NSW: Horse of the Year winners announced

01 February 2021 | HRNSW MEDIA | AMANDA RANDO
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King Of Swing has been crowned NSW Horse of the Year for the 2019/20 season.

King Of Swing has been crowned NSW Horse of the Year for the 2019/20 season. Photo by Club Menangle

MIRACLE Mile winner King Of Swing has captured New South Wales’ highest accolade and crowned the 2019/20 Horse of the Year.

The Horse of the Year Awards were determined by 10 members of the media that voted for King Of Swing’s unanimously, with the pacer receiving 100 per cent of the votes.

King Of Swing had a stellar season being the highest stakes earner and fastest winner across Australia last season.

Pocketing $1,154,866 in stakes, King Of Swing was victorious in the Grand Circuit’s Miracle Mile, Hunter Cup and Blacks A Fake Championship. 

It was a clear pick for NSW Aged Entire/Gelding of the Year and NSW Aged Horse of the Year as well with King Of Swing claiming both titles with 100 per cent of the votes also.

The other Horse of the Year Awards for 2019/20 are:

Two-Year-Old Trotter of the Year:

Aldebaran Ursula – 90 per cent of votes

2YO Trotters Foundation Heat winner

Two-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year:

Anntonia – 100 per cent of votes

2YO Breeders Challenge Semi-Final winner, second-placed in Breeders Challenge Final and Gold Tiara Final

Two-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Pacer of the Year:

Tasty Delight – 90 per cent of votes

Sapling Stakes and Gold Crown winner, second-placed in Breeders Challenge Final

NSW Two-Year-Old of the Year:

Tasty Delight – 90 per cent of votes

Three-Year-Old Trotter of the Year:

Elite Stride – 90 per cent of the votes

Need For Speed Prince Final, Gold Coronet, 3YO Foundation Final and NSW Derby winner, second-placed in Victoria Derby

Three-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year:

Jenden Strike – 40 per cent of the votes

Young Oaks, South East Oaks, Western District Derby winner 

Three-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Pacer of the Year:

Line Up – 80 per cent of the votes

NSW and Victoria Derby winner

NSW Three-Year-Old of the Year:

Line Up – 70 per cent of the votes

Aged Trotter of the Year:

Tough Monarch – 90 per cent of the votes

Maori’s Idol FFA winner, second-placed Maori’s Idol FFA, third-placed in NZ Dominion, Bill Collins Sprint 

Aged Mare Pacer of the Year:

Bettor Enforce – 100 per cent of the votes

Red Ochre Classic winner and five-time Group 3 feature winner at Menangle, second-placed Ladyship Mile, Queen Of Pacific, third-placed Sibelia Stakes

The HRNSW Board would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the connections of the abovementioned horses and their achievements last season.

Connections of the winners will be presented with their trophies at a number of upcoming industry functions and events with more information to come.

For the HRNSW Awards Criteria click here.

 

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.

HRNSW CONTACT: 

(02) 9722 6600 

executive@hrnsw.com.au

 

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