Jimmy Choux has been crowned NZ Horse of the Year. The Thorn Park colt starred at the annual awards held in Hastings on Friday.
Jimmy Choux won the NZ Derby – 2000 Guineas double and he crossed the Tasman to claim another G1 in the Rosehill Guineas. His sire Thorn Park stands at Windsor Park and his dam Cierzo is a daughter of LR Castletown Stakes winner Gale (Wild Rampage).
The awards were also a triumph for his owner-breeders Richard and Liz Wood of Chouxmaani Investments. They also raced G1 Sydney Cup winner Count Chivas (Lord Ballina).
Grosvenor Stallion Award
THORN PARK – NZ stakes earnings
Dewar Stallion Award
HIGH CHAPARRAL – NZ and Australian combined stakes earnings
Centaine Stallion Award
PINS – Worldwide stakes earnings
Breeder Of The Year – CHOUXMAANI INVESTMENTS
Broodmare Of The Year – TRIASSIC (Dam of So You Think)
Owner Of The Year – CHOUXMAANI INVESTMENTS
Filly Of The Year – KING’S ROSE
Champion 2yo – ANABANDANA
Champion 3yo – JIMMY CHOUX
Champion Sprinter – MUFHASA
Champion Middle Distance Horse – WALL STREET
Champion Stayer – SHOWCAUSE