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24th Annual HTBA Awards

Friday, 15th May 2015

On Wednesday night the HTBA held its 24th annual Awards to recognise and celebrate the achievements of its champion thoroughbreds based in Australia's Horse Capital, the Hunter Valley. Over 350 industry leaders, clients, sponsors, suppliers and supporters attended this annual event, which showcases the best champion thoroughbreds across all fields and categories. At the event the HTBA congratulated all 2015 award winners and thanks the sponsors for their support of these awards and the HTBA's activities and campaigns to protect and preserve Australia's horse capital. Among the winners were HTBA Champion 2YO filly Lake Geneva, who finished third behind two very dominant colts in both the Gr1 Golden Slipper and Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes; and star juvenile Vancouver, who was named champion 2YO colt after remaining undefeated during his 2YO season culminating in a brilliant victory in the Gr1 Golden Slipper. The category winners were:

  • HTBA Champion 2YO Filly - Lake Geneva
  • HTBA Champion 2YO Colt - Vancouver
  • HTBA Champion 3YO Colt - Wandjina
  • HTBA Champion First Season Sire - Beneteau 
  • HTBA Champion Sire - Fastnet Rock
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