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 richest day of racing, the Dubai World Cup.

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

Announced in 2016, the inaugural winners of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horse Racing Excellence Awards will be revealed on Thursday March 29, 2018.

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.

To be eligible candidates must have competed in a race held on the previous year’s Dubai World Cup day.

Super Saturday represents the cut off point for evaluating the annual performances while the raw data is provided by the USA-based Jockey Club, an industry-recognised provider of horse racing statistics and form. All statistics are analysed by Nielsen Sports, the global experts in sports intelligence and measurement.

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