Liz Lalor was announced as the winner in the Point-To-Point category at the HRI Awards which were held in Dublin on Monday evening.
Lalor created history at Comea in February when she rode Read To Return to victory, the 110th winner of her career in the pointing fields, to break Helen Bryce-Smith’s long-standing record and become the winning-most female rider in point-to-point history. Liz, a nine-time ladies’ champion rider, ended the season with her career total of 114 winners.
Her first HRI Award saw her fend off the stiff competition from fellow nominees Colin Bowe, David Christie, James Hannon and Barry O’Neill.
The 10 winners at the 20th annual awards were:
Contribution to the Industry Award: JP McManus
Irish Racing Hero Award: Kevin Manning
Horse of the Year: Honeysuckle
Emerging Talent: Sam Ewing
National Hunt Award: Henry de Bromhead
National Hunt Achievement Award: John ‘Shark’ Hanlon
Point-To-Point Award: Liz Lalor
Flat Award: Billy Lee
Flat Achievement Award: Dylan Browne McMonagle
Ride of the Year: Wayne Lordan