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06 October 2017
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Host Mark McNamara with Don Clough OAM Award recipient Graham Bullock.

Host Mark McNamara with Don Clough OAM Award recipient Graham Bullock.

HE is now the voice of racing in New Zealand but Australian homebred racecaller Mark McNamara was the special host at the Harness Breeders New South Wales annual Awards Night last Saturday.

Held at Tabcorp Park Menangle, breeder-owner Pat Driscoll received the highest accolade when presented with his HBNSW Life Membership.

In the AGM preceding the Awards Night the following long time contributors to the breeding industry were elected as life members: Janet Moore, Peter Neil, Tom Reay and Paul Hurley. 

Their achievements will be recognised at the 2017/18 Awards Night.

The full list of HBNSW award winners for the 2016/17 season were:

DON CLOUGH OAM AWARD - Graham Bullock

BROODMARE OF THE YEAR - Miss Brazilian - bred by Sloys Company

SIRE OF THE YEAR - Million Dollar Cam USA

HORSE WELFARE AWARD - Marie Neil & Joanne Andersen

2YO COLT/GELDING of the Year - Ignatius - bred by Rattray Family Trust
2YO FILLY of the Year - Nostra Villa - bred by Patrician Park, Brett Coffee and J Boag
2YO TROTTING COLT/GELDING of the Year - La Grange - bred by Yabby Dam Farms
2YO TROTTING FILLY of the Year - Queen of Clevedon - bred by Danny Rothwell and Christie Rothwell

3YO COLT/GELDING of the Year - Vincent - bred by Sloys Company
3YO FILLY of the Year - Tell Me Tales bred by Helen Head
 3YO TROTTING FILLY of the Year - Dance Craze - bred by Yabby Dam Farms

4YO+ COLT/GELDING of the Year - Aztec Bromac - bred by Rob McCardle
4YO+ MARE of the Year - Eye See Diamonds - bred by Mary and Jackie Gibson
4YO+ TROTTING COLT/GELDING of the Year - Quillabamba - bred by Kevin Hipkins
4YO+ TROTTING MARE of the Year - Red Hot Tooth - Bred by Graham Bullock

NSW BLUE AWARDS:

2YO COLT/GELDING of the Year - Lucky Unlucky - bred by Weona Standardbreds
2YO FILLY of the Year - Shes Sporty - bred by Brooklyn Lodge
3YO COLT/GELDING of the Year - Jilliby Bandit - bred by John Starr
3YO FILLY of the Year - Elle Yeah - bred by Matthew Nagle

 

Harness Racing NSW (HRNSW) is the controlling body for harness racing in New South Wales with responsibility for commercial and regulatory management of the industry including 33 racing clubs across the State.  HRNSW is headed by a Board of Directors and is independent of Government.

To arrange an interview or for further information please contact:

AMANDA RANDO | MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

(02) 9722 6600 •  arando@hrnsw.com.au •  @Amanda_Rando

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