The Champion Awards Judging Panel has elected the final nominees for The Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards 2017/2018 as follows:
|Horse of the Year||Elected by votes of the Judging Panel from winners of the respective distance categories, excluding the Champion Griffin|
|D B Pin|
(1400m to below 1800m)
Champion Middle-Distance Horse
(1800m to below 2200m)
|Ping Hai Star|
(2200m and over)
(For new imports in the current season which arrived in Hong Kong unraced, and which were aged either 2 or 3 on the date of the first Hong Kong race meeting of the season – Brand B)
|Handsome Bo Bo|
|Pick Number One|
The Judging Panel is comprised of three members each from The Hong Kong Jockey Club and the Association of Hong Kong Racing Journalists.
The HKJC votes are made by the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges; Executive Director, Racing, Mr. Andrew Harding and Head of Handicapping, Race Planning and International Racing, Mr. Nigel Gray.
The three members from the Association of Hong Kong Racing Journalists are Chairman Mr. Carlos Wu, Vice Chairman Mr. Ho Wing Keung and Committee Member Mr. Edward Lok.
The Panel commended the connections of each of the final nominees on the excellent performances of their horses this season.
Winners of the Champion Awards will be announced at The Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards 2017/2018 presentation ceremony to be held on Friday, 13 July, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Hong Kong.