"I'm expecting Bernie Kelly (owner) to send her back to me this season, I haven't heard anything different, but at the moment she is undergoing an embryo transfer so I'm thinking she will be back in work in late November or early December," Harpley said.
"They should know whether the transfer process was successful later in the week but apparently there is enough time to try it again if it fails but the plan is to have her back to the races late March."
It isn't the first time the Harpley name has been associated with a NSW Horse Of The Year.
"My grandfather trained Welcome Advice and my father drove him and he won the award back in 1972, so to win it 41 years later with Frith is very special to me and means a lot."
Frith will return as a C12 mare but is still a maiden.
"I'm pretty sure she comes back a C12/M0 so there won't be any easy ones but a trip to New Zealand for the Jewels wouldn't be out of the question. Her season won't be too taxing, the Breeders Challenge and Breeders Crown are targets though."
"I hadn't been to a NSW awards night before Saturday but I thought this would be as close as I would ever get to winning an award so I thought I better make the trip to Sydney and I'm glad I did."
Harpley is hoping his success proves to the hobbyists in the industry that you can compete with the biggest stables in the state.
"It is nice for the country bumpkins to win a big award and it has been a thrill and a half so far, I hope it only gets better."
Nancy O'Grady || Harness Racing New South Wales |