New Zealand Horse of the Year

There is a New Zealand horse of the year in each of the racing codes:

- Standardbred or harness racing, either pacers or trotters [1], and

- Thoroughbred racing or gallopers.

Both of these are covered below.

The New Zealand Harness Horse of the Year award is awarded to the Standardbred horse who is voted to be the champion horse within a New Zealand racing season. This award is open to all racehorses racing within New Zealand, regardless of age and sex. Overseas performances are now included.

New Zealand Harness Horse of the Year award
YearHorseAge/sexBreedingTrainer(s)
2017/18Lazarus5yo hBettor's Delight - BethanyMark Purdon & Ms Natalie C Rasmussen
2016/17Lazarus4yo hBettor's Delight - BethanyMark Purdon & Ms Natalie C Rasmussen
2015/16Monbet4yo gLove You - Diedre DarlingGreg P & Mrs Nina M Hope
2014/15Christen Me6yo gChristian Cullen - Splendid DreamsCran T Dalgety
2013/14Terror to Love6yo hWestern Terror - Love To LiveGraham T Court & Paul T Court
2012/13Terror to Love5yo hWestern Terror - Love To LiveGraham T Court & Paul T Court
2011/12I Can Doosit6yo gMuscles Yankee - SheezadoosieMark Purdon & Grant R Payne
2010/11Carabella3yo mBettor's Delight - Andress Blue ChipBrendon R Hill
2009/10Monkey King7yo gSands A Flyin - Tuapeka ValeBrendon R Hill
2008/09Auckland Reactor5yo hMach Three - Atomic LassMark Purdon & Greg R Payne
2007/08Auckland Reactor4yo hMach Three - Atomic LassMark Purdon & Greg R Payne
2006/07Flashing Red9yo hEchelon (USA) - Courvy Kazi (AUS)Tim Butt & Phil Anderson
2005/06Mainland Banner4yo mChristian Cullen - Corporate BannerRobert J Dunn
2004/05Elsu5yo hFalcon Seelster (USA) - Interchange (NZ)Geoff C Small
2003/04Elsu4yo hFalcon Seelster (USA) - Interchange (NZ)Geoff C Small
2002/03Take A Moment7yo gArmbro Invasion (NZ) - Nakura (NZ)Tim G Butt
2001/02Elect To Live3yo mLive Or Die - Lopez ElectNeil Brady
2000/01Yulestar6yo gCameleon - Victoria StarTony F Shaw
1999/2000Lyell Creek6yo gRoydon Glen (NZ) - Kahlum (NZ)Tim G Butt
1998/99Christian Cullen4yo hIn The Pocket (US) - Pleasant FrancoBrian A O'Meara
1997/98Merinai6yo mTuff Choice (USA) - MeridenN Ross Baker, John F Bedwell
1996/97Iraklis4yo hVance Hanover (USA) - Tuapeka StarRobert Cameron
1995/96Il Vicolo4yo hVance Hanover (USA)) - Burgundy Lass (NZ)R C & B Purdon, Clevedon
1994/95Il Vicolo3yo cVance Hanover (USA) - Burgundy Lass (NZ)R C & B Purdon, Clevedon
1993/94Chokin5yo gVance Hanover (USA) - Nell's Pride (NZ)R C & B Purdon, Clevedon
1992/93Blossom Lady8yo mFarm Timer - Lumber LadyDerek Jones, Templeton
1991/92Christopher Vance5yo gVance Hanover (USA) - Disco GirlR C & B Purdon, Clevedon
1990/91Chokin2yo cVance Hanover (USA) - Neil's Pride (NZ)Brian Hughes, Pukukohe
1989/90Inky Lord4yo hLordship - Miss BromacBrian V Saunders, Methven
1988/89Luxury Liner7yo gMercedes - Miranda BelleR C & B Purdon, Clevedon
1987/88Luxury Liner6yo gMercedes - Miranda BelleR C & B Purdon, Clevedon
1986/87Master Mood5yo hNoodlum - MoodsKevin L Williams, Weedons
1985/86Master Mood4yo hNoodlum - MoodsKevin L Williams, Weedons
1984/85Roydon Glen4yo hSmooth Fella - Roydon DreamW F Fletcher, Templeton
1983/84Sir Castleton7yo gGame Pride - Castleton's QueenM S MacPherson, Willowmere
1982/83Bonnie's Chance7yo mMajestic Chance (USA) - Bonnie CountessR J Brosnan, Kerrytown
1981/82Armalight5yo mTimely Knight - Ar MissH B Smith, Weedons
1980/81Delightful Lady7yo mTudor Hanover (USA) - Desilu (NZ)M J Stormont, Pukekohe
1979/80Lord Module5yo hLordship (USA) - Module (NZ)C C Devine, Templeton
1978/79No Response7yo gHodgen's Surprise (USA) - CordsworthR J Brosnan, Kerrytown
1977/78Sole Command6yo gScottish Command (NZ) - Single CharmRoy C & Barry Purdon
1976/77Stanley Rio4yo hNevele Golfer (USA) - Rio Fleur (AUST)George Bennett Noble
1975/76Lunar Chance5yo gMajestic Chance (USA) - Irish IdyllKeith Nicholas Lawlor
1974/75Young Quinn5yo hYoung Charles (NZ) - Loyal Trick (NZ) Charlie S Hunter ONZM
1973/74Robalan6yo gLumber Dream (NZ) - Elsinore (NZ) Denis D Nyhan, Templeton
1972/73Wag5yo gThurber Frost (USA) - MervalW E Lowe, Ashburton
1971/72Arapaho4yo gBachelor Hanover (USA) - Dusky BayJack Smolenski, Templeton
1970/71Stella Frost6yo mThurber Frost (USA) - Stella GrattanD J Townley
1969/70Bonnie Frost3yo mThurber Frost (USA) - Bonnie WidowGeorge Bennett Noble
1968/69Garcon Roux3yo gThurber Frost (USA) - La MignonGeorge Bennett Noble

