The Annual Harness Breeders NSW Awards Night was held at Club Menangle on Saturday 3 February.
Veteran horseman John Heath (pictured above with his son-in -law John Ogden) was honoured with the prestigious Don Clough, OAM – AWARD an award created by the committee of Harness Breeders NSW to honour Don Clough to honour his dedication to multiple areas of harness racing.
Lux Aeterna bred by Janet Moore of Brooklyn Lodge fame claimed the 2yo filly of the year award after claiming the Bathurst Gold Tiara, The Nutrien Sales Final and The NSW Breeders Challenge before finishing runner up in the Breeders Crown. The Captaintreacherous filly won 9 of her 12 starts in her juvenile season.
Awards were handed out to Members in the following categories:
2YO FILLY OF THE YEAR – LUX AETERNA Bred by HBNSW Member JANET MOORE
2YO FILLY (BLUE) OF THE YEAR – LADY KINGSLCAIR Bred by HBNSW Member PAUL CARMODY
2YO COLT / GELDING OF THE YEAR – ROYAL CRUISER Bred by HBNSW Members ROGER McINTOSH & CATHY HEWITT
3YO FILLY OF THE YEAR – TINTIN JO Bred by HBNSW Member ROD WOODHOUSE
3YO FILLY (BLUE) OF THE YEAR – TINTIN JO Bred by HBNSW Member ROD WOODHOUSE
3YO COLT / GELDING OF THE YEAR – BETTER BE THE BEST Bred by HBNSW Member PAUL CARMODY
3YO COLT / GELDING (BLUE) OF THE YEAR – BETTER BE THE BEST Bred by HBNSW Member PAUL CARMODY
4YO+ MARE OF THE YEAR – IM PRESSIE BELLE Bred by HBNSW Members PETER & LORETTA DEWSBURY
4YO+ HORSE / GELDING OF THE YEAR – OUR MONEY ROCKS Bred by HBNSW Member GRANT FULLER
TROTTING COLT / HORSE / GELDING OF THE YEAR – LETTUCETROT Bred by HBNSW Member JARED KAHLEFELDT
TROTTING FILLY / MARE OF THE YEAR – Joint winners- THE BEST BOURBON Bred by HBNSW Member PAT DRISCOLL ONAWINGANDAPRAYER Bred by HBNSW Member AMANDA HEATH-OGDEN
BROODMARE OF THE YEAR – THE ARCH NEMESIS Bred by HBNSW Member JANET MOORE
SIRE OF THE YEAR –WARRAWEE NEEDY – Owned by HBNSW Member ROD WOODHOUSE
DON CLOUGH, OAM – AWARD JOHN HEATH