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Scott Ewen wins BOTRA drivers award

05:21 AM 05 Nov 2013 NZDT
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Scott Ewen
Scott Ewen

Port Gawler trainer driver Scott Ewen  took out the BOTRA drivers award as part of the annual BOTRA awards announced at the South Australian Harness Racing Horse of the Year awards held at Globe Derby Park in front of over 130 guests.

Ewen had a remarkable season with a small team steering home 69 winners 86 seconds, 68 thirds and 90 fourths. BOTRA provided Ewen with a gear bag in his own colours as the trophy. 

A regular vistor to Port Pirie from his base at Port Gawler  which is 43 kilometres north of Adelaide  suited in  the Adelaide Plains on the Gulf of St Vincent,

Ewen currently has just nine horses in work  his efforts to finish fifth on both  the state drivers  and also the trainers championship was a great feat.

Other BOTRA awards announced on the day  Breeder of the year went to Geoff Easom who  breeds from a band of about 15 mares each season, Owner’s award was taken out by  David Batty of Buckland Park fame who owned the top 2 year old of the season Flagbearer who amongst her six wins in her Juvenile  season included the Southern Cross Series & the BOTRA Golden Nursery.

The state’s leading lady trainer Jill Nielson took out the BOTRA trainers award, Nielson trained 54 winners last season  and the Industry award went to the Turner family for their hard work all season whether it be maning gates or help cooking the Sunday morning BBQ’s the Turners are usally first to arrive and last to leave.

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