UPTON jockey Wayne Lordan was among those honoured at the annual Horse Racing Ireland Awards on Tuesday evening.
Lordan was the winner of the Flat Achievement Award on the back of a terrific year that began with success on the Aidan O'Brien-trained Hermosa in the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket and ended with a first success in the Breeders’ Cup on Iridessa in the Filly & Mare.
Lordan was adding to wins on Iridessa in the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh and the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on Longines Irish Champions Weekend.
Another Cork winner was Doneraile youngster Darragh O'Keeffe, who took home the Emerging Talent Award.
The full list of winners from the 17th annual awards were:
Irish Racing Hero Award: Pat Smullen & Ruby Walsh
Contribution to the Industry Award: Tony O’Hehir
Horse of the Year Award: Tiger Roll
Emerging Talent Award: Darragh O'Keeffe
National Hunt Award: Rachael Blackmore
National Hunt Achievement Award: Gavin Cromwell
Flat Award: Jessica Harrington
Flat Achievement Award: Wayne Lordan
Point-to-Point Award: Colin Bowe
Ride of the Year Award: Billy Lee
Racecourse of the Year Award: Naas Racecourse