THE TROTTERS ASSOCIATION OF NSW
2017 - 2018 AWARD WINNERS
The Trotters Association of New South Wales (TANSW) 2018 Annual Awards Evening was held on Friday, 12 October 2018 in the Members Lounge at Penrith / Club Paceway.
The evening was well supported with 120 Trotting enthusiasts in attendance. Our Master of Ceremonies was Greg Hayes.
Greg Hayes conducted our traditional “On The Couch“ interview with Guest Speaker, Duncan McPherson from Aldabaran Park Stud Victoria, one of Australia’s leading National and International Owner Breeders.
Duncan was well received providing inspiration and a clear picture of where we must focus our energy if we are to gain further International recognition – we have made some inroads on the international Trotting scene this year with the talented Trotting “MAORI TIME” a daughter of Pegasus Spur (CA) from Sundonna a daughter of the legendary Sundon (USA) participating at the Elitloppet Sweden and the gifted gelding “Sparkling Success” a son of Great Success (USA) from Diamond Insitu a daughter of CR Commando (USA) being invited to compete in the USA.
HONOURARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP
Honourary Life Membership to the Trotters Association of New South Wales was awarded to Peter Carson for his dedication and distinguished service to Trotting in NSW, Owner Breeder Trainer and Driver - Award Sponsored by Daniel Cordina
TANSW 2YO TROTTER OF THE YEAR (TOTY) 2017/18
RUNNING FREE (NZ)
(Angus Hall (USA) x Focus On Me (NZ) x SJ’s Photo)
Trained by Tim Butt
Award Sponsored by Fitzpatrick Racing Stables.
Worth noting the new Australian 2yr old Record of 1.59.4 was set by this Filly in the HRNSW 2YO Trotters Foundation Series in March at Club Menangle
TANSW 3YO TROTTER OF THE YEAR (TOTY) 2017/18 ~ Equal First ~
- gelding by Great Success (USA) x Krysta(NZ) x OK Bye (USA)
Trained and Driven by Blake Fitzpatrick
Award Sponsored by Dr. Kate Robson
Owned by Michael Taylor
DROP THE HAMMER
- gelding by Bettors Delight (USA) x Daniela Hantuchova (NZ) x Christian Cullen (NZ)
Trained and Driven by Darren Hancock
Award Sponsored by Global Bloodstock
TANSW TROTTING MARE OTY 2017/18
- mare by Monarchy (USA) x Amanda’s Gem (NZ) x Christian Cullen
Trained by Joe and Mary Rando
Driven by David Morris
Owned by Wendy Agostino
TANSW OPEN CLASS TROTTER OTY 2017/18
WAR DAN DESTROYER
- gelding by Majestic Son (CA) x Starcus (NZ) x SJ’s Photo
Bred by Moloney Management, Victoria
Award Sponsored by Agnes Banks Equine Clinic
TANSW APPRECIATION AWARD 2017/18
FRED HASTINGS - for his support and promotion of Trotting here in NSW.
TANSW 2017/18 PARTICIPATION AWARD
JOSEPH SULTANA for his consistent support of Trotting Races here in NSW.
Congratulations to all this year's Award Winners, we look forward to a great year of racing ahead and remember to "Trot It Out"