2018 Harness Awards Winners

17 October 2018

The Queensland Harness Racing Awards night was held on Sunday 14th October. It was a fabulous night at Victoria Park where many trainers, drivers and horses were recognised for their success during the 2017/2018 season. The club would like to congratulate all the award winners.

The Albion Park Metropolitan Drivers Premiership was taken out by Peter McMullen. This was McMullen's first metro drivers title and the stella season landed him 49 wins and 82 placings from a total of 325 drives. Grant Dixon claimed the Metropolitan Trainers Premiership totaling 88 winners and over $1.1mil in stakes including multiple feature race victories.

The Albion Park horse of the year title was won by Glenferrie Hood NZ who had a total of nine Saturday night victories. Partnered by Peter McMullen the horses biggest feature race win for the season came in the Listed 2018 Wondais Mate Open Pace which was part of the Winter Carnival. Connections were unable to make the awards night so regular driver Peter McMullen collected the award on their behalf.

 Open class mare Village Witch claimed Albion park Mare of the Year with excited owners Josh and Chloe Powderly present to collect the trophy. The mare had six Saturday night victories at Albion Park when driven by Narissa McMullen. Towards the end of the season Village Witch was sent to New South Wales where she has since been very successful winning on six occasions at Menangle including three Gr.3 races.

 After a very successful season of 35 Saturday night winners including multiple feature race victories as well as 72 placings, it was no surprise that the Albion Park Owner of the Year was Solid Earth, for Kevin & Kay Seymour.

 Full list of 2018 UBET Queensland Harness Award Winners

Albion Park Harness Racing Club Horse of the Year

GLENFERRIE HOOD

Albion Park Harness Racing Club Metropolitan Drivers Premiership

PETE MCMULLEN

Albion Park Harness Racing Club Metropolitan Trainers Premiership

GRANT DIXON

Albion Park Harness Racing Club Owner of the Year

SOLID EARTH P/L

Albion Park Harness Racing Club Mare of the Year

VILLAGE WITCH

Redcliffe Harness Racing Club Horse of the Year

CALCAVADO

Redcliffe Harness Racing Club Drivers Premiership

NATHAN DAWSON

Redcliffe Harness Racing Club Trainer Premiership

GRANT DIXON

Redcliffe Harness Racing Club Concession Driver of the Year

NATHAN DAWSON

Redcliffe Harness Racing Club Mare of the Year

SPLASH OF GOLD

Marburg Harness Racing Club Horse of the Year

LIVING FREE

Marburg Harness Racing Club Drivers Premiership

MATT ELKINS

Marburg Harness Racing Club Trainer of the Year

DARREL GRAHAM

BOTRA Rising Star – Male

MITCHELL DAWSON

BOTRA Rising Star – Female

ALEX CAIN

BOTRA Centurion Medal Trainer

GRANT DIXON, DARREL GRAHAM, CHANTAL TURPIN, JACK BUTLER

BOTRA Centurion Medal Driver

 

NATHAN DAWSON, PETE MCMULLEN, GRANT DIXON, ADAM SANDERSON

 

Kevin and Kay Seymour Queensland Young Achiever Award - Male

NATHAN DAWSON

Kevin and Kay Seymour Queensland Young Achiever Award –  Female

DANNI-ELLE MCMULLEN

Redcliffe Pegasus Award presented by Lin and Laurie Feehely

NOEL & CHRISTINE DENNING & FAMILY

RadioTAB Queensland Concession Driver of the Year

NATHAN DAWSON

Garrard’s H&H Queensland Owner of the Year

SOLID EARTH P/L

QRIC Queensland Breeder of the Year

SOLID EARTH P/L

QRIC Queensland Broodmare of the Year

CHARM PERSONIFIED

APG Queensland 2YO Pacer of the Year

SMART AS CAMM BE

Queensland 3YO Pacer of the Year

COLT THIRTY ONE

Garrard’s H&H Queensland Aged Pacer of the Year

BODHI TREE

Ladies In Racing Queensland Filly or Mare of the Year

SMART AS CAMM BE

McGarry Veterinary Services Queensland Driver of the Year

NATHAN DAWSON

Garrard’s H&H Queensland Trainer of the Year

GRANT DIXON

Seelite Windows and Doors Queensland Trotter of the Year

OUR OVERANOVA

UBET Queensland Harness Horse of the Year

COLT THIRTY ONE