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 honoured on Super Saturday March 4, 2023. The categories include Best Horse; Best Jockey; Best Trainer; Best Owner; People’s Choice Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Excellence Award and Best Local Jockey.

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 global performances during the period of 27 March 2022 –  31 December 2022
  • 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.
  • 5.The People’s Choice and Best Local Jockey Award winners are 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 Group 1 races.