The 2022 Tasmanian Harness Racing Awards night will be held at the Tailrace Centre in the Launceston suburb of Riverside on Friday, 21 April, commencing at 19:00.
Tickets are selling fast and are $90pp and can be purchased here.
Tasracing’s Matt Reid and race caller Matt Robertson will MC the night, with leading Victorian race caller Dan Mielicki as a special guest.
All horses listed below are contenders for the overall title of 2022 Tasmanian Horse of the Year.
The age restricted Horse of the Year categories will be announced on the Tasracing website and social media pages, with the fillies and mares announced on Tuesday, 4 April and the males on Friday, 7 April.
Horses for each category are listed in alphabetical order.
2YO Filly of the Year sponsored by Tasmanian Trotting Club
2022: 8s, 2w, 5p $33,350
Won heat and was placed in the Group 2 Evicus Final.
2022: 5s, 4w, 1p $64,845
Won heat and final of Group 2 Evicus and won Sweepstakes Final.
2022: 5s 1w 2p $20,745
Won a heat of the Group 2 Evicus and placed in the final.
2022: 11s 1w 6- $23,445
Placed in Launceston Belmont, Devonport Belmont and Sweepstakes Final.
2YO Colt or Gelding of the Year sponsored by Medical Edge
2022: 8s, 3w, 3p, $35,940
He recorded a state record for 2YOs of 1m 56.3s when winning in Hobart on 21 October, placed in Group 2 Dandy Patch Final.
2022: 6s, 3w, 0p $32,280
Won heat and final of Sweepstakes.
2022: 7s, 3w, 3p $52,365
Won Group 2 Dandy Patch and placed in the prelude.
3YO Filly of the Year sponsored by Launceston Pacing Club
2022: 12s, 6w, 3p $71,633
Won heat and final of Group 2 Bandbox, placed in Trainers Encouragement Spring Series Final.
2022: 12s, 1w, 5p $23,988
Placed in heat and final of Group 2 Bandbox
2022: 3s, 2w, 1p $17,190
Won heat of Youngbloods Challenge.
3YO Colt or Gelding of the Year sponsored by Corporate Communications
2022: 8s, 4w, 3p
Won heat and final of Spring Championship Final (3YO division), won a heat of Group 2 Globe Derby and heat of Sinbad Bay. Placed Group 2 Globe Derby Final.
2022: 7s, 3w, 1p $51,170
Won heat and final of Group 2 Globe Derby.
2022: 15s, 5w, 5p $40,190
Won heat and final of Allen Williams, placed in Sires’ Produce
Mare of the Year sponsored by Elderslie Horse Care and Spelling
Iden Miss Lucy
2022: 30s, 7w, 9p $54,497
Won Mother Of Pearl, placed Leis Fillies and Mares feature, Meeker Fillies and Mares feature and heat of Eric Reece.
2022: 4s, 3w $25, 250
Won heat and final of Spring Series (55/b stand start division) and heat of Granny Smith.
2022: 27s, 6w, 6p $48,043
Won Trainers Encouragement Spring Series Final.
4YO & Older Horse or Gelding of the Year sponsored by Vizpix Broadcast Services
2022: 13s, 4w, 0p $113,900
Won heat and final of Group 1 Easter Cup, won a heat and final of Group 2 Raider Stakes, contested 2022 Inter Dominion heats.
2022: 13s, 3w, 7p $69,5787
Won heat of Group 1 Tasmania Cup, placed in the final, Won Danbury Park Cup, placed Group 3 Devonport Cup, Brighton Cup, heat and final of Group 3 Golden Apple.
2022: 22s, 5w, 10p $62,456
Recorded a state record of 1m 54.1s in Hobart on 29 May. Won Golden Mile, placed in heat and final of Group 1 Easter Cup, heat of Group 1 Tasmania Cup and Launceston Mile.
Broodmare of the Year sponsored by Tourello Standardbreds
Progeny in 2022: 63s, 10w, 12p $157,876
Dam of: Longfellow: refer to 4YO and older category
Juniper: 50s, 6w, 12p – placed Meeker Fillies and mares, King Fillies and mares
Progeny in 2022: 20s, 6w, 5p $103,175
Dam of: Iylac Pakaria: refer to 2YO Fillies category
Iylac Beach: 15s, 2w, 4p – won the $20,000 Spring Final (60-69 division), placed Group 2 Raider Stakes, placed heat, and contested Group 1 Final of Metro NSW Regional Pace.
Progeny in 2022: 63s, 9w, 14p $117,023
Dam of: Sunny Sanz: refer to 4YO and older category,
Colby Sanz: 28s, 3w, 9p – placed in New Norfolk Cup and Show Cup.
Stormy Sanz: 13s, 1w, 5p – won a heat of Youngbloods Challenge, placed in two heats of Raider Stakes.