Amy Ryan broke new ground as she became the first female rider to win the champion apprentice title outright when the season ended at Doncaster - a feat not even Hayley Turner could manage.
Her nearest rival, Darren Egan, saw his challenge come to a premature end when breaking his collarbone in a fall at Wolverhampton in October.
After starting the year with the aim of riding the 95 career winners which negate her claim, Ryan accomplished that in May before embarking on a full-blooded chase of the young riders' competition.
Clearly emotional when receiving her trophy, she said: "The apprentice title was at the back of mind as it was my last season to go for it, but I never imagined I'd be in this position.
"I've ridden some good horses and been very lucky, it's nice to ride on the big days. Riding on the big days give you a buzz, and to get a win is a bonus."
For the first time this year, there was also a separate prize awarded for the champion lady rider, judged on a winners-to-runners ratio, and it was won by Turner.
John Gosden landed a first trainers' title, with Ghurair's Tattersalls Million win swelling the coffers nicely after the likes of Nathaniel, The Fugue, Thought Worthy and Fallen For You contributed some sizeable chunks of prize money.
Frankel's exploits looked like giving Khalid Abdullah another owners' title, only for Godolphin to swoop and grab the prize in the dying days.
St Leger winner Encke contributed the lion's share of their winning total, but Group One winners Colour Vision, Dawn Approach and Certify, as well as Ebor hero Willing Foe, saw Sheikh Mohammed's operation reclaim the title.
8 December 2013Twin lights up Hilly Way
Twin lights up Hilly Way
Durkan stroll for Arvika
Unioniste has Lexus aim
New One heading to International
Drowne in hospital after fall
Baby in running for Warwick
Moore sets sights on Kempton
Ex-Oxx ace Mofeed lifts Cup
Cloud and Lantern sunk in Mile
Kanaloa sizzles in Sprint
Dominant shocks The Fugue in Vase
Turner back in business
Faugheen in impressive strike
Flemenstar out of John Durkan
Unioniste claims Listed prize
Grugy great in Tingle Creek
V for victory for Henderson
Chance best in Becher thriller
Hinterland reigns in Henry VIII
Mullins strikes with Gitane
7 December 2013V for victory for Henderson
Twinlight out to show the Way
Wyck primed for big Aintree run
Dandino and Rock miss Vase run
Bec puzzler for Lavelle
Moore's Vino is vintage stuff
Mullins sets sights on Navan
Captain taking charge for Henderson
George plots Aintree gold rush
King out to reign in Henry VIII
Newcastle in talks over AW track
Sir champing at bit for Durkan date
Baby on board for Becher
6 December 2013Carberry sidelined for weekend
Dunaden 'back to his best'
Glance sights fixed on Cup glory
Strawbridge coy over Cloud future
Sire out to profit from Sacre blow
Queen awarded ROA honour
Three-month ban for Arnold
Contrite Butler must 'rebuild life'
Nicholls watching ground for Roque
Topper tests Future waters
Murphy hit by nine-day ban
Big field for Becher
Sacre forced out of Sandown return
Cadeaux team enjoying the ride
Lantern burning bright once more
5 December 2013Rasen survives wind scare
Festival switch for Mares' race
Sacre out of Tingle Creek
No luck for Jwala in Sprint draw
Aigles well ahead of fourth Cup bid
Rasen to check on wind
Butler considers ban response
Court team eyeing Huntingdon return
Oscar on course for Cheltenham
Cantlow in Cheltenham frame
Juddmonte "not for sale"
Noseda content with Grand journey
Cloud future hinges on Mile outcome
Road charts route towards Becher
Knight backs Somersby to shine