The McCoys

Recognising Jump Racing brilliance across The Jockey Club

The McCoys Jockey Club Jumps Awards

Following the success of the first ever McCoys South West Jump Awards that were hosted at Cheltenham Racecourse on Friday 29th September 2017, where winners such as JP McManus, Paul Nicholls, Harry Cobden, James Bowen, Many Clouds and Ollie McPhail won a prestigious McCoy statue, we are pleased to announce that they will be hosted again on Friday 28th September 2018.  The awards which celebrate the outstanding contributions to the sport will now involve all Jockey Club Jumps Racecourses during the 2017/18 season.

The awards are named The McCoys after Sir AP McCoy, the record-breaking 20-time champion Jump jockey who retired from race riding in April 2015. The awards will reflect on the triumphs and the highlights of the season and appreciate every character in the sport. From the unwavering support of owners to the often unsung dedication of stable staff, The McCoys exist to recognise the individuals without whom this sport would not prosper as it does.

View highlights from The McCoys 2017

The McCoys 2018 Current Standings:

Leading Owner

Recognising two owners who are committed to running horses and winning at Jockey Club Racecourses during the season. Awarded to leading owner with four or more horses in training and leading owner with less than four horses in training.
Click here for the 2017/18 Leading Owner leaderboard
Click here for the 2017/18 Leading Owner (three or less) leaderboard

Leading Trainer, Sponsored by Beach Independent

Recognising two trainers who run their horses at Jockey Club Racecourses during the season. Awarded to the leading trainer with 40 or more horses in training and the leading trainer with less than 40 horses in training.
Click here for the 2017/18 Leading Trainer of 40 or less horses leaderboard
Click here for the 2017/18 Leading Trainer of 40 or more horses leaderboard

Leading Jockey, Sponsored by Brewin Dolphin

A new era dawns for Jockeys as every title is sure to be hotly contested and eminently winnable. Points are awarded for wins at all Jockey Club Racecourses with three categories: Professional, Conditional and Amateur.
Click here for the 2017/18 Leading Professional Jockey leaderboard
Click here for the 2017/18 Leading Conditional Jockey leaderboard
Click here for the 2017/18 Leading Amateur Jockey leaderboard

Horses of the Season, Novice Hurdler & Hurdler, Sponsored by NAF

Recognising outstanding equine achievements across The Jockey Club. Points are awarded for wins at Jockey Club Racecourses for Novice Hurdler and Hurdler.
Click here for the 2017/18 Leading Novice Hurdler leaderboard
Click here for the 2017/18 Leading Hurdler leaderboard

Horses of the Season, Novice Chaser & Chaser, Sponsored by UBS

Recognising outstanding equine achievements across The Jockey Club. Points are awarded for wins at Jockey Club Racecourses for Novice Chaser and Chaser.
Click here for the 2017/18 Leading Novice Chaser leaderboard
Click here for the 2017/18 Leading Chaser leaderboard

Judges Choice Award, Sponsored by WO Lewis

This award is for a stand out moment in racing and the winner is decided upon a unanimous decision from all the judges.

Horse of the Season, Sponsored by Schloer

Judged by an expert panel, this award will recognise the performance by an individual horse.
This award was won last year by One For Arthur following his incredible win in the Randox Health Grand National. Contenders for 2018 are likely to include Tiger Roll following his Glenfarclas Cross Country Race win at The Festival before going on to win the Grand National three weeks later. Buveur D'Air could be in the running after his back to back wins in the Unibet Champion Hurdle and who could forget Native River's win from the front in the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup  

Frequent Runner Award, Sponsored by Equitrek

The Frequent Runner Championship is aimed at rewarding trainers who run horses regularly at Jockey Club Racecourses in the South West Region. There are two categories with one for trainers who have more than 40 horses in training and one for trainers with 40 or below from totals registered in November.  

Click here for the 2017/18 Frequent Runner, 40+ Horses leaderboard
Click here for the 2017/18 Frequent Runner, Less Than 40 Horses leaderboard

For more details of the Equitrek Frequent Runner Championship, please click here.

Pony Racing Achievement of the Season, Sponsored by Winner Events

James Bowen took the honours in 2017, and has proved a credible winner as he has since been crowned Champion Conditional Jockey 2017/18. Our selected judges will recognise the achievement of the season at pony races across the Jockey Club Racecourses.

Stable Person of the Year, Sponsored by Racing Post

This award will be judged by a selected panel of industry experts and a shortlist will be chosen and invited to attend the evening’s celebrations.

Racing Ride of the Season, Sponsored by Natural Green

Judged by an expert panel, this award recognises horsemanship of the highest calibre.
Adrian Heskin stole the show with his ride aboard Sir Valentino in the Haldon Gold Cup 2016. Who will take the honours this year?

Horse Performance of the Season, Sponsored by Rosconn Group

Judged by an expert panel this award will recognise an outstanding equine performance. There could only be one winner last year, Many Clouds in the Cotswold Chase on Festival Trials Day 2017. Who do you think will take centre stage at The McCoys 2018?

Outstanding Contribution Award, Sponsored by Dodson & Horrell 

Recognising a horse, or person that has made an outstanding contribution to the Jump season. Last year, Ollie McPhail was rewarded for his incredible contribution to the sport with his Racing To School initiative. 

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