On The Bit Racing Australia Queensland Country Racing
Gala Awards

6th February 2021

Nominations for the 2021 Qld Country Racing Gala Awards are now closed

Qld Country Racing Club Person/Volunteer of the Year

Awarded to a club member and/or official who has demonstrated exceptional dedication in supporting country racing through their role/position, has enhanced their local race club, and has performed above normal expectations of their role/position.

Qld Country Racing 2020 Outstanding Contribution to Country Racing

Awarded to an individual who’s contribution to the country racing industry has produced exemplary industry setting standards whether it be through advocacy, politics or journalism.

Qld Country Racing Newcomer of the Year

Awarded to an individual who in the first year of the industry, made a noteworthy start to a career measured by number of wins, feature race wins, and/or contributed to country racing in the “On The Bit Racing Australia” calendar year.

Qld Country Racing Jockey of the Year

Awarded to a jockey who has excelled in the ‘On The Bit Racing Australia’ 2020 calendar year. This award is measured by wins to rides, quality and level of races won and variety of tracks won at.
*Award is not necessarily awarded to RQ Jockey of the Year*

Qld Country Racing Apprentice Jockey of the Year

Awarded to an apprentice jockey who performed outstandingly in the 2020 ‘On The Bit Racing Australia’ calendar year. This award is measured by wins to rides, major races won, different tracks won on and progression as an apprentice jockey. *Award is not necessarily awarded to RQ Apprentice Jockey of the Year*

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"Jim Pumper Cassidy" Ride Of The Year Award

Awarded to a jockey who has shown significant ability/judgement to produce an outstanding ride in a race in the “On The Bit Racing Australia” 2020 calendar year.

Qld Country Racing Sprinting Horse of the Year

Awarded to a horse who has excelled in the ‘On The Bit Racing Australia’ 2020 calendar year. This award is measured by number of wins to starts, quality/level of races won, and variety of tracks won at.
*Award is not necessarily awarded to RQ Horse of the Year*

Qld Country Racing Staying Horse of the Year

Awarded to a horse who has excelled in the ‘On The Bit Racing Australia’ 2020 calendar year. This award is measured by number of wins to starts, quality/level of races won, and variety of tracks won at.
*Award is not necessarily awarded to RQ Horse of the Year*

Qld Country Racing Trainer of the Year

Awarded to a trainer who has excelled in the ‘On The Bit Racing Australia’ 2020 calendar year. This award is measured by number of wins to starters, quality/level of races won, variety of tracks won at, and the level of commitment to Queensland country racing.
*Award is not necessarily awarded to RQ Trainer of the Year*

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Hall of Fame Participant

Awarded for longevity in the industry with an outstanding record of successes and/or achievements that have produced exemplary industry setting standards. This person has enhanced the standards of country racing as well as individual careers.

Qld Country Racing
Hall of Fame Jockey

Awarded for longevity in the industry with an outstanding record of successes and/or achievements that have produced exemplary industry setting standards. This person has enhanced the standards of country racing as well as individual careers.

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Hall of Fame Horse

Awarded for longevity in the industry with an outstanding record of successes and/or achievements that have produced exemplary industry setting standards. This horse has enhanced the standards of country racing as well as individual careers.

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Hall of Fame Trainer

Awarded for longevity in the industry with an outstanding record of successes and/or achievements that have produced exemplary industry setting standards. This person has enhanced the standards of country racing as well as individual careers.