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WELCOME LARGE TO THE ROA RACECOURSE HORSERACING OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2019 Welcome to the spectacular surroundings of the Royal Lancaster Hotel, our very special new venue to launch the ROA’s new identity at this the 38th ROA Awards. Congratulations to you all for choosing to be with us for this celebration of the racing year in favour of staying in front of the television to watch results from the General Election. Biased I might be, but, in terms of sheer enjoyment, this is a much better bet. For it is here we pay our annual homage to our equine champions of the year, surrounded by like-minded enthusiasts in an atmosphere of high excitement and mutual appreciation. It is, of course, our best racehorses and races that do more to project the profile of our sport than could ever be achieved by even the most ingenious of marketing ploys. The build-up of great races and the competition surrounding them is where racing’s audience comes from and the more we can celebrate the performances of our best racehorses, the more our sport will benefit.

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OUTSTANDING ALL-WEATHER HORSE CAMACHESS

LION HEARTED

Camacho - Heeby Jeeby

Lope De Vega - Ros The Boss

O: The Narc Partnership T: Philip McBride

O: Slipstream Racing T: Michael Appleby

Whilst most of the racing world’s attention was on the Cheltenham Festival, Camachess was quietly going about her business, racking up a three-timer in the space of six days. Ridden each time by Phil Dennis she started her winning spree at Newcastle, winning off a mark of 60. Sprints at Wolverhampton and Kempton came in quick succession, and to show how versatile she is, she was still in a winning vein of form on the turf in June, winning at Yarmouth off a mark of 72.

The horse which made the most improvement during the AllWeather campaign must have been Lion Hearted, who in the space of seven wins over the winter, saw his handicap rating rocket from a first win at Chelmsford in January off 45, to two more victories at the Essex track in April, the last coming off 83 – and carrying two pounds more due to his penalty for winning his previous race. His winning streak also included three wins at Newcastle, and a sole triumph at Wolverhampton.

KACHY

MATTERHORN

Kyllachy - Dubai Bounty

Raven’s Pass - Tanaghum

O: David Lowe T: Tom Dascombe

O: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum T: Mark Johnston

There cannot be many faster horses that have graced the All-Weather scene than Kachy, who was unbeaten in three races on synthetic surfaces this winter. Two easy victories (in a conditions event at Wolverhampton on Boxing Day, and a Listed event at Lingfield) set him up for crack at the All-Weather Sprint Championship on Good Friday, and hitting the gates with his usual zest he was already 2 lengths up on the field after half a furlong, surging clear in the last two furlongs to beat George Bowen by 3 ¼ l.

Matterhorn came a long way after breaking his maiden at Chelmsford at the end of October, and in a busy winter he contested nine races, winning seven. He progressed from winning a handicap at Lingfield off 80 – through further handicaps at Southwell, Kempton and Chelmsford - to returning to the Surrey track to take the £125,000 Easter Classic from Winter Derby and Cambridgeshire winner Wissahickon. Here, he took the lead just over two furlongs out and readily asserted to run out a most impressive winner.

WISSAHICKON Tapit - No Matter What O: George Strawbridge T: John Gosden

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After his demolition of the ultra-competitive Cambridgeshire at the tail end of the 2018 season, Wissahickon was aimed towards a campaign incorporating the top All-Weather prizes. He rattled off a hattrick of wins at Lingfield, collecting the Listed Quebec Stakes from Big Country, and holding off the same horse in the Winter Derby Trial. He was even more impressive in the Winter Derby itself, running out an unchallenged 3 ¼ l winner. He was a hot favourite to continue his unbeaten run in the Easter Classic, but found Matterhorn too hot to handle in the straight.


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OUTSTANDING JUVENILE EARTHLIGHT

MUMS TIPPLE

Shamardal - Winters Moon

Footstepsinthesand - Colomone Cross

O: Godolphin SNC T: Andre Fabre

O: Marian Lyons & Patricia Zanelli T: Richard Hannon

2019 was a stellar year for Godolphin juveniles and the Frenchtrained Earthlight gained two Group 1 victories – one each side of the English Channel. He held off the challenge of the tough filly Raffle Prize in the Prix Morny, with the good yardsticks of Golden Horde, A’Ali and Arizona in behind, and followed up in a seriously competitive renewal of the Middle Park, where the son of Sharmardal held off Golden Horde again, with Summer Sands, Threat, Lope Y Fernandez, Mums Tipple and Monarch of Egypt all in behind.

If there was one performance which made your jaw drop this Flat season, it may have been Mums Tipple’s demolition of twenty rivals in the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sales race at York during the Ebor meeting. Hitting the gates smartly the flashy chestnut made all, giving at least 2lbs to his toiling rivals and annihilating the field by 11 lengths. He stretched clear in the manner of a Group 1 horse for Marian Lyons and Patricia Zanelli, who were given the horse by their son and son-in-law Martin Hughes – hence the name!

PINATUBO

QUADRILATERAL

Shamardal - Lava Flow

Frankel - Nimble Thimble

O: Godolphin T: Charlie Appleby

O: Khalid Abdullah T: Roger Charlton

When you look at Pinatubo’s season you wonder quite how he was sent off at 3/1 for his first outing, a Novice race at Wolverhampton in May. He held all before him during the campaign, picking up the Woodcote at Epsom, then the Chesham (beating the juvenile track record) at Royal Ascot and a 5l demolition of Positive in the Vintage Stakes. He careered away with the National Stakes at The Curragh to mark him out as a horse with star quality, which was confirmed with a 2l defeat of Arizona in the Dewhurst, to make him the second highest-rated juvenile ever.

The fillies’ division also looks to have a star in the making with the impressive Quadrilateral. The daughter of Frankel beat some decent colts at Newbury when she won her maiden, and returned to the Berkshire track to run out an impressive 9l winner of a conditions race in a time quicker than that managed by experienced horses in a Listed race earlier on the card. The Fillies’ Mile cemented her place at the head of the Classic betting for 2020, when the first off the bridle but storming up the hill to pip Powerful Breeze on the line.

RAFFLE PRIZE Slade Power - Summer Fete O: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum T: Mark Johnston

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Raffle Prize is a filly with a typical Mark Johnston attitude in that she showed grit and tenacity throughout a busy campaign. Beaten by subsequent Rockfel winner Daahyeh in her first race, she soon shed her maiden tag at Chester and followed up in the Queen Mary, finding the drop back to 5 furlongs no problem. She completed her hat-trick of wins in the Duchess of Cambridge, beating old foe Daahyeh, giving her 3lbs. She was beaten just a head by Middle Park winner Earthlight in the Prix Morny, and only found Millisle too good in the Cheveley Park at the end of the season.


OUTSTANDING SPRINTER ADVERTISE

BATTAASH

Showcasing - Furbelow

Dark Angel - Anna Law

O: Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited T: Martyn Meade

O: Hamdan Al Maktoum T: Charles Hills

Disappointing in the 2,000 Guineas when the stable was out of form, Advertise appreciated the step back in distance to gain top sprinting honours this season. He landed the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot with Forever In Dreams, Hello Youmzain and Ten Sovereigns all filling the minor placings. He didn’t get the rub of the green at Newmarket for the July Cup, but still managed second place behind fellow three-year-old Ten Sovereigns, and was back to winning ways next time out in Deauville, cutting down Brando and Space Blues in the Prix Maurice de Gheest.

There aren’t many finer sights on a racecourse than an onsong Battaash in full flow. This season, after wind surgery, he ran out an impressive winner of a competitive Temple Stakes at Haydock, and lowered his own course record at Goodwood in the King George Stakes. But the most breathtaking victory was that at York in the Nunthorpe – a race that had previously proved to be his nemesis. He showed electric pace and quickened clear at the furlong pole from Soldier’s Call, lowering the magical track record set by the same owner’s Dayjur back in 1990.

