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The basis of the points system is as follows: Gr.1 7 pts + 1 for each Gr.1 winner in the field Gr.2 2 pts + 1 for each Gr.1 winner in the field Points split 60%-25%-15%
The 3 point bonus applies to the four majors in Australia and selected other major international features (N/A this year).
And the winners are:
The Kingston Town Award awarded to the horse of the year. Past winners 2002/03 - Northerly 59.9 points 2003/04 - Lonhro 55.3 points 2004/05 Elvstroem 55.6 points 2005/06 Makybe Diva 41.2 points 2006/07 Miss Andretti 39.8 points 2007/08 Weekend Hussler 36.0 points 2008/09 Theseo 36.5 points 2009/10 Typhoon Tracy ~35 points 2010/11 Black Caviar 46.2 points 2011/12 BLACK CAVIAR 42.6 points
The immortal mare becomes the first horse to win two Kingston Town Awards with another unbeaten season that yielded six Gr.1 wins. However, like last year she didnt get it until her final start of the season. More Joyous, due to her four wins against fields loaded with Gr.1 winners during the autumn, had the lead heading into the Diamond Jubilee, meaning Black Caviar needed a placing there to win the award. As it happened, More Joyous finished second with 37.65 points, while third went to Manighar, who ended up with 30.4 points after his outstanding autumn campaign.
The Manikato Award awarded to the champion sprinter (0 1499m). 2002/03 - Yell 27.75 points 2003/04 - Regimental Gal 20.7 points 2004/05 Fastnet Rock 21.75 points 2005/06 Takeover Target 27.15 points 2006/07 Miss Andretti 37.05 points 2007/08 Apache Cat 30.0 points 2008/09 Scenic Blast 28.8 points 2009/10 Wanted ?? points 2010/11 Black Caviar 46.2 points 2011/12 BLACK CAVIAR 42.6 points
Obviously, Black Caviar goes back-to-back in this award as well. A very distant second with 18.15 points is Sea Siren after her big Doomben double, while Buffering was rewarded for his consistency with third place with 16.3 points.
The Super Impose Award awarded to the champion middle distance horse (1500 2199 m). 2002/03 Northerly 44.65 points 2003/04 Lonhro 43.9 points 2004/05 Elvstroem 40.3 points 2005/06 Lad of the Manor 28.05 points 2006/07 Desert War 39.65 points 2007/08 Sirmione 18.2 points 2008/09 Theseo 32.8 points 2009/10 Typhoon Tracy ~35 points 2010/11 So You Think 35.4 points 2011/12 MORE JOYOUS 27.6 points
With three straight Gr.1 victories in this category over the Sydney autumn, More Joyous is a deserved winner of this award. Second place with 22.45 points went to Manighar, who would have claimed the award with a Doomben Cup victory. Third place went to the filly Mosheen, who also claimed three Gr.1s in this category.
For the fifth year in a row, the Melbourne Cup winner claims the award. However, the lower amount of Gr.1 winners in the Cup field gave a few more horses a chance to take it even horses such as Zabeelionaire, Quintessential and The Verminator could have claimed it in Brisbane. Southern Speed was second with 9 points due to one less Gr.1 winner in the Caulfield Cup than the Melbourne Cup, while Lights Of Heaven scord 8.4 points in her Cups double in Brisbane to take third.
The Luskin Star Award awarded to the champion 2YO. 2002/03 Hasna 13.9 points 2003/04 Dance Hero 15.0 points 2004/05 Fashions Afield 10.7 points 2005/06 Miss Finland 9.05 points 2006/07 Meurice 10.35 points 2007/08 Sebring 13.05 points 2008/09 Manhattan Rain 8.25 points 2009/10 Pressday ~10 points 2010/11 Sepoy 11.55 points 2011/12 PIERRO 18.6 points
The undefeated triple-crown champion sets a new points record in this category, with two Gr.2 wins added to his three Gr.1s. Second placing goes to Blue Diamond winner and Slipper placegetter Samaready with 7.65 points, with Brisbane triple-crown winner Sizzling just behind in third with 7.2 points.
