CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY AND THE PROCESS FOR THE SELECTION OF THE WINNERS

The winners of the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards, established by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will be honoured on Dubai World Cup day March 27, 2021. The categories include Best Horse, Best Jockey, Best Owner, Best Trainer, Lifetime Achievement and People’s Choice.

A. OVERVIEW OF THE PROCESS FOR THE SELECTION OF THE WINNERS

  • The process for the selection of the winners involves the following:
  • 1.A selection committee appointed by the Trustees of the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards will receive data files that contain racing results for the qualifying owners, trainers, jockeys and horses.
  • 2.The selection committee reviews the data and compiles its shortlist based on the top global performances during the period of 30 March 2019 – 31 December 2020
  • 3.The selection committee determines the winners based on the agreed criteria.
  • 4.The selection committee agree by simple majority the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • 5.The People’s Choice Award winner is selected by general public vote.

B. CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY

  • • The criteria to select the horse, jockey, trainer and owner to be awarded is substantially data driven, based on performances from Group 1 races.