BLUE POINT

TEN SOVEREIGNS

Shamardal - Scarlett Rose

No Nay Never - Seeking Solace

O: Godolphin T: Charlie Appleby

O: Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor T: Aidan O’Brien

Blue Point came into Royal Ascot unbeaten in three runs during 2019, having already scored in Group company in Meydan, including the Al Quoz Sprint on Dubai World Cup night. Amazingly, by the end of Royal Ascot he had added another two Group 1 victories to his tally, taking the sprint double of the King’s Stand Stakes and the Diamond Jubilee Stakes – just the third horse to do this after Choisir in 2003 and Diadem 99 years ago. Connections felt he had proven himself enough, and he was retired to stud after a whirlwind five days.

After travelling strongly in the 2,000 Guineas before fading, Ten Sovereigns was switched to concentrate on sprinting. His promising run in the Commonwealth Cup when fourth to Advertise did little to indicate that he would reverse the places so comprehensively in the July Cup at Newmarket. He stayed on strongly in a race dominated by the three-year-olds to hold previous Group 1 winners Advertise, Fairyland and Pretty Pollyanna by 2¾l. He finished the season on a disappointing note, behind Battaash in the Nunthorpe and when trailing home last behind Yes Yes Yes in the Everest in Australia.

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OUTSTANDING MILER CIRCUS MAXIMUS

KING OF CHANGE

Galileo - Duntle

Farhh - Salacia

O: Flaxman Stables / Mrs Magnier / Tabor / Smith T: Aidan O’Brien

O: Ali Abdulla Saeed T: Richard Hannon

Not many Dee Stakes winners have lined up for the St James’s Palace Stakes, especially after contesting the Derby at Epsom, but not only did Circus Maximus take in all three races, he left his best performance for the Group One at Royal Ascot. Here, he fought on well in the final furlong to hold off the challenges of King of Comedy and Too Darn Hot. The latter reversed the placings in the Sussex Stakes, but Circus Maximus got back to winning ways in the Prix du Moulin, holding Romanised in a controversial finish.

Connections negotiated a patient campaign for the son of Farhh after he belied his odds of 66-1 when second to Magna Grecia in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket. Indeed, he wasn’t seen out again until Sandown in September, when taking a Listed race from Turgenev. He was then sent onto the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Champions Day, and showed that he was still improving, when quickening up nicely in the heavy ground to keep mudlark The Revenant at bay with Group 1 performers Veracious, Magna Grecia, Accidental Agent and Benbatl all toiling in behind.

MAGNA GRECIA

PHOENIX OF SPAIN

Invincible Spirit - Cabaret

Lope De Vega - Lucky Clio

O: Smith / Mrs Magnier / Tabor / Flaxman Holdings T: Aidan O’Brien

O: Tony Wechsler and Ann Plummer T: Charles Hills

Although not having a prep race himself, Magna Grecia’s form had been boosted on several occasions coming into the 2,000 Guineas. Running up the favoured stands rail at Newmarket, he posted the only win of his three-year-old campaign when coming out on top by 2½l with subsequent Group 1 scorers King Of Change, Ten Sovereigns and Advertise all behind him. The son of Invincible Spirit was kept to a mile next time out, contesting the Irish equivalent, and running below par behind Phoenix of Spain and Too Darn Hot before being found to have pulled a hamstring.

Phoenix of Spain had put in a number of good performances as a juvenile behind Too Darn Hot (in the Champagne Stakes) and Magna Grecia (in the Futurity) to put him firmly in the Classic picture. However, he wasn’t seen until the Irish 2,000 Guineas – but it was worth waiting for! He grabbed an easy lead on the rail and picked up superbly a furlong out to hold Too Darn Hot, with Magna Grecia back down the field. He then disappointed later in the season and was retired to the Irish National Stud.

TOO DARN HOT Dubawi - Dar Re Mi O: Lord Lloyd Webber T: John Gosden

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The talking horse of the winter met with some setbacks in the early part of his campaign and after a Derby attempt was aborted, Lord Lloyd Webber’s colt dropped back to a mile to be placed in both the Irish 2,000 Guineas (behind Phoenix of Spain) and St James’ Palace Stakes (behind Circus Maximus). He returned to winning ways in France in the Prix Jean Prat at Deauville, and followed up in the Sussex Stakes, reversing form with Phoenix of Spain and Circus Maximus in a performance all the more remarkable as it was discovered he sustained a hairline fracture of a cannon bone during the race.


OUTSTANDING MIDDLE DISTANCE HORSE CRYSTAL OCEAN

ENABLE

Sea The Stars - Crystal Star

Nathaniel - Concentric

O: Sir Evelyn De Rothschild T: Sir Michael Stoute

O: Khalid Abdullah T: John Gosden

For the second year in succession Crystal Ocean helped to serve up one of the races of the season, when battling up the Ascot straight in a titanic finish to the King George. This time Enable (to who he was trying to give 3lbs) filled the role of Poet’s Word in the tight finish. At Royal Ascot he had finally secured his elusive first Group 1 victory, when defeating Magical and Waldgeist in a stellar renewal of the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes. In his final race, the International at York, he was only just touched off by Japan, before injury forced a premature retirement to stud.

There is not much you can say about the superstar mare that hasn’t already been said. The bare stats suggest she was just as good as ever, landing a first Group 1 over 1m2f in the Coral Eclipse, holding off subsequent dual Champion Stakes winner Magical, landing a second King George after a prolonged battle with Crystal Ocean, a facile second win in the Yorkshire Oaks and only just coming up short against Waldgeist in her quest for a third Arc, the very soft ground just counting against her. The cherry on top has been the announcement that she will be staying in training as a six-year-old next term.

JAPAN

MAGICAL

Galileo - Shastye

Galileo - Halfway To Heaven

O: Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor T: Aidan O’Brien

O: Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor T: Aidan O’Brien

At the end of last season, Japan was thought to be one of the front runners at Ballydoyle for Derby honours, but faith in him seemed to wane, and he was sent off a 20/1 shot for the racefinishing third in a blanket finish with stablemate Anthony Van Dyck and Madhmoon. He then began to prove himself at the top of the three-year-old crop, with victories in the King Edward VII at Royal Ascot and Grand Prix de Paris. His most notable success was when he wrestled the Juddmonte International from Crystal Ocean’s grasp at York in August.

In a non-Enable era Magical would be heralded as an exceptional filly – indeed if Khalid Abdullah’s mare wasn’t around she would have a Breeders’ Cup, Eclipse and Yorkshire Oaks to add to her already impressive tally. This year that included both the English and Irish versions of the Champion Stakes, firstly at Leopardstown where she led home Magic Wand with Derby hero Anthony Van Dyck back to form in third. In the English version on Champions Day, just 13 days after chasing home Waldgeist when fifth in the Arc, she ploughed on gamely through the heavy going to beat Addeybb by ¾l.

WALDGEIST Galileo - Waldlerche O: Gestut Ammerland & Newsells Park T: Andre Fabre

Waldgeist kicked off his season in impressive style in the Prix Ganay in April, readily slamming Study of Man and Ghaiyyath, but after which he could still be backed at 33s for the Arc. Good performances behind Crystal Ocean in the Prince of Wales’s Stake and Enable in the King George, and a penalty kick in the Prix Foy meant he was still widely available on the day at big odds for the Longchamp test. Andre Fabre’s charge spoilt the English-raiding party’s hope of a third Arc for Enable, overhauling her in the final furlong to win by 1¾l.

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OUTSTANDING STAYER DEE EX BEE

KEW GARDENS

Farhh - Dubai Sunrise

Galileo - Chelsea Rose

O: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum T: Mark Johnston

O: Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor T: Aidan O’Brien

Dee Ex Bee’s step up to staying trips proved to be very successful, as he wasn’t out of the frame in seven starts. He kicked off his campaign with a 3¼l win over Raymond Tusk in the Sagaro Stakes, and followed up in the Henry II, to put him in line for a showdown with Stradivarius in the Gold Cup at Ascot. Outspeeded in the final furlong, he battled away to regain second at the line, Stradivarius a length clear. The distance was down to a neck in the Goodwood Cup, and he was in the chestnut’s shadow gain in the Lonsdale Cup at York.

