For the second year in a row, the 2021 HTBA Champion Racehorse was awarded to Nature Strip. Son of the Widden Sire Nicconi, out of multiple stakes winner producer Strikeline.

Nature Strip won two Group 1 races in the season, the Black Caviar Lightning and TJ Smith Stakes. Bred by Golden Grove Stud at Denman. The 2021 Champion Racehorse award, sponsored by Scone Race Club, was presented by Mr Alastair Pulford, Chairman of Scone Race Club and accepted by Mr Grant MacKay of Golden Grove Stud.