An owner is a central pillar in the sport of horseracing and we recognise their perseverance and financial and emotional investment in the equine industry. This award honours the owner of the winning Best Horse category.
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 race day in peak physical and mental fitness. Tracking all winning trainers of the previous Dubai World Cup night, this award recognises trainers who have achieved the most Group 1 wins globally.
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. Tracking all winning jockeys of the previous Dubai World Cup night, this award recognises jockeys who have achieved the most Group 1 wins globally.
The prestigious Best Horse Award is the category that celebrates the achievements of the top Thoroughbred racehorse for the period under review. It recognises the performance and highest rated winning horse from the previous Dubai World Cup night including global performances.
The People’s Choice Award is where the public has its say regarding the best moments in worldwide horseracing from the previous season. Such feats include outstanding performances, courageous efforts, unlikely comebacks and heart-warming events that stay in the memory of racing fans. Members of the public will vote for a winner from a short list.
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 a way to say thank you to outstanding individuals inside our industry.
The Best Local Jockey Award is where the public has its say on the best performance from the short list. This award recognises jockeys who have achieved the most wins in the previous UAE horseracing season.