Mccoys to honour leading performances
THE Mccoys, the awards which recognise excellence in Jump Racing, will be presented at Cheltenham Racecourse on the evening of Friday, September 27.
Established in 2017, The Mccoys are named in honour of the most successful Jump jockey of all-time, Sir A P Mccoy. who rode a record 4,358 jump winners and was champion jockey 20 times.
In determining winners, performances at all Jockey Club Racecourses t are taken into consideration for the time period of May 5, 2018 through to April 27, 2019.
The Mccoys awarded to the Leading Owner, Leading Trainer, Leading Jockeys (Professional, Conditional and Amateur), plus the Leading Horses (Novice Hurdler, Hurdler, Novice Chaser and Chaser) are judged on the number of wins, with countback on places in the event of a tie.
The remaining winners at The Mccoys are determined by a panel of judges and will be revealed on September 27.
The judges in 2019 are Henrietta Knight, trainer of the three-time Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Best Mate, journalist Chris Cook of The Guardian, Cheltenham Racecourse’s Head of Racing and Clerk of the Course Simon Claisse and Sir A P Mccoy.
LEADING OWNER SPONSORED BY ROSCONN GROUP: Four or more horses - J P Mcmanus; Three or fewer horses - Patricia Pugh
LEADING TRAINER SPONSORED BY BEACH INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVISORS: More than 40 horses - Paul Nicholls; less than 40 horses - Tom Lacey
LEADING PROFESSIONAL JOCKEY SPONSORED BY MAGNERS: Richard Johnson
LEADING CONDITIONAL JOCKEY SPONSORED BY HAI AIR: Bryony Frost
LEADING AMATEUR JOCKEY SPONSORED BY HAI AIR: Sam Waley Cohen
FREQUENT RUNNER SPONSORED BY EQUITREK: Less than 40 horses - Jeremy Scott; More than 40 horses - Colin Tizzard
LEADING NOVICE HURDLER SPONSORED BY NAF: Dyliev
LEADING HURDLER SPONSORED BY NAF: Paisley Park
LEADING NOVICE CHASER SPONSORED BY HARRISON CLARK RICKERBYS SOLICITORS: Defi Du Seuil (Coopers Square & Goodnight Charlie also finished on the same number of wins and placings but the award goes to Defi Du Seuil on account of two wins at G1 level)
LEADING CHASER SPONSORED BY HARRISON CLARK RICKERBYS SOLICITORS: Frodon
HORSE PERFORMANCE OF THE SEASON SPONSORED BY NAF - to be announced on September 27
PONY RACING ACHIEVEMENT OF THE SEASON SPONSORED BY SCUDAMORE RACING - to be announced on September 27
JUDGES CHOICE SPONSORED BY WO LEWIS - to be announced on September 27
RIDE OF THE SEASON SPONSORED BY NATURAL GREEN - to be announced on September 27
HORSE OF THE SEASON SPONSORED BY BENTLEY - to be announced on September 27
STABLE PERSON OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY RACING POST - to be announced on September 27
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION SPONSORED BY DODSON & HORRELL - to be announced on September 27
Bryony Frost and Frodon are both Mccoys winners