Nominations are now being called for Sydney’s ‘Strapper of the Year’ award for the 2018-2019 season.
Now in its 10th 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, will be presented at NSW Racehorse Owners Association’s prestigious ‘Racing's Night of Champions’ on Thursday 15th August at Royal Randwick.
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 can be submitted online at Australian Racing Christian Chaplaincy or by downloading the following form:-
Nominations close on Saturday, 22nd June 2019.
2018 - Lindy Wharekura (Peter & Paul Snowden stable)
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)