SHEIKH HAMDAN’s impressive Australian-bred juveniles Majmu and Banaadeer are in line for recognition at the 2014 Highveld Feature Season Awards to be held in the Aquanaut Room, Turffontein, on Wednesday 28 May.
The event is hosted by the Racing Association in conjunction with Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Limited.
Banaadeer, an award in sight.
The nominees for the 2014 Highveld Feature Season Awards are:
Champion two year old filly
Carry On Alice; Majmu (Aus)
Champion two year old colt/gelding
Banaadeer (Aus); Isphan
Champion three year old filly
Along Came Polly; Athina; Arcetri Pink (Aus); Ash Cloud; Close the Gap
Champion three year old colt/gelding
Only one nominee – will be announced at the Awards function
Champion older horse
Copper Parade; Royal Zulu Warrior; Yorker
Copper Parade; Happy Forever; Here Comes Billy; Jade Bay;
Champion Middle distance horse
Louis the King; Yorker
Ash Cloud; Louis the King; Magic Smoke; Seal
Champion sand specialist
Here Comes Billy; In a Rush; Jackodore; Uncle Tommy; Tommy Gun
Winners in the following categories will be announced at the Awards function
Champion Work Rider
Champion breeder of the season
Champion owner of the season
Champion jockey of the season
Champion trainer of the season
Horse of the season
The voting panel consisted of Clyde Basel, Alistair Cohen, Patrick Davis, Jason Dedekind, and Germaine Maharaj and while some categories were fairly predictable, others attracted heated debate. The Chairman of the voting panel Vee Moodley, Phumelela Gaming and Leisure’s Executive Director, Sports Betting, kept matters under control to ensure a fair process.