Lifetime achievement honours those who have dedicated their life to Arabian Racing and this year's award goes the way of Val Bunting. Val was introduced to horses by her grandfather and to horse racing by her uncle.
Having been gifted a purebred Arabian mare, Val fell in love with the breed and took out a trainers license to train Arabians in the UK. Her success as a trainer saw her head to Qatar, where she became leading trainer, before relocating her farm to France where she continues to breed Arabians.
For the past 18 years she has has been racing manager, stallion manager and breeding advisor to Dr Mohammad Al Nujaifi - a partnership that is continuing to have so much success.
Bunting said: "I really appreciate this award and want to thank everyone involved with Sheikh Mansoor and Sheikh Fatima. If it wasn't for these people we wouldn't have these awards."
In her speech, Bunting dedicates the award to her late husband who is not able to share this wonderful piece of recognition with her.