The Octagonal Award awarded to the champion 3YO. 2002/03 Yell 25.75 points 2003/04 Special Harmony 27.45 points 2004/05 Alinghi 29.0 points 2005/06 Serenade Rose 21.1 points 2006/07 Miss Finland 25 points 2007/08 Weekend Hussler 36 points 2008/09 Metal Bender 18.05 points 2009/10 Melito ~20 points 2010/11 Shamrocker 18.3 points 2011/12 MOSHEEN 24.55 points
After her four Gr.1 victories throughout the year, I assumed that Mosheen had the title wrapped-up after the end of April. However, that all changed when Sea Siren claimed the BTC Cup and the Doomben 10,000, which put her in line for the title if she won the Stradbroke. As it happened, she got second place with 18.15 points, with Australian Oaks and Flight winner Streama completing a fillies trifecta with 16.2 points.
The Sunline Award awarded to the champion filly/mare. 2002/03 Spinning Hill 25.3 points 2003/04 Special Harmony 27.45 points 2004/05 Makybe Diva 33.05 points 2005/06 Makybe Diva 41.2 points 2006/07 Miss Andretti 39.8 points 2007/08 Tuesday Joy 21.25 points 2008/09 Samantha Miss 16.05 points 2009/10 Typhoon Tracy ~35 points 2010/11 Black Caviar 46.2 points 2011/12 BLACK CAVIAR 42.6 points
Another back-to-back win for the great mare, with More Joyous obviously also claiming second here. Third went to Mosheen.
The Saintly Award awarded to the most versatile horse. 2002/03 Northerly 2003/04 Defier 2004/05 Grand Armee 2005/06 Makybe Diva 2006/07 Aqua dAmore 2007/08 Serious Speed 2008/09 Samantha Miss 2009/10 Shoot Out 2010/11 So You Think 2011/12 STREAMA
Streama was the only horse to win in all three distance categories, winning two Gr.2s over 1400m, the Flight over 1600m and the Oaks over 2400m. Southern Speed and Lights Of Heaven were the other two horses to score points in all three categories.
The Shogun Lodge Award awarded to the highest point score without a win at G1 or G2 level. 2002/03 Dash for Cash 17.15 points 2003/04 Delzao 6.4 points 2004/05 Our Egyptian Raine 12.3 points 2005/06 Johans Toys 6.5 points 2006/07 Seachange 6.5 points 2007/08 Haradasun 9.5 points 2008/09 Tickets 5.7 points 2009/10 Gold Water 2010/11 Love Conquers All 12.15 points 2011/12 BUFFERING 16.3 points
With an incredible six Gr.1 placings, Buffering claims a convincing but fortuitous victory in this award. Fortuitous, as he won the replacement race for the abandoned Victory Stakes, which didnt carry the Gr.2 status of the original race. Second went to Cox Plate runner-up Jimmy Choux with 5 points, while third went to Danleigh with 4.85 points from placings in the Apollo and Chipping Norton.
The Better Loosen Up Award awarded to the best performed Australian horse on overseas tracks. 2002/03 - Choisir 13.2 points 2003/04 - not awarded 2004/05 - Elvstroem 14.0 points 2005/06 Takeover Target 6.75 points 2006/07 Takeover Target 12.55 points 2007/08 Takeover Target 10.95 points 2008/09 Scenic Blast 7.8 points 2009/10 Alverta ~ 5 points 2010/11 Star Witness 4.25 points 2011/12 ORTENSIA 9.6 points
Finally Black Caviar gets beaten in something. Ortensias win in the Al Quoz Sprint gave her the title over Black Caviar, who scored 6.6 points in the Diamond Jubilee against less Gr.1 winners than Ortensia faced in Dubai. They were the only two point scorers in this category.
