Derby Awards

The biggest day in the Racing Media calendar

The Derby Awards Lunch is the biggest day in the HWPA calendar. In total, 16 awards are given out across a lavish afternoon in the Royal Lancaster in London, where a three-course meal is served in one of the city’s finest settings.

The awards itself celebrates the best work of racing’s journalists, broadcasters and photographers while HWPA members also get the chance to vote and commemorate leading jockeys, trainers and owners from each year.

Click on any of the awards below to find out more, see past winners and entry requirements.

2023 HWPA Derby Awards

The 57th Derby Awards will return to the Royal Lancaster on Monday 4th December.

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 The Awards

Racing Writer of the Year: Clive Graham Trophy
2022 winner: Chris Cook (Racing Post)
President’s Award
Not staged in 2023, Alastair Down (2022)
Racing Reporter of the Year: John Oaksey Trophy
Nick Luck (Nick Luck Podcast)
Flat Jockey of the Year
William Buick
Specialist Writer of the Year
Ian Carnaby
Flat Trainer of the Year
Julie Camacho
Emerging Talent: Alan Lee Trophy
Alex Fussey and Megan Nicholls
National Hunt Jockey of the Year
Harry Cobden
Photographer of the Year
Patrick McCann (Racing Post)
National Hunt Trainer of the Year
Lucinda Russell
Picture of the Year
Tim Goode (freelance)
Owner of the Year
Shadwell Estates
Broadcaster of the Year: Peter O’Sullevan Trophy
Lydia Hislop
International Trainer of the Year
John and Thady Gosden
Outstanding Achievement: George Ennor Trophy
Paul Hanagan
Arabian Racing Achievement Award
James Owen