Well-known horse racing presenter and former jockey, Luke Harvey gets a surprise live on his own programme, Attheraces, and is announced as the winner of Dodson & Horrell’s December Owner Trainer Award.
This new series of monthly awards sponsored by Europe’s leading equine fee manufacturer and nutrition expert, Dodson & Horrell, was launched to celebrate the company’s 30th Anniversary of sponsoring point-to-pointing. The awards are given to people who both own and train their horses, they are nominated and a winner is chosen from the shortlist. Luke who lives in Kingston Lisle, Wantage will receive ten bags of Dodson & Horrell feed, a bottle of champagne, and a yard visit from one of the company’s nutritional specialists who will give him expert advice on feeding for performance.
Luke commented, “I would like to thank Dodson & Horrell for supporting the Owner Trainer Award and choosing me as December’s recipient. Point-to-pointing is my passion and through my horse Porlock Bay (Cecil) I’ve had so much fun and it’s been incredible, I am loving every minute of my run of good form, after all there are plenty of times when it goes wrong!” Sam Horrell CEO at Dodson & Horrell added, “Congratulations to Luke on winning the first ever Owner Trainer Award. This series of awards was set up to recognise owners and trainers of point-to-point horses who go above and beyond in the sport and show a real enthusiasm, something that Luke clearly has for the sport!”
“In a truly amateur sport we rely on strong reliable sponsors and Dodson & Horrell certainly comes under that banner, thank you once again,” added Luke.
In order to win one of these monthly awards, the owner/trainer will need to be nominated by someone within their area – suggestions should be given to Point-to-Point Owners & Riders’ Association (PPORA) representatives or sent to the association’s office, where a short list will be drawn up.