2009 Australian Harness Racing Awards

23 September 2009

2009 Australian Harness Horse of the Year - Mr Feelgood USA

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Mr Feelgood USA

Mr Feelgood USA.

World conquering pacer Mr Feelgood USA has added 2009 Australian Harness Horse of the Year to his already imposing record of achievement.

Mr Feelood USA has taken the Australasian harness racing industry by storm since arriving from North America in 2008 following an inspired purchase by Kevin Seymour, Peter O’Shea and Clinton Payne.
Among his 2009 achievements, the Grinfromeartoear USA stallion claimed Australasia's biggest prize, the million dollar Watpac Inter Dominion Pacing Grand Final at the Gold Coast in March and tied with Blacks A Fake for the Barastoc Grand Circuit Champion crown.
The Australian Harness Horse of the Year is awarded after compiling the votes from media representatives across the nation and based on the racing performances of all horses during the 2008-09 season. The result was clear cut with Mr Feelgood USA claiming four times the votes of the nearest rival.
Expertly mentored by Tim Butt, and piloted by his brother Anthony, Mr Feelgood’s major performances are listed below:
2008/2009 Performances:  7 starts, 3 wins, 2 Placings, $829,825, 1:56.6MS
2009 Watpac Inter Dominion Pacing Championship $1,000,000 - G1 (AM Butt) Gold Coast, Qld
2009 BIG6 Hunter Cup $400,000 - G1 (AM Butt) Moonee Valley, Vic
2009 Shepparton Gold Cup $50,000 - G2 (AM Butt) Shepparton, Vic
Deanna Troy took the Aged Mare Pacer of the Year honours, Captain Joy and Cuttheattitude the 3 and 2 year old categories respectively and Sundons Gift NZ the Trotter of the Year Award.
Congratulations to the connections of all winners, which are listed below:
Andrew Kelly
Chief Executive
2009 AUSTRALIAN HARNESS RACING AWARDS
2009 Australian Harness Horse of the Year
MR FEELGOOD USA
Lawn Derby Awards - Pacers
AGED PACER OF THE YEAR                                                                                    MR FEELGOOD USA
Performances 7 Starts 3 Wins $829,825
AGED MARE PACER OF THE YEAR                                                                         DEANNA TROY
Performances 12 Starts 5 Wins $148,575
AGED HORSE/GELDING PACER OF THE YEAR                                                     MR FEELGOOD USA
Performances 7 Starts 3 Wins $829,825
3YO PACER OF THE YEAR                                                                                      CAPTAIN JOY
Performances 13 Starts 12 Wins $382,576
3YO FILLY PACER OF THE YEAR                                                                           BROADWAYS BEST
Performances 15 Starts 7 Wins $205,844
3YO COLT/GELDING PACER OF THE YEAR                                                          CAPTAIN JOY
Performances 13 Starts 12 Wins $382,576
2YO PACER OF THE YEAR                                                                                      CUTTHEATTITUDE
Performances 14 Starts 10 Wins $301,288
2YO FILLY PACER OF THE YEAR                                                                           LADY EUTHENIA
Performances 13 Starts 11 Wins $284,475
2YO COLT/GELDING PACER OF THE YEAR                                                          CUTTHEATTITUDE
Performances 14 Starts 10 Wins $301,288
Vancleve Awards - Trotters
TROTTER OF THE YEAR                                                                                          SUNDONS GIFT NZ
Performances 11 Starts 6 Wins $290,626
AGED TROTTING MARE OF THE YEAR                                                                   SUNDONS TIAVON
Performances 13 Starts 3 Wins $75,376
3YO TROTTER OF THE YEAR                                                                                  ARIZONA BLUE
Performances14 Starts 10 Wins $111,275
2YO TROTTER OF THE YEAR                                                                                  ROSTEVARREN
Performances 8 Starts 3 Wins $68,000
Winona Award
2009 Australian Broodmare of the Year
LADY JOY
Lady Joy, owned by Marie Ross of Petersham, NSW is the 2009 Australian Broodmare of the Year.
Lady Joy (F1996) by Talk About Class USA from Nyx, was a clear winner in the voting by the Breeders Associations and the harness racing controlling bodies in each state.
Three of Lady Joy’s progeny won 17 races during the season, as detailed below.
2008/2009 Record: 3 winners 17 wins 5 placings $439,549
ANOTHER JOY (P.1:55.9MS) 3 wins 1 placing $13,018
CAPTAIN JOY (P.1:54.0MS) 12 wins 0 placings $382,576
         2009 Victoria Derby $150,000 - G1 (Gavin A Lang) Moonee Valley, Vic
         2009 New South Wales Derby $102,500 - G1 (Gavin A Lang) Menangle, NSW
         2009 Queensland Derby $100,000 - G1 (Gavin A Lang) Gold Coast, Qld
         2009 NSW 3YO Breeders Challenge $125,000 - G1 (Gavin A Lang) Menangle, NSW
MASTER JOY (P.1:58.3MS) 2 wins 4 placings $43,955
Congratulations to the owner, and everyone associated with Lady Joy.
The full Breeding & Progeny List for Lady Joy follows.
LADY JOY (S2961951) 3,2:04.0MS;1:57.8MS brm 1996, by Talk About Class USA 1:54.0MS from Nyx by Vance Hanover USA from L'Espirit (NZ) by Lordship 1:58.4. Breeder: M H Ross, NSW
2002 (Missed) by D M Dilinger CA
2003 (Foal Died) by Presidential Ball USA
24.09.04 bf ANOTHER JOY (S2040196) 2,1:58.6MS;3,2:00.0MS;1:55.9MS $103,319 by Presidential Ball USA,M H Ross, NSW
20.10.05 bg CAPTAIN JOY (S2050149) 2,1:54.8MS;3,1:54.0MS $690,101 by Mach Three CA
20.10.06 bc MASTER JOY (S2060148) 2,1:58.3MS $43,955 by Art Major USA
02.11.07 brc LIGHTNING JOY (S2070362) by Western Terror USA
2008 (Missed) by Safely Kept USA
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