Irish breeding received a massive boost today, when Tipperary's Greg Broderick steered the Irish Sport Horse Arraghbeg Clover to victory at the World Breeding Championships in Lanaken, Belgium.

One of 62 starters in the Five Year-Old Final, Broderick took an early lead in the 25 horse jump-off, setting down a scorching time of 39.72 which proved to be unbeatable.

Arraghbeg Clover, a bay mare by Captain Clover, was bred by Agata Leonard and is owned jointly by Broderick and Declan Orpen.

The horse was the winner of the Irish Breeders' Classic in County Wexford earlier this month.