NZ Horse of the Year Awards

Congratulations to the NZ Thoroughbred Horse of the Year 2016 Winners!

This year the Awards were held in
The Great Room, at the Langham Hotel in Auckland

The Awards were followed by an official afterparty at the Soul Bar on Auckland's Viaduct Harbour.  

To see all the photos from the night please click HERE 

About the Awards

The Thoroughbred Horse of the Year Awards are New Zealand racing’s most prestigious and
glamorous occasion, a celebration of success and excellence where racing’s biggest stars gather.

Those from across the breadth of the racing industry and the length of the country gather to
recognise outstanding achievement and excellence during the racing season.

Featuring more than 20 awards culminating with the coveted “Thoroughbred Horse of the Year”,
the evening 
also includes fabulous entertainment, top quality wines and delicious cuisine.

The Thoroughbred Racing Awards were first held in 1991 and are held annually to recognise
New Zealand's top performers both equine and human in the previous year.

Each winner receives a beautiful bronze trophy, awarded perpetually and
designed by the internationally renowned sculptor Gerrard McCabe.



2015/16 Winners

Award

Finalists

 Grosvenor Stallion of the Year

SAVABEEL

 Dewar Stallion of the Year

SAVABEEL

 Centaine Stallion of the Year

SAVABEEL

 Broodmare of the Year

BAGALOLLIES

 Breeder of the Year

SIR PATRICK & JUSTINE LADY HOGAN

 New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year

SOFIA ROSA

 Media Award

DENNIS RYAN (THE INFORMANT)

 McBeath Apprentice Jockey of the Year

SHAUN MCKAY

 FastTrack Insurance Jumps Jockey of the Year

SHAUN FANNIN

 FastTrack Insurance Jockey of the Year

LISA ALLPRESS

 Dunstan Trainer of the Year

STEPHEN AUTRIDGE AND JAMIE RICHARDS

 FastTrack Insurance Owner of the Year

JML BLOODSTOCK

 Champion Jumper

JACK ROMANOV
SEA KING

 Champion Two Year Old

SACRED ELIXIR

 Champion Three Year Old

XTRAVAGANT

 Champion Sprinter

TURN ME LOOSE

 Champion Middle Distance Horse

TURN ME LOOSE

 Champion Stayer

MONGOLIAN KHAN

 NZTR Award for Outstanding Global Achievement

CHRIS WALLER

 NZTR Award for Outstanding Contribution to Racing

GERALD FELL AND REX FELL

 Horse of the Year

MONGOLIAN KHAN

 

2014/15 Winners

Award

Winner

 Grosvenor Stallion of the Year

SAVABEEL 

 Dewar Stallion of the Year

SAVABEEL 

 Centaine Stallion of the Year

O’REILLY

 Broodmare of the Year

PARFORE dam of Terravista & Tiger Tees

 Breeder of the Year

IDL BREEDING LTD 

 New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year

PLATINUM WITNESS 

 Media Award

BRENDAN POPPLEWELL 

 McBeath Apprentice Jockey of the Year

RORY HUTCHINGS 

 Jumps Jockey of the Year

MICHAEL MITCHELL 

 Jockey of the Year

MATTHEW CAMERON 

 Dunstan Trainer of the Year

MURRAY BAKER AND ANDREW FORSMAN 

 Owner of the Year

INNER MONGOLIA RIDER HORSE INDUSTRY (NZ) LTD 

 Champion Jumper

AMANOOD LAD

 Champion Two Year Old

MARKY MARK 

 Champion Three Year Old

MONGOLIAN KHAN

 Champion Sprinter

SACRED STAR 

 Champion Middle Distance Horse

SORIANO

 Champion Stayer

MONGOLIAN KHAN 

 NZTR Award for Outstanding Global Achievement

JAMES MCDONALD

 NZTR Award for Outstanding Contribution to Racing

JOE, MARTIN, RAY AND TONY DENNIS 

 Horse of the Year

MONGOLIAN KHAN 


2013/14 Winners

Award

Winner

 Grosvenor Stallion of the Year

O'Reilly

 Dewar Stallion of the Year

O'Reilly

 Centaine Stallion of the Year

O'Reilly

 Broodmare of the Year

Stareel (dam of Dundeel)

