For Immediate Release
Thursday, 16 August 2018

 

WINX TAKES THE CROWN AT NSWROA 2018 RACING’S NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS

Before a large crowd in the Royal Randwick Ballroom of the Australian Turf Club, Winx was named the TAB NSW Champion Horse of the Year at the NSW Racehorse Owners Association’s (NSWROA) 2018 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.

This year the NSWROA Committee acknowledged the wonderful service to the industry of Noel Bracks by presenting his family with the NSWROA Industry Recognition Award. The audience rose as one to acknowledge Noel’s son Patrick as he took to the stage to posthumously accept the award on his father’s behalf. Noel sadly passed away in late July.

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.

Harrison Craig delighted the crowd with his feature performance on the night.

The award winners for the 2017/18 season were:

Award

Winners

TAB NSW CHAMPION HORSE OF THE YEAR

Winx

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

Estijaab

NSW 3 YEAR OLD OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by International Animal Health Products

Trapeze Artist

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

Redzel

NSW MILER OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Wild Oaks

Happy Clapper

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

Winx

NSW STAYER OF THE YEAR
Proudly sponsored by Emirates

Who Shot Thebarman (NZ)

QUEEN OF THE AUTUMN
Proudly sponsored by Inglis

Prompt Response

NSWROA INDUSTRY RECOGNITION AWARD

Noel Bracks

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

The Monstar

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

In Her Time



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 (Brenton Avdulla), the Theo Green Award (Rachel King), BOBS Horse of the Year (Epidemic), NSW Racing Writers’ Personality of the Year (Pat Webster) and the Sydney Strapper of the Year (Lindy Wharekura).

NSWROA President, Mr Ray McDowell said “on behalf of the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation and NSWROA, I would like to thank everyone for helping us “celebrate the best” of the NSW thoroughbred industry. My thanks again to our wonderful sponsors, congratulations to all winners and I look forward to seeing you all again next year.”

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

Media Contact:

Ray McDowell, President, NSWROA

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