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Seryn Adams has already driven 30 winners but her career away from the racetrack is looking even brighter after being awarded a HRNSW Media Scholarship. Her six month placement sees Seryn undertake formal media training, she spends a day each week at Sky Racing, working on harness racing programme 'In The Gig' and she also spends one day at Tabcorp Park Menangle working with Trots TV. "I didn't plan on working in the media when I was younger, it is a new interest for me but I am really enjoying the opportunity I am getting at the moment and I am learning a lot," Adams said. "I turn 20 next Monday and this opportunity is a tremendous one for me, after I have completed the six months I am hoping to get some more work in the media." Adams will continue to drive her own horses when they compete in races despite her new interest. "At this stage I will be driving my own horses, I've got two in work at the moment but I won't be chasing outside drives going forward." "I really just want to make a difference for the sport and show the industry in a positive light, I must admit when I first started I was very nervous but with a bit of practice I have become a lot more relaxed and I am really enjoying it." After completing school in 2009, Adams decided to further her studies in Childcare. "When I left school I concentrated on working the horses but I also studied my Certificate III in Childcare to ensure that I had something to fall back on should I need it at a later stage but hopefully now I am heading in a different direction." "I am about one month into the scholarship already and I really enjoy it, I'd love to work for Sky Racing one day on a fulltime basis." By Greg Hayes - SKY Racing Harness Racing New South Wales |  

Three-time Olympic Gold Medallist and TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Ambassador Stephanie Rice is excited with the build up to Inter Dominion Grand Final day this Sunday afternoon. "It's been an absolute pleasure to be ambassador for such a wonderful race series," said Rice. Rice is a tremendous advocate of women in sport and will be cheering for Lauren Panella (Mach Beauty), Kate Gath (Caribbean Blaster), Belinda McCarthy (The Gold Ace and For a Reason) and Marg Lee (Keayang Cullen). "The success of females in harness racing was my attraction to the sport and I am pleased to see so many ladies with chances in the big one this Sunday afternoon," she said. Rice will attend the Heroes Ball at Luna Park this Friday night followed by a busy Grand Final day on Sunday. "I am so looking forward to being involved with the Fashions On The Field as there is over $25,000 in prizes on offer, she said. "I encourage as many people from all walks of life to come out to Menangle and celebrate a wonderful event." Three industry ambassadors will also be present this Sunday. Amanda Turnbull, Sammy Kilgour and Seryn Adams have also helped raise the profile of women in harness racing. In what promises to be a bigger and better series than last year, the 2014 TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Grand Final will again be broadcast live on Channel 9 from 3pm. Harness Racing New South Wales  

This week on Trots TV we catch up with TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Champion Sydney ambassadors Stephanie Rice, Seryn Adams, Amanda Turnbull and Sammy Kilgour. Also Sky Racing's Fred Hastings speaks with Gavin Fitzpatrick in regards to his drive on Fly Like An Eagle in Saturday night's Group 1 Treuer Memorial at Bankstown. Looking to advertise on Trots TV? Please contact Dale Walker on 02 9722 6600 for further information. Providing a fresh view on harness racing in New South Wales.    

Three-time Olympic Gold Medallist Stephanie Rice will be the face and Ambassador of the 2014 TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Championship Sydney. The announcement was made this morning at Dawes Point which coincided with the filming of a television commercial and photo shoot for the Inter Dominion advertising campaign. Three industry ambassadors were also present, Amanda Turnbull, Sammy Kilgour and Seryn Adams to enhance the profile of women in harness racing. Amanda Turnbull is the reigning champion driver in NSW and her grandfather and father both won Inter Dominion Grand Finals. Seryn Adams also heralds from a famous harness racing family and Sammy Kilgour is a high profile owner and participant. "I am most privileged to be the Ambassador for the Inter Dominion as it is an exciting time for harness racing," said Rice. "I am very passionate about helping women in sport raise their profiles. There are many amazing women currently dominating harness racing." Rice is no stranger to harness racing having acquired a ten percent share in the pacer Steffi Rice. Those earnings go to support the Melanoma Institute of Australia. "She has been running some nice races and it's a great thrill when the horse you own wins a race, "she said. Minister for Tourism, Major Events and Racing, George Souris, said the NSW Government is pleased to support the Inter Dominion Championship in Sydney, having secured the event for NSW for three consecutive seasons, from 2013 to 2015. "I am also delighted that Olympic heroine Stephanie Rice has been appointed as Ambassador and 'face' of the 2014 Inter Dominion Sydney, Australian harness racing's pinnacle event ," Mr Souris said. "The Inter Dominion was a Great Success this year, delivering an estimated $4m in direct visitor impact from overseas, interstate and intrastate visitors with future events promising solid results." HRNSW CEO Sam Nati said that Stephanie Rice was the perfect choice as Ambassador. "When we met with Stephanie the synergies were apparent. Firstly, she resonates with the critical 18-35 year-old demographic that our industry needs to tap into. And secondly, her enthusiasm to promote the success of women in sport provides tremendous leverage for obtaining mainstream media coverage," he said. In what promises to be a bigger and better series than last year, the 2014 TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Grand Final will again be broadcast live on Channel 9. Nominations for Inter Dominion 2014 close on Monday 9 December. The Qualifying Heats are scheduled across Australasia on Saturday 15 February, and Grand Final day, including seven Group One races and $2 million in prizemoney will be run on Sunday March 2 at Tabcorp Park Menangle. Kate Dumesny| Event & Information Coordinator | Harness Racing New South Wales |      

Harness Racing NSW today launched the 2014 'Ladies of Harness Racing Calendar in support of the NSW Rural Fire Service.  Ten participants feature in the calendar. They are not only glamorous but successful, in their own right. Ten dollars from each calendar sold will be donated to the Rural Fire Service. Leading NSW driver Amanda Turnbull said it was great to be part of the promotion of women in harness racing. "To have so many wonderful females be successful in harness racing is fantastic for the image," she said. Seryn Adams was also thrilled with the Calendar. "It was so much fun, but the main reason I wanted to be a part of it is to give something to the Rural Fire Service," said Adams. "Harness Racing New South Wales have been tremendous with this promotion and when I mentioned the RFS they were all for it. The RFS need all the support they can get and I am proud to be a part of the calendar." With Christmas approaching the HRNSW Calendar is the perfect gift solution. To purchase a calendar; Go to http://www.hrnsw.com.au and click on the calendar button and fill in the relevant details. Nancy O'Grady | Executive Assistant | Harness Racing New South Wales |  

This week on Trots TV we chat to popular reinswoman Seryn Adams who was recently granted her Trainers Licence. Seryn fills us in on how she loves the training side of harness racing and hopes to one day have a big stable of her own.  We also catch up with Brad Hewitt who talks us through some of his drives at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Saturday night.

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