent calf at foot. The competition was close, she added, but the specimens of the breed at the show this year were “outstanding”.




Junior Champion Female – PC MISS PERFECTION T034 – Pine Creek Angus

Senior Champion Bull –

The CS Gordon Perpetual Trophy for the Senior Champion Bull, donated by Glengowan Angus in memory of the late Stuart Gordon. – PC GREAT NORTHERN R061 – Pine Creek Angus

Grand Champion Bull –

The Fordhouse Perpetual Bowl for the Grand Champion Bull, originally donated by William F Reid. – PC GREAT NORTHERN R061 – Pine Creek Angus

Best Exhibit –

The Peter Duddy Perpetual Trophy for the Best Exhibit, donated by and on behalf of the family of the late Peter Duddy, Mooki River Angus Stud, in recognition of his service to the Beef Cattle Industry.

PC GREAT NORTHERN R061 – Pine Creek Angus

Most Successful Angus Exhibitor – Pine Creek Angus