For Immediate Release
Thursday, 18 August 2016

 

WINX AWARDED TOP HONOURS AT NSWROA 2016 RACING’S NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

In front of an adoring and packed audience and with the industry once again united in the Royal Randwick Ballroom of the Australian Turf Club, Winx was named the Tab.com.au NSW Champion Horse of the Year at the NSW Racehorse Owners Association’s (NSWROA) 2016 Racing’s Night of Champions.

Co-Major Sponsor Racing NSW also presented their annual awards on the night with Chris Waller once again taking out the coveted Bart Cummings Medal.

There were dual winners of the NSWROA Industry Recognition Award with Ray Murrihy and Colin Tuck the very worthy recipients.

We saw the “very best” in the racing world in contention for all the awards at this gala event in aid of the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation which was televised live on Sky Thoroughbred Central.

The award winners for the 2015/16 season were:

 

Award

Winners

TAB.COM.AU NSW CHAMPION HORSE OF THE YEAR

Winx

NSWROA INDUSTRY RECOGNITION AWARDS

Ray Murrihy and Colin Tuck

NSW 2 YEAR OLD OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by the Australian Turf Club

Capitalist

NSW 3 YEAR OLD OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Gow-Gates Insurance Brokers

Press Statement

NSW SPRINTER OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by the Australian Turf Club

Chautauqua

NSW MILER OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Whitby Bloodstock

Winx

NSW MIDDLE DISTANCE HORSE OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by New Zealand Bloodstock

Preferment (NZ)

NSW STAYER OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Emirates

Libran (IRE)

QUEEN OF THE AUTUMN
Proudly sponsored by Inglis

Azkadellia (NZ)

NSW COUNTRY CHAMPION HORSE OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Sky Thoroughbred Central

Fell Swoop

NSW PROVINCIAL CHAMPION HORSE OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Sky Thoroughbred Central

Lucia Valentina (NZ)

 

 

As well as the Bart Cummings Medal, Chris Waller also picked up the T J Smith Award for the Sydney Premiership Trainer.  Other awards presented included the George Moore Award (James McDonald), the Theo Green Award (Rory Hutchings), BOBS Horse of the Year (a tie between Sir Bacchus and Pioneering), NSW Racing Writers’ Personality of the Year (Ray Murrihy) and the Sydney Strapper of the Year (Ali Iftikhar).

Guests took to the dance floor with Jellybean Jam who delighted the crowd with their vast repertoire of songs.

NSWROA President, Mr Ray McDowell said “on behalf of the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation and NSWROA, I would like to thank everyone for attending to help us “celebrate the best” of the NSW thoroughbred industry.  My thanks again to our wonderful sponsors – we couldn’t do it without you!  Congratulations to all winners and I look forward to seeing you all again next year at this fantastic event.”

For more information, visit the NSWROA website at www.nswroa.com.au.

 

Media Contact:

Ray McDowell, President, NSWROA

Email: nswroa1@ozemail.com.au