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This is a photo of Sunny, who is the father of Hammer and Beau, with his proud owner, Victor Hammer, after whom Hammer was named. I was talking to Victor today and because it is Sydney Royal Show time again, he said he would be very happy if I published this blog in memory of Sunny, who he misses very much. Sunny's pedigree name is Gr Ch Eireannmada Gold Smith. His father was Gr Ch Tybyrn Longjohn Silver. I admit I am completely biassed in my belief that the past Champions bred by Jean Preece (Pamploma), Elizabeth Culverwell (Chilworth) and Joan and Karen Kristoff (Tybryn) are still contributing to the beautiful English Setters of this current day. For instance, the Grand-Dam of the Best of Breed winner of the 2012 Sydney Royal Show is Tybryn Hannah Rose, who is Sunny's daughter.
In 1998 Sunny not only won Best of Breed of the Sydney Royal Show, he also won Best of Breed of the Queensland Royal Show and the Hobart Royal Show.
I am a sentimental fool. Therefore, as I write these words the tears are streaming down my face. I hope you enjoy this beautiful photo.