Day At The Track

Dani our Queen of the Paceway

04:00 PM 29 Aug 2018 NZST
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Danielle Hill

WITH the local season ending Monday, popular reinswoman Dani Hill has claimed another Drivers’ Premiership.

With 202 state wide victories the ‘Queen of the Paceway’ was 62 wins ahead of her closest rival, Ryan Hryhorec.

Hill’s brother Wayne – whom she loves to beat – was third with 127 wins.

Nationwide Hill registered a personal best 222 wins, placing her third on the Australian Premiership.

Her previous milestone total was 211 in 2015/16.

As for her latest achievement, Hill completed a hat-trick in the Premiership in what can only be described as an all-inspiring feat considering her career appeared to be over after a race fall in May 2010.

Driving Puaxtacy at Globe Derby, Hill was catapulted from the sulky when the mare fell at the top of the home straight and was then trodden on by the only horse in the field following her, Il Sogno.

Sustaining horrific injuries, including the loss of vision in her right eye, Hill climbed back into the sulky and the leading drivers’ list in 2012.

Within three season she was sitting on top of the table with no plans of relinquishing her throne!

Also working a boutique team, Hill finished fifth on the Trainers’ Premiership, which was captured by Hryhorec.

Hryhorec notched 86 wins to Les Harding’s 46. Aaron Bain rounded out the trifecta on 36.

Widely-regarded as one of the finest young reinsmen produced in SA, Jayden Brewin is once again the premier concession driver thanks to his 61 wins.

Kaela Hryhorec was second with 22 wins, eight clear of Brodie Webster.


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