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TRF Awards Nomination thread 2020

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    Nathan Hughes
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    A bit early this year giving plenty of time for votes
    Please post up your nominees for the below categories
    I’ll give it about weeks then we’ll get the poll threads sorted for the votes

    Poster of the Year
    Flat Horse of the Year
    Jumps Horse of the Year
    Flat Jockey of the Year
    Jumps Jockey of the Year
    Flat Trainer of the Year
    Jumps Trainer of the Year
    Hero of the Year
    Riding Performance of the Year
    Broadcaster of the Year
    One to watch 2021
    Racecourse of the Year
    Journalist of the Year
    Villain of the Year
    Owner of the Year
    Commentator of the Year
    Thread of the Year

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    #1511457
    Nathan Hughes
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    owner of the year I’ll put up Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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    #1511476
    Cork All Star
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    A few off the top of my head:

    Flat Horse: Love

    Jumps Horse: Al Boum Photo

    Flat Jockey: Hollie Doyle

    Jumps Jockey: Barry Geraghty

    Flat Trainer: Andrew Balding

    Hero: John Oxx, for his career and dignity

    Riding Performance: Nico De Boinville on Shishkin. Great ride to still win after so much went wrong.

    Villain: Covid 19!

    #1511510
    Venture to Cognac
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    Poster of the Year – Nathan Hughes
    Flat Horse of the Year – Euchen Glen
    Jumps Horse of the Year
    Flat Jockey of the Year
    Jumps Jockey of the Year – Brian Hughes
    Flat Trainer of the Year
    Jumps Trainer of the Year – Paul Nicholls
    Hero of the Year
    Riding Performance of the Year
    Broadcaster of the Year – Ruby Walsh
    One to watch 2021
    Racecourse of the Year
    Journalist of the Year
    Villain of the Year
    Owner of the Year
    Commentator of the Year
    Thread of the Year – Juvenile Hurdlers

    #1511521
    Gladiateur
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    Poster of the Year- Bachelors Hall
    Flat Horse of the Year- Love
    Jumps Horse of the Year- Main Fact
    Flat Jockey of the Year- Hollie Doyle
    Jumps Jockey of the Year
    Flat Trainer of the Year- Joseph O’Brien
    Jumps Trainer of the Year- Willie Mullins (highly original, I know!)
    Hero of the Year
    Riding Performance of the Year- Emmet McNamara (Derby)
    Broadcaster of the Year
    One to watch 2021
    Racecourse of the Year
    Journalist of the Year
    Villain of the Year
    Owner of the Year
    Commentator of the Year- Stewart Machin
    Thread of the Year- Juvenile Hurdlers

    I’m filling these in bit by bit; some categories have no outstanding candidates.

    #1511884
    Nathan Hughes
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    Good shout with Ruby Walsh Vtc

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    #1512190
    paulostermeyer
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    Racecourse – Ascot for managing to stage s great royal meeting

    Journalist – Chris Cook

    Commentator – Gareth Topham

    Poster of the year – Drone

    Flat Jockey – Hollie Doyle

    #1512208
    BigG
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    I’ll make a start on this one

    Poster of the Year – Nathan Hughes
    Flat Horse of the Year – Love (although my heart’s with Dakota Gold)
    Jumps Horse of the Year – Honeysuckle
    Flat Jockey of the Year – Hollie Doyle
    Jumps Jockey of the Year – David Bass
    Flat Trainer of the Year – John Gosden
    Jumps Trainer of the Year – Paul Nicholls
    Hero of the Year – Pat Smullen
    Riding Performance of the Year – Pierre-Charles Boudot on Fancy Blue in French Oaks (he carried that horse over the line)
    Broadcaster of the Year Ed Chaimberlin
    One to watch 2021 – Shewearsitwell (I think she could be a bit special)
    Racecourse of the Year Cheltenham
    Journalist of the Year – Lee Mottershead
    Villain of the Year – Phoenix Thoroughbreds
    Owner of the Year – JP McManus (jumps racing would be a poorer place with out him)
    Commentator of the Year Simon Holt (as Stewart Machin has already been put up a couple of times)
    Thread of the Year – Meydan Thursdays 2020 (200 pages and 27,000 views. This
    wasn’t just a great horse punting thread, it was a social life jacket through the
    worst of the pandemic, and continues to be. No wonder so many people associated
    with it. Jac (Triptych) for president :good:

    *Updated 06/12/20*

    #1512212
    Bachelors Hall
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    Poster of the Year – apracing
    Flat Horse of the Year – Glass Slippers
    Jumps Horse of the Year – Virtual Potters Corner
    Hero of the Year – George McGrath (NARS Christmas Quiz)
    Riding Performance of the Year – Brendan Powell on Dutch Admiral (Huntingdon Juvenile Hurdle, 30th September)
    Villain of the Year – BHA
    Commentator of the Year – Gary O’Brien
    Thread of the Year – The approved killing of NH horses continues at Southwell

