THE 2019/20 Thoroughbred Racing SA Industry Awards, honouring the achievements of the state’s top horses, trainers, jockeys, apprentices and associates, will be staged across three days this weekend.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the first time in the event’s history the awards presentations will take place online, via TRSA’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, on Friday, August 28, Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30, 2020.
TRSA decided against holding Hall of Fame Awards for this year only, as it believes these awards need to be celebrated in full as a racing community – something unachievable online.
The awards will be presented in the following order (approximate times, in ACST):
Friday 28 August 2020
- Caitlin Forrest 2019/20 South Australian Provincial and Country Apprentice Jockey of the Year
- TAB 2019/20 South Australian Metropolitan Apprentice Jockey of the Year
- Leon Macdonald Award for 2019/20 South Australian Apprentice of the Year
- TAB 2019/20 South Australian Provincial and Country Jockey of the Year
- Glennon-Johnson Award for 2019/20 South Australian Metropolitan Jockey of the Year
- 2019/20 South Australian Jockey of the Year
- Evright.com 2019/20 South Australian Best Performed Horse
Saturday 29 August 2020
- 2019/20 Media Award - Best Racing Story
- 2019/20 Media Award - Best Image/Broadcast
- 2020 Most Outstanding Achievement Award - Club
- 2020 Most Outstanding Achievement Award - Individual
Sunday 30 August 2020
Champion Racehorse of the Year finalists presented (Bella Vella, Dalasan, Gytrash)
- TAB 2019/20 South Australian Provincial and Country Trainer of the Year
- 2019/20 South Australian Metropolitan Trainer of the Year
- CS Hayes Award for 2019/20 South Australian Trainer of the Year
- 2019/20 John Letts Medal
- 2019/20 SA Champion Racehorse of the Year