Last year’s St Leger winner had a string of three seconds to his name when lining up for the Long Distance Cup at Ascot on Champions Day. He had finished behind Morando in the Ormonde Stake, Defoe in the Coronation Cup and Search For A Song in the Irish St Leger, and was on somewhat of a retrieval mission. The step up in trip to two miles saw the son of Galileo improve markedly, showing great tenacity to go toe-to-toe with Stradivarius up the Ascot straight, and was adjudged the winner by a nose on the line.

LOGICIAN

STRADIVARIUS

Frankel - Scuffle

Sea The Stars - Private Life

O: Khalid Abdullah T: John Gosden

O: B. E Nielsen T: John Gosden

Unraced at two, Logician made his winning debut in May, and after following up in a Newmarket Novice, must have been a very good thing in a Newbury handicap off a rating of 90 and so it proved! He then stepped up to Pattern company, with a smooth success in the Great Voltigeur at York, smoothly sweeping aside Constantinople and Norway. The trapping son of Frankel was then tasked with a step up in trip in the St Leger, but he was if anything more impressive in the final Classic of the year, putting the race to bed at the furlong pole.

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Another Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers Million beckoned for Stradivarius this year and he duly scooped the Jackpot, landing the Yorkshire Cup, Gold Cup at Ascot, Goodwood Cup and Lonsdale Cup. In the last three races he got the better of contests with the tough Dee Ex Bee. Unlike last year, he incorporated another staying event into his schedule, increasing his unbeaten sequence to ten in the Doncaster Cup, thereby becoming the first horse since Double Trigger in 1995 to win the Stayers Triple Crown.His unbeaten run came to an end – though only by a nose – in the Long Distance Cup, just failing to overhaul Kew Gardens after a battle up the Ascot straight.


OUTSTANDING FILLY / MARE ANAPURNA

DEIRDRE

Frankel - Dash To The Top

Harbinger - Reizend

O: Helena Springfield Ltd T: John Gosden

O: Toji Morita T: Mitsuru Hashida

Anapurna reignited memories from yesteryear with her thrilling Oaks triumph, overhauling the well backed Pink Dogwood late on in the colours made famous by the star fillies Milligram, Bella Colora et al. Her win at Epsom came hot on the heels of her prep race, a six length romp in the Lingfield Oaks Trial. After a mid-season break, Anapurna bounced back from a tame effort behind stablemate Star Catcher in the Prix Vermille to land the newly promoted Group 1 Prix Royallieu on Arc weekend, gamely repelling Delphinia, Enbihaar and Lah Ti Dar in the very soft ground.

It was a swashbuckling campaign for the Japanese filly Deirdre which, with better luck, could have resulted in more than one Group 1 success she achieved. Her victory came when scooting up the far rail at Goodwood in the Nassau Stakes, beating a strong field including Mehdaayih, Channel and Hermosa. Her run in the Irish Champion Stakes really caught the eye, meeting a wall of horses in front of her, she was switched wide to sweep home for fourth. At Ascot for the English equivalent, the ground went completely against her, but she still stayed on resolutely to snatch third on the line behind Magical.

ENABLE

IRIDESSA

Nathaniel - Concentric

Ruler Of The World - Senta’s Dream

O: Khalid Abdullah T: John Gosden

O: Mrs C C Regalado-Gonzalez T: Joseph O’Brien

There is not much you can say about the superstar mare that hasn’t already been said. The bare stats suggest she was just as good as ever, landing a first Group 1 over 1m2f in the Coral Eclipse, holding off subsequent dual Champion Stakes winner Magical, landing a second King George after a prolonged battle with Crystal Ocean, a facile second win in the Yorkshire Oaks and only just coming up short against Waldgeist in her quest for a third Arc, the very soft ground just counting against her. The cherry on top has been the announcement that she will be staying in training as a six-year-old next term.

A fine campaign for Iridessa yielded three Group 1 wins for the daughter of Ruler of the World. After running down the field in the English and Irish 1,000 Guineas Iridessa scooped her first success when upped in distance in the Pretty Polly Stakes, comfortably accounting for Magic Wand and Pink Dogwood. Bouncing back from not quite getting the Irish Oaks distance, she took the Matron Stakes from Just Wonderful and Hermosa. Her fine season was capped when taking the scalp of local hotpot Sistercharlie in the Filly and Mare Turf, with Joseph O’Brien becoming the youngest trainer to saddle a winner at the Breeders’ Cup.

MAGICAL

STAR CATCHER

Galileo - Halfway To Heaven

Sea The Stars - Lynnwood Chase

O: Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor T: Aidan O’Brien

O: A. E Oppenheimer T: John Gosden

In a non-Enable era Magical would be heralded as an exceptional filly – indeed if Khalid Abdullah’s mare wasn’t around she would have a Breeders’ Cup, Eclipse and Yorkshire Oaks to add to her already impressive tally. This year that included both the English and Irish versions of the Champion Stakes, firstly at Leopardstown where she led home Magic Wand with Derby hero Anthony Van Dyck back to form in third. In the English version on Champions Day, just 13 days after chasing home Waldgeist when fifth in the Arc, she ploughed on gamely through the heavy going to beat Addeybb by ¾l.

Sixth in a Chelmsford maiden in late December hardly flagged Star Catcher as a filly who would end her 2019 campaign the winner of three Group 1s. After a win and place efforts at Newbury, connections headed to the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot with the daughter of Sea The Stars. It was a decision duly rewarded as she got the better of Fleeting, and again held her rival in the Irish Oaks, making all for a decisive win. More was to come for Anthony Oppenheimer’s homebred, who went on to claim the Prix Vermeille, and the Fillies & Mares on Champions Day showing her tenacity to keep Delphinia and Sun Maiden at bay.


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OUTSTANDING NOVICE HURDLER CITY ISLAND

ELIXIR DE NUTZ

Court Cave - Victorine

Al Namix - Nutz

O: Bernardine Mulryan T: Martin Brassil

O: Terry Warner T: Colin Tizzard

His season started in controversial circumstances at the Galway Festival with a wide-margin success in a maiden hurdle (later disqualified after traces of arsenic from a feed supplement were found in his system), but after that City Island’s season went from strength to strength with wins at Leopardstown’s Christmas Festival, a Novice Hurdle at Naas and capped in his first foray into Graded company with a 2l victory over the highly touted Champ in the Ballymore at Cheltenham.

He may not have been seen out since January, but Elixir de Nutz made enough of an impression on his four starts to be rated equal to two Cheltenham Festival scorers in the Novice Hurdle sphere this season. He won three small-field races on the bounce, including the Grade 1 Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown from Grand Sancy and the Grade 2 Supreme Trial at the Open Meeting at Cheltenham in November beating Itchy Feet.

KLASSICAL DREAM

MINELLA INDO

Dream Well - Klassical Way

Beat Hollow - Carrigeen Lily

O: Joanne Coleman T: Willie Mullins

O: Barry Maloney T: Henry de Bromhead

One of the most emotional successes at the Cheltenham Festival was Klassical Dream’s victory for Joanne Coleman in the Supreme. Her husband John had passed away in the previous July and it was his dream to have a runner at Cheltenham. Determined he should not miss out, she brought his ashes with her in her handbag. Klassical Dream did not disappoint, hurdling slickly in the rain-softened ground to run out an easy winner from Thomas Darby. He followed up in scintillating fashion at Punchestown a month later.

A bumper at the 2017 Punchestown Festival held the key to the Cheltenham Novice races this year with two subsequent winners filling the placings in City Island and Minella Indo. Still a maiden over hurdles going into the race, Minella Indo and Rachel Blackmore sprung a 50/1 surprise in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham, staying on up the hill to keep Commander Of Fleet at bay. He showed this was no fluke by following up at Punchestown, defeating Allaho (who had got the better of him in a Grade 3 at Clonmel in February) by 2 lengths.

PENTLAND HILLS

RESERVE TANK

Motivator - Elle Galante

Jeremy - Lady Bellamy

O: Owners Group T: Nicky Henderson

O: The Reserve Tankers T: Colin Tizzard

One of the stories of the season was the success of Pentland Hills for the Owners Group, who made the dream of owning a Cheltenham Festival winner a reality for 3,000 shareholders who had invested the princely sum of just £57 to have a horse in training. And if his 3l win in the Triumph Hurdle wasn’t enough, he showed real class at Aintree in attritional conditions to land the Anniversary Hurdle from Fakir D’oudairies to maintain his unbeaten record.

