Horse of the year awards
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.