Darley Awards Nominees 2016

Darley Award 20167 March 2016, USA ~ The glittering Awards Ceremony and Gala weekend will take place during the 30th Annual Darley Awards from 1 to 3 April 2016 in Hollywood, California, sponsored by the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Horse Racing Festival. This year, the Darley Awards will be presented on Friday 1 April at the Dolby Theatre. On Saturday 2 April, historic racetrack Santa Anita will host the $100,000 HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Darley Awards Stakes (PA). The Awards will be capped on 3 April with a Celebration Banquet with entertainment and the highlight of the Annual Stallion Auction by the Arabian Racing Cup to be held at the Beverley Wilshire Hotel.

The following are the nominees for the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak International Darley Awards

From the USA:

Congratulations to the following nominees:

Trainer: Lynn Ashby

Owner: Deborah Mihaloff-Kirshner

Jockey: Kelsi Purcell

Breeder: Betty J Gillis

Best Older Mare: DC Willeys Song

Best 4yo Filly: RB Frynch Broad

Best 3yo Filly: Jewell AA

Best Journalist: Stephanie Corum

Kathy Smoke

Kathy Smoke

Best Photographer: Leslie Gicewicz

Best Photographer Best TV Presenter: None

Lifetime Achievement Award: Kathy Smoke, Pres. Arabian Jockey Club

From the UK:

Congratulations to the following nominees:

ARO2015 Leading trainer

Gillian Duffield

Trainer: Gill Duffield

Owner: Linda Cross

Jockey: Page Fuller

Breeder: Heather Phillpot

Best Mare: Whisper (GB) 

Best 4yo Filly: Aghsaan(GB)

Best 3yo Filly: Selketh (FR)

Best Journalist: Debbie Burt

Best Photographer: Debbie Burt

Lifetime Achievement Award: Gillian Duffield

From FRANCE:

Congratulations to these nominees:

Yves Plantin and Veronique Briat stand with Robert Litt (lft)

Yves Plantin and Veronique Briat stand with Robert Litt (lft)

Breeder : Renée-Laure Koch for Sylvine Al Maury

Trainer: Elisabeth Bernard

Jockey : Isis Magnin (Apprentice)

Amateur Lady jockey : Justine Mercier

3yo filly: Mabrooka (Mahabb x Shamayl by Kesberoy)

4yo filly: Sylvine Al Maury (Munjiz x Savavit Al Maury by Dormane)

Older mare: Sahabba (Nizam x Djesabelle by Dormane)

Photographer: Noëlle Derre

Life Time Achievement : Véronique Briat (1968 – 2015)

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