Australian Harness Racing Awards
2011 Australian Harness Horse of the Year
Excerpt from HRA Press Release: 16 September 2011

AHHY Chronicles

2011 Australian Harness Horse of the Year**

Smoken Up NZ, the fastest pacer in Australia, has been named the 2011 Australian Harness Horse of the Year. 

During the 2010/2011 season, the dynamo raced in Australia 13 times for 9 wins and 2 placings and amassed stakes of $547,151 and set an Australasian record mile rate of 1:48.5 in winning the Group One Len Smith Mile at Tabcorp Park, Menangle in April.  Other Australian Group One success was achieved in the Miracle Mile and South Australian Cup. 

Smoken Up NZ has now raced a total of 95 times for 50 wins and 32 placings and stakes in excess of $2.3 million since he started racing in 2006.  



Smoken Up NZ wins the 2011 SA Cup
Photo copyright Arclight Photography

2010/2011 Performances:  Aust 13 starts 9 wins 2 placings $547,151 1:48.5MS
                                             NZ     5 Starts 2 wins 2 placings $41,500 1:55.8MS

* 2010 SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile $500,000 - G1 (LJ Justice) Tabcorp Park, Menangle, NSW
* 2011 Sky Racing South Australian Pacing Cup $100,000 - G1 (LJ Justice) Globe Derby Park, SA
* 2011 Len Smith Mile $100,000 - G1 (LJ Justice) Tabcorp Park, Menangle, NSW
* 2011 Bendigo Pacing Cup $50,000 - G2 (LJ Justice) Bendigo, Vic
* 2011 Geelong Pacing Cup $25,000 - Listed (LJ Justice) Geelong, Vic
 * 2011 Skycity Inter Dominion Pacing Championship Final $800,000 - G1 (LJ Justice) Alexandra Park, NZ**
* 2 x 2011 Inter Dominion Pacing C'Ship Heats $40,000 (LJ Justice) Alexandra Park, NZ
 * For further information on SMOKEN UP NZ refer to HRA On-Line

Andrew Kelly,
Chief Executive 

** 2011 Inter Dominion Pacing Championship Result subject to Inquiry and Appeal.  The outcome of the Inquiry/Appeal may change the 2011 Horse Of The Year Award, and will be advised at the appropriate time.

           Connections of Smoken Up NZ, Harness Racing Australia's Harness Horse of the Year
         and Aged Horse / Gelding Pacer of the Year display their trophies which were presented
                       to them at the New South Wales Harness Racing Awards function,
                             held at Doltone House on Saturday 29th October, 2011.
                                                       (photo courtesty HRA)


For Awards information pre-2001 refer to the Australian Harness Racing Annual

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