Jack Morris wins ID 1993

The New Zealand bred gelding Jack Morris was voted Australian Pacer of the Year in 1993 and again in 1994 on the back of four Group One wins across the two seasons, and he was voted Australian Harness Horse of the Year in 1993.

Trainer Sean Harney saw Jack Morris while in New Zealand and convinced owner Peter Volk to send the son of Surmo Hanover to West Australia.

In the 1993 Inter Dominion at Brisbane’s Albion Park track Jack Morris won on the opening night beating Warrior Khan.

He followed that with a second to Franco Tiger on the second night before cementing his place as favourite for the final with an easy win over Rustic Lad and Christopher Vance on the third night.

His price shortened from 6/4 to 4/6 when he drew gate three and despite being beaten out in the early speed battle Jack Morris settled outside the leader Franco Tiger before driver Rod Chambers went for home at 500 metres mark and Jack Morris cruised home six metres clear of Warrior Khan and New Zealand champion mare Blossom Lady.

Jack Morris retired with a career record of 70 starts for 31 wins, 17 seconds and 8 thirds.

Sadley, Sean Harney he was diagnosed with cancer, and he passed away just a month short of his fortieth birthday.