Having crept under the radar by missing Cheltenham, Reserve Tank improved in leaps and bounds in the spring after getting over a problem with ulcers. He was sent off at 20-1 for the Grade 1 Mersey Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree but could be called the winner some way out, seeing off the challenge of Brewin’upastorm for the Reserve Tankers. He then locked horns with Cheltenham scorer City Island at Punchestown, but with his chief rival disappointing, the strapping son of Jeremy ran out a ready winner.


OUTSTANDING HURDLER APPLE’S JADE

BUVEUR D’AIR

Saddler Maker - Apple’s For Ever

Crillon - History

O: Gigginstown House Stud T: Gordon Elliott

O: JP McManus T: Nicky Henderson

Apple’s Jade campaign prior to lining up for a tilt at this years’ Champion Hurdle was flawless, with three wide-margin Grade 1 victories in the Irish Champion Hurdle (a facile 16l romp over Supasundae), Leopardstown’s Christmas Hurdle by 26l, and the Hatton’s Grace (20l). Although she failed to score at any of the main Festivals, she ran creditably in defeat, most notably when finishing third in a cracking finish for the Ryanair Stayers Hurdle at Aintree behind If The Cap Fits.

Buveur d’Air tasted defeat in the Christmas Hurdle (beaten a short head by Verdana Blue) for the first time since the Surpreme in 2016. But he showed he is still a force to be reckoned with, picking up the Fighting Fifth in imperious style from Samcro, and the Punchestown Champion Hurdle from Supasundae comfortably, reversing Aintree form with Jessica Harrington’s charge after finishing runner-up in the Aintree Hurdle. His quest for a third Champion Hurdle failed to get further than the third hurdle after an uncharacteristic tumble.

ESPOIR D’ALLEN

PAISLEY PARK

Voix Du Nord - Quadanse

Oscar - Presenting Shares

O: JP McManus T: Gavin Cromwell

O: Andrew Gemmell T: Emma Lavelle

It will always be a case of what might have been for Espoir D’Allen, who won nine of his ten starts before succumbing to a shoulder injury in August of this year. He had a quiet preparation for the Champion Hurdle, picking up three Grade 3 races along the way before lining up a 16/1 shot for the Cheltenham feature. In a dramatic renewal Gavin Cromwell’s charge stepped up in magnificent fashion running out a 15l winner over Melon, and becoming the first 5yo since Katchit to triumph.

One of the stars of that magical hour on the Thursday of Cheltenham, Paisley Park lit up the Staying Hurdler division this year. He progressed from an Aintree Handicap in October, to capture the Long Walk, Cleeve and ultimately in the Stayers Hurdle. Here, he hit his customary flat spot and was coming through smoothly before a heart-in-the-mouth mistake at the last. He still came home 2 ¾ l to the good from Sam Spinner, to the delight of owner Andrew Gemmell.

VERDANA BLUE Getaway - Blue Gallery O: Crimbourne Bloodstock T: Nicky Henderson

The versatile Verdana Blue has been mixing her racing between hurdles, flat, turf and all-weather. But it is hurdling on a fast surface that really brings out the best in the Parker family’s mare, as she proved when defeating Champion Hurdler Buveur d’Air in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton after a duel up the straight. Her most visually impressive performance was when streaking clear in the Scottish Champion Hurdle at Ayr by an impressive 7l from Dino Velvet.

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OUTSTANDING NOVICE CHASER DEFI DU SEUIL

DELTA WORK

Voix Du Nord - Quarvine Du Seuil

Network - Robbe

O: JP McManus T: Philip Hobbs

O: Gigginstown House Stud T: Gordon Elliott

Triumph Hurdle winners often find life difficult in their second season, and typically Defi Du Seuil was on a retrieval mission when switched to Novice Chasing this season. After an inauspicious start when beaten out of sight by Lalor at Cheltenham, he got back to winning ways at Exeter beating Topofthegame and Black Op in a hot contest. He then locked horns with Lostintranslation three times, going down to him in the Dipper, but coming out on top in the Scilly Isles and pouncing late to triumph in the JLT.

The Drinmore Chase at Fairyhouse is one of the first Grade 1s for Novices and often produces a good winner, and this year’s victor Delta Work is no different. He followed up in a Grade 1 at Leopardstown over Christmas, before just being touched off in blanket finish in the RSA behind Topofthegame and Santini. He brushed up on his jumping to land another Grade 1, this time at the Punchestown Festival from Discorama and A Plus Tard.

LOSTINTRANSLATION

TOPOFTHEGAME

Flemensfirth - Falika

Flemensfirth - Derry Vale

O: Paul Taylor and Richard O’Dwyer T: Colin Tizzard

O: Chris Giles and Mr and Mrs Paul Barber T: Paul Nicholls

After two defeats by La Bague Au Roi at Newbury, Lostintranslation got off the mark over fences in the Dipper on New Years Day at Cheltenham, accounting for Defi Du Seuil who was to exact revenge in their next two meetings, holding him off in the Scilly Isles and the JLT. He then returned to winning ways in the Grade 1 Mildmay Novices at Aintree, where he was able to use his abundant stamina to defeat RSA winner Topofthegame by 6l.

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He may have only won one Novice Chase during his campaign – but he did save it for the big day, beating Santini and Delta Work in the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. In his three other races, he managed to finish second – chasing home Defi Du Seuil in a hot novice at Exeter, La Bague Au Roi in the Feltham and Lostintranslation in the Mildmay at Aintree. Unfortunately, Topofthegame has been ruled out for the current season.


OUTSTANDING CHASER AL BOUM PHOTO

ALTIOR

Buck’s Boum - Al Gane

High Chaparral - Monte Solaro

O: J Donnelly T: Willie Mullins

O: Patricia Pugh T: Nicky Henderson

Al Boum Photo and Paul Townsend found redemption for their unfortunate run out in the Champion Novices’ Chase at Punchestown last May in, of all places, this years’ Cheltenham Gold Cup. Well positioned, he stayed on strongly up the hill and was never in danger with Anibale Fly and Bristol de Mai fighting on for places. He was then beaten just 2l by the top-rated chaser of the season, Kemboy, in the Punchestown Gold Cup.

Another imperious season for the star two-miler. Altior warmed up for his second Champion Chase with victory over Un De Sceaux in the Tingle Creek, a 19l demolition of Diego Du Charmil in the Desert Orchid, and a 7l romp from Fox Norton in the Clarence House. At Cheltenham, his jumping wasn’t as slick as we expect and joined at the last, he still surged up the hill to score. In his final start in the Celebration Chase, he broke Big Buck’s record to score 19 consecutive wins over four seasons.

CLAN DES OBEAUX

CYRNAME

Kapgarde - Nausicaa Des Obeaux

Nickname - Narquille

O: Mr and Mrs Paul Barber, Ged Mason and Sir Alex Ferguson T: Paul Nicholls

O: Mrs Johnny de la Hey T: Paul Nicholls

A novice campaign full of promise was confirmed with an emphatic win in the King George on Boxing Day, beating a field which included two Gold Cup winners (Native River and Coneygree), Might Bite, a resurgent Thistlecrack and in-form Bristol de Mai. He followed up with a win in the re-routed Denman Chase, readily accounting for Terrefort at Ascot. His fifth in the Cheltenham Gold Cup was surpassed by a second to Kemboy – albeit a long way behind – in the Betway Bowl.

He may not have contested a championship race during the season, but that didn’t stop him from occupying the position as the second highest-rated chaser in training behind Kemboy. This was due in no small part to two comprehensive wins at Ascot in January and February. He first came to prominence with victory in a handicap chase, impressively beating Doitforthevillage and Happy Diva under 11st 10lbs. Upped to Grade 1 company in the Ascot Chase he was even more impressive, leaving Waiting Patiently over 17l back, with Fox Norton, Politologue and Aso also toiling in behind.

