The 6th annual Taranaki Racing Awards were held last evening in the La Mer Lounge at Pukekura Raceway
The recently retired Kawi was a clear crowd favourite, and with four wins allowed ample opportunity for his many owners to honour him.
A change of format, and some new categories saw the event well attended.
A full list of the winners is below
Ride Of The Year at Pukekura Raceway – Rosie Myers
Most Wins By Any Trainer at Pukekura Raceway (2017–2018) - Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman
Most Wins By A Taranaki Trainer at Pukekura Raceway (2017–2018) – Allan Sharrock
Most Wins By A Jockey at Pukekura Raceway (2017–2018) – Masa Tanaka
People’s Choice Award Horse – Kawi
Local Performance Of The Year - Kawi
2 year old Horse of the Year - London Express
3 year old Horse of the Year - Blanco Belle
Sprinter/Miler Horse of the Year – Kawi
Stayer Horse of the Year - Ladies First
Winter Galloper/Jumper Horse of the Year – Rosewood
Taranaki Racing Horse Of The Year 2018 - Kawi
Owners Of The Year
Outstanding Supporter Award
Three horse were also formally inducted into the Taranaki Racing Legends Lounge
Congratulations to all the winners.