Ryley Major 2019-2020 Tasmanian Horse Of The Year

07 March 2021 | Duncan Dornauf for Tasracing
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Ryley Major capped off a massive 2019-2020 season by capturing the Tasmanian Horse of the year title.

The announcement was made in front of a packed house at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston on Saturday night.

The Rohan Hillier trained pacer raced 22 times during the 2019-2020 season for 14 wins and seven placings.

His feature wins included the Group 2 Tasmania Cup, the Group 3 Tassie Golden Apple and the Listed Hobart Pacing Cup.

Phillip Young was rewarded for his significant contribution to the states harness racing industry over many decades when awarded with the state's highest honour, the Edgar Tatlow Medal.

The full list of winners were;

Edgar Tatlow Medal
Phillip Young

Hall Of Fame inductees
Horse’s: Tassy’s Gamble, Napoleon Stone, and Speedy Ben,
Trainer: Rupert Peck,
Trainer and driver: Rohan Hadley.

Participant awards
Leading Female Driver: Hannah Van Dongen,
Leading Female Trainer: Juanita McKenzie,
Leading Junior Driver: Taylor Ford,
Leading Driver Gareth Rattray,
Leading Trainer Ben Yole,
On Camera Performance Award: Ricky Duggan,
Welfare Award: Brooke Hammond,
Mini Trot Award: Alec MacDonald.

Horse of the year awards
2YO Colt and gelding of the year: Agouda Ruler,
2YO Filly of the year: Melnrowley,
3YO Colt and gelding of the year: Kohannah,
3YO Filly of the year: A Spanish Dance,
4YO and older Horse of the year: Ryley Major,
4YO and older Mare of the year: Still Hungover,
Tasmanian Horse of the year: Ryley Major,
Broodmare of the year: Dead heat between Tania Maree and Shez Ryleymak.

BOTRA Awards
Beautide Medal: The Shallows,
Halwes Medal: Rohan Hillier,
Young Achiever: Lachlan Dakin,
Achiever: Audrey Hamer.

 

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