KEMBOY

TIGER ROLL

Voix Du Nord - Vitora

Authorized - Swiss Roll

O: Supreme Horse Racing Club, Brett Graham and Ken Sharp T: Willie Mullins

O: Gigginstown House Stud T: Gordon Elliott

An early unseat in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and adverse weather not allowing the horse to travel over the Irish Sea for the Ladbrokes Trophy were the only blemishes on an otherwise stellar season for the Supreme Horse Racing Club’s Kemboy. A Clonmel Oils Chase and Savills Chase were just an appetizer for two spectacular wins at Aintree (in the Bowl beating Clan des Obeaux) and in the Punchestown Gold Cup, handing out a 2l beating to Cheltenham victor Al Boum Photo, after which Ruby Walsh immediately hung up his boots.

Tiger Roll wrote his own page in the annals of Aintree history with his second success in the Grand National. Carrying 8lbs more than the previous year, he once again idled up the run in, this time giving Magic of Light hope, but was always holding her off for a fine victory. He also successfully defended his CrossCountry title at Cheltenham skipping clear of Josies Orders by 22l. Showing just how versatile he is, he also won a Grade 2 hurdle at Navan to cement his place as a legend of the jumps scene.


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LA BAGUE AU ROI

Saddler Maker - Apple’s For Ever

Doctor Dino - Alliance Royale

O: Gigginstown House Stud T Gordon Elliott

O: Mrs Julien Turner and Andrew Merriam T: Warren Greatrex

Apple’s Jade campaign prior to lining up for a tilt at this years’ Champion Hurdle was flawless, with three wide-margin Grade 1 victories in the Irish Champion Hurdle (a facile 16l romp over Supasundae), Leopardstown’s Christmas Hurdle by 26l, and the Hatton’s Grace (20l). Although she failed to score at any of the main Festivals, she ran creditably in defeat, most notably when finishing third in a cracking finish for the Ryanair Stayers Hurdle at Aintree behind If The Cap Fits.

La Bague Au Roi’s Novice Chase campaign yielded four wins from just five starts – all gained whilst plying her trade against geldings rather than her own sex. In her first two tries over the larger obstacles, she accounted for subsequent Grade 1 winner Lostintranslation, whilst in the Kauto Star Feltham she held off the challenge of Topofthegame, who went onto win the RSA. Her only reversal came at Aintree when Kalashnikov came back to form in the Manifesto.

LADY BUTTONS

MAGIC OF LIGHT

Beneficial - Lady Chapp

Flemensfirth - Quest Of Passion

O: Jayne Sivills T: Philip Kirby

O: Ann and Alan Potts Limited T: Jessica Harrington

Lady Buttons proved adept at both hurdling and chasing, mixing them up throughout her campaign in the quest for black type and winning opportunities. Listed wins in each discipline were supplemented by a Grade 2 win in the Yorkshire Rose Mares’ Hurdle, setting her up for a tilt at the Mares’ Hurdle at Cheltenham, where she was an honorable fourth behind Roksana. Switching back to the larger obstacles she put in another good effort to run second in the Red Rum Chase behind Moon Over Germany.

Magic Of Light was another Mare who proved very versatile, winning a Grade 2 Hurdle at Ascot, and Listed Chase at Newbury. But she really shot to prominence when belying her 66-1 starting price when chasing home Tiger Roll in the Grand National, getting within 2 ¾ l of him, despite blundering very badly at the last and nearly unseating Robbie Power. She also managed placed efforts in the Troytown and Protectress Mares’ Chase.

ROKSANA

VERDANA BLUE

Dubai Destination - Talktothetail

Getaway - Blue Gallery

O: Sarah Faulks T: Dan Skelton

O: Crimbourne Bloodstock T: Nicky Henderson

Just three runs in the season yielded a top flight win and some game efforts in defeat for Roksana. Her victory came in the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle, where she took advantage of Benie des Dieux’s final flight fall, staying on well up the hill to leave Stormy Ireland in her wake. Her most notable run came in the cracking finish to the Stayers Hurdle at Aintree, swapping the lead with Apple’s Jade and If The Cap Fits up the run in to eventually be pipped on the line.

The versatile Verdana Blue has been mixing her racing between hurdles, flat, turf and all-weather. But it is hurdling on a fast surface that really brings out the best in the Parker family’s mare, as she proved when defeating Champion Hurdler Buveur d’Air in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton after a duel up the straight. Her most visually impressive performance was when streaking clear in the Scottish Champion Hurdle at Ayr by an impressive 7l from Dino Velvet.


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DING DING

Thewayyouare - Easter Parade

Winker Watson - Five Bells

O: Straightline Bloodstock T: Keith Dalgleish

O: Ian Poysden T: Sheena West

Chica Buena had only won a Maiden Hurdle before she left Brendan Duke’s yard in Ireland to go to Keith Dalgleish in Scotland. She clocked a rating of 112 after a facile Juvenile Hurdle win at Sedgefield. She progressed quickly to gain a Listed win at Aintree in a Fillies Juvenile Hurdle, and eventually gaining a rating of 136 when finishing fourth to Lady Buttons when running against her elders in the Yorkshire Rose Mares’ Hurdle.

Small in stature, Ding Ding is fast becoming a standing dish at Plumpton in the mould of the legendary Manhattan Boy, with six career wins at the Sussex track. Indeed apart from a seller at Ripon as a juvenile it is the only track she has won at. Her sixth win came in February when she comfortably lugged the welter burden of 12 stone home under Marc Goldstein in a Mares’ Handicap Hurdle.

FRODON

HAZEL HILL

Nickname - Miss Country

Milan - Resenting

O: Patrick Vogt T: Paul Nicholls

O: Diana Williams T: Philip Rowley

Only seven, Frodon seems to have been around for a lot longer, having won the Victor Ludorum as a juvenile and the Rising Stars Novice Chase at four. This year, unbelievably, he was better than ever combining with Bryony Frost magnificently to gain victories in the Old Roan Chase, Caspian Caviar Gold Cup and Cotswold Chase. But the crowning moment of the season came when dropping back in distance in the Ryanair Chase, bravely battling back to hold Aso by just over a length at the line.

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Another unbeaten season saw Hazel Hill stretch his record to 15 wins from his last 16 starts over the last four years. A victory in a Point-to-Point at Chaddesley Corbett was supplemented by a facile win in a Hunter Chase at Warwick highlighting to many that he would be a force to be reckoned with in the Foxhunters. And so it turned out, with jockey Alex Edwards delivering his challenge as late as possible to beat Shantou Flyer.


HOUBLON DES OBEAUX

UN DE SCEAUX

Panoramic - Harkosa

Denham Red - Hotesse De Sceaux

O: Julian Blackwell and Mrs Angus Maclay T: Venetia Williams

O: Edward O’Connell T: Willie Mullins

Surely one of the most deserved wins of the season was Houblon Des Obeaux’s victory in the Veterans Chase Final at Sandown in January. The 12-year-old had run so consistently in his beloved soft ground over the years since first coming to prominence in the Rising Star Novice Chase at Wincanton as a five-year-old back in 2012. At Sandown he was left clear at the last readily accounting for Theatre Guide under a resurgent Charlie Deutsch.

A truncated campaign by Un De Sceaux’s normal standards still produced a second in the Tingle Creek (behind old rival Altior) and a fifth in the Ryanair behind Frodon. But the 11-year-old showed he was no back number by getting his head back in front in the Grade 1 Boylesports Champion Chase at Punchestown, staying on strongly to keep stablemate Min 4l in arrears.

WICKLOW BRAVE Beat Hollow - Moraine O: Wicklow Bloodstock T: Willie Mullins

Another veteran that seemed to recapture peak form during the season, Wicklow Brave gamely tried to add to his County Hurdle win of four years ago when just getting touched off in the Coral Cup by William Henry. Not many can claim to have a Classic victory on the Flat and Grade 1 over hurdles and he added a Grade 3 Novice Chase to his collection before an attempt at the American National. He was clear before falling at the last, where he unfortunately broke his shoulder. One of those horses we all take to our hearts, he will be missed by the racing public.

