Horse of the year awards

Stratford Press - - Sports -

Twenty-five awards were pre­sented at the 2018 New Zealand Thor­ough­bred Horse of the Year Awards din­ner in Auckland on Sun­day night.

Horse of the Year: Bon­neval (40 votes) Also: Avan­tage (15), Kawi (3), Savvy Coup (2), Vin De Dance (1).

NZTR Award for Out­stand­ing Con­tri­bu­tion to Rac­ing: Nel­son Schick.

Cham­pion Two-Year-old: Avan­tage (60). Fi­nal­ists: Sword Of Os­man (1), Melt, Span­ish Whis­per.

Cham­pion Three-Year-Old — spon­sored by FastTrack In­sur­ance: Savvy Coup (28). Fi­nal­ists: Vin De Dance (20), Di­jon Bleu (5), Em­bel­lish (4), Age Of Fire (1), Scott Base (1).

Cham­pion Sprinter-Miler (up to 1600m): Kawi (48). Other fi­nal­ists: Close Up (7), Ginger­nuts (3), Start Won­der­ing (3).

Cham­pion Mid­dle Dis­tance Horse

(1601m-2200m): Bon­neval (58). Fi­nal­ists: Lizzie L’Amour (3), Jon Snow, Saint Emil­ion.

Cham­pion Stayer (2201m

+): Charles Road (27). Fi­nal­ists: Ladies First (24), Za­cada (6), Five To Mid­night


Cham­pion Jumper: Wise Men Say (52). Other fi­nal­ists: Monarch Chimes (5), Up­per Cut (4), Zedee­du­dadeeko.

Trainer of the Year — spon­sored by Dun­stan: Mur­ray Baker and An­drew Fors­man (61). Other fi­nal­ist: Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards.

Jockey of the Year: Sam Col­lett (42). Other fi­nal­ists: Opie Bos­son (12), Johnathan Parkes (3), Chris John­son (1).

Jumps Jockey of the Year: Isaac Lup­ton (39). Other fi­nal­ists: Aaron Kuru (22), Will Gor­don (1), Shaun Phe­lan, Char­lie Studd.

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