The Vintage Crop Award awarded to the best performed overseas visitor. 2002-03 Media Puzzle 10.8 points 2003-04 Jardines Lookout 3.95 points 2004/05 Cape of Good Hope 10.2 points 2005/06 Super Kid 6.5 points 2006/07 Delta Blues 15.45 points 2007/08 Purple Moon 4.75 points 2008/09 All The Good 11.4 points 2009/10 Crime Scene ~5 points 2010/11 Americain 12.6 points 2011/12 DUNADEN 9.6 points
As with the three previous overseas Melbourne Cup winners, Dunadens win in the great race gives him the title. Second placing goes to the very narrow Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux with 4 points. Third goes to Americain, who earned 3.6 points with his two Gr.2 wins in the spring prior to being transferred to the David Hayes stable.
The Vo Rogue Award awarded to the horse with the highest number of points scoring runs. 2002/03 Northerly/Lonhro (9) 2003/04 Lonhro (10) 2004/05 Grand Armee (10) 2005/06 Our Smoking Joe, Serenade Rose, Shania Dane (8) 2006/07 Desert War (10) 2007/08 Apache Cat (7) 2008/09 Theseo (8) 2009/10 Melito (10) 2010/11 Black Caviar (8) 2011/12 BLACK CAVIAR (9)
After her record-equalling four awards last year, Black Caviar wins the same four again this year, contesting an extra race and therefore an extra win this year. In addition, Black Caviars eight awards overall is also a record, beating the previous record of five awards by Makybe Diva and Northerly. Buffering, Streama and Manighar share second place with 7.
Message: Just heard a sneaky whisper that Typhoon Tracy has been sold to American interests for approx $52 million. They are planning to bring her back from retirement and target her at the Kentucky Derby... not sure how accurate this report is but thought I'd pass on the info.
Message: Interestingly...in 2009/10 Typhoon Tracy won HOTY with only~35 points
The lowest winner on points in that category for years, possibly ever..?
Which, when you think about it, really isn't interesting at all.
There should be a minimum points scored to win HOTY.. 35 is a joke, so is Typhoon creamfairy getting her name alongside some "TRUE" greats as a HOTY.
38 points minimum should be the score for a horse to win overall HOTY...if no horse qualifies, then no big deal, it would just mean that in that year, there was no real " CHAMP" worthy of the award...
At least it would show that this award was really only for the very best of the best, extremely hard to win, and did not allow any inferior horse to win it based on their points score which might hypothetically only include winning a solitary G1, with the rest of the points accumilated through placings...
That mare was an imposter, completely unworthy of winning the HOTY....where are the cops, this is a crime..
Take a very close look at the detail of her race record and you can clearly see she was getting away with blue murder winning awful Group races, by being carefully placed by the Sheik of placement one P Moody..
She won weak, same sex, same age group races against very forgettable opposition mostly, yet when she actually did step out of her cotton wool girly racing, in the Orr, she would meet at open WFA, nothing more than a field of fat stayers all having their first warm up runs in preperation for a long Spring cups campaign, at a distance (1400) that was clearly miles too short of any of there's best.... she would win this weirdly programmed unwiorthy of G1 status WFA race.
Being a slightly above average sprint miler with tons of Moody - esque fitness on her side, not to mention on her home track...she collects 2 x G1's that are a joke.. ...but alas,,,when she actually did meet, "proper opposition " away from home, at a distance range well suited to every other runner, she was found out...as soon as she met horse's who were fit, tough, seasoned, open class gallopers, male or female...
Author: The Shu Timestamp:- 15/7/2012 7:56:00 PM Subject: Re: SG HOTY 2011/12
Message: GReat effort SG, appreciate you taking over. No arguements this year with any results and it will be interesting to see if there are any differences in the official results.
There is no real arguement IMO with MOSHEEN as champion 3YO especially given her wins against the boys in the Australian and Randwick Guineas. Many (maybe most) may argue Atlantic Jewel is the better horse but that is on potential not results.
The issue I struggled with and remain a little bothered by is the 3YO category as it may favour fillies with greater access to group races. This is reflected in the results over the years yet most have been justifiable and correct.
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