AHRC - Awards

26 October 2005


At Council’s recent Annual General Meeting last week in Brisbane, the following National Awards were given for achievement over a significant period of time.

AHRC Distinguished Service Awards
Harness Racing Families

The Australian Harness Racing Council has initiated a program of national recognition for harness racing families in conjunction with AHRC Members. This initial group of awards reflects the important role and contribution families have made to our industry. Others will follow in the future however those honoured at this time are:

The McCarthy Family of Logan Village, Queensland
The Rattray Family of Longford, Tasmania
The Tindale Family of Serpentine, Western Australia

AHRC Meritorious Service Award

Council also last year initiated a program of national recognition in conjunction with AHRC Members and the Australian Standardbred Breeders Association with an emphasis on Studmasters. This Award to a Western Australian participant reflects the important role and contribution that this Studmaster has made in the Australian Breeding of the Standardbred Herd in that State. Others will follow in the future however George Tiller has been honoured at this time:

Mr G Tiller of Kellerberrin, Western Australia

AHRC Meritorious Service Award

Queensland Junior Harness Racing Association
Mr & Mrs B McKiernan of Redland Bay, Queensland

Bill & Bev McKiernan have been honoured for their services in fostering through their tireless work the advancement of the Queensland Junior Harness Racing Association, particularly in South Eastern Queensland over a significant period of time.

I wish to personally congratulate the National Award recipients for their contribution to the Australian Harness Racing Industry.

John Bagshaw

25 October 2005


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