Horse Racing
Fantastic Treasure and Killer Bee elected as final nominees for Champion Griffin

05/07/2021 17:47

The Champion Awards Judging Panel confirmed today that the David Hayes-trained Fantastic Treasure and Caspar Fownes-trained Killer Bee have been elected as the final nominees for this season’s Champion Griffin award. The full list of the final nominees for The Hong Kong Jockey Club Champion Awards 2020/2021 is shown as follows:

Horse of the Year Elected by votes of the Judging Panel from winners of the respective categories, excluding the Champion Griffin
Champion Sprinter
(below 1400m)
Courier Wonder
Hot King Prawn
Champion Miler
(1400m to below 1800m)
Golden Sixty
Champion Middle-Distance Horse
(1800m to below 2200m)
Golden Sixty
Sky Darci
Champion Stayer
(2200m and over)
Champion Four-Year-Old
(For four-year-olds as on 1 January of the current season)
Sky Darci
Champion Griffin
(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 E)
Fantastic Treasure
Killer Bee

The Judging Panel is comprised of three members each from The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) and the Association of Hong Kong Racing Journalists.

The HKJC votes are made by the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges; Director of Racing Business and Operations, Mr. William Nader 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. Chu Chun Fai.

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 2020/2021 presentation ceremony to be held on Tuesday, 13 July, with the presentation ceremony being live broadcast on Club’s online platforms including the Hong Kong Jockey Club Website, HKJC Racing Facebook Page, HKJC Racing Sports Facebook Page, HKJC YouTube Channel, HKJC Racing Twitter and HKJC TV App.