For Immediate Release
Thursday, 27 July 2017

 

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR 2017 RACING’S NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

The New South Wales Racehorse Owners Association (NSWROA) is pleased to announce the nominations (in alphabetical order) in respect of our annual awards for the 2016/17 season:

 

Awards

Nominations

NSW 2 YEAR OLD OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by The Australian Turf Club
Invader
She Will Reign
The Mission
NSW 3 YEAR OLD OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by International Animal Health Products

Astern
Foxplay
Global Glamour

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

Le Romain
Redzel
Tycoon Tara

NSW MILER OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Whitby Bloodstock

Hauraki
It’s Somewhat (USA)
Le Romain
Winx

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

Hartnell (GB)
Sense of Occasion
Winx

NSW STAYER OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Emirates

Big Duke (IRE)
Jameka
Polarisation (GB)
Sir John Hawkwood (IRE)

QUEEN OF THE AUTUMN
Proudly sponsored by Inglis

Dixie Blossoms
Foxplay
Zanbagh

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

Fell Swoop
Single Gaze
The Monstar

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

Clearly Innocent
Le Romain
Sense of Occasion

 

The awards are to be presented at a prestigious charity evening themed “Celebrating the Best” in the Royal Randwick Ballroom on 17 August 2017. Other awards to be presented on the night include the BOBS Horse of the Year, the Sydney Strapper of the Year, the NSW Racing Writers’ Personality of the Year, the T J Smith Award, the George Moore Award, the Theo Green Award, the Bart Cummings Medal and the “big one”, the Tab.com.au NSW Champion Horse of the Year.

We are proud to again be supporting the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation (POWHF) as our charity of choice for this year’s event. POWHF is an established charitable organisation supporting and promoting research, education, health promotion and patient care for and at the Prince of Wales Hospital Randwick. We encourage everyone to “dig deep” to help this very worthwhile cause.

Without giving too much away about the night, we have some truly outstanding items that will feature in the Monster and Silent Auctions. These include a trip for two people to London for a Royal Ascot & Newmarket Tour in 2018, tickets to Elton John’s “Once in a Lifetime” concert, some fantastic jewellery, art works from Masters, fashion items and accessories, fine dining and cultural options, family prizes and some heart racing experiences. There will also be a raffle conducted on the night as well as a “lucky door prize” being awarded.

The 2017 Racing’s Night of Champions Awards will again be televised “live” on Sky Thoroughbred Central on the Foxtel platform, and also internationally by our exclusive media partner Sky Racing, with highlights of the night also being shown across all Sky Racing channels.

Our wonderful sponsors for this year’s event are Tab.com.au, Racing NSW, Sky Racing, Emirates, the Australian Turf Club, International Animal Health Products, Whitby Bloodstock, New Zealand Bloodstock, Ambassador Travel Services, Inglis, Carrazzo Consulting, Jirsch Sutherland and De Bortoli Wines.

At the great price of $240 per head Racing’s Night of Champions is the best value night out you can have. So if you haven’t already done so, reserve your place now at a truly fantastic night. Tickets are selling fast, so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment.

Our congratulations to all nominees – every nominee is a champion in what has been yet another exceptional year of racing.

For more information regarding the 2017 Racing’s Night of Champions, contact the NSWROA office on telephone (02) 9299-4299, by email nswroa1@ozemail.com.au or visit the NSWROA website www.nswroa.com.au.

Media Contact:

Ray McDowell, NSWROA President

Email: nswroa1@ozemail.com.au
Website: www.nswroa.com.au