New Zealand Thoroughbred Horse of the Year Awards

Date:           Sunday, 8 September 2024

Time:           5.00pm

Location:    Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton

Dress:          Black Tie

Tickets:       On Sale Soon


The New Zealand Thoroughbred Horse of the Year Awards is an exceptional evening of acknowledging achievements and saluting successes. Athletes, both horse and human, are honoured at this event where excellence, passion, and a love for our sport is celebrated.

Enjoy a great night out while entertaining clients, catching up with friends and colleagues, and celebrating the heroes of the past season. A night not to be missed! Featuring awards recognising our best-performing horses and people, concluding with the ultimate SENZ Horse of the Year accolade.

Check out last season's finalists and winners here.

View the 2022-23 Voting and Recommendations Panel here and the Voting Rules here.

About the Awards


The New Zealand Thoroughbred Horse of the Year Awards is an esteemed event in New Zealand racing, serving as a grand celebration of success and excellence, bringing together the industry's prominent stars. With over 20 awards presented, including the highly coveted SENZ Horse of the Year accolade, this event honours the top performers of the previous racing season, both horses and humans alike. Since its inception in 1991, the Thoroughbred Racing Awards has become an annual tradition, recognising outstanding achievements. Winners are presented with an exquisite bronze trophy crafted by the renowned sculptor, Gerard McCabe, adding to the prestige of the occasion.

Bruce Sharrock