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FLAT SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD DAKOTA GOLD

DESERT ENCOUNTER

Equiano - Joyeaux

Halling - La Chicana

O: Doug Graham & Ian Davison T: Michael Dods

O: Abdulla Al Mansoori T: David Simcock

Form figures of 5111121 do little to tell the story of what it has taken to make Dakota Gold one of the stories of the season. Early in his career he proved difficult, with stalls becoming a major issue for him. So, after some intensive training with the Withefords, Dakota Gold has learned to run into the stalls on his own. However, an accident with a horsewalker in January meant connections didn’t know if he would race again, but race he did, winning five major sprints – SkyBet Dash, Great St Wilfred, a handicap at the Ebor meeting, and two Listed races – in a fine campaign for his owners.

Desert Encounter must be a wonderful horse to own, taking connections around the globe. His trip to Dubai this year resulted in a third in the City Of Gold, but back on home soil he racked up a midsummer Group race hattrick, in the Glorious Stakes at Goodwood, the Winter Hill at Windsor and Legacy Cup at Newbury. He then returned to Woodbine for a repeat bid in the Grade 1 Canadian International. Teaming up with Andrea Atzeni again, the pair weaved their way through the field to score a tidy success and take the gelding’s winnings past the £800,000 barrier.

EL ASTRONAUTE

KING’S ADVICE

Approve - Drumcliffe Dancer

Frankel - Queen’s Logic

O: Ross Harmon Racing T: John Quinn

O: Saeed Jaber T: Mark Johnston

Usually a standing dish at York in previous seasons, El Astronaute has saved his best runs this year when on his travels to Europe, collecting two big pots in Ireland, the Midsummer Sprint at Cork, and the Rockingham Premier Handicap at The Curragh. He was also placed in the Sapphire Stakes at the same track. The consistent chestnut also made the frame in one of the season’s most competitive Group 1s – the Prix de l’Abbaye. Relishing the softer ground, he blasted from the stalls before keeping on gamely with only Glass Slippers and So Perfect passing him.

Eleven races since March marks King’s Advice out as being a tough horse, but during this time the son of Frankel has amassed nine wins, showing that he is also a class act. Picked up for just 16,000gns at the Horses In Training Sales, and noted as having a “strange action”, it hasn’t stopped him, with his rating skyrocketing from 71 to 108. Most memorable of his triumphs was at Glorious Goodwood, where he held off the challenge of Outbox, the TV cameras panning to trainer Mark Johnson almost riding the horse home from the stands, showing what this horse means to the team.

MAKE A CHALLENGE Invincible Spirit - Crinoline O: MG Hogan & Walter O’Connor & James Joseph Reilly T: Denis Gerard Hogan

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This year Make A Challenge has already improved 45lbs on ratings during the season, and by his performance in the British Champions Sprint at Ascot, the progression has not stopped there. Picked up for just £6,500 in late 2017, the four-year-old landed back-to-back 7f handicaps at the Galway Festival in the summer, and ran away with the Joe McGrath Handicap at The Curragh in September. Another horse who has benefitted from intense stalls training having refused to load twice, connections were confident enough to supplement him for the British Champions Sprint at Ascot and the gamble nearly paid off, as he travelled sweetly into the race, just to be run out of it late on to finish fifth.


MILD ILLUSION

MOON KING

Requinto - Mirror Effect

Sea The Moon - Maraba

O: Old Stoic Racing Club T: Jonathan Portman

O: Merriebelle Irish Farm Limited T: Ralph Beckett

Game and consistent all season, the 1,000gns purchase Mild Illusion was only out of the frame once all year. She improved throughout her juvenile campaign, which aptly enough started in the “Win races with Jonathan Portman Fillies Novice Auction Stakes” and this filly did plenty to showcase her trainers skills. By the end of the season she had graduated from winning a Nursery off 74 to Listed success, capturing the Bosra Sham Stakes from Magical Journey. Just two weeks before she had been touched off by Group winner Under the Stars in the October Auction Sales race, going down by just a short-head to a rival who she would have been in receipt of 20lbs from if it were a handicap.

Moon King kicked off his second season with five straight wins, building from a handicap at Wetherby off a mark of 60, building his way up through further Class 5s at Wetherby and Nottingham, a Class 4 at Haydock and ending his winning spree collecting a £15,000 Class 3 handicap at Chester in July off a rating of 81. Excelling at staying trips, the son of Sea The Moon was very backward as a juvenile and he continues to improve ending his season running well when trying to keep tabs on a runaway Hamish at York in October.

PRINCE OF ARRAN

ROPEY GUEST

Shirocco - Storming Sioux

Cable Bay - Hadeeya

O: Saeed bel Obaida T: Charlie Fellowes

O: John Guest Racing T: George Margarson

After a game third in the 2018 Melbourne Cup, Prince of Arran continued his globetrotting ways, taking in races in Hong Kong and Dubai over the winter. Back on UK soil his best placing was a promising third in the September Stakes at Kempton, setting him up nicely for another autumn trip to Australia. Here he hit the jackpot with a fine victory in the Geelong Cup, and another placing in the Melbourne Cup, running on strongly just to be denied by Vow and Declare and Master of Reality (promoted to second on the latter’s disqualification) to scoop another great payday for his swashbuckling connections.

Ropey Guest is a rare juvenile to appear in this category, and certainly the first maiden! However this belies the wonderful season the son of Cable Bay has had. In nine runs he has been placed in Group or Listed company five times, when fourth to Mystery Power in the Superlative Stakes and then running up a succession of third places in the Acomb at York, Tattersalls Stakes and Autumn Stakes at Newmarket. He was also beaten just 2½l by Arizona when sixth in the Coventry.

WHO DARES WINS Jeremy - Savignano O: HP Racing Who Dares Wins T: Alan King After being placed in three Chester Cups, a Coral Cup, a Grade 3 at Aintree, an Ascot Stakes and finishing fifth in a Pertemps Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, Who Dares Wins finally got his name on the board for a big handicap win for his enthusiastic syndicate of owners – and what better race than the Northumberland Plate? Coming late, he led towards the finish to deny Dubawi Fifty on the line. Later in the year the owners also had a grand day our courtesy of the horse when he finished a respectable fourth in the Prix du Cadran behind Holdthasigreen and Dee Ex Bee.

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Lord Clinton Lord Clinton Lord Clinton Lord Clinton

Mr Martin A. Mr Collins Martin A. Mr Collins Martin A. Mr Collins Martin A. Collins

Mr M. S. Cooke Mr M. S. Cooke Mr M. S. Cooke Mr M. S. Cooke

Mr Nicholas MrCooper Nicholas MrCooper Nicholas MrCooper Nicholas Cooper

Mr Dennis Mr Dennis Coppola Mr Dennis Coppola Mr Dennis Coppola Coppola

Mrs Margaret Mrs Margaret Coppola Mrs Margaret Coppola Mrs Margaret Coppola Coppola

Mr Phillip Cove Mr Phillip Cove Mr Phillip Cove Mr Phillip Cove

Miss Patricia Miss Patricia Crook Miss Patricia Crook Miss Patricia Crook Crook

Dark Horse Dark Horse Racing Ltd Dark Horse Racing Ltd Dark Horse Racing Ltd Racing Ltd

Mr M. E. T. Davies Mr M. E. T. Davies Mr M. E. T. Davies Mr M. E. T. Davies

Mr Ron Davies Mr Ron Davies Mr Ron Davies Mr Ron Davies

Mrs Johnny Mrs Johnny De La Hey Mrs Johnny De La Hey Mrs Johnny De La Hey De La Hey

Mr D. J. Deer Mr D. J. Deer Mr D. J. Deer Mr D. J. Deer

Mrs Celia Mrs Celia Djivanovic Mrs Celia Djivanovic Mrs Celia Djivanovic Djivanovic

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OWNERS’ OWNERS’ COLOURS COLOURS The following owners have generously The following owners have generously The following owners have The following owners have generously generously supported the ROA’s fundraising initiative supported the ROA’s fundraising initiative supported the ROA’s fundraising initiative supported the ROA’s fundraising initiative to raise money for Racing Welfare to raise money for Racing Welfare to raise money for Racing Welfare to raise money for Racing Welfare

