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Chris Deuters Award

One of Britain’s most successful racehorse trainers, Richard Hannon Snr, today received the Racehorse Owners Association’s annual Chris Deuters Award.

He is the ninth recipient of the accolade named in honour of the ROA’s former President Chris Deuters, who sadly died in 2008.

Richard Hannon and AntoniaThe award, in the form of an alms dish, was presented after the organisation’s Annual General Meeting in London, having been decided by the ROA Board and Chris’ widow Antonia.

Richard Hannon was British champion trainer on the Flat no fewer than four times and achieved a century of winners in a season 20 times. He also sent out 32 Royal Ascot winners and trained more than 4,000 winners during a career which spanned 43 years.

Antonia Deuters said: “I am delighted that Richard Hannon is receiving the Chris Deuters Award from the ROA this year.

“His achievements as a trainer before his much deserved retirement at the end of the 2013 season are immense and he has made an enormous contribution to our sport. He also made racing so much fun for his many owners.

“The Hannons are a racing dynasty. Richard snr took over from his father Harry, and his son Richard jnr is now carrying on the great work at the training yard in Marlborough.”


Previous Winners of the Chris Deuters Award for Services to the Racing Industry are:

2008: Sir Eric Parker

2009: Jack and Jo Berry

2010: Sir Peter O'Sullevan

2011: Rod Fabricius

2012: Michael Harris

2013: Patricia and David Thompson

2014: JP McManus

2015: Brough Scott

2016: Richard Hannon (Snr)


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