TBA release the Statistical Award winners for 2016

February 17, 2017 |

Darley sweeps the board for this year’s Statistical Awards, with its stallions and as the leading Flat breeder for the year.

Darley Stud won all four of the TBA’s Flat statistical awards for the year 2016. Three awards were won by their British based stallions; Dubawi, Exceed And Excel and Helmet, and the fourth was claimed for topping the list of British-based breeders.

The TBA’s Flat statistical awards are based on racing results in Great Britain and Ireland. The statistics relate to the calendar year 2016.

The trophies will be presented along with other annual awards at the TBA’s Annual Awards Evening later this year.

The Queen’s Silver Cup Winner- Darley

Leading British-based Flat breeder (Flat earnings)

For the fourth year running Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley operation has won the leading British-based breeder award. Darley’s European operation in 2017 are set to stand a total of 38 stallions.

BBA Silver Cigar Box Winner- Dubawi

Leading British-based Stallion (Flat earnings)

Dalham Hall’s flagship stallion heads the list of British-based stallion for the fourth year running.  Dubawi’s principal horses were Postponed a Coronation Cup and International Stakes winner and Journey the British Champions fillies & mares Stakes winner.  He ended the year with 73 individual winners and £3.6 million in prize money.

Barleythorpe Cup Winner-

 Exceed and Excel

Leading British-based Stallion (Individual Flat winners)

For the second consecutive year Exceed and Excel lands the award for the highest number of winners.  Exceed and Excel finished the year with 91 winners and £1.8m in prize money. His group winners in Great Britain and Ireland included Fred Darling stakes winner, Marenko. Molcombe Stakes winner, Yalta. World Trophy winner, Coati Glory and Curragh stakes winner Hit The Bid.

Tattersalls’ Silver Salver Winner- Helmet

Leading British-based First Season Sire (Flat)

Helmets progeny made an excellent start with his first crop of European runners. Helmet managed to pick up the away and hold off the much talked about Frankel by a narrow margin. Helmet ended the year on 12 winners from 19 races, beating Frankel’s total of 15 winners from 22 races.  Helmets best progeny came in the form of the Darley homebred, Thunder Snow.