Leading Trainer Award

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The Leading Trainer Award at Galway Races Summer Festival Meeting is sponsored by Chanelle Veterinary, Ireland’s leading veterinary supplier and manufacturer of veterinary pharmaceuticals. The prize of €3,800 will be awarded to the trainer who accumulates the highest number of points throughout the racing festival and the runner up will receive a cheque for €1,200.The competition which runs over all seven days of the festival is based on a points system.

Points are awarded to trainers according to their placement in the races, if a trainers horse comes in 1st they will receive the maximum 5 points, for 2nd place they receive 3 points, and for 3rd place they receive 1 point. The trainer with the highest points wins and takes home the prize-fund and the Leading Trainer Award Trophy. Look out for our leader board each day at the racecourse to see who’s winning this particular race.

Winner 2016

For the 31st year Chanelle Veterinary have been the proud sponsors of the Leading Trainer at the Galway races. Willie Mullins took the title of Leading Trainer  after 9 wins, 4 seconds and 1 third across the week with his total tally of 58 points. He took home a supply of Chanelle’s Animec Paste horse wormer and a cheque for €3,800.

Winner 2015 Michael Holohan Mark Weld LT Galway 2015

For the 30th year Dermot Weld has won the Chanelle Veterinary Leading Trainer Plate.  In a nail-biting last day Dermot Weld stayed the course and retained his title.  After 5 wins, 9 seconds and 5 thirds
across the week Dermot’s total tally was 57 points and so he took home a supply of Chanelle’s Animec Paste horse wormer and a cheque for €3,800.

Winner 2014

Dermot Weld once again walked away with the Chanelle Veterinary Leading Trainer award at the Galway Summer Festival this year.  This is his 28th year to win the prize after having nine winners during the Summer Festival.

Winner 2013

For the 27thyear Dermot Weld has won the Chanelle Veterinary Leading Trainer Plate.  After 11 wins he took home a supply of Chanelle’s Animec Paste horse wormer and a cheque for €3,800.

Anthony Martin finished a fantastic week with a win and a second place on Sunday, AJ had as many winners during the week as Weld has won with in previous years.  With 9 great wins over the week Anthony collected his well deserved runner-up prize of Animec Paste and a cheque for €1,200.

The Leading Trainer award is presented to the Trainer with the most points accumulated over the 7 days of the summer festival.  Trainers receive 5 points for a win, 3 points for second and 1 point for third.  Pictured below is Anthony Martin receiving his runner up prize.

Winner 2012

Leading-Trainer-Photo-2012Dermot Weld took home the Chanelle Veterinary Leading Trainer Plate, a supply of Chanelle’s Animec Paste horse wormer and a cheque for €3,800 for the 26th time on the final day of the Galway Races 2012.

The runner-up prize went to the wire but Willie Mullins came away with the prize of €1,200.

The Leading Trainer award is presented to the Trainer with the most points accumulated over the 7 days of the summer festival.  Trainers receive 5 points for a win, 3 points for second and 1 point for third.

 

Pictured in the photo: Left to Right:

Shona O’Dwyer Chanelle Veterinary, Mark Weld, son of Dermot Weld accepting the Chanelle Leading Trainer Award on Sunday at the Galway Races 2012, and Jim Byrne Chanelle Veterinary.

Winner 2011

winnerPictured in the photo: Left to Right:

Sarah Noone, Marketing Executive – Chanelle Veterinary, Dermot Weld, Winner of the Chanelle Leading Trainer Award on Sunday at the Galway Races 2010, and Jim Byrne, Area Sales Manager – Chanelle Veterinary.

Dermot Weld took home the Chanelle Veterinary Leading Trainer Plate, Animec Paste and a cheque for €3,800 for the 25th time on the final day of the Galway Races 2011. The year was especially poignant as Weld smashed his previous record of 11 winners in 2010 with an astounding 17 winners at the festival in 2011.
The runner-up prize went to the wire but Noel Meade came away with the prize of €1,200.