Mrs R. Doel Mrs R. Doel Mrs R. Doel Mrs R. Doel

The Hon James The Hon James Drummond The Hon James Drummond The Hon James Drummond Drummond

Mrs S. N. J. Mrs S. N. J. Embiricos Mrs S. N. J. Embiricos Mrs S. N. J. Embiricos Embiricos

Falcon’s Line Ltd Falcon’s Line Ltd Falcon’s Line Ltd Falcon’s Line Ltd

Mr P. E. Felton Mr P. E. Felton Mr P. E. Felton Mr P. E. Felton

Mr J. Fishpool Mr J. Fishpool Mr J. Fishpool Mr J. Fishpool

Formulated Polymer Formulated ProductsPolymer Ltd Formulated ProductsPolymer Ltd Formulated ProductsPolymer Ltd Products Ltd

Mr M. M. Foulger Mr M. M. Foulger Mr M. M. Foulger Mr M. M. Foulger

Mr Trevor Fox Mr Trevor Fox Mr Trevor Fox Mr Trevor Fox

Mr W. Frewen Mr W. Frewen Mr W. Frewen Mr W. Frewen

Mrs R. Fuller Mrs R. Fuller Mrs R. Fuller Mrs R. Fuller

G R Bailey Ltd G R Bailey (Baileys Horse Ltd Feeds) G R Bailey (Baileys Horse Ltd Feeds) G R Bailey (Baileys Horse Ltd Feeds) (Baileys Horse Feeds)

Godolphin Godolphin Godolphin Godolphin

Mr A. M. Mr A. M. Grazebrook Mr A. M. Grazebrook Mr A. M. Grazebrook Grazebrook

Mr T. C. O. Mr T. C. O. Gredley Mr T. C. O. Gredley Mr T. C. O. Gredley Gredley

Mr J. Hales Mr J. Hales Mr J. Hales Mr J. Hales

Mr Christopher Mr Christopher Mr Hanbury Christopher Mr Hanbury Christopher Hanbury Hanbury

Professor L. Professor P. Hardwick L. Professor P. Hardwick L. Professor P. Hardwick L. P. Hardwick

Mr W. A. Mr W. A. Harrison-Allan Mr W. A. Harrison-Allan Mr W. A. Harrison-Allan Harrison-Allan

Mrs Denis Mrs Denis Haynes Mrs Denis Haynes Mrs Denis Haynes Haynes

The Hon Hon LadyThe Heber-Percy Hon LadyThe Heber-Percy The Hon Lady Heber-Percy Lady Heber-Percy

Helena Helena Ltd Springfield Helena Ltd Springfield Helena Ltd Springfield Springfield Ltd

Mr Trevor Mr Trevor Hemmings Mr Trevor Hemmings Mr Trevor Hemmings Hemmings

Mr N. J. Mr N. J. Henderson Mr N. J. Henderson Mr N. J. Henderson Henderson

Mr P. Hickey Mr P. Hickey Mr P. Hickey Mr P. Hickey

Highclere Thoroughbred Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd Racing Ltd

Mr B. W. Hills Mr B. W. Hills Mr B. W. Hills Mr B. W. Hills

Hills of Ledbury Hills of Ledbury Hills of Ledbury Hills of Ledbury

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OWNERS’ OWNERS’ COLOURS COLOURS The following owners have generously The following owners have generously The following owners have generously The following owners have generously supported the ROA’s fundraising initiative supported the ROA’s fundraising initiative supported the ROA’s fundraising initiative supported the ROA’s fundraising initiative to raise money for Racing Welfare to raise money for Racing Welfare to to raise raise money money for for Racing Racing Welfare Welfare

Mr John Hobson Mr John Hobson Mr John Hobson Mr John Hobson

Ms Rachel D. S. Ms Rachel S. Hood D. Ms Rachel S. Hood D. Ms Rachel Hood D. S. Hood

Mr B. M. A. Mr B. M. A. Hopkins Mr B. M. A. Hopkins Mr B. M. A. Hopkins Hopkins

Mr Chris Humber Mr Chris Humber Mr Chris Humber Mr Chris Humber

Mr Peter S. MrJensen Peter S. MrJensen Peter S. MrJensen Peter S. Jensen

Mrs Jackie O. MrsJones Jackie O. MrsJones Jackie O. MrsJones Jackie O. Jones

Mr Bernard MrKantor Bernard MrKantor Bernard MrKantor Bernard Kantor

Mr Robert Mr Robert Kirkland Mr Robert Kirkland Mr Robert Kirkland Kirkland

Mr Tim Mr Tim Leadbeater Mr Tim Leadbeater Mr Tim Leadbeater Leadbeater

Mrs B. M. Mrs B. M. Lofthouse Mrs B. M. Lofthouse Mrs B. M. Lofthouse Lofthouse

Mr M. C. Mr M. C. MacKenzie Mr M. C. MacKenzie Mr M. C. MacKenzie MacKenzie

Mrs Lynne Mrs Lynne Maclennan Mrs Lynne Maclennan Mrs Lynne Maclennan Maclennan

Mrs John Mrs John Magnier Mrs John Magnier Mrs John Magnier Magnier

Mrs S. M. Maine Mrs S. M. Maine Mrs S. M. Maine Mrs S. M. Maine

Mr Alan Mann Mr Alan Mann Mr Alan Mann Mr Alan Mann

Mick & Janice Mick & Janice Mariscotti Mick & Janice Mariscotti Mick & Janice Mariscotti Mariscotti

Miss Jean Miss Jean Matterson Miss Jean Matterson Miss Jean Matterson Matterson

Mr Barry J. Mr Barry J. McClean Mr Barry J. McClean Mr Barry J. McClean McClean

Mr Ken McGarrity Mr Ken McGarrity Mr Ken McGarrity Mr Ken McGarrity

Mrs F. D. McInnes Mrs F.Skinner D. McInnes Mrs F.Skinner D. McInnes Mrs F.Skinner D. McInnes Skinner

Mr Allan Mr Allan McLuckie Mr Allan McLuckie Mr Allan McLuckie McLuckie

Mr John P. Mr John P. McManus Mr John P. McManus Mr John P. McManus McManus

Mrs Sarah Mrs Sarah Metcalfe Mrs Sarah Metcalfe Mrs Sarah Metcalfe Metcalfe

Mrs Terry Miller Mrs Terry Miller Mrs Terry Miller Mrs Terry Miller

Mr W. R. Milner Mr W. R. Milner Mr W. R. Milner Mr W. R. Milner

Mr D. Minton Mr D. Minton Mr D. Minton Mr D. Minton

Mr P. Mott Mr P. Mott Mr P. Mott Mr P. Mott

Mr N. Mustoe Mr N. Mustoe Mr N. Mustoe Mr N. Mustoe

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OWNERS’ OWNERS’ COLOURS COLOURS The following owners have generously The following owners have generously The following owners have generously The following owners have generously supported the ROA’s fundraising initiative supported the ROA’s fundraising initiative supported the ROA’s fundraising initiative supported the ROA’s fundraising initiative to raise money for Racing Welfare to raise money for Racing Welfare to to raise raise money money for for Racing Racing Welfare Welfare

Normandie Stud Ltd Normandie Stud Ltd Normandie Stud Ltd Normandie Stud Ltd

Mrs Jonjo O’Neill Mrs Jonjo O’Neill Mrs Jonjo O’Neill Mrs Jonjo O’Neill

Mr Brian C. MrOakley Brian C. MrOakley Brian C. MrOakley Brian C. Oakley

Old Road Old RoadPlc Securities Old RoadPlc Securities Old RoadPlc Securities Securities Plc

Mr A. E. Mr A. E. Oppenheimer Mr A. E. Oppenheimer Mr A. E. Oppenheimer Oppenheimer

Mr W. G. Paine Mr W. G. Paine Mr W. G. Paine Mr W. G. Paine

Mr Charles Parker Mr Charles Parker Mr Charles Parker Mr Charles Parker

Mrs Mary-Anne Mrs Mary-Anne Parker Mrs Mary-Anne Parker Mrs Mary-Anne Parker Parker

