Overbury Stud played a leading role at Monday night’s TBA National Hunt Awards, with Schiaparelli winning the Horse & Hound Cup for the third year in a row as the leading active British-based stallion by individual chase winners.

Simon Sweeting also collected the Yorton Trophy as the breeder of the leading novice chaser, Thyme Hill, who won the G1 Kauto Star Novices’ Chase at Kempton’s Christmas meeting and the G1 Future Stars Novices’ Chase at Exeter. Now nine, Thyme Hill, a son of Kayf Tara and the Hernando mare Rosita Bay, has been a stalwart of the Philip Hobbs stable, winning eight of his 19 starts, including a further two Grade 1s over hurdles.

Kayf Tara was also remembered as the sire of the leading chaser of last season, the G1 Tingle Creek winner Edwardstone. Sponsored by Batsford Stud, the award was received by Ian Thurtle, who bred and owns Edwardstone with his friend and neighbour Robert Abrey. The Abrey and Thurtle families have enjoyed many good days out with the nine-year-old, whose nine victories include the G1 Arkle Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival and the G1 Henry VII Novices’ Chase.