Otago Award Results

Dual Group 1 winner Ultimate Stride was crowned Otago Horse Of The Year for the 2019-20 season at Waikouaiti on Friday night.

The Phil Williamson trained trotter’s group 1 wins in the Redwood Classis and Breeders Crown in Melbourne last August helped him clinch the title over a star studded field.

Ultimate Stride faced stiff competition just to win Otago 3yr-old Trotting Colt Or Gelding Of The Year when going head to head with Hambletonian Classic winner and fellow racetrack star Cracker Hill.

The category victory saw Ultimate Stride eligible for the Horse Of The Year title alongside Interdominon Trotting Final runner-up Majestic Man (Otago 5yo+ trotting colt or gelding) and rising star Spirit Of St Louis (3yo pacing colt or gelding).

Almost everybody connected with Ultimate Stride took an award home from Friday night’s celebration.

The blueblood trotter’s trainer Phil Williamson won Otago Trainer Of The Year and his driver Matthew Williamson won Otago Driver Of The Year.

Ultimate Stride’s breeders Lex and Heather Williams won Otago Breeders Of The Year.

Their broodmare, One Over Kenny, who is Ultimate Stride’s dam, won Otago Broodmare Of The Year.

 

Full Results:

2yo pacing male

American Lightning

2yo trotting male

Love N The Port

3yo pacing filly

Nikasa

3yo pacing male

Spirit Of St Louis

3yo trotting filly

Miss Crazed

3yo trotting male

Ultimate Stride

4yo pacing mare

Countess Of Arden

4yo pacing male

Deus Ex

4yo trotting mare

Liberty Stride

4yo trotting male

Only One Way

5yo+ trotting mare

Theodosia

5yo+ trotting male

Majestic Man

5yo+ pacing mare

Sheeza Sport

 5yo+ pacing male

Whata Razzle Dazzle

Best Otago Owned Horse

Ultimate Sniper

 Horse Of The Year

Ultimate Stride

Trainer

Phil Williamson

 Strike-Rate Trainer

Graeme Anderson

 Driver

Matthew Williamson

 Junior Driver

Kerryn Tomlinson

 Breeder

Lex and Heather Williams

 Broodmare

One Over Kenny

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