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: Peter Thomas (Racing Post)
President’s Award
Not staged in 2022
Racing Reporter of the Year: John Oaksey Trophy
Nick Luck
Flat Jockey of the Year
William Buick
Specialist Writer of the Year
Jonathan Harding (Racing Post)
Flat Trainer of the Year
Sir Mark Prescott
Emerging Talent: Alan Lee Trophy
Megan Dent
National Hunt Jockey of the Year
Brian Hughes
Photographer of the Year
David Davies (Press Association)
National Hunt Trainer of the Year
Henry de Bromhead
Picture of the Year
Alan Crowhurst
Owner of the Year
Kirsten Rausing
Broadcaster of the Year: Peter O’Sullevan Trophy
Nick Luck (Racing TV)
International Trainer of the Year
Charlie Appleby
Outstanding Achievement: George Ennor Trophy
Nicky Henderson
Arabian Racing Achievement Award
Philip Collington.