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|