Sydney Strapper of the Year – Noms open now

Nominations are now being called for Sydney’s ‘Strapper of the Year’ award for the 2023-2024 season.

Now in its fifteenth year, this award endeavours to recognise the behind-the-scenes efforts by those stablehands that tend to go beyond the call of duty. The award is sponsored by Racing NSW and co-ordinated by Australian Racing Christian Chaplaincy. The award is peer-nominated with stablehands 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 finalists. The award will be presented at the NSW Racehorse Owners Association’s prestigious ‘Racing’s Night of Champions’ on 29th August 2024.

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

*** UPDATE: Nominations are now closed ***

Nominees can be from any stable in NSW/ACT, but they must have strapped horses at Metropolitan meetings during the 2023-24 season.

For any enquiries contact Colin Watts at 

Nominations close Wednesday 26th June 2024

*** UPDATE *** Nominations extended to June 30 due to cancellation of Randwick race meeting on June 22