An owner is a central pillar in the sport of
horseracing and this award aims to honour the
most successful owner and applaud their
unmatched perseverance while ofering
recognition for their financial and emotional
investment in the equine industry. Owners with
horses that have competed on Dubai World Cup
Day 2017 are eligible for this award.
Points are accumulated based on Grades/Groups of races and finishing positions that horses attached to the owner/s have achieved.
The Best Trainer Award recognises the hard work,
late nights, early mornings, emotional investment
and strategy involved in getting a horse to the
track on a big raceday in peak physical and mental
fitness. This category is open to all trainers who
had horses attached to them on Dubai World Cup
Points are accumulated based on Grades/Groups of races and finishing positions that horses attached to the trainer have achieved.
The award for Best Jockey represents an opportunity to pay tribute to the personalities who compete and excel at the highest level of their sport, recognising the hard work, dedication and time that these deserving men and women dedicate to their sport. The category is limited to jockeys who rode on Dubai World Cup Day 2017 and their achievements in the sport since. Points are accumulated based on Grades/Groups of races and finishing positions that the jockeys have achieved within the specified time frame.
The prestigious Best Horse Award is the category that celebrates the achievements of the top Thoroughbred racehorse for the year 2017. It is exclusive to horses that competed at Meydan Racecourse on Dubai World Cup day 2017. Horses accumulate points based on their performance throughout the year, with special consideration given to results achieved in Group or Grade races.
The People’s Choice Award is where the public get to have their say in the best moments in horse racing from the previous season. These are some of the greatest moments picked by experts in the industry, from outstanding races, courageous eforts, unlikely comebacks and heartwarming events that stay in the memory of racing fans. Members of the public will vote for a winner from a short list via social media.
The Lifetime Achievement award is bestowed to those who dedicate their life to the sport of racing. It recognises the heroes who truly make the sport great and help create those lasting memories that live in racing’s collective consciousness. This unique award, decided by committee, is our way to say thank you to outstanding individuals inside our industry.