Harness Racing South Australian Horse of the Year Luncheon will be held at Betezy Park Globe Derby on Sunday 3rd November.
The finalist in each category was announced today .
Panel members will cast their votes in each category and the winners will be announced at the function. The members will also vote for the SA Horse of the Year, which will come from one of the category winners.
The 2 year olds are headed by Southern Cross winners Fred’s A Safari (5 wins from 9 starts) and star filly Flagbearer (who won 5 of her 6 starts in SA & qualified for the Breeders Crown Final in Victoria) joining them in that category is Doug’s Courage (3 wins -8 starts) ,Limestone Bay (6 wins - 8 starts), Major Cruiser (4 from 17) and That’s Rite (3 from 10 but won the Tatlow Stakes in Melbourne)
The 2 year old trotters division has just two nominations Boundary Row who won 6 from 9 and Majestic Whiz who won only 1 race but was very consistent with 6 placings.
Three year old pacers consists of Victorian trained Getya Wings Out who won the Fillies Southern Cross Final, Glenferrie Rustler who won 9 of his 13 starts, Lord Lincoln 11 wins 14 starts, Nothing In Between 10 from 16 and Quadentate the Andy Gath trained pacer who claimed the Southern Cross Colts & geldings division.
Trotters division for 3yo Hackashaq 3 wins, Just Spur Me On 2 wins, Reinforcement 2 wins and Solar Spirit 4 wins in a even division.
The 4yo and older are headed by cult horse Come On Frank won 6 races and finished third in SA Cup and the ill-fated Zanardi who won 10 races, others are recently retired star mare Repelem 8 wins, Aitch Cue 3 wins and Country Cups king Shanghai Knight 5 wins and 11 placings from 24 starts.
The open trotters: Long May She Reign, Me An Kel, Rejuvenation, Siegfried and Vee Salute.
And the claimers get a category, Campbell Wallace, Conte Centovalli, Fourmoore, Silver Ranger, Together We Do and Washies Chance.
Panel of 11 members will now cast their votes in each category and the winners will be announced at the function. The members will also vote for the SA Horse of the Year, which will come from one of the category winners.