Rodney Gatt is best Jockey of the season

Thursday, March 1, 2012, 16:40

The first edition of the Malta Horse Racing Awards was held at the Oracle Hall, The Dolmen Hotel recently.

These awards were organised on the initiative of Kenneth Vella who worked very hard for these to be a success.  In fact the evening was greatly appreciated by everyone that attended and especially by those that received the awards. After all these kind of events recognise the efforts, hardships and sacrifices that every owner, trainer and driver faces throughout the season.  It is also an opportunity for everyone to meet socially away from the track.  Congratulations to all the winners.

List of Awards:

Best Thoroughbred of the Season – Ollie Fliptrik (Sarah Borg) Best Trotter of the Season – Major Chaleonnais (Charlo Debono) Best Young Driver of the Season – Rodney Gatt Best Jockey of the Season – Ramon Grima Award for International Success – Michael Sultana Memorial Award – Charles Clifton (presented to his children) Memorial Award – George Schembri (presented to his sister) Lifetime Achievement Award – Raymond Clifton Lifetime Achievement Award for becoming a local horse racing icon – In Vitro du Bourg (Ivan Bilocca, Kalcidon Bilocca, Vincent Debono) Lifetime Achievement Award for being the only local horse to race successfully internationally – James de l’Iton (Kevin Falzon, Raymond Micallef) Best Upcoming Horse – Livi Cantona (Alfred Calleja, Charles Camilleri) Best Final Finish of the Season – Kakisis it-Tazza l-Kbira (Johann Axisa) Champion Driver – Noel Baldacchino.

The winners of the first edition of the Malta Horseracing Awards

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