Australian Harness Racing Awards - All Time
Joseph Coulter Media Awards
Literary Section
This Report updated to include 2013 Awards
Year  Category Winner Article  
2013 'Joseph Coulter' Best News Story of the Year PAUL COURTS Aussie First - Spirit Horse (Harness Racing Weekly 8/11/2012)  
  Graham Goffin Awards:      
  Best Feature of the Year AMANDA RANDO We'll Catch The Cheats (National Trotguide 23/5/2013)  
  Best Historical Feature JOHN PECK Harness Racing In The 19th Century (Harness Racing International Oct 2012-Feb 2013)  
  Best Regional Feature RAELEE (TUCKERMAN) EENJES Racehorses Finding Their Unharnessed Potential (Bendigo Advertiser 20/4/2013)
  Best Regional Story (Special Commendation) MAITLAND MERCURY 50th Inter City Pace (January 2013)  
2012 'Joseph Coulter' Best News Story of the Year MICHAEL COURTS Vindicated (National Trotguide 5/4/2012)
Graham Goffin Awards:
Best Feature of the Year PAUL COURTS Ain't no mountain high enough for Hill (Harness Racing Weekly 7/6/2012)
Best Historical Feature ALAN PARKER The Inters in Perth (The West Australian's TABForm January & February 2012)
Best Regional Feature TONY LOGAN Farewell Old Mate (Wimmera Mail Times 13/7/2012)
2011 'Joseph Coulter' Best News Story of the Year CHRIS ROOTS Records Requested as Scandal Widens (Sydney Morning Herald 10/8/11))  
Graham Goffin Awards:
Best Feature of the Year AMANDA RANDO Thanks For The Memories (National Trotguide 4/8/11)
Best Historical Feature NATIONAL TROTGUIDE Farewell to the Park (National Trotguide 16/12/10) Part1, Part2, Part3
2010 'Joseph Coulter' Best News Story of the Year ANDREW GEORGIOU The End Is Near (National Trotguide 19/8/10)
Graham Goffin Awards:
  Best Feature of the Year JOHN PECK & KEN DYER Women in Harness Racing (Harness Racing International July/August 2010)  
Best Historical Feature ADAM HAMILTON Moonee Valley Magic (Herald Sun 4/2/10)
2009 'Joseph Coulter' Best News Story of the Year ANDREW GEORGIOU Record Distributions Marks Grim Reality (National Trotguide 13/8/09) (Awards presentation photos
Graham Goffin Awards:
Best Feature of the Year MATTHEW STEWART Majoring in Good Luck (Herald Sun 6/2/09)
  Best Historical Feature NICK HOOPER Origins of Horse Racing Parts 1,2 & 3. (NSW Gazette June/July/August 2009  
2008 'Joseph Coulter' Best News Story of the Year JOHN PECK The Man Behind Cold Mountain Stud (Harness Racing International July/August 2008  
Graham Goffin Awards:


Best Feature of the Year MATTHEW STEWART The Saviour (Herald Sun 13/12/2007)
  Best Historical Feature MAX AGNEW The Harnessing of a Dream - The Story of Night Trotting at Mildura  
2007 'Joseph Coulter' Best News Story of the Year BRENT ZERAFA Shadow falls on Harold Park (Daily Telegraph 6/7/07)
Graham Goffin Awards:
  Best Feature of the Year NEALE DONNELLEY He's No Fake (Harness Edge, Canada April 2007)  
Best Historical Feature KEN DYER Historical Stud Farm Series - Wonbobbie (Harness Racing International January/February 2007)
2006 'Joseph Coulter' Best News Story of the Year ANDREW GEORGIOU HRNSW Introduce Revolutionary Scheme (National Trotguide 10/8/2006)
Graham Goffin Awards:
Best Feature of the Year DARREN DAVIS Mildura Cup Carnival (Sunraysia Daily Newspaper 4&8/4/2006
Best Historical Feature KEN DYER Joseph Hamilton Coulter - The Last Historian (Harness Racing International November/December 2005)
2005 Best Feature Story JOHN PECK Gambling Wars (Harness Racing International (September/October 2004)
Best News Story ANDREW GEORGIOU Industry to Prepare Massive Backlash Against New Policy (National Trotguide 30/8/2005)
Graham Goffin Awards:
Historical KEN DYER The Riddle Dynasty (Harness Racing International July/August 2005)
Biography KEN DYER JC Skull: Velvet Glove - Iron Fist (Harness Racing International September/October 2004)
2004 Best Feature Story (tied) ANDREW McNAIR Kevin's Holding The Breeding Reins (Harness Racing International November/December 2003)
MATTHEW STEWART Justice At Last (Herald Sun 19/12/03)
Best News Story ANDREW GEORGIOU "Pirates" A Threat to Sport - Dumesny (National Trotguide 15/7/04)