 Breeder of the Year

Kevin Hickman

 New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year

Costa Viva

 Media Award

Peter Earley

 McBeath Apprentice Jockey of the Year

Rory Hutchings

 Jumps Jockey of the Year

Matthew Gillies

 Jockey of the Year

Matthew Cameron

 Dunstan Trainer of the Year

Lisa Latta

 Owner of the Year

Kevin Hickman

 Champion Jumper

Rangatira

 Champion Two Year Old

Vespa

 Champion Three Year Old

Puccini

 Champion Sprinter

Bounding

 Champion Middle Distance Horse

Dundeel

 Champion Stayer

Silent Achiever

 NZTR Award for Outstanding Global Achievement

Not Awarded

 NZTR Award for Outstanding Contribution to Racing

David Walsh

 Horse of the Year

Dundeel


2012/13 Winners

Award

Winner

Champion Two Year Old

Ruud Awakening

Champion Three Year Old

Dundeel

Champion Sprinter

Final Touch

Champion Middle Distance Horse

Ocean Park

Champion Stayer

Sangster

Champion Jumper

Tom's Myth

Centaine Award

O'Reilly

Dewar Stallion of the Year

O'Reilly

Grosvenor Stallion of the Year

O'Reilly

Broodmare of the Year

Sayyida

New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year

Fix

Breeder of the Year

Trelawney Thoroughbred Ltd

Owner of the Year

Mr A Wong, Mr S Yan and Mr G Hennessy

Media Award

Murray Owles

Dunstan Trainer of the Year

Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman

McBeath Apprentice Jockey of the Year

Rory Hutchings

Jockey of the Year

Opie Bosson

Jumps Jockey of the Year

Isaac Lupton

Award for Outstanding Contribution to Racing

Jim Campin

HORSE OF THE YEAR

Ocean Park



2011/12 Winners

Award

Winner

Champion Two Year Old

Warhorse

Champion Three Year Old

Silent Achiever

Champion Sprinter

Mufhasa

Champion Middle Distance Horse

Jimmy Choux

Champion Stayer

Shez Sinsational

Champion Jumper

Ima Heroine

Centaine Award

Pins

Dewar Stallion of the Year

Zabeel

Grosvenor Stallion of the Year

O'Reilly

Broodmare of the Year

Triassic

New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year

Planet Rock

Breeder of the Year

Piper Farm Ltd

Owner of the Year

The Oaks Stud

Media Award

Karyn Fenton-Ellis

Dunstan Trainer of the Year

John Sargent

McBeath Apprentice Jockey of the Year

Jason Collett

Jockey of the Year

James McDonald

Jumps Jockey of the Year

Richard Cully

Award for Outstanding Contribution to Racing

Trevor McKee ONZM

HORSE OF THE YEAR

Mufhasa

2010/11 Winners

Award

Winner

Champion Two Year Old

Anabandana

Champion Three Year Old

Jimmy Choux

Champion Sprinter

Mufhasa

Champion Middle Distance Horse

Wall Street

Champion Stayer

Showcause

Champion Jumper

Hypnotize

Centaine Award

Pins

Dewar Stallion of the Year

High Chaparral

Grosvenor Stallion of the Year

Thorn Park

Broodmare of the Year

Triassic

New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year

King's Rose

Breeder of the Year

Piper Farm Ltd

Owner of the Year

Chouxmaani Investments Ltd

Media Award

Mike Dillon

Dunstan Trainer of the Year

Michael Pitman

McBeath Apprentice Jockey of the Year

James McDonald

Jockey of the Year

James McDonald

Jumps Jockey of the Year

Richard Cully

Award for Outstanding Contribution to Racing

Dr. Brian Goulden

HORSE OF THE YEAR

Jimmy Choux

2009/10 Winners

Award

Winner

Mercedes Champion Two Year Old

Banchee

Mercedes Champion Three Year Old

Katie Lee

Mercedes Champion Sprinter

Tavistock

Mercedes Champion Middle Distance Horse

Vosne Romanee

Mercedes Champion Stayer

Harris Tweed

Mercedes Champion Jumper

Fair King

Centaine Award

Zabeel

Dewar Stallion of the Year

Zabeel

Grosvenor Stallion of the Year

Volksraad

Mercedes Broodmare of the Year

Miss Jessie Jay

New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year

Katie Lee

Mercedes Breeder of the Year

Windsor Park Stud Ltd

Mercedes Owner of the Year

Sir Patrick & Lady Hogan

Mercedes Media Award

Brendan Popplewell

Dunstan Trainer of the Year

Shaune Ritchie

McBeath Apprentice Jockey of the Year

James McDonald

Mercedes Jockey of the Year

Opie Bosson

Mercedes Jumps Jockey of the Year