    #1512228
    shipithollabolla
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    Flat Horse of the Year – Dakota Gold
    Jumps Horse of the Year – Darver Star
    Flat Jockey of the Year – Hollie Doyle
    Jumps Jockey of the Year – David Bass
    Flat Trainer of the Year – David Menuisier / Jerome Reynier
    Jumps Trainer of the Year – Ronan McNally / Matthew Smith
    Hero of the Year – Barry Geraghty: after two years of injuries and seemingly well past his best to rally and retire on a high after such a fine Cheltenham Festival
    Riding Performance of the Year – Sean Houlihan on Auld Sod at Fontwell
    Broadcaster of the Year – Rachel Candelora
    One to watch 2021 – Cian MacRedmond
    Racecourse of the Year – Haydock Park
    Journalist of the Year – Simon Rowlands
    Villain of the Year – Nick Rust, Tony Calvin, Jason Servis
    Owner of the Year – Mrs Lynne Maclennan
    Commentator of the Year – Richard Hoiles

    #1512277
    Euroalien
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    Poster of the Year – Venture to Cognac
    Flat Horse of the Year – Ghaiyyath
    Jumps Horse of the Year – Honeysuckle
    Flat Jockey of the Year – Hollie Doyle
    Jumps Jockey of the Year – Rachel Blackmore
    Flat Trainer of the Year – John Gosden
    Jumps Trainer of the Year – Fergal O’Brien
    One to watch 2021 – Van Gogh
    Racecourse of the Year – Cheltenham
    Commentator of the Year – Jerry Hannon
    Thread of the Year – Meydan Thursdays (A shining light of friendship & racing in these dark COVID filled times)

    #1512362
    nwalton
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    poster of year VTC
    Flat horse of year. Fancy Blue ( bit biased on this award)
    Flat Trainer. Andrew Balding
    Flat Jockey. Hollie Doyle
    One to Watch. Cadillac
    racecourse. York
    Thread of year. Meydan Thursdays. A great place to chat racing and to get things of your chest in these testing times. A decent place also to find find plenty of knowledgeable punters and a source of decent priced winners. But most of all run superbly by the queen of TRF our very own Triptych :heart:

    #1512417
    TheKryptonFactor
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    Flat Horse of the Year – Ghaiyyath
    Jumps Horse of the Year – Epatante
    Flat Jockey of the Year – Colin Keane
    Jumps Jockey of the Year – Paul Townend
    Flat Trainer of the Year – Antony Brittain
    Jumps Trainer of the Year – Anthony Honeyball
    Hero of the Year – Denis Hogan
    Riding Performance of the Year – Harry Skelton on Politologue

    #1512458
    Mincamus
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    Flat Horse of the Year – Almond Eye
    Jumps Horse of the Year – Epatante
    Flat Jockey of the Year – Pierre-Charles Boudot
    Jumps Jockey of the Year – Barry Geraghty
    Flat Trainer of the Year – Aidan O’Brien
    Jumps Trainer of the Year – Gordon Elliott
    Hero of the Year – Pat Smullen
    Riding Performance of the Year – Colin Keane on Siskin in the Irish 2000 Guineas
    Broadcaster of the Year – Jane Mangan
    One to watch 2021 – Santa Barbara
    Racecourse of the Year – Naas
    Journalist of the Year – Kevin Blake
    Villain of the Year – Jason Servis and Jorge Navarro
    Owner of the Year – Coolmore
    Commentator of the Year – Jerry Hannon

    Edited 12/12/20

    #1512483
    Triptych
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    Poster of the Year .. Nathan Hughes Always makes me smile with his crazy sense of humour and the work he puts into running comp of comps every year. :good:
    Flat Horse of the Year .. Glass Slippers
    Jumps Horse of the Year ..Epatante
    Flat Jockey of the Year ..
    Hollie Doyle
    Jumps Jockey of the Year.. Brian Hughes
    Flat Trainer of the Year .. Charlie Appleby
    Jumps Trainer of the Year .. Nicky Henderson
    Hero of the Year .. Pat Smullen
    Riding Performance of the Year.. Tom Eaves on Glass Slippers in the Breeders Cup Sprint at Keeneland.
    Broadcaster of the Year ..
    One to watch 2021.. Act Of Wisdom..full brother to Line Of Duty and Jacqueline Quest’s last foal. :heart:
    Racecourse of the Year .. Newmarket
    Journalist of the Year .. Kevin Blake
    Villain of the Year .. IHRB
    Owner of the Year .. King Power Racing
    Commentator of the Year .. Stuart Machin
    Thread of the Year
    Juvenile Hurdlers .. A great reference guide for champions of the future.
    *********
    Jac :rose:

    Big thank you for your company throughout the year to everyone on Meydan Thursdays. :heart:

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
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