01 May 2024

Nominees announced for 2024 TBA National Hunt Breeders’ Awards Evening

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the shortlisted nominees have been announced for this year’s TBA NH Breeders’ Awards Evening, which will take place in just under three weeks’ time at the Hilton Garden Inn, Doncaster on Monday 20 May, the eve of the Goffs Spring Store Sale. 

The event will celebrate the best of British NH breeding from the 2023-24 season, whilst also celebrating the achievements of the past nine years winners.

Hosted by Nick Luck, the Goffs-sponsored event will see breeders, owners, trainers and enthusiasts gather together for the evening’s celebrations. Tickets are priced at £70 (inc. VAT) and admission includes a champagne and canape reception, two-course dinner which will be followed by the awards ceremony. Tickets can be purchased by visiting  www.thetba.co.uk 

TBA Chairman, Philip Newton, commented: “The TBA NH Breeders' Awards Evening is always a well-attended event and rightly celebrates the best of British from the recently concluded British NH season. It is an opportunity for large and small breeders to come together and celebrate their successes. 

“It's position on the eve of the Goffs Spring Store Sale provides an ideal opportunity for attendees of the sale to start their week off in celebratory style and our thanks go to Goffs for their generous support of these Awards. I look forward to the evening and meeting with nominees and members alike.”

The awards and nominees:



Edwardstone – bred by Robert Abrey & Ian Thurtle

Gentlemansgame – bred by Yorton Farm & Maggie Luck

Sam Brown – bred by Tim Frost


SHADE OAK STUD TROPHY for Leading Hurdler

Constitution Hill – bred by Sally Noott

Dashel Drasher – bred by Camilla Scott

Strong Leader – bred by R Rainbow and Sons



Marsh Wren – bred by Exors of the late Mrs P Robeson

Pink Legend – bred by Frank Mahon

Sine Nomine – bred by Mrs C J C Bailey


YORTON TROPHY for Leading Hurdle Mare

Kateira – bred by Robert & Jackie Chugg

Luccia – bred by Pump & Plant Services Ltd

You Wear It Well – bred by Reg & Jane Makin


BATSFORD STUD TROPHY for Leading Novice Chaser

Embassy Gardens – bred by Rowland Crellin

Liberty Hunter – bred by Brian Eckley

Trelawne – bred by Mrs S Steer-Fowler


MICKLEY STUD TROPHY for Leading Novice Hurdler

Answer To Kayf – bred by Reg & Jane Makin

Gidleigh Park – bred by Richard & Lizzie Kelvin-Hughes

High Class Hero – bred by Mr & Mrs D Futter & Peel Bloodstock


PEEL BLOODSTOCK TROPHY for Leading Novice Hurdle Mare

Brucio – bred by Ashbrittle Stud

Casa No Mento – bred by Sarah Jane Turner

Manimole – bred by R N Jukes



Jasmine Bliss – Caroline George

Let It Rain – Ralph Bailey

Romeo Coolio – Will Kinsey


DUDGEON CUP – sponsored by Elusive Bloodstock for NH Broodmare of the Year

Annie’s Answer – owned by Reg & Jane Makin

It’s A Discovery – owned by Kevin & Anne Glastonbury

Whoops A Daisy – owned by Nicky Henderson & Sally Aston


ERIC GILLIE TROPHY - Special Achievement Award

WHITBREAD SILVER SALVER – Leading active British-based stallion by prize money in GB & Ire in 2023-24

HORSE & HOUND CUP -Leading active British-based stallion by individual chase winners in GB & Ire in 2023-24

QUEEN MOTHER’S SILVER SALVER – NH Special Achievement Award