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    Swayzee dances his way to top award Swayzee dances his way to top award

    SWAYZEE

    FOLLOWING a remarkable season New Zealand Cup winner Swayzee has been crowned the 2023 New South Wales Horse of the Year. Determined by a... Swayzee dances his way to top award

    FOLLOWING a remarkable season New Zealand Cup winner Swayzee has been crowned the 2023 New South Wales Horse of the Year.

    Determined by a voting panel of harness racing media identities, Swayzee was unanimously voted in with the accolade receiving 100 per cent of the votes.

    Swayzee won 10 of his 19 starts during the season, including the NZ Cup as well as the Australian Grand Circuit feature The Blacks A Fake Championship at Albion Park.

    The gelding started his season in Queensland and was transferred to Jason Grimson midway through the year, making his debut for that stable in May 2023.

    Swayzee had 12 starts for Grimson in 2023 where he secured all his wins for the season as well as placings in a Inter Dominion heat as well as the Grand Final.

    Votes for Swayzee were also unanimous in the NSW Aged Entire/Gelding of the Year and NSW Aged Horse of the Year categories.

    The 2023 NSW Horse of the Year Awards were presented at the Gallagher Harness Racing NSW Annual Awards at Menangle Country Club on Sunday March 3 and the other award winners included:

    Two-Year-Old Trotter of the Year:

    Maximus Meridius – 