The outstanding performers of the 2003/2004 National Hunt season will be officially acknowledged at the BHB British Jump Racing Awards Press Conference & Luncheon on 17th May.
The Awards follow the inaugural BHB Flat Racing Awards earlier this year, and will be based on the Anglo-Irish Classifications, to be published on the same day.
The Awards Ceremony and Luncheon will take place at a central London hotel, and precede a Press Conference hosted by the relevant BHB Handicappers and their Irish counterparts.
An audience of leading owners, trainers, jockeys, senior industry figures and the media will gather to pay tribute to the stars of British Jump Racing, both equine and human. It will be the first time that the sport has its own ceremony, which will culminate in an Award for Horse of the Year.
BHB Marketing Director Chris John said:
“The 2003/2004 season has already witnessed some memorable and historic moments that have captured the enduring appeal of Jump Racing. The BHB British Jump Racing Awards will ensure that our champions are given official recognition.
“I was delighted by the success of the Flat Racing Awards in January, and look forward to the Jumps equivalent, which will be a celebration of all that makes the sport so popular and marketable.
“The Awards will recognise horses either trained in Britain or, if trained abroad, achieving the highest category rating on a British racecourse. There will be Awards for the Champion Novice Hurdler and Novice Chaser and also for the Champions over the distances outlined in the Anglo-Irish Classifications.”