PAT Smullen was presented with the Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award Of Merit for 2019 in London on Tuesday night.
One of the outstanding jockeys of his generation and a nine-time champion in his native Ireland, Pat received devastating news in 2018 when diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. A man of outstanding resilience, he has thrown all his efforts into helping others who face the same condition.
His outstanding fund-raising efforts have resulted in over €2.5 million being raised for Cancer Trials Ireland and culminated at the Curragh in September with the Pat Smullen Champions Race For Cancer Trials Ireland which saw stars from the past including Sir A P McCoy and Ruby Walsh return to the saddle.
THE AWARD WINNERS
Award of Merit: Pat Smullen
Horse of the Year: Enable
Stayer of the Year: Stradivarius
Sprinter of the Year: Blue Point
3YO Colt of the Year: Too Darn Hot
3YO Filly of the Year: Star Catcher
2YO Colt of the Year: Pinatubo
2YO Filly of the Year: Quadrilateral
FULL REPORT & PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE IRISH FIELD NEXT WEEKEND