Richard Eynon

Mercedes Award for Outstanding Contribution to Racing

Norm Holland

MERCEDES HORSE OF THE YEAR

Vosne Romanee

2008/09 Winners

Award

Winner

Mercedes Champion Two Year Old

The Heckler

Mercedes Champion Three Year Old

Daffodil

Mercedes Champion Sprinter

Mufhasa

Mercedes Champion Middle Distance Horse

Princess Coup

Mercedes Champion Stayer

Nom Du Jeu

Mercedes Champion Jumper

Hypnotize

Centaine Award

O'Reilly

Dewar Stallion of the Year

Zabeel

Grosvenor Stallion of the Year

Volksraad

Mercedes Broodmare of the Year

Gussy Godiva

New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year

Daffodil

Mercedes People's Choice Award

Mufhasa

Mercedes Breeder of the Year

Garry Chittick

Mercedes Owner of the Year

David, Natalie & Simon Archer & Diane Wright

Mercedes Media Award

Steve Davis

Dunstan Trainer of the Year

Mark Walker

McBeath Apprentice Jockey of the Year

James McDonald

Mercedes Jockey of the Year

James McDonald

Mercedes Jumps Jockey of the Year

Jo Rathbone

Mercedes Award for Outstanding Contribution to Racing

Ron Williamson

MERCEDES HORSE OF THE YEAR

Mufhasa

2007/08 Winners

Award

Winner

Mercedes Champion Two Year Old

Il Quello Veloce

Mercedes Champion Three Year Old

Alamosa

Mercedes Champion Sprinter

Seachange

Mercedes Champion Middle Distance Horse

Princess Coup

Mercedes Champion Stayer

Princess Coup

Mercedes Champion Jumper

Hypnotize

Dewar Stallion of the Year

O’Reilly

Grosvenor Stallion of the Year

O’Reilly

Mercedes Broodmare of the Year

Just Cruising

New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year

Insouciant

Mercedes People's Choice Award

Seachange

Mercedes Breeder of the Year

Scott Williams

Mercedes Owner of the Year

Karreman Bloodstock

Mercedes Media Award

David McCarthy

Dunstan Trainer of the Year

Michael Pitman

McBeath Apprentice Jockey of the Year

James McDonald

Mercedes Jockey of the Year

Michael Walker

Mercedes Jumps Jockey of the Year

Isaac Lupton

Mercedes Award for Outstanding Contribution to Racing

Herbie Dyke

MERCEDES HORSE OF THE YEAR

Seachange

2006/07 Winners

Award

Winner

Mercedes Champion Two Year Old

Nightlign

Mercedes Champion Three Year Old

Princess Coup

Mercedes Champion Sprinter

Darci Brahma

Mercedes Champion Middle Distance Horse

Sir Slick

Mercedes Champion Stayer

Pentathon

Mercedes Champion Jumper

Van Winkle

Dewar Stallion of the Year

Zabeel

Grosvenor Stallion of the Year

Volksraad

Mercedes Broodmare of the Year

River Century

New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year

Princess Coup

Mercedes People's Choice Award

Sir Slick

Mercedes Breeder of the Year

Garry Chittick

Mercedes Owner of the Year

Karreman Bloodstock / Dick Karreman

Mercedes Media Award

Aidan Rodley

Dunstan Trainer of the Year

Mark Walker

McBeath Apprentice Jockey of the Year

Troy Harris

Mercedes Jockey of the Year

Opie Bosson

Mercedes Jumps Jockey of the Year

Tommy Hazlett

Mercedes Award for Outstanding Contribution to Racing

Sam Kelt

MERCEDES HORSE OF THE YEAR

Seachange

2005/06 Winners

Award

Winner

Mercedes Champion Two Year Old

Jokers Wild

Mercedes Champion Three Year Old

Darci Brahma

Mercedes Champion Weight For Age Performer

Xcellent

Mercedes Champion Sprinter/Miler (1000m-1600m)

Gee I Jane

Mercedes Champion Stayer (1700m+)

Xcellent

Mercedes Champion Jumper

Just The Man

Dewar Stallion of the Year

Zabeel

Grosvenor Stallion of the Year

Volksraad

Mercedes Broodmare of the Year

Flying Floozie

New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year

Shikoba

Mercedes Breeder of the Year

Garry Chittick

Mercedes Owner of the Year

Mrs Ann & The Estate of the Late Ken Browne

Mercedes Media Award

Dennis Ryan

Dunstan Newcomer to Trainer

Lance O'Sullivan

Dunstan Trainer of the Year

Mark Walker

McBeath Apprentice Jockey of the Year

Kelly Myers

Mercedes Jockey of the Year

Lisa Cropp

Mercedes Jumps Jockey of the Year

Jonathan Riddell

Mercedes Award for Outstanding Contribution to Racing

Garry Chittick

MERCEDES HORSE OF THE YEAR

Xcellent