The Australian Jumps Racing Association would like to celebrate the hard work and enthusiasm of the participants by creating an awards program dedicated to ground staff, stable hands and strappers who are an integral part of the Australian Jumps Racing Industry.

The aim is to encourage horse owners, trainers, clubs, office staff and administration within the jumps racing industry to engage and participate with an initiative which the AJRA hope to develop into a strong section of the sport that's celebrated each year at the annual jumps racing awards night. Each category has been carefully created to highlight the achievements in different areas in the sport.

Nominations OPEN - click HERE to submit your nomination.

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Award Categories

AJRA AWARDS 2022 v1 1b

This is to be award to a participant who has shown skill in horsemanship either on the ground or while riding track work. The winning applicant will be awarded for their ability to work with horses with a focus on their care and wellbeing. This award also highlights the connection the staff member has to animals and their talent in the area of horsemanship both on and off the track.

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    This award focuses on the presentation of a horse and their strapper. Consistent care in presentation and turnout will be highlighted by those who nominate them. We encourage owners to watch and assess their horses' turnout on race day awhile at the track or via racing.com

    AJRA AWARDS 2022 v1 3b

    This award is dedicated to those who are passionate about rehoming jumps horses in their post racing career. The nominee's commitment to the horses they care for both during it's racing career and after will be key factors for this award.

    Prize Pool

    Prize pool categories 1
    • $1500 cash sponsored by Country Racing Victoria to be spent by employer on the ground staff team.
    • The individual winner will receive a 70" Bauhn television worth $1850.00, sponsored by Ecycle Solutions.
    • 12 month full membership to the AJRA worth $125.00.
    Prize pool categories 2
    • $1500 cash sponsored by Country Racing Victoria to be spent by employer on the ground staff team.
    • The individual winner will receive a 70" Bauhn television worth $1850.00, sponsored by Ecycle Solutions.
    • 12 month full membership to the AJRA worth $125.00.
    Prize pool categories 3
    • $1500 cash sponsored by Country Racing Victoria to be spent by employer on the ground staff team.
    • The individual winner will receive a 70" Bauhn television worth $1850.00, sponsored by Ecycle Solutions.
    • 12 month full membership to the AJRA worth $125.00.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Who is eligible for the awards?

    The awards are open to any ground staff or strapper who is employed by a licensed jumps trainer.

    Who can nominate?

    Nominations can be made by any participant in the jumps racing industry. We encourage owners, trainers, staff members and nominees themselves (must provide one reference) to nominate for the awards.

    When do nominations open?

    Nominations open on the 30 June and will close on the 30 August 2022.

    Can I nominate myself?

    Nominees can definitely nominate themselves. You must provide details of one reference as part of your nomination.

    Who decides the winners?

    A dedicated judging panel from the AJRA and CRV will judge all applications with the awards being presented at the Mosstrooper Awards – evening of the Jericho Cup 2022.

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