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Posted 2022-04-23 08:21:19  
Melrose Arch, Venue for Highveld Awards

The Highveld Feature Season Awards Dinner will take place on Saturday, 21 May 2022 at The Venue, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, to honour equine and human achievements during the Highveld feature race season.

The voting panel comprises Jack Milner, Robert Garner and Nico Kritsiotis. We thank them for their participation and also send our thanks to the Handicappers at the National Horseracing Authority for assisting with information required in determining the winners.

The following are the equine categories:

Champion two year old filly
Champion two year old colt/gelding
Champion three year old filly
Champion three year old colt/gelding
Champion older horse
Champion sprinter
Champion middle distance horse
Champion stayer

Nominees in the various categories will be announced after the running of Champions Day, taking place at Turffontein Racecourse on Saturday 30 April. All nominees are in contention for the much sought-after Horse of the season Award.

Feature season trophies are also awarded to the human achievers. These are Champion Apprentice, Champion Jockey, Champion Trainer, Champion Breeder and Champion Owner. Work Rider of the season is also recognised at this event.

The equine categories will be deliberated by the judging panel and take into account all feature season performances run on the Highveld and the following points system will be used for the human awards:

1st 2nd 3rd
Grade 1 12 9 7
Grade 2 9 6 4
Grade 3 6 3 1
Listed 2 - -

Excitement is building as the industry has, in recent years, been forced to host virtual awards as a result of the restrictions imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We look forward to this social event and the pleasure of hosting and honouring the stakeholders who have played a major role in keeping our industry moving forward during these challenging times.


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