Coming off a spectacular Darley Awards weekend in Los Angeles, the AJC extends its warm congratulations to the winners of the USA Darley Awards and the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies International Awards:

2018 USA Darley Awards (for performances in the year 2017)
Best 3-year-old colt/gelding: RB Hot Date
Best 3-year-old filly: Uptown Sandy Girl
Best 4-year-old colt/gelding: RB Nash
Best 4-year-old filly: Sweet Honey AA
Best Older Mare: Ivory Shores
Best Older Horse: Paddys Day
Best Breeder: Joseph & Betty J Gillis
Best Owner: Joseph & Betty J Gillis
Best Trainer: Jerenesto Torrez
Best Jockey: Keiber Coa
Special new breeder award: Hendrik and Lettie Smeding
Special new owner Award: Lynn Bennett
Horse of the Year: Paddys Day

HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies International Awards
Best Breeder: Betty J. Gillis (USA)
Best Owner: Ms. Aisha Bint Yousuf Al Balushi (Oman)
Best Trainer: Mrs. Beverly Deutrom (Great Britain)
Best Professional jockey: Natalia Hendzel (Poland)
Best Amateur Jockey: Alice Bertiaux (Belgium
Best Apprentice jockey: Alexandra Bihari (Hungary
Best 3-year-old filly: Bint Grine (Morocco)
Best 4-year-old filly: Muneera (France)
Best Older mare: Ivory Shores (USA)
Best Journalist: Evie Tubbs Sweeney (USA)
Best TV Presenter: Amanda Roxborough (USA)
Best Photographer: Hedwig Allmuth (Algeria)
Best Endurance Rider: Pilar Saravia (Uruguay)
Lifetime Achievement: Mrs. Val Bunting (France)

Many thanks to HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, the Sheikh Mansoor Festival, Lara Sawaya, and the Arabian Racing Cup for yet another unforgettable Darley Awards weekend. And congratulations to all these outstanding individuals above!