Ouija Board Named 'Horse Of The Year' At ROA 25th Annual Awards Dinner 08/12/06
And the celebrations were complete when the five-year-old's owner Lord
Derby was named 'Owner of the Year' by the members of the Racehorse Owners
The globetrotting mare's season had begun at Nad
Al Sheba, and in June
she secured her first Royal Ascot triumph in the Prince
of Wales's Stakes.
A 'Glorious Goodwood' winner in August, she went on to score at Churchill
Downs last month.
2006 was the fifth year in which Racing Post readers - in addition to
the ROA's 7,200-strong membership - cast votes for the 'Horse of the
Year' award at the ROA's 25th Annual Awards Dinner & Dance.
Cheltenham Gold Cup winner War
Of Attrition was selected as the 'Outstanding
Chaser', and Champion Hurdler Brave Inca took the 'Outstanding Hurdler'
The 'Outstanding Three-Year-Old Colt' was Derby winner Sir
the 'Outstanding Three-Year-Old Filly' was Oaks and Irish Oaks heroine
Among the two-year-olds, Teofilo was chosen as the top colt, and the
filly's prize went to Sander Camillo.
For his winning exploits on all-weather tracks and at Ascot where he
climaxed a superb season by claiming the Cumberland Lodge Stakes, Young
Mick took two awards - 'Outstanding Handicapper' and 'All-weather Horse
of the Year'.
In the novice National Hunt awards, Black Jack Ketchum took the hurdling
honours and this season's King George VI Chase prospect Monet's
Garden won the chasing category.
Katarino retained the 'Outstanding Hunter Chaser' award.
ROA members voted Newbury as the 'Most Owner-Friendly Racecourse of
the Year' for the third successive year.
Full awards list:
Outstanding Hunter Chaser: Katarino
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