Paul Duffy Diamond PaulPartnership Duffy Diamond PaulPartnership Duffy Diamond PaulPartnership Duffy Diamond Partnership

Mr G. J. Paver Mr G. J. Paver Mr G. J. Paver Mr G. J. Paver

Mr John F. Pearl Mr John F. Pearl Mr John F. Pearl Mr John F. Pearl

Mrs J. D. Percy Mrs J. D. Percy Mrs J. D. Percy Mrs J. D. Percy

Mr Michael MrPescod Michael MrPescod Michael MrPescod Michael Pescod

Mr Andrew MrPhillips Andrew MrPhillips Andrew MrPhillips Andrew Phillips

Sir Thomas Sir Thomas Pilkington Sir Thomas Pilkington Sir Thomas Pilkington Pilkington

Mrs Richard Mrs Richard Plummer Mrs Richard Plummer Mrs Richard Plummer Plummer

Mr Allen Pope Mr Allen Pope Mr Allen Pope Mr Allen Pope

Mr D. F. Powell Mr D. F. Powell Mr D. F. Powell Mr D. F. Powell

Brig C. K. Price Brig C. K. Price Brig C. K. Price Brig C. K. Price

Mr J. H. Mr J. H. Richmond-Watson Mr J. H. Richmond-Watson Mr J. H. Richmond-Watson Richmond-Watson

Mrs E. Roberts Mrs E. Roberts Mrs E. Roberts Mrs E. Roberts

Mr Mike Roberts Mr Mike Roberts Mr Mike Roberts Mr Mike Roberts

Mr John E. Rose Mr John E. Rose Mr John E. Rose Mr John E. Rose

Dr Richard Dr Richard Rowland Dr Richard Rowland Dr Richard Rowland Rowland

Mr Peter J. S. Mr Russell Peter J. S. Mr Russell Peter J. S. Mr Russell Peter J. S. Russell

Mr K. Senior Mr K. Senior Mr K. Senior Mr K. Senior

Adam & Clare Adam & Clare Signy Adam & Clare Signy Adam & Clare Signy Signy

Mr Dan Skelton Mr Dan Skelton Mr Dan Skelton Mr Dan Skelton

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OWNERS’ OWNERS’ COLOURS COLOURS The following owners have generously The following owners have generously The following owners have The following owners have generously generously supported the ROA’s fundraising initiative supported the ROA’s fundraising initiative supported the ROA’s fundraising initiative supported the ROA’s fundraising initiative to raise money for Racing Welfare to raise money for Racing Welfare to to raise raise money money for for Racing Racing Welfare Welfare

Mr Derrick Smith Mr Derrick Smith Mr Mr Derrick Derrick Smith Smith

Mr J. C. Smith Mr J. C. Smith Mr Mr J. J. C. C. Smith Smith

Mr A. W. Spooner Mr A. W. Spooner Mr Mr A. A. W. W. Spooner Spooner

St Albans St Albans Bloodstock Limited St St Albans Albans Bloodstock Limited Bloodstock Bloodstock Limited Limited

Mrs Christine Mrs Christine Stephenson Mrs Christine Mrs Christine Stephenson Stephenson Stephenson

Mrs I. C. Straker Mrs I. C. Straker Mrs Mrs I.I. C. C. Straker Straker

Mr David. J. Mr David. J. Sturdy Mr David. MrSturdy David. J. J. Sturdy Sturdy

Mr Saeed Suhail Mr Saeed Suhail Mr Mr Saeed Saeed Suhail Suhail

Mr M. Tabor Mr M. Tabor Mr Mr M. M. Tabor Tabor

Lady Lady Juliet Tadgell Lady Lady Juliet Tadgell Juliet Juliet Tadgell Tadgell

Mr Julian Taylor Mr Julian Taylor Mr Mr Julian Julian Taylor Taylor

Mr G. Thompson Mr G. Thompson Mr Mr G. G. Thompson Thompson

Lady Thompson Lady Thompson Lady Lady Thompson Thompson

Mr D. A. Thorpe Mr D. A. Thorpe Mr Mr D. D. A. A. Thorpe Thorpe

Mr J. M. Mr J. M. Tomlinson Mr Mr J. J. M. M. Tomlinson Tomlinson Tomlinson

Geoff and Sandra Geoff and Sandra Turnbull Geoff and GeoffTurnbull and Sandra Sandra Turnbull Turnbull

Mr Geoffrey Mr vanGeoffrey Cutsem Mr Geoffrey Mr vanGeoffrey Cutsem van Cutsem Cutsem van

Lady Vestey Lady Vestey Lady Lady Vestey Vestey

Lord Vestey Lord Vestey Lord Lord Vestey Vestey

Mr P. J. Vogt Mr P. J. Vogt Mr Mr P. P. J. J. Vogt Vogt

Mr Robert Mr Robert Waley-Cohen Mr Mr Robert Robert Waley-Cohen Waley-Cohen Waley-Cohen

Mrs Caren Walsh Mrs Caren Walsh Mrs Mrs Caren Caren Walsh Walsh

Mr Terry Warner Mr Terry Warner Mr Mr Terry Terry Warner Warner

Mr T. W. Wellard Mr T. W. Wellard Mr Mr T. T. W. W. Wellard Wellard

Lady Whent Lady Whent Lady Lady Whent Whent

Mr Christopher Mr Christopher Wright Mr Mr Christopher Christopher Wright Wright Wright

Mr N. H. T. Mr N. H. T. Wrigley Mr N. Mr N. H. H. T. T. Wrigley Wrigley Wrigley

Mrs Angela Mrs Angela Yeoman Mrs Angela Mrs Angela Yeoman Yeoman Yeoman

Lord Zetland Lord Zetland Lord Zetland Lord Zetland

Mrs Carrie Mrs Carrie Zetter-Wells Mrs Mrs Carrie Carrie Zetter-Wells Zetter-Wells Zetter-Wells

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THANK YOU FROM THE BOARD OF THE ROA The President and the ROA Board wish to thank the following people and organisations for the invaluable part they have played in creating this event:

Our longstanding sponsorship

Inkerman, for crafting the beautiful

partners Racing Breaks, Zeus

individualised trophies.

Capital, Arena Racing Company. And our two new partners the Tote and Fleming Accountancy Services.

work in bringing the venue to life.

Our members for their record-

Anderson & Co Publishing for

breaking number of votes. Racing TV who as usual kindly put together the brilliant film footage for the evening – in particular, Kieran Tuley and Christina McElhinney. Our branding agency The Clearing, in particular Will Bedale and Katy Wilkinson for their hard work on the new Ownership brand, which is unveiled tonight. And also the wonderful ROA introductory film. At The Races and Equine Productions who provided the additional footage for the films. The Tote for the all-important sponsorship of the Champagne Reception. Chance Organisation, in particular the maestro Andrew Chance and Alice Wingate Pearce, our excellent

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RTA Publicity for their excellent

event producers.

managing the advertising sales and printing of the Awards brochure. All the racecourse photographers who have provided the excellent pictures of the awards nominees and winners. Special thanks to George Selwyn who supplied the majority of the photographs. Dan Abraham and Ignite Images for beautifully capturing our guests. Weatherbys for their assistance in producing the owners’ colours for the brochure – in particular Anna McAuley, David Field and Andy Ball. The racehorse owners who have kindly contributed to Racing Welfare by putting their colours in this brochure. The Royal Lancaster London staff who assist with the many tasks throughout the evening. And last but not least Team ROA who have spent untold

The Chance Band for filling

hours putting together the many

the dancefloor each year.

elements of the Awards.


IN 2 0 2 0 SALES

January Horses of All Ages Sale JANUARY 13-17, 2020

April Two-Year-Olds in Training & Horses of Racing Age Sale APRIL 7, 2020

September Yearling Sale SEPTEMBER 14-26, 2020

November Breeding Stock Sale NOVEMBER 9-21, 2020 RACING

April Race Meeting APRIL 2-24, 2020

October Race Meeting OCTOBER 2-24, 2020

2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships NOV 6 AND 7, 2020

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