Nominations are now being called for Sydney’s ‘Strapper of the Year’ award for the 2017-2018 season.
Now in its ninth year, this award endeavours to recognise the behind-the-scenes efforts by those strappers that tend to go beyond the call of duty.
The award, sponsored by Racing NSW and co-ordinated by Australian Racing Christian Chaplaincy, is presented in August.
The award is peer-nominated with strappers at Metropolitan race meetings being invited to nominate who they think is deserving of the award. A selection panel of racing officials will subsequently choose the winner from a short-list of eight finalists.
Nominations close Saturday, 23rd June 2018
2017 - Riharna Thomson (Keith Dryden & Scott Collings stable)
2016 - Iftikhar Ali (Chris Waller)
2015 - Vicki Szecsodi (Bjorn Baker stable)
2014 - George Tucker (Chris Waller)
2013 - Glenn Barnes (Chris Waller)
2012 - Skye Smalley (Guy Walter)
2011 - Michael Doolan (Peter Snowden)
2010 - Melissa Williams (John O'Shea)