Graham Goffin Awards:
Historical KEN DYER The Marble Bath Story Reconsidered (Harness Racing International July/August 2004)
Biography (tied) KEN DYER The Exile - William James Tompkinson (Harness Racing International May/June 2004)
JOHN DUNNE It's All Sweet For Sugars (Harness Racing Weekly 15/7/2004)
2003  Best Feature Story IAN HUMMERSTON Everybody's Sweetheart (Trackbred Winter 2003)  
   Best News Story (tied) NOEL OVINGTON Police Called (National Trotguide 5/9/2002)  
    ADAM HAMILTON Neighbours Foil $2m Horse Kidnap Attempt (Herald Sun 5/9/2002)  
   Graham Goffin Awards:      
      Historical KEN DYER Further Back Than Walla Walla (Harness Racing International July/August 2003)  
      Biography JOHN DUNNE Daryl Douglas - A Man In a Hurry (Harness Racing Weekly 28/11/2002)  
2002 Best Feature Story MARSHALL DOBSON Whips - Drivers Call For Stricter Control (Australian Standardbred June 2002)  
  Best News Story PAUL COURTS Industry Faces Shutdown (Harness Racing Weekly 27/6/2002)  
  Graham Goffin Awards:      
      Historical PETER COLLIER 50th Anniversary of Night Trotting at Shepparton (Harness Racing International November/December 2001)  
        Biography KEN DYER Blessed by the luck of the Irish (Harness Racing International March/April 2002)  
2001 Best Feature Story MARSHALL DOBSON Wayne's World! (Australian Standardbred December 2000/January 2001)  
  Best News Story ADAM HAMILTON Busse Heads HRV Board (Herald Sun 1/11/2000)  
  Graham Goffin Awards:      
      Historical PETER COOLEY Tasmanian Industry Honours Edgar Tatlow (Harness Racing International March/April 2001)  
      Biography FELICITY BRYANT Bobby Hunter - Like No Other (Qld Harness Racing Gazette December 2000)  
2000 Best Feature Story MARK LAWRENCE The Breeding Files  
  Best News Story ADAM HAMILTON & TANYA TAYLOR Surrogate Mums For Race Stars  
  Graham Goffin Awards:      
    Historical JOHN PECK Form Guides - Have They Moved With The Times  
    Biography MATTHEW STEWART Late Knight Show  
1999 Best Feature Story MARSHALL DOBSON Advice to New Owners from Mick Lombardo (WA), Tony Pace (NSW) and Tony Price (QLD)  
  Best News Story MELANIE COE Owners To Raid The "Bickie Jar"  
  Graham Goffin Awards:      
      Biography JOHN DUNNE When You Wish Upon A Star  
1998 Daily (Best Story) MATTHEW STEWART Hancock, Master of the Silky Sulky Skills  
  Weekly NOEL OVINGTON Celebrations All Round  
  Magazine MARK REED The Winning Brew  
  Graham Goffin Awards:      
      Historical ALAN PARKER Arthur Gaukroger & Tommy Dillon - A Formidable Combination  
      Biography JOHN DUNNE The Mick Lombardo Story, Pts 1 & 2  
1997 Daily (Best Story) MATTHEW STEWART The daddy of 'em all, by George  
  Weekly NEALE DONNELLEY Lisa Finds Justice Behind the Rainbow  
  Magazine MELANIE COE Ausfahrt 212 to Traben in Baden  
  Graham Goffin Awards:      
      Historical ALAN PARKER Did WA-Bred Trotter Go Ashore at Gallipoli?  
      Biography PETER TAYLOR Achiever - Kevin Seymour  
1996 Daily (Best Story) MICHAEL COWLEY Old-timer's Memory of Hallowed Ground  
  Weekly PETER SWEENEY He Was Pure Magic  
  Magazine MELANIE COE Club Bosses Back United Front  
  Graham Goffin Awards:      
      Historical ALAN PARKER Influential Sire, But No Stud Book Records  
      Biography JOHN McGRATH Ross Olivieri  
  Magazine Excellence: GORDON LOCKMAN (Trackbred)    
    MAX AGNEW (Inter Dominion Publication    
1995 Daily (Best Story) SIMON DULHUNTY Hope is a drug for the addicts.  It's daybreak at the dream factory  
  Weekly STEVE MILES Twelve Steps to Destruction  
  Magazine MELANIE COE It's All Over for Margaret  
  Graham Goffin Awards:      
      Historical ALAN PARKER New Norcia Monastery  
      Biography ALAN PARKER Alfred Fox  
1994 Best Story LES CARLYON Like the Great Cardigan Bay  
  Daily ADAM HAMILTON Chokin Sets Sights on Double Whammy  
  Weekly PETER SWEENEY No Rest for Inter Dominion Hero  
  Magazine JOHN PECK It Doesn't Get Any Better  
  Graham Goffin Awards:      
