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Sydney Strapper of the Year - Nominations

Nominations are now being called for Sydney’s ‘Strapper of the Year’ award for the 2017-2018 season.

Now in its ninth year, this award endeavours to recognise the behind-the-scenes efforts by those strappers that tend to go beyond the call of duty. The award, sponsored by Racing NSW and co-ordinated by Australian Racing Christian Chaplaincy, will be presented at NSW Racehorse Owners Association’s prestigious ‘Racing's Night of Champions’ on 16th August at Royal Randwick. The award is peer-nominated with strappers at metropolitan race meetings being invited to nominate who they think is deserving of the award. A selection panel of racing officials will subsequently choose the winner from a short-list of eight finalists.

Nominations can be submitted online  or by downloading the following form:
Strapper Of The Year Nomination Form (PDF)

Nominations close Saturday 23rd June 2018


2017Riharna THOMSONKeith Dryden & Scott Collings
2016Ali IFTIKHARChris Waller
2015Vicki SZECSODIBjorn Baker
2014George TUCKERChris Waller
2013Glenn BARNESChris Waller
2012Skye SMALLEYGuy Walter
2011Michael DOOLANPeter Snowden
2010Melissa WILLIAMSJohn O'Shea