Mc­coys to hon­our lead­ing per­for­mances

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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

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