The winners so far at the NZB Harness Racing awards

Welcome to NZB Standardbred Harness Racing New Zealand's awards ceremony at Addington Raceway where we are celebrating excellence during the 2023 season.

We are currently at the dinner break, and in the last hour or so awards have been handed out to the best age group horses in both gaits.

The winners so far are :

Emblems NZ 2YO Trotting Filly Of The Year - Empire City
Downbytheseaside 2YO Pacing Filly Of The Year - Coastal Babe
Clarksons Signs  2YO Trotting Colt or Gelding Of The Year - Tyron Eros
Tyre General 2YO Pacing Colt or Gelding Of The Year - Chase A Dream

The Cruickshank Family leading UDR Leading driver - Carter Dalgety (2023 - 245 starts, 45 wins, UDR of .3016)
      
The Commodore Hotel 3YO Trotting Filly Of The Year - Sunnys Sister  
Cambridge Raceway 3YO Pacing Filly Of The Year - Millwood Nike    
Dunstan Horse Feeds 3YO Trotting Colt or Gelding Of The Year - Lovemeto   
Renwick Farms 3YO Pacing Colt or Gelding Of The Year - Merlin

Gavelhouse Newcomer to training award - Matthew Williamson (2023 - 270 starts - 18 wins - $259,504 in stakes)

Garrards Horse & Hound 4YO Trotting Mare Of The Year - Double Delight    
Breckon Farms 4YO Pacing Mare Of The Year - Lady Of The Light 
Raceform 4YO Trotting Entire or Gelding Of The Year - Mystic Max     
www.hrnz.co.nz 4YO Pacing Entire or Gelding Of The Year - Akuta

Future Wealth Stablehand of the year - Daniel Anderson (works for Brett Gray, Invercargill)

What The Hill 5YO & Older Trotting Mare Of The Year - Resolve     
Kentuckiana Lodge 5YO & Older Pacing Mare Of The Year - Manhattan   
NZ Horse Ambulance Trust 5YO & Older Trotting Entire or Gelding Of The Year - Oscar Bonavena    
Harness Life 5YO & Older Pacing Entire or Gelding Of The Year - Self Assured  

The awards will continue after 8pm, culminating in the Horse of the year award.

We will provide a full list of winners at the conclusion of the awards.

And in case you were wondering what's for dinner here is the menu :

Bread Rolls and butter

Entree

Cold smoked salmon, walnut rye, lemon oil and baby rocket
Confit thyme and garlic lamb shoulder rillette, red currant and mint glaze

Main

Grass-fed eye fillet, pumpkin, rosemary risotto cake, roasted truss tomatoes, truffleed greens
Sage roasted chicken maryland, confit shallot, parsnip, green beans, lemon veloute

Dessert

Blackberry dome, elderflower gel, poached pear, rosemary tuille

Cardamom caramel cheesecake, ginger syrup, pistachio, creme fraiche

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