2023 Best in Show Winners

Melbourne Royal is incredibly grateful for the thousands of competitors who competed to win a coveted Melbourne Royal Blue ribbon and the hundreds of volunteers who generously provided their valuable time to assist us present the 2023 Melbourne Royal Show.

Thank you to:

Melbourne Royal Competition Committees for their tireless work, commitment, passion and enthusiasm to maximize the appeal and success of their respective competitions. We are most grateful for their involvement and support.

Competitors and exhibitors for taking part in the Show and congratulations to all those who won a coveted Melbourne Royal blue ribbon.

Congratulations to the following Best in Show winners:

Melbourne Royal Art, Craft & Cookery Competition

Best in Show, Photography

Jacqui Garnsworthy, Newport, VIC 3015


Best in Show, Art

Leanne Viglione, Doreen VIC, 3753


Best in Show, Preserves

Lexi Rose, Gisborne South, VIC 3437


Best in Show, Decorated Cakes

Elena Chiorsac, Doncaster East, VIC 3109


Best in Show, Cookery

Jessica Carrascalao Heard Rosanna, VIC 3084


Best in Show, Confectionary

Rosemary Keogh, Mount Wallace, VIC 3342


Best in Show, Junior Photography

Grace Popperwell – Loreto Mandeville Hall Student. Loretto Mandeville Hall - Toorak


Best in Show Junior, Cookery

Cindy Oats – Bacchus Marsh Grammar Student Bacchas Marsh Grammar, Maddingley, VIC


Best in Show Junior, Art

Sofia Staropoli – St Aloysuis Student St Aloysuis College – North Melbourne


Best in Show, Junior Craft

Heath Grave, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC 3808


Best in Show, Junior with Disability

Eli Campesi – Mildura Christian College (Accepted by Mildura Principal) Student Mildura Christian College, Mildura


Best in Show, Junior Decorated Cake

Sienna Kenadijian



Melbourne Royal Horses in Action Competition

Garryowen Equestrienne Turnout, presented by Racing Victoria Off The Track

Jessica Stalling, riding Verdict by Direction

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Noel Mason Perpetual Trophy

Leawarra Queen Bee ridden by Micah Cox from Murray Valley Hunt Club


Alistair Irving Memorial Trophy

Sheady Jubilation exhibited by Gordon Prichard Trust


R & J Galloway Clydesdale Challenge Cup

Meadow Lane Casper exhibited by Meadow Lane Clydesdales


Prince of Wales Cup Presented by Petcover

Daprice ridden by Russell Johnstone owned by GD & SL McCann


Melbourne Royal Sheep Competition

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Supreme Champion Suffolk Feature Exhibit

Blue Rock South Suffolk Stud from Romsey, Victoria


Melbourne Royal Alpaca Competition

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Supreme Champion (Huacaya)

Ambersun Luminosa, owned by Adrienne Clarke of Ambersun Alpacas


Supreme Champion (Suri)

Chakana Blue Time Machine, owned by Julie Blake of Chakana Blue Suri Alpacas


Supreme Champion Suri Fleece

Pacofino Bacardi, owned by Max and Taryan Matthews of Precision Alpaca Group


Supreme Champion Huacaya Fleece

Precision Sceptre, owned by Max and Taryan Matthews of Precision Alpaca Group



Melbourne Royal Beef Cattle Competition

Supreme Breeders Group

Woonallee Simmentals


Supreme Senior Champion of (Beef female)

Woonallee Simmentals


Supreme Beef Breed Exhibit

Woonallee Simmentals


Supreme Senior Champion Beef Breed Bull

IC and LE Frecklington, Peak Hill, NSW, Hollywood Angus with Hollywood Smokin’ S57



Melbourne Royal Beef Carcase Competition

Grand Champion Steer

Jacob Kerrisk and Shaw’s Livestock


Grand Champion Carcase

Grant High School, Mt Gambier, South Australia.


Melbourne Royal Poultry Competition

Gary Sheppard Memorial Trophy

Michael Paterson from Ferny Creek, Victoria for Champion Bird in Show with his male Black Red Old English Game

Reserve Supreme Champion in Show

T.J & D.M Dent – Black standard Softfeather Orpington Pullet

Grand Champion Pair or Trio in Show

Ducknuts Waterfowl – Light Duck Pair

Reserve Grand Champion Pair or Trio in Show

T.J & D.M Dent – Wyandotte Bantam Softfeather Heavy Trio

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Melbourne Royal All Breeds Championship Show

Dogs Best in Show

SMILING SNOWBALL LUMINOUS PANDORA - Samoyed, exhibited by Ying (Helen) Chen


Best Puppy in Show

Lakewinds X Marks The Spot - Pointer, exhibited by Miss Julie Manser


Best Baby Puppy in Show

Oldiron Rampaging Roy - Airedale Terrier, exhibited by Mr R & Mrs A Sorraghan



Melbourne Royal Woodchop Championships

Grand Aggregate Trophy (Golden Axe)

Laurence M O'Toole (VIC)


Handicap Aggregate Trophy

Clayton Draper (VIC)


Champion Axeman Trophy

Laurence M O'Toole (VIC)