Friday, 10 August 2012
: New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing has announced finalists the 2011-12 New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Horse of the Year Awards.
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The winners will be announced at the Claudelands Events Centre in Hamilton on September 12.
Matthew Goodson, Chairman of NZTR, offered his congratulations to all finalists nominated for this year’s Awards.
"The last twelve months have seen some great performances by New Zealand horses, horsemen and horsewomen in New Zealand and around the world and that will be celebrated at our Awards Dinner in Hamilton on 12 September.
"As well as the horses themselves, and their owners, breeders, trainers and riders, we will celebrate someone who has made an Outstanding Contribution to Racing in New Zealand over the years, and the Media Award.
"It is important we celebrate all our successes and recognise how much every one of these, both nominees and winners, has promoted our racing and breeding industries," he said.
Broodmare Of The Year: Sheila Cheval (Dam of Mufhasa); Sunday Joy (Dam of More Joyous); Triassic (Dam of So You Think
and Now You Know)
Stallions Awards: Dewar Stallion Trophy (Zabeel); Grosvenor Award (O'Reilly); Centaine Award (Pins)
Breeder Of The Year: Karreman Bloodstock Ltd (Dick Karreman); Llanhennock Trust (Hawkins Family); Piper Farm Ltd; Colin and John Thompson.
Jumps Jockey Of The Year: Richard Cully; Richard Eynon; Matthew Gillies
Jockey Of The Year: Lisa Allpress; Matthew Cameron; James McDonald
Trainer Of The Year: Jason Bridgman; Lisa Latta; Stephen McKee; John Sargent; Allan Sharrock
Champion Jumper: Counter Punch; Ima Heroine; Morpheus; Southern Countess; Tobouggie Nights
Champion Two Year Old: Choice Bro; Pussy Willow; Rollout The Carpet; Warhorse
Champion Three Year Old: Planet Rock; Quintessential; Rock ‘N’ Pop; Silent Achiever
Champion Sprinter (1000m-1500m): Guiseppina; Mufhasa; Veyron
Champion Middle Distance Horse (1501m-2100m): Jimmy Choux; Mufhasa; Shez Sinsational; Veron
Champion Stayer (2101+): Shez Sinsational; Single Minded; Six O’Clock News; Spiro
Horse Of The Year: Finalists for the NZTR Horse Of The Year Award comprise finalists in all horse categories.
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