THE finalists for the Australian Racehorse of the Year have been announced.

There are seven categories from which the individual winner will come from.

Five finalists have been named for each category.

The category winners and the Racehorse of the Year will named on October 8 at the MCG when the spring carnival will be officially launched at a gala function,

Voted on by a national group of racing media and handicappers, the awards take into account performances by horses on Australian tracks, as well as international performances by Australian-trained horses during the 2014/2015 racing season from 1 August 2014 to 31 July 2015.

The five category finalists, in alphabetical order, are — (WKR SELECTION FOR EACH CATEGORY UNDERLINED):

Champion Two-Year-Old of the Year Award

  • English
  • Pasadena Girl
  • Press Statement
  • Pride of Dubai
  • Vancouver

Champion Three-Year-Old Filly of the Year Award

  • Delicacy
  • First Seal
  • Gust of Wind
  • Set Square
  • Winx

Champion Three-Year-Old Colt or Gelding of the Year Award

  • Brazen Beau
  • Hallowed Crown
  • Kermadec
  • Mongolian Khan
  • Wandjina

Champion Sprinter of the Year Award

  • Brazen Beau
  • Chautauqua
  • Dissident
  • Lankan Rupee
  • Terravista

Champion Middle Distance of the Year Award

  • Adelaide
  • Contributer
  • Criterion
  • Dissident
  • Fawkner

Champion Stayer of the Year Award

  • Admire Rakti
  • Delicacy
  • Hartnell
  • Protectionist
  • Red Cadeaux

Champion Jumper of the Year Award

  • Bashboy
  • Lord Of The Song
  • Regina Coeli
  • Thubiaan
  • Vatuvei