The Curragh acknowledged some of the outstanding achievements during 2019, at a reception which took place at the racecourse in November 2019 in association with the Irish Field.
Trainer Denis Hogan and jockey Billy Lee were the big winners of 2019 as they were awarded the leading ‘Training and Riding Performances of the Year’ in association with The Irish Field, having been selected by an open vote on social media.
Hogan trained Make a Challenge to win three times at the Curragh most notably in the Waterford Testimonial Stakes, while Billy Lee’s ride on One Cool Poet in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Northfields Handicap ensured him of the overall riding performance award.
The Aidan O’Brien trained Magical was crowned Curragh Horse of the Year having won both the Tattersalls Gold Cup and Coolmore Highland Reel Moorebridge Stakes.
A Special Achievement Award was presented to Donnacha O’Brien to acknowledge his outstanding riding career and many successes at the Curragh including the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby on Latrobe.