Last night, Thursday 8 December at London’s Royal Lancaster hotel saw the best of British racing gather to celebrate the highlights of the past season’s racing. 2022 marked the 40th Anniversary of the Awards, celebrating four decades of racehorse ownership, very generously sponsored this year by The Jockey Club.

The ceremony concluded with The Jockey Club’s Owner of the Year. This year’s winner is Kirsten Rausing, in recognition of Alpinista’s remarkable 2022 season. Miss Rausing’s incredible mare maintained an unbeaten run, since April 2021, culminating in carrying Rausing’s green and white silks to victory in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Alpinista also picked up two further awards; Large Independent Racecourses Outstanding Middle Distance Horse and Large Independent Racecourses Outstanding Filly or Mare.

The other big winner was Baaeed who picked up the much coveted Horse of the Year, also sponsored by the Jockey Club by a single vote for owner Sheikha Hissa al-Maktoum who heads up Shadwell Estate’s operations following the sad passing of her father Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum in March 2021. This extraordinary colt also picked up the 2022 Award for the Outstanding Miler, in recognition of his impressive tally of Group One wins.

Commenting on the Awards ROA Chief Executive Charlie Liverton said “The ROA Awards continue to hold a special place in the hearts of the participants in British Horseracing, every category is voted for by owners, recognising the equine stars and the people who are the very lynchpin of our sport. This evening saw some stand out performers and memorable highlights representing the rich and changing demographic of racehorse ownership”.

A complete list of the evening’s winners is below;

ARC Outstanding All-Weather Horse Alenquer MM Stables
Large Independent Racecourses Outstanding Juvenile The Platinum Queen Middleham Park Racing XV
Large Independent Racecourses Outstanding Sprinter Highfield Princess Trainers House Enterprises Limited
Large Independent Racecourses Outstanding Miler Baaeed Shadwell Estate Company Limited
Large Independent Racecourses Outstanding Middle Distance Horse Alpinista Miss K Rausing
Large Independent Racecourses Outstanding Stayer Kyprios Moyglare, Magnier, Tabor, Smith, Westerberg
Large Independent Racecourses Outstanding Filly or Mare Alpinista Miss K Rausing
Owner Breeder Flat Special Achievement Summerghand Hamad Rashed Bin Ghedayer
ARC Outstanding Novice Hurdler Constitution Hill Michael Buckley
ARC Outstanding Hurdler Honeysuckle Kenneth Alexander
ARC Outstanding Novice Chaser Edwardstone Robert Abrey, Ian Thurtle
ARC Outstanding Chaser A Plus Tard Cheveley Park Stud
ARC Outstanding National Hunt Mare Honeysuckle Kenneth Alexander
Owner Breeder National Hunt Special Achievement Coole Cody Wayne Clifford
The Jockey Club Horse of the Year Baaeed Shadwell Estate Company
The Jockey Club Owner of the Yea Miss K Rausing