CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY AND THE PROCESS FOR THE SELECTION OF THE WINNERS

The winners of the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards, established by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum,
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will be honored on 26th March 2020, two days before the 2020 edition of the Dubai World Cup.

Officially announced by Meydan Group in 2016 at the Dubai World Cup Post-Position Draw, the Awards will honour Best Horse, Best Jockey, Best Owner, Best Trainer, Lifetime Achievement and People’s Choice.

A. OVERVIEW OF THE PROCESS FOR THE SELECTION OF THE WINNERS

  • The process for the selection of the winners involves the following:
  • 1.A selection committee appointed by the Trustees of the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards will receive data files that contain racing results for the qualifying owners, trainers, jockeys and horses.
  • 2.The selection committee reviews the data and compiles its shortlist based on the top 10 global performances during the period of 1st Jan 2019 – 31st Dec 2019.
  • 3.The selection committee determines the winners based on the agreed criteria.
  • 4.The selection committee agree by simple majority the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • 5.The People’s Choice Award winner is selected by general public vote.

B. CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY

  • The criteria to select the horse, jockey, trainer and owner to be awarded is substantially data driven, based on performances from Pattern Races (Group 1, 2 and 3 races and listed)