Australian Harness Racing Awards - All Time
Australian Harness Horse of the Year Chronicles

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2017 Australian Harness Horse of the Year


Australian Harness Horse of the Year

This Report updated to include 2017 Awards

Australian Harness Horse of the Year Award Criteria
Year Horse Name Sire Dam Breeder State Owned Season Performance
2017 SMOLDA Courage Under Fire NZ Under The Mattress P B Blackshaw, Vic NZ Aust  9 starts 4 wins 4 placings $929,642 1:54.8MS
                        NZ  6 starts 1 win 3 placings $71,295 2:04.8MS
2016 LENNYTHESHARK Four Starzzz Shark CA Botswana K J Newbound Family Trust, Vic Vic 13 starts 8 wins 5 placings $1,343,098 1:52.1MS
2015 BEAUTIDE Bettors Delight USA Gorse Bush Rattray Family Trust, Tas Tas 10 starts 5 wins 3 placings $681,375 1:50.4MS
2014 BEAUTIDE Bettors Delight USA Gorse Bush Rattray Family Trust, Tas Tas 14 starts 12 wins 1 placing $1,119,844 1:50.2MS
2013 IM THEMIGHTYQUINN NZ Washington VC USA Love Sign (NZ) W D Kennedy, NZ WA Aust 16 starts 11 wins 4 placings $941,360 1:53.5MS
                  NZ   1 starts 1 win 0 placings $136,250 1:59.6MS
2012 IM THEMIGHTYQUINN NZ Washington VC USA Love Sign (NZ) W D Kennedy, NZ WA 13 starts 9 wins 3 placings $1,250,060 1:53.5MS
2011 IM THEMIGHTYQUINN NZ** Washington VC USA Love Sign (NZ) W D Kennedy, NZ WA 11 starts 6 wins 4 placings $619,715 1:56.7MS
2010 BLACKS A FAKE Fake Left USA Colada Hanover R H Pointer Nominees P/L, Qld Qld 15 starts 12 wins 1 Placing $778,623 1:53.8MS
2009 MR FEELGOOD USA Grinfromeartoear USA Best Of Memories (US) Brittany Farms, USA Qld 7 Starts 3 Wins 2 Placings $829,825 1:56.6MS
2008 BLACKS A FAKE Fake Left USA Colada Hanover R H Pointer Nominees P/L, Qld Qld 10 Starts 8 Wins 2 Placings $856,376 1:55.0MS
2007 BLACKS A FAKE Fake Left USA Colada Hanover R H Pointer Nominees P/L, Qld Qld 14 Starts 10 Wins 3 Placings $787,595  1:54.7MS
2006 LOMBO POCKET WATCH Jet Laag USA Misty Maiden Lombo Standardbreds Pty Ltd, WA WA 18 Starts 17 Wins 0 Placings $642,375 1:56.9MS
2005 SOKYOLA NZ Sokys Atom USA Maudola (NZ) G L McCullough, NZ SA Aust 16 Starts 13 Wins 1 Placing $732,454 1:54.9MS
             NZ   4 Starts 1 Win 0 Placings $39,140  2:01.3MS    
2004 SOKYOLA NZ Sokys Atom USA Maudola (NZ) G L McCullough, NZ SA 26 Starts 12 Wins 10 Placings $624,136 1:54.6MS
2003 DOUBLE IDENTITY Embrace Me USA Mercy Lyn B A Lockwood, NSW NSW Aust 15 Starts 8 Wins 5 Placings $424,232 1:54.2MS
            NZ   4 Starts 1 Win 0 Placings $15,720 2:00.3ms
2002 SMOOTH SATIN Stature USA Seafield Ivy A E Lamb, NSW NSW 16 Starts 9 Wins 4 Placings $644,095 1:56.6MS
2001 ATITAGAIN NZ Bo Scots Blue Chip USA Rain Girl (NZ) Rain Girl Breeding Syn, NZ NSW 13 Starts 8 Wins 4 Placings $462,357 1:55.1MS
2000 SHAKAMAKER Bookmaker USA Shakira Borambola Stud, Vic Vic 10 Starts 8 Wins 2 Placings $898,400 1:57.1MS
1999 OUR SIR VANCELOT NZ Vance Hanover USA Teeny Teeny V L & S V Allamby NZ NSW Aust 13 Starts 5 Wins 6 Placings $297,189 1:55.8MS
            NZ   4 Starts 2 Wins 0 Placings $265,625 1:59.7MS
1998 OUR SIR VANCELOT NZ Vance Hanover USA Teeny Teeny V L & S V Allamby NZ NSW 17 Starts 11 Wins 3 Placings $863,504 1:55.9MS