New Zealand Champion Racehorse of the Year

The New Zealand Champion Racehorse of the Year is awarded to the Thoroughbred horse who is voted to be the best racehorse within a New Zealand racing season. This award is open to all racehorses racing within New Zealand, regardless of age and sex. Overseas performances are now included.

New Zealand Champion Racehorse of the Year
Year/SeasonHorseAge/sexBreedingTrainer(s)
2017-2018Bonneval (NZ)4yo mMakfi (GB) - Imposingly (AUS)Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman, Cambridge
2016-2017Bonneval (NZ)3yo fMakfi (GB) - Imposingly (AUS)Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman, Cambridge
2015-2016Mongolian Khan (AUS)4yo h Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) - Centafit (NZ)Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman, Cambridge
2014-2015Mongolian Khan (AUS)3yo c Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) - Centafit (NZ)Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman, Cambridge
2013-2014Dundeel / It's a Dundeel (NZ)4yo hHigh Chaparral (IRE) - Stareel (NZ)Murray Baker
2012-2013Ocean Park (NZ)4yo hThorn Park (AUS) - Sayyida (NZ)Gary Hennessy
2011-2012Mufhasa (NZ)7yo gPentire (GB) - Sheila Cheval (NZ)Stephen McKee
2010-2011Jimmy Choux (NZ)3yo cThorn Park (AUS) - Cierzo (NZ)John Bary
2009-2010Vosne Romanee (NZ)7yo gElectronic Zone (USA) - Madison Avenue (NZ)Jeff Lynds
2008-2009Mufhasa (NZ)4yo gPentire (GB) - Sheila Cheval (NZ)Stephen McKee
2007-2008Seachange (NZ)5yo mCape Cross (IRE) - Just Cruising (AUS)[2]Ralph Manning, Cambridge
2006-2007Seachange (NZ)4yo mCape Cross (IRE) - Just Cruising (AUS)Ralph Manning, Cambridge
2005-2006Xcellent (NZ)4yo gPentire (GB) - ExceloMichael Moroney & Andrew Scott, Matamata
2004-2005Xcellent (NZ)3yo gPentire (GB) - ExceloMichael Moroney & Andrew Scott, Matamata
2003-2004King's Chapel (AUS)3yo c King of Kings (IRE) - Lower Chapel (GB)[3]Colin Jillings & Richard Yuill
2002-2003Tit For Taat (NZ)5yo gFaltaat (USA) - Miss Kiwitea (NZ)Anne Herbert
2001-2002Sunline (NZ)6yo mDesert Sun (GB) - Songline (NZ)Stephen & Trevor McKee, Takanini
2000-2001Sunline (NZ)5yo mDesert Sun (GB) - Songline (NZ)Stephen & Trevor McKee, Takanini
1999-2000Sunline (NZ)4yo mDesert Sun (GB) - Songline (NZ)Stephen & Trevor McKee, Takanini
1998-1999Sunline (NZ)3yo fDesert Sun (GB) - Songline (NZ)Stephen & Trevor McKee, Takanini

See also

References

  1. www.hrnz.co.nz/official-information/about/nz-award-chronicles/horsepacertrotter-of-year-awards/
  2. "Seachange named Horse of the Year". Television New Zealand. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  3. ASB: King's Chapel (AUS) Retrieved 2010-12-10


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