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Newbury Racecourse prepare to host 'The Newburys' during Flat season finale



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At the end of another successful Flat season at Newbury, the racecourse will once again celebrate some of those who have lit up the summer with starring performances.

They will present their own end-of-season awards, The Newburys, in association with Conundrum HR Consulting.

The winning-most owner, trainer, jockey, and apprentice during Newbury’s 2021 Flat season will all be honoured throughout the afternoon’s racing on Saturday, October 23.

Wings Of War winning the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury
Wings Of War winning the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury

The Virgin Bet Flat Finale with Oktoberfest is Newbury’s final Flat fixture of the year.

A special prize will also be awarded to the yard which has won the most ‘Best Turned-Out’ awards over the course of the last seven months.

Managing director of Conundrum HR Consulting, Hugh Nickerson, commented, “We are delighted to be supporting Newbury Racecourse in the recognition of the people who have made this Flat season so successful in the challenging circumstances of recent months.”

Racing enthusiasts also have the chance to vote for their ‘Moment of The Season’ from a shortlist of eight:

  • Hurricane Lane - Won at Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials before a gallant third in the Derby, followed by three Group 1 victories, including the Cazoo St Leger.
  • Alcohol Free - Won the Dubai Duty Free Fred Darling Stakes before Group 1 victories at Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood.
  • Palace Pier - A stand out victory in the Group 1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes under Frankie Dettori.
  • A double for Her Majesty The Queen on Friday, July 16 - Intelligentsia and Reach For The Moon, who has gone on to win a Group 3 and finish a close second in a Group 2.
  • A first Listed success for jockey Marco Ghiani when Real World won the bet365 Stakes.
  • Happy Romance returned to form a year on from her Weatherbys Super Sprint win at Newbury, when winning the bet365 Hackwood Stakes for owners the McMurray Family.
  • Fern O'Brien's first ride at Newbury became a winning one for her father Fergal O'Brien on Valentino Dancer.
  • Wings of War won the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes, which was followed by a presentation from 80's icon Rick Astley.

Racing fans can vote from the above shortlist by clicking here.

Voting will close at 5pm on Tuesday, October 19.



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