John Gosden-trained Champions Series stars combined to scoop five Cartier Awards on Tuesday night
Irad Ortiz Jr. won the 17th Annual Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships hosted by Santa Anita Park.
The reigning Champion Horse of the Year Melody Belle and her breeder Marie Leicester received more accolades over the weekend, at the Auckland Branch of the NZTBA Annual Awards.
Glamour galloper Melody Belle has added the New Zealand Horse of the Year title to her growing list of achievements.
The deeds of the Champion Hong Kong galloper Beauty Generation (Road To Rock[AUS]-Stylish Bel[AUS]) have been significant in the decision of this year’s Breeder of the Year Nearco Stud and Eight Carat Broodmare of the Year Stylish Bel (Bel Esprit[AUS]-Stylish Victory), at the Horse of the Year awards evening hosted by NZTR.
When David Merrick started working for Widden Stud in 1992, breeding legends such as Bletchingly and Marscay were ruling the roost, Paul Keating was Prime Minister, the Brisbane Broncos won their first premiership, Mabo was decided and we were watching shows like Acropolis Now.