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 honour the best in the industry across eight categories - Best Horse; Best Jockey; Best Trainer; Best Owner; People’s Choice Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Excellence Award and Best Local Jockey.
Inaugurated in 2017, the winners of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horse Racing Excellence Awards will be revealed on Super Saturday March 4, 2023.
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 27 March 2022 – 31 December 2022, with special consideration given to results achieved in Group 1 races.
The People’s Choice and Best Local Jockey Awards will be open for voting by racing fans and the Lifetime Achievement will be decided by a specialist panel.