Nominees Announced for UBET 2017 Australian Racehorse of the Year


A first-class field has been shortlisted to win trophies at the UBET 2017 Australian Racehorse of the Year Awards, which for the first time will take place in Brisbane on Sunday, October 8, 2017.

A champion horse in seven categories will be announced on the night, with trophies also awarded to the leading jockey, trainer, sire and the Australian Racehorse of the Year.

Racing Queensland (RQ) chief executive officer Dr Eliot Forbes said: “We are thrilled to be hosting the 2017 Australian Racehorse of the Year Awards in Brisbane. I look forward to celebrating some remarkable achievements in the 2016/17 season with industry participants from across the country.”

Racing Queensland has invited members of the public to help celebrate the occasion by attending the ceremony. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

The list of nominees can be found in alphabetical order below:

Champion Two-Year-Old of the Year

·         Catchy

·         Houtzen

·         Invader

·         Pariah

·         She Will Reign

New Zealand Bloodstock Champion Three-Year-Old Filly of the Year

·         Egg Tart

·         Foxplay

·         Global Glamour

·         I Am A Star

·         Yankee Rose

James Boag Premium Champion Three-Year-Old Colt or Gelding of the Year

·         Astern

·         Extreme Choice

·         Flying Artie

·         Impending

·         Russian Revolution

International Animal Health Products Champion Sprinter of the Year

·         Black Heart Bart

·         Chautauqua

·         Le Romain

·         Malaguerra

·         Redzel

Magic Millions Champion Middle Distance Horse of the Year

·         Black Heart Bart

·         Hartnell

·         It’s Somewhat

·         Jameka

·         Le Romain

·         Winx

Champion Stayer of the Year

·         Almandin

·         Big Duke

·         Hartnell

·         Jameka

·         Star Exhibit

Radio TAB Champion Jumper of the Year Award

·         Ancient King

·         Regina Coeli

·         Renew

·         Wells

·         Zed Em