      Historical BOB LUTHERBORROW The Origin of the Standardbred  
      Biography ALAN PARKER The Fairest and the Best  
      Biography - Horse TONY HURLEY Frank Smith and a Grandson of Globe Derby  
1993 Best Story DENNIS MARKHAM The Grand Old Ladies of Trotting  
  Daily GINO DE MORI Jack Morris Won't Race in Australia  
  Weekly MELANIE COE You're Gonna Get Caught  
  Magazine PETER HELME Releasing The Pressure Valve  
  Graham Goffin Awards:      
      Historical BOB CAIN Kentucky Stock Farm  
      Biography GRAEME PROSSER Darkie  
      Biography - Horse ALAN PARKER Westburn Grant - The Perth Connection  
1992 Best Story STEVE MILES The Horse From The Bush  
  Daily MICHAEL COWLEY An Ugly Duckling Buries His Shame  
  Weekly RICHARD TREMBATH On The Level  
  Magazine PETER HELME Tears of Pain, Tears of Joy  
  Graham Goffin Awards:      
      Historical ALAN PARKER What's In A Name  
      Biography TONY HURLEY The Nullabor Was A Hazardous & Daunting Prospect  
1991 Best Story RICHARD TREMBATH A Knight to Remember  
  Daily MICHAEL COWLEY Vitaly  
  Weekly PETER HELME Top Harness Pair Quit  
  Monthly MAX AGNEW A Mob of Sheep  
  Historical KEN CASELLAS The Bell Tolls  
  Biography TERRY NEIL A Man of Stature  
1990 Best Story MARSHALL DOBSON The 1980s - An Era of Change  
  Daily GINO DE MORI Village Kid?  
  Weekly MICHAEL COWLEY Adios to a Champion  
  Monthly GRAHAM GOFFIN Adios Old Buddy  
  Historical MAX AGNEW Revered Stallion a Product of Bathurst  
  Biography PETER HELME The Caldow Story  
1989 Best Story ROSS NOBLE A Humble Beginning  
  Daily MICHAEL COWLEY Ellis Street  
  Weekly RICHARD TREMBATH Rest Easy Girl  
  Historical KEN CASELLAS Kersley Dynasty  
  Biography RON MEULEMAN Talent Incorporated  
1988 Daily (Best Story) JOHN LINGARD Minkle Doo  
  Monthly ROBERT WHITE No One's Canning Walter Now  
  Magazine GRAHAM GOFFIN Master of Harness  
  Historical LINDA TREMBATH The First 40 Years  
  Biography GARY REID When Bitten  
1987 Daily (Best Story) MICHAEL COWLEY Lightning's courage stems for an old timer  
  Weekly ANDREW CARTER Golden Race for Four Year Olds  
  Monthly DES BUCKLEY Phenylbutazone - If you can't spell it - don't use it  
  Historical GRAHAM GOFFIN Vic Harness Racing Tracks - Series  
  Biography RICHARD TREMBATH He's An Old Marvel - by George  
1986 Daily (Best Story) MICHAEL McCORMACK Precious Cup overfloweth with history  
  Weekly JOHN LINGARD Bert's wild days are over  
  Monthly DES BUCKLEY Bede W. Ireland  
  Historical BOB CAIN Parker  
  Biography GARY REID Three out of Three  
1985 Daily/Weekly NEALE DONNELLEY Mates with a Memory  
  Monthly ADRIAN DUNN Phillips Labour of Love  
  Historical ALAN PARKER Harness Racing - Plenty of Drive and History in WA  
  News RICHARD TREMBATH A Girl with a will to win  
1984 Daily/Weekly OWEN DALLY Broodmare flop creating history  
  Monthly KEN BOMAN Steel Jaw and Norm Lang  
  Historical BOB CAIN Dan Patch  
1983 Daily/Weekly RAY HUXLEY $450 mare brings out Luck of the Irish  
  Historical PETER FORD Harness Heritage  
1982  Daily/Weekly RICHARD TREMBATH A Breeders Lament  
  Historical JOHN BARNETT Gloucester Park - Home of the Inter Dominion  
1981 Daily/Weekly BOB CAIN From A Pony to a Premiership  
  Monthly RAY HUXLEY Le Roi Est Mort  
  Historical MAX AGNEW Australia's Most Spectacular Trotting Venture  
1980 Daily/Weekly RICHARD TREMBATH Was Justice Too Hasty with Probation  
  Historical MAX AGNEW Our most Controversial Official  
1979 Daily/Weekly BILL WHITTAKER Twice The Fun  
    TONY NELSON Demmler  
    JOHN MCGRATH Ask Jack Jones  
  Monthly GARY KEEP Worthy Title Winner  
    DANNY POWER Father Glasheen Pacing Priest  
  Historical PETER COOLEY Trotting In Tasmania  
    MAX AGNEW Australia's First Queen of Trotting  
1978 Daily/Weekly RICHARD TREMBATH Might of the Maori  
1977 Daily/Weekly GRAHAM GOFFIN & DAVE WILSON Inside Trotting  
1976 Not Awarded         

 

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

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