The selection panel is made up of individuals who are conversant with the thoroughbred racing industry in the Region. They have been appointed to the panel as their knowledge of racing is highly regarded and they are individually respected.
Within the panel the Newcastle Jockey Club will select a Chairman who is responsible for ensuring that the panel act with integrity when making and presenting their selections. The Chairman's role is to oversee the voting and integrity process and has a casting vote in the event of a tie.
This years panel again consists of Brian Judd (Chair), Greg Radley, Ray Thomas, Gary Harley & Sam North (Researcher).