2015 Australian Horse Of The Year Results

9
Oct

Four wins at the highest level last season clinched Australian Horse Of The Year honours for Dissident.

Dissident defeating Fawkner in last year’s Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington. Photo: Darryl Sherer

Dissident polled 119 votes, clear of dual Group I winner Brazen Beau (58) and Contributer (31), in the award decided by a national group of handicappers and racing media with points awarded on a 3-2-1 basis.

Trained by Peter Moody, Dissident was also named champion sprinter for his wins up to and including 1400 metres, namely the Memsie, C F Orr and All Aged Stakes as well as the Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Group I level.

Brazen Beau was also runner-up in the sprint category but was named champion three-year-old colt or gelding well in front of Hallowed Crown, both colts now at stud along with Dissident.

West Australian-trained Delicacy was named champion three-year-old filly following victories in West Australia Oaks and Derby and the Australasian Oaks and South Australian Derby.

Group I wins in the Ranvet and Chipping Norton Stakes saw Contributer win the middle distance category ahead of Cox Plate winner Adelaide.

Golden Slipper winner Vancouver was voted champion two-year-old over Blue Diamond Stakes and ATC Sire’s Produce winner Pride Of Dubai.

Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist was a clear winner of champion stayer over the Caulfield Cup winner Admire Rakti while Bashboy was voted the champion jumper for the third time in the last four years.

2014/15 AUSTRALIAN HORSE OF THE YEAR WINNERS

Racehorse of the Year: DISSIDENT (119 votes, Brazen Beau 58)

Champion 2YO: VANCOUVER (162 votes. Pride Of Dubai 105)

Champion 3YO Filly: DELICACY (137 votes, First Seal 105)

Champion 3YO colt or gelding: BRAZEN BEAU (151 votes, Hallowed Crown 61)

Champion Sprinter: DISSIDENT (105 votes, Brazen Beau 88)

Champion Middle Distance: CONTRIBUTER (103 votes, Adelaide 79)

Champion Stayer: PROTECTIONIST (136 votes, Admire Rakti 63)

Champion Jumper: BASHBOY (94 votes, Thubiaan 51)

Champion Sire: FASTNET ROCK

Champion Group One jockey: HUGH BOWMAN

Champion Group I trainer – Bart Cummings Award: CHRIS WALLER (14 Gr 1 wins)

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