1997 OUR SIR VANCELOT NZ Vance Hanover USA Teeny Teeny V L & S V Allamby NZ NSW 16 Starts  9 Wins 4 Placings $643,306 1:55.4MS
1996 SUNSHINE BAND Laser Hanover USA Maudeen One N Mexon, NSW NSW 25 Starts 13 Wins 8 Placings $556,598 1:55.8MS
1995 GOLDEN REIGN What's Next USA Karina Poplar L J & R R Johnson, Vic Vic Aust 11 Starts 7 Wins 4 Placings $433,828 1:57.9MS
            NZ   4 Starts 3 Wins 0 Placings $281,250 1:57.2MS
1994 WEONA WARRIOR Southern Gentleman USA Weona Jewel Weona Standardbreds, NSW NSW 17 Starts 6 Wins 4 Placings $387,178 1:58.3MS
1993 JACK MORRIS NZ Surmo Hanover USA Belinda Morris (NZ) C Carrick, NZ WA 18 Starts 11 Wins 7 Placings $526,430 1:55.7MS
1992 WESTBURN GRANT Land Grant USA Westburn Vue B J & C M Breen, Qld NSW 14 Starts 5 Wins 5 Placings $630,455 1:55.6MS
1991 WESTBURN GRANT Land Grant USA Westburn Vue B J & C M Breen, Qld NSW 13 Starts 9 Wins 3 Placings $606,300 1:55.6MS
1990 THORATE King Kellanie Liza Storm D N Rawlings, K J Gillard, Tas Tas 26 Starts 16 Wins 5 Placings $597,760 1:53.9MS
1989 WESTBURN GRANT (3YO) Land Grant USA Westburn Vue B J & C M Breen, Qld NSW Aust 10 Starts 8 Wins 2 Placings $175,687 1:59.0MS
            NZ   3 Starts 3 Wins 0 Placings $295,500 1:59.2MS
1988 VILLAGE KID Gramatan Totara Valley (NZ) I M Behrns Ltd, NZ WA 18 Starts 14 Wins 2 Placings $574,561 1:57.5MS
1987 RUFUS YOUNG BLOOD (3YO) Sprinkler USA Alma Nandina J L Manzin, Vic Vic 23 Starts 14 Wins 6 Placings $230,028 1:59.1MS
1986 VILLAGE KID Gramatan Totara Valley (NZ) I M Behrns Ltd, NZ WA 22 Starts 17 Wins 3 Placings $541,930 1:55.5MS
1985 PREUX CHEVALIER Lumber Dream USA Heather Frost R A & A E Adam, NZ WA 21 Starts 18 Wins 3 Placings $448,678 1:56.7MS
1984 GAMMALITE Thor Hanover USA High Valley L F & Mrs M O'Connor, Vic Vic 28 Starts 19 Wins 4 Placings $332,428 1:57.5MS
1983 POPULAR ALM Sovereign Adios Direct Design Mrs A L Pearce,Vic Vic Aust 18 Starts 17 Wins 1 Placing $374,054 1:53.2TT
            NZ   4 Starts 1 Win 3 Placings $44,050 2:00.7
1982 GAMMALITE Thor Hanover USA High Valley L F & Mrs M O'Connor, Vic Vic 24 Starts 14 Wins 9 Placings $186,900 1:56.1TT
1981 SAN SIMEON Captain Hook USA Leyoro Lass L M Porter, WA WA 15 Starts 14 Wins 1 Placing $224,057 2:00.2MS
1980 PURE STEEL Toledo Hanover USA Pure Band L Gordon, NSW WA 20 Starts 15 Wins 5 Placings $286,430 1:58.6MS
1979 RUN JOE RUN (3YO) Bashful Hanover Bedlum K & S Cummins, NSW NSW 19 Starts 17 Wins 2 Placings $116,945 2:01.3MS
1978 MAORI'S IDOL (TR) Ike Frost USA Maori Miss R McD Healy, Vic Vic 24 Starts 22 Wins 2 Placings $64,087 TR.2:02.3
1977 PALEFACE ADIOS Deep Adios USA Rayjen C N Pike, NSW NSW 29 Starts 13 Wins 11 Placings $91,293 1:59.9MS
1976 DON'T RETREAT Dale Axworthy Tui Scott B D Rose, NSW NSW 24 Starts 14 Wins 7 Placings $122,415 2:00.2MS

** Smoken Up NZ was originally voted as winner of 2011 Australian Harness Horse of the year. After being disqualified from 2011 Inter Dominion Pacing Championship he became ineligible
       for the HRA Awards and the Award was recast.

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

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