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2023 Top End Racing Awards

Darwin Turf Club Presents...

2023 Top End Racing Awards

6:30pm, Fri 15 September, 2023
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The 2023 Top End Racing Awards, featuring the Carlton United Breweries Horse of the Year, will be held on Friday, September 15 in The Stand at the Darwin Turf Club.

The night aims to recognise and celebrate excellence in the Top End racing industry over the 2022/23 racing season.

Equine awards include:

  • CUB Horse of the Year
  • Ladbrokes 3 Year-Old of the Year
  • bet365 Sprinter of the Year (up to 1300m)
  • BTC Constructions Middle Distance/Stayer of the Year (above 1300m)
  • Cleanaway Out-of-Carnival Performer of the Year
  • Darwin Tried Horse Sale Performer of the Year

Human awards include:

  • Sportsbet Trainer of the Year
  • TAB Jockey of the Year
  • Schweppes Apprentice Jockey of the Year
  • Garrard's Horse and Hound Strapper of the Year
  • Character of Racing Award 
  • TRNT Off the Track Aftercare
  • Women in Thoroughbred Racing NT Leading Female Trainer (Darwin)
  • Women in Thoroughbred Racing NT Leading Female Jockey (Darwin)
  • Silks Darwin Trainer of the Great Northern Darwin Cup Carnival
  • Silks Darwin Jockey of the Great Northern Darwin Cup Carnival

Tickets are $65 per person and include a delicious buffet dinner, complimentary drink on arrival and live entertainment. Cash bar available.

There will also be a special addition to this year’s awards night with the Melbourne Cup touring party in attendance. A presentation by VRC representatives and photo opportunities will be available on the night with this iconic trophy which sees Darwin on the itinerary before making it's way back to Melbourne for the first Tuesday in November.

Tickets pre-sale only, no tickets available at the door.

Dress Code: Smart casual