Top names up for awards

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Several well-known members of the weighing room from the Newmarket area have been nominated for awards at the Stobart Lesters.

Three-times champion jockey Ryan Moore leads the way with three nominations.

The 31-year-old has been nominated in the Stobart Flat Jockey of the Year category, the SIS Flat Jockey Special Recognition section, and the Racing Post Flat Ride of the Year for his winning ride aboard Aktabantay in the Group Three European Wealth Solario Stakes at Sandown in August.

Moore will face opposition from fellow Newmarket area-based jockeys in two of three categories.

In the Flat Jockey of the Year category he will be up against Adam Kirby, while in the Special Recognition section he will face competition from the soon-to-retire Jamie Spencer.

The winners of the awards will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham, on Monday, December 22.