WELL-performed Albury mare Loved Up heads the list of finalists for Southern District Racing Association’s (SDRA) Horse of the Year award.
The finalists for the 2014-15 season have been unveiled with nine racehorses in contention for the top gong.
Leading Albury trainer Brett Cavanough boasts three of the nine finalists, with Loved Up, The Monstar and Corsica Lad all named among SDRA’s elite.
Art Thou Ready, Calke Abbey, Yet Tobe Convinced, High Opinion, Zero To Ten and Mr Sommerville round out the finalists.
The winner will be announced at SDRA’s third annual presentation night on Friday November 20 at Murrumbidgee Turf Club.
SDRA secretary Scott Sanbrook said the list of finalists proves what a season the region’s horses enjoyed.
“It’s an outstanding line-up,” Sanbrook said.
“The district is lucky to have so many good horses going around at the moment.”
Loved Up will be favourite for the award after winning $477,000 in prizemoney during the season.
As a three-year-old filly, she won the Scone Guineas and a heat of the Country Championships.
There will be 2YO of the Year award this season due to a lack of depth in the district’s two-year-old ranks.
The other change sees the Racing Personality of the Year award renamed to the SDRA Special Achievement Award.
SDRA has put the call out for nominations for the award, which acknowledges outstanding contributions to racing in the district.
“There are so many hard-working racing participants who do their job with little recognition, so this award is a great way to say thanks,” Sanbrook said.
“Whether the person is associated with a stable or a club, all nominations will be most welcome.”
Nominations can be lodged to email@example.com and close on Monday, November 2.
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