Day At The Track

Our Waikiki Beach crowned 'Horse of the Year'

01:04 AM 30 Oct 2016 NZDT
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Our Waikiki Beach
Our Waikiki Beach
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He has only tasted defeat once in his career and Our Waikiki Beach continued his winning record when crowned New South Wales Horse of the Year at the Arthur J Gallagher Industry Harness Racing Awards night in Sydney on Saturday.

The NSW Derby winner had nine starts in the state last season resulting in eight wins which was enough to convince the judges, made up of media, to earn 63 per cent of the votes.

Owner Trevor Casey was in shock: “He’s an exciting horse and I look forward to him returning to the track over here (Australia),” Casey said.

“It’s fantastic to win this Award, I’ll treasure it for life.”

Our Waikiki Beach made a clean sweep of awards also being handed the NSW Three-Year-Old of the Year and NSW Three-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Pacer of the Year.

Other award winners were:

  • Aquadec NSW Broodmare of the Year – Full Pleasure;

  • Aquadec NSW Sire of the Year – Sportswriter;

  • Bulli HRC NSW 2YO Trotter of the Year – Pegasus Elegance;

  • Cockburn and Co NSW 2YO Filly Pacer of the Year – Shezallapples;

  • Cockburn and Co NSW 2YO Colt and Gelding Pacer of the Year – Astride;

  • Wagga HRC NSW 2YO of the Year – Astride;

  • Bulli HRC NSW 3YO Trotter of the Year – Bacardi Hurricane;

  • Alliance Contractors NSW 3YO Filly Pacer of the Year – Our Dream About Me;

  • Albury HRC NSW 3YO Colt and Gelding Pacer of the Year – Our Waikiki Beach;

  • IntelliTek NSW 3YO of the Year - Our Waikiki Beach;

  • Bulli HRC NSW Aged Trotter of the Year – On Thunder Road;

  • Club Menangle Aged Mare Pacer of the Year – Arms Of An Angel;

  • Club Menangle Aged Entire and Gelding Pacer of the Year – Have Faith In Me;

  • Club Menangle Aged Horse of the Year – Have Faith In Me.

Amanda Rando

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