For owner Dave Lowe, receiving recognition for his star horse Kachy at Thursday’s ROA Horseracing Awards was “an honour”.

Kachy was crowned Outstanding All-Weather Horse in the ceremony held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, thanks to his exploits on synthetic surfaces that saw him win the All-Weather Sprint Championships Stakes on All-Weather Finals Day.

Lowe, who was in attendance at the Awards along with Kachy’s breeder, Fiona Denniff, spoke of his delight at his sprint superstar triumphing in the all-weather category.

“It’s very much an honour for everyone to realise what he means to us,” he said. “He’s changed our lives for the past two years and he’s been such an excellent horse to be involved with.

“I’ve been owning racehorses for nine years and horses like him don’t come along very often so when you get them, you’ve got to keep a hold of them. The recognition is brilliant; we’re absolutely made up and thanks to everyone for voting.”

The switch to the all-weather has reinvigorated Kachy, with his record on the surface standing at five wins and a second from six starts.

Asked what it is that brings the best out of the six-year-old on the all-weather, Lowe said: “It’s the consistency – he absolutely loves it. Everything just seems to come together.”

Having not been seen since finishing third behind Blue Point in this year’s Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, Lowe is looking forward to seeing his charge back on the track as a seven-year-old next year.

Lowe added: “We’re hoping to have another go at the All-Weather Finals but it’s not the be all and end all. We want to make sure the horse is right and that he’s physically okay to cope with the demands of it again.

“He will be a seven-year-old next year but even if he’s not, we’re going to breed from him privately and have baby Kachys, which will be great!

“We’ve got mares in line for him and Kachy’s breeder, who is with us tonight, is going to send some mares to him. The Kachy family will carry on.”

With 15 horses in training, there is plenty more for Lowe to look forward to as an owner, including Kachy’s Oasis Dream half-brother, whom he purchased through SackvilleDonald for 100,000gns at this year’s Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.

Like his elder sibling, he will be trained by Tom Dascombe and Lowe said: “We’re hoping he’s inherited some of Kachy’s genes!”