2001 racing season was celebrated at the Calcot Hotel, Reading
on 26th October. This was an evening to get together with friends
and friendly rivals from the turf to recognise the achievements
of everyone throughout the past year. Although there were some
who thought it was a night out for eating, drinking and dancing.
Once again Robert and Maxine Cave-Debuse did a grand job
of organising the evening and our thanks go to them and the staff
at the Calcot for looking after everyone so well. Ian Garner was
given the microphone to introduce the awards and a variety of
people were invited to present trophies to the winners. A special
mention was made of Paul Taylor, our new handicapper for
this year, and of Bernie Gonsalves whom he took over from.
Joy Maclean was presented with her prize from Stuart Shefras
for Razif winning the Penn Wood Challenge Series,
and Jill Acheson (nee Martin) was thanked for all her hard
work this year.
awards were as follows:
Trainer: Sarah Kelleway
Leading Owner: Khalid Ghurair
Leading Jockey: Pierre Deymonaz
Leading Horse: Sanji, owned by Stuart Shefras and
trained by Jennie Candlish
Leading Mare: Rawen, owned and trained by Joy
Leading Anglo Arab: El Sabio, owned by Ann Harrison
and trained by Annette Masterson
Leading 4-year-old: Pleinne D'Amour, owned by Lisa
Deymonaz and trained by Jennie Candlish
new award is The Acheson Award for The Handler
of the Year, in recognition of all the work by people who give
their time help out by grooming and leading up at the races,
this year it went to Debbie Selfe. Fibresand donated
£50 and Blue Chip a jacket as part of the prize.
Shomran Trophy given by the Race Committee to members
who they feel have given considerable time and effort towards
racing: Claire Taylor and Rob Woollard.
Claire & Rob