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2018 – 2019 Mare of the Month Awards

The PPORA Mares Awards Series was launched in 2017 – 2018 with the goal of shining to the spotlight on the achievements of mares and fillies racing between the flags.  In choosing our winners we take into account more than just winners on the board in the given month and focus  on eye-catching performances and noteworthy achievements – which may be one off or cumulative.

The strong competition for these awards in 2017 -2019 continued in 2018 -2019 with some real eye-catchers and tough choices to make throughout the season with the monthly award winners included promising newcomers  Absainte and Midnight Folie – who has since won 3 and finished runner up twice from five outings under Rules having transferred to trainer Tim Vaughan – and  the remarkable Dabinett Moon who has been a successful competitor over the course of 6 seasons.

We’re looking forward to following the fortunes of all of our winners over coming months



2018 – 2019 PPORA Mares’ Award Series Monthly Winners

Click each horse’s name to find out more 




Worcester Pearmain Nick Orpwood Grace Beresford

Worcester Pearmain (Nick Orpwood)              image courtesy & copyright Grace Beresford

November – December:

Horse: Worcester Pearmain (Beat All (USA)  – Granoski Gala 

Owner: Mr Duncan Davidson

Keeper:  Tony Dobbin

Area: Northern

Jockey: Nick Orpwood



Kalabaloo (Dale Peters) image courtesy & copyright Nico Morgan

Kalabaloo (Dale Peters)
image courtesy & copyright Nico Morgan


Horse:  Kalabaloo  Kalanisi (IRE) – Wild Spell (IRE)

Owner: Mrs Shona Westrope   

Keeper: Tom Ellis       

Area: South Midlands         

 Jockeys:  Gina Andrews, Dale Peters






Absainte Askham Bryan Tom Milburn 3

Absainte image courtesy & copyright Tom Milburn


Horse:  Absainte Saint Des Saints(FR) – Niangara (FR)

Owner:       The Armstrong Partnership

Keeper:   Robin Tate   

Area: Yorkshire        Jockey: Will Easterby




Dabinett Moon image courtesy & copyright Phil Britt

Dabinett Moon
image courtesy & copyright Phil Britt


Horse:  Dabinett Moon Midnight Legend (GB) – Miss Crabapple (GB)

Owner:  Fran and Christopher Marriott

Keeper: Fran and Christopher Marriott

Area: Midlands

Jockey: Claire Hardwick



April – May: 

Midnight Folie image courtesy & copyright Alun Sedgemore

Midnight Folie
image courtesy & copyright Alun Sedgemore

Horse:  Midnight Folie Midnight Legend (GB) – Lady Racquet (IRE)

Owner: Trevor Nicholas and Malcolm Price

Keeper:  Amber Mathias

Area:  South Wales & Monmouthshire

Jockey: Ben Jones










Mare of The Season 2018 – 2019 – Dabinett Moon 

Remarkably game and consistent Dabinett Moon is bred, owned and trained by Fran and Christopher Marriott and was ridden by Claire Hardwick in all but 2 of her 38 races.  As owner-trainer-breeders Fran and Christoper are archetypal grassroots Point to Point people with a total passion for the sport – and as Claire explained “never afraid to take the competition on”.   Dabinett Moon’s consistency and achievements make her a fantastic flag bearer for mares racing between the flags – and in the year she retired to the paddocks a very worthy winner of the PPORA’s Mare of the Season Award.



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