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TRF Awards Nomination thread 2020

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    Nathan Hughes
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    Poster – So many good posters that make this place great but my nomination this year is for TheKryptonfactor. Stepped in to run the 3 horses competition and has been a star in covering for me in my competitions when I had a lot to sort out regard my fathers house. Also a shout out to RedRum77 for covering the Handicap and Vtc in covering the Ante Post in Pats absence. Bob Rolf we all miss your Saturday 4pp, please bring it back.. :rose:

    Thread of the Year – The one I would have chosen has already been picked so will give a shout out to Darrens Sports Bets 2020 always worth a read and a lot of juicy price winners crop up regularly

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    #1512560
    Triptych
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    :good: Good choices Nathan.. :good:
    So many deserve a mention and not forgetting all the hard work put in by Cormack, Vtc and Matron to make this Forum the best on the Net. Jac :rose:

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
    #1512577
    Ex RubyLight
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    Poster of the Year: Bachelors Hall (nb)
    Flat Horse of the Year: Addeybb (Three G1s and a 2nd at Royal Ascot)
    Jumps Horse of the Year: Envoi Allen
    Flat Jockey of the Year: Tom Marquand (131 wins since the re-start)
    Jumps Jockey of the Year: Paul Townend
    Flat Trainer of the Year: AP O’Brien
    Jumps Trainer of the Year: Paul Nicholls
    Hero of the Year: France Galopp
    Riding Performance of the Year: Harry Skelton on Politologue (Champion Chase)
    Broadcaster of the Year: Gary O’Brien
    One to watch 2021: Ballyadam
    Racecourse of the Year: Ascot
    Journalist of the Year: Lee Mottershead
    Villain of the Year: Oisin Murphy (and his “girlfriend”)
    Owner of the Year: Cheveley Park Stud
    Commentator of the Year: Stewart Machin
    Thread of the Year: Juvenile Hurdlers 2020/2021 (by a mile) NAP

    #1512893
    shipithollabolla
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    Yeesh, this place is dead. A few more nominations to expand the list:

    Flat Horse of the Year – Glen Shiel (from useful miler to G1 staying-sprinter)
    Flat Jockey of the Year – Pierre-Charles Boudot – the first French jockey in a long time (maybe ever) who you’d place alongside the world’s elite in terms of tactical awareness and pace judgement. Now established on the world scene and putting his French colleagues to shame every day of the week at home.
    Jumps Jockey of the Year – Jack Tudor – breakthrough year and an incredibly safe pair of hands for such a young man, reliably bringing home C. Williams gambles and impressively taking the right course in the Fontwell incident the other week.
    Flat Trainer of the Year – (Paul &) Oliver Cole – Oliver’s influence bringing the stable up from borderline laughing stock to shrewd outfit status since sharing the licence.
    Jumps Trainer of the Year – Fergal O’Brien – a force for good on social media, deadly in improving horses from other yards, gets them fitter than anyone first time out
    Hero of the Year – Philip Davies MP – horse racing’s defender and protector
    Riding Performance of the Year – Charlotte Jones on No Hiding Place at Carlisle, PC Boudot on Tankarville at Dieppe (went the Willie Carson route), Hollie on Glen Shiel in Champions Sprint
    Broadcaster of the Year – Simon Nott
    One to watch 2021 – Joseph Parr
    Racecourse of the Year – Cartmel
    Journalist of the Year – Maddy Playle
    Villain of the Year – Mick Appleby (Spring Romance jockey change coup), Ben Jones (disgraceful petulant whip use on Sandy Boy at Huntingdon), Nicky Henderson/JP McManus (appeal against Dame De Compagnie’s handicap mark), Will Hoffman a.k.a. StopwatchRacing (scams/betting revelations), Mark Holder (recent behaviour on Twitter and activity in racing press), Andy Holding (tipping and recording P/L at prices long gone when column goes live)
    Owner of the Year – In spite of the above, JP McManus. We’ll miss him when he’s gone.

    #1513511
    shipithollabolla
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    Riding Performance of the Year: Paul Townend on Al Boum Photo (Gold Cup) – simulate that race 10 times and how many times does he win? 1? 2? Masterful judgment on the biggest stage.

    #1513576
    Nathan Hughes
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    This is where we are so far. I’ve added Rossa Ryan to the one to watch as I like watching him.
    I’ll keep nominations up until Sunday then see if I can get Cormack or Matron to help me setting up the polls

    Poster of the Year
    Nathan Hughes, Bachelors Hall, Drone, apracing, Venture to Cognac, TheKryptonfactor, bob rolf, Rob North

    Flat Horse of the Year
    Love, Euchen Glen, Glass Slippers, Dakota Gold, Ghaiyyath, Addeybb, Glen Shiel, Princess Zoe

    Jumps Horse of the Year
    Al Boum Photo, Main Fact, Honeysuckle, Virtual Potters Corner, Darver Star, Epatante, Envoi Allen, Kingswell Theatre

    Flat Jockey of the Year
    Hollie Doyle, Colin Keane, Pierre-Charles Boudot, Tom Marquand,

    Jumps Jockey of the Year
    Barry Geraghty, Brian Hughes, David Bass, Rachel Blackmore, Paul Townend, Jack Tudor, Brony Frost

    Flat Trainer of the Year
    Andrew Balding, Joseph O’Brien, John Gosden, David Menuisier, Jerome Reynier, Antony Brittain, Aidan O’Brien, Charlie Appleby, (Paul &) Oliver Cole, Alan King

    Jumps Trainer of the Year
    Paul Nicholls, Willie Mullins, Ronan McNally, Matthew Smith, Fergal O’Brien, Anthony Honeyball, Gordon Elliott, Nicky Henderson, JJ .”shark” Hanlon

    Hero of the Year
    John Oxx, Pat Smullen, George McGrath, Barry Geraghty, Denis Hogan, France Galopp, Philip Davies MP

    Riding Performance of the Year
    Nico De Boinville on Shishkin, Emmet McNamara (Derby), Pierre-Charles Boudot Fancy Blue French Oaks, Brendan Powell Dutch Admiral (Huntingdon, 30th September), Sean Houlihan on Auld Sod at Fontwell, Harry Skelton on Politologue, Colin Keane on Siskin Irish 2000 Guineas, Tom Eaves on Glass Slippers in the Breeders Cup, Charlotte Jones on No Hiding Place Carlisle, PC Boudot on Tankarville at Dieppe, Hollie on Glen Shiel Champions Sprint, Paul Townend on Al Boum Photo (Gold Cup), Captain John Dixon on Captain Zebo at Carlisle, Jamie Moore on Call Off The Dogs at Fontwell, Barry Geraghty on Champ

    Broadcaster of the Year
    Ruby Walsh, Ed Chaimberlin, Rachel Candelora, Jane Mangan, Gary O’Brien, Simon Nott, Nick Luck, ITV, Rishi Persad

    One to watch 2021
    Shewearsitwell, Cian MacRedmond, Van Gogh, Cadillac, Santa Barbara, Act Of Wisdom, Ballyadam, Joseph Parr, Rossa Ryan, O’Keefe brothers, Grangeclare West.

    Racecourse of the Year
    Ascot, Cheltenham, Haydock Park, York, Naas, Newmarket, Cartmel, Leopardstown

    Journalist of the Year
    Chris Cook, Lee Mottershead, Simon Rowlands, Kevin Blake, Maddy Playle, Simon Nott, Cornelius Lysaght

    Villain of the Year
    Covid 19, Phoenix Thoroughbreds, BHA, Nick Rust, Tony Calvin, Jason Servis, Jorge Navarro, IHRB, Oisin Murphy, Mick Appleby, Nicky Henderson/JP McManus, Will Hoffman, Andy Holding, Philip Davies MP, PC brigade, anyone mistreating their horses

    Owner of the Year
    Sheikh Hamdan, JP McManus, Mrs Lynne Maclennan, Coolmore, King Power Racing, Cheveley Park Stud, All small owners

    Commentator of the Year
    Stewart Machin, Gareth Topham, Simon Holt, Gary O’Brien, Richard Hoiles, Jerry Hannon, Alan Howes

    Thread of the Year
    Juvenile Hurdlers BH, Meydan Thursdays 2020 Trip, The approved killing of NH horses continues at Southwell, Darrens Sports Bets 2020, Ratings Method dusted off

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    #1513634
    yeats
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    Poster – bob rolf
    Villain – Philip Davies MP
    Commentator – Alan Howes
    Broadcaster – Nick Luck

    #1513947
    Nathan Hughes
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    Deadline on nominations tomorrow (sunday night)

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    #1513965
    All Jeff
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    Poster of the Year Venture to Cognac
    Flat Horse of the Year Love
    Jumps Horse of the Year Epatante
    Flat Jockey of the Year
    Jumps Jockey of the Year Brian Hughes
    Flat Trainer of the Year
    Jumps Trainer of the Year
    Hero of the Year
    Riding Performance of the Year Skelton on Politologue
    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

    #1514106
    shipithollabolla
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    Late additions for ride of the year: Captain John Dixon on Captain Zebo at Carlisle today, Jamie Moore on Call Off The Dogs at Fontwell.

    #1514113
    Bachelors Hall
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    I am very thankful for the POTY nominations and flattered to the point of embarrassment. Particularly as my contributions would not be discernibly more significant to the wellbeing of this forum than that of any other member. This is a medium which is inevitably going to struggle in the modern arena of social media, which is a great shame because the benefits of genre specific platforms – community, civility, accountability and genuine passion to name but a few – are much more palatable than the superficial chaos offered by the alternatives. I think anybody who helps to keep this forum functioning by contributing in any way, shape or form is doing a massive service for all concerned. To this end, if it does not go against the spirit of the award, would it possible to nominate “Everybody” as poster of the year? Especially as everybody has played a tangible role in helping to provide what has been a fundamentally useful refuge during an exceptionally trying year and it would be quite unfair to single one out over another.

    Probably a bit wet and whimsical but for what it’s worth, I am grateful for everybody who has posted here in 2020.

    #1514146
    sporting sam
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    Well deserved BH.

    Poster of the Year Batcherlors Hall, Rob North, Venture To Cognac all three, analysis par excellence and a great source of winners
    Flat Horse of the Year Dakota Gold, Princess Zoe,
    Jumps Horse of the Year Kingswell Theatre
    Flat Jockey of the Year Hollie Doyle
    Jumps Jockey of the Year Brony Frost
    Flat Trainer of the Year Alan King
    Jumps Trainer of the Year
    JJ .”shark” Hanlon
    Hero of the Year
    Riding Performance of the Year Barry Geraghty on Champ
    Broadcaster of the Year ITV. poor presentation but a terrestrial prescence.could certainly be improved
    One to watch 2021 the O’Keefe brothers one rode Chatham street lad yesterday
    Racecourse of the Year N/A
    Journalist of the Year Simon Nott
    Villain of the Year the PC brigade, and anyone mistreating their horses.(You know who you are).
    Owner of the Year All small owners
    Commentator of the Year does anyone really stand out?
    Thread of the Year Juvenile Hurdlers,Ratings Method dusted off!

    #1514151
    Autumnal
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    Poster of the Year – VtC

    Flat Horse of the Year – Princess Zoe

    Jumps Horse of the Year – Al Boum Photo

    Flat Jockey of the Year – Hollie Doyle

    Jumps Jockey of the Year – Brian Hughes

    Flat Trainer of the Year

    Jumps Trainer of the Year – Ronan McNally

    Hero of the Year

    Riding Performance of the Year – Barry Geraghty, Champ RSA

    Broadcaster of the Year – Ruby Walsh

    One to watch 2021

    Racecourse of the Year – Leopardstown

    Journalist of the Year

    Villain of the Year –

    Owner of the Year

    Thread of the Year – Juvenile Hurdlers

    #1514166
    greenasgrass
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    Lots of good ones already so I have not much to add but will throw in a couple:

    One to watch
    Grangeclare West. Lovely looking horse and hope he can start doing his price tag justice in the ’21-’22 season

    Broadcaster of the year
    Rishi Persad. Could have sat quietly collecting his paycheque and pretended that everything in the racing garden is rosy but stuck his head above the parapet to speak about his first hand experiences of racism in the sport. He did it pretty much alone- I know Josh Apiafi was interviewing him but Rishi copped all the flak afterwards. He explained (“admitted” is the wrong word) that he was hired in the first place as pretty much a token, and what that feels like. He has grown into the role and is a calm, likeable presence on the ITV team. Seems a decent bloke with no side to him and handled the fallout of his Apiafi interview with dignity- he really seems to just want the best for racing and everyone who works in it.

    Journalist of the Year
    Well I suppose he is a broadcaster really but didn’t want to put 2 in one category and he does a bit of everything-
    Cornelius Lysaght. Didn’t sit around for long after the BBC dropped him but got on with it and now turns his hand to various things- sportinglife previews, started his own podcast, appears on some others and did a decent job standing in for Nick Luck I thought. Has the ability to keep his mouth shut at the right time and let his interview subjects speak. Also quite often puts up some interesting big ew selections. Another civil presence across various media.

    Oh, I’ve thought of another one…next year will you do a podcast category Nathan? I would nominate Dave the Cheltmental guy. Easy to listen to, civil, explains his selections well. As well as Ante Up series also did a very interesting podcast where he explained how he looks through the cards for a weekend to find bets and his horses to follow one at the start of the season was good too.

    #1514231
    Nathan Hughes
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    No more nominations
    Thanks to all that nominated
    I’ll set up the polls as soon as possible
    Good shout about the podcasts Greenasgrass, I’m not much of a listener myself but I expect they are popular

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