The winners of the RA Feature Season Awards will be announced on Wednesday night at a gala dinner in the Aquanaut Room at Turffontein Racecourse.
The voting panel comprised Vee Moodley (non-voting Chairman), Clyde Basel, Alistair Cohen, and Larry Wainstein. The following are the categories and nominees:
Champion Two-year-old filly: Celtic Sea; Dagmar; Ronnie’s Candy
Champion Two-year-old colt/gelding: Bold Eagle; William The Silent
Champion Three-year-old filly: Folk Dance; Green Plains; Secret Potion; Takingthepeace
Champion Three-year-old colt/gelding: Hero’s Honour; Lobo’s Legend; Monkshood; Surcharge
Champion Older horse: Attenborough, Coral Fever; Legal Eagle; Liege; Nother Russia
Champion Sprinter: Attenborough; Pinnacle Peak; Tandava; The Thinker
Champion Middle distance horse: Coral Fever; Legal Eagle; Monkshood; Nother Russia
Champion Stayer: Fortissima; Hero’s Honour; Just Cruised In; Let It Rain; Secret Potion
All nominees are in the running for the much sought-after Horse-Of-The-Season Award.
Feature season trophies are also awarded to human achievers. These are Champion Apprentice, Champion Jockey, Champion Trainer, Champion Breeder and Champion Owner. The leading work rider is also recognised at this event.
Over recent years, special awards have been presented to a host of people who have made a worthwhile contribution to the success of the industry.