Darley Awards - FRANCE IN THE SPOTLIGHT AGAIN

11.04.2017

Darley Awards - FRANCE IN THE SPOTLIGHT AGAIN

 

France stood out in the Darley Awards ceremony (the “Oscars” of the Purebred Arabian American races), at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Friday night. And it is more particularly in the Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Darley Awards category, in which the international awards are intended to women and sponsored by the Sheikh Mansoor Festival that France shone.

With the award of Naziq (Mahabb), winner of the Qatar Total Arabian Trophy des Juments (Gr. I PA) last year, as best 4yo filly and the one of Sylvine Al Maury (Munjiz) as best older filly, both trained by Élisabeth Bernard, the title of trainer of the year could not escape from her hands. A nice French presence among the awards, where the title for the best 3yo filly was given to a horse from Algeria, a country that only just joined the Sheikh Mansoor Festival.

Winners of the H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards

3yo filly: Amirat Esahra (Algeria)

4yo filly: Naziq (France)

Older filly: Sylvine Al Maury (France)

Rider: Cindy Klinkenberg (The Netherlands)

Apprentice: Kei Chiong Ka-Kei (Hong Kong)

Lady jockey: Anna Pilroth (Sweden)

Breeder: Dianne Waldron (United States)

Owner: Deniz Kurtel (Turkey)

Trainer: Élisabeth Bernard (France)

Photographer: Debbie Burt (Great Britain)

TV journalist: Josephine Chini (Sweden)

Journalist: Stephanie Corum (United States)

Endurance rider: Mercedes Tapia (Argentina)

For all her work: Dorota Kaluba (Poland)

Winners of the 2016 USA Darley Awards

3yos colt: RB Nash

3yos filly: RB Kinkie

4yos colt: Easter Man

4yos filly: RB Madymoiselle

Older horse: Paddys Day

Older mare: Dream Pearl

Breeder: Betty Gillis and Joseph A.

Owner: Betty Gillis and Joseph A.

Trainer: Scott Powell

Jockey: Ricardo Chiappe

Cheval de l'année: Paddys Day