ABOUT THE AWARDS

The His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horse Racing Excellence Awards are an expression of Sheikh Mohammed’s passion for horses and racing from a very young age.

This enthusiasm is underlined by his unceasing commitment and attention to the smallest details of the sport. This in turn fueled the birth of the world’s largest and most successful racing operation in Godolphin and the world’s most spectacular race day, the Dubai World Cup.

These annual awards honor the best in the industry across six categories - Best Horse; Best Jockey; Best Trainer; Best Owner; People’s Choice Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.

Inaugurated in 2017, the winners of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horse Racing Excellence Awards will be revealed on Saturday March 27, 2021.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horse Racing Excellence Awards seeks to reward the best horse, jockey, trainer and owner through an independent data driven process.

The eligibility criteria is based on performances from 30 March 2019 – 31 December 2020, with special consideration given to results achieved in Group 1 races.

The People’s Choice Award will be open for voting by racing fans and the Lifetime Achievement Award will be decided by a specialist panel.