CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS OF
2018 H.H. SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM
HORSERACING EXCELLENCE AWARDS


Best owner

GODOLPHIN

Best trainer

Aidan O'Brien

Best jockey

CHRISTOPHE SOUMILLON

Best horse

Gun Runner

People's Choice

Lady Eli

Lifetime achievement

CHRISTIANE HEAD

AWARD CATEGORIES

BEST OWNER

An owner is a central pillar in the sport of horseracing and this award aims to honour the most successful owner and applaud their unmatched perseverance while ofering recognition for their financial and emotional investment in the equine industry. Owners with horses that have competed on Dubai World Cup Day 2017 are eligible for this award.

Points are accumulated based on Grades/Groups of races and finishing positions that horses attached to the owner/s have achieved.

BEST TRAINER

The Best Trainer Award recognises the hard work, late nights, early mornings, emotional investment and strategy involved in getting a horse to the track on a big raceday in peak physical and mental fitness. This category is open to all trainers who had horses attached to them on Dubai World Cup Day 2017.

Points are accumulated based on Grades/Groups of races and finishing positions that horses attached to the trainer have achieved.

BEST JOCKEY

The award for Best Jockey represents an opportunity to pay tribute to the personalities who compete and excel at the highest level of their sport, recognising the hard work, dedication and time that these deserving men and women dedicate to their sport. The category is limited to jockeys who rode on Dubai World Cup Day 2017 and their achievements in the sport since. Points are accumulated based on Grades/Groups of races and finishing positions that the jockeys have achieved within the specified time frame.

BEST HORSE

The prestigious Best Horse Award is the category that celebrates the achievements of the top Thoroughbred racehorse for the year 2017. It is exclusive to horses that competed at Meydan Racecourse on Dubai World Cup day 2017. Horses accumulate points based on their performance throughout the year, with special consideration given to results achieved in Group or Grade races.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

The People’s Choice Award is where the public get to have their say in the best moments in horse racing from the previous season. These are some of the greatest moments picked by experts in the industry, from outstanding races, courageous eforts, unlikely comebacks and heartwarming events that stay in the memory of racing fans. Members of the public will vote for a winner from a short list via social media.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

The Lifetime Achievement award is bestowed to those who dedicate their life to the sport of racing. It recognises the heroes who truly make the sport great and help create those lasting memories that live in racing’s collective consciousness. This unique award, decided by committee, is our way to say thank you to outstanding individuals inside our industry.