IN true 2020 style, the HRI Awards ceremony was of the virtual kind this year, streamed live in a studio, using video call technology and pre-recorded clips to present awards to all 10 winners.

Hosted by Gary O’Brien, the 50-minute broadcast can be watched back on the HRI website. Given the nature of the awards, the organisers did an excellent job, the highlights of which were the surprise nature for the two recipients of the Flat and National Hunt Achievement Awards, Tony Mullins and Eugene and Maxine O’Sullivan.