2009 Australian Harness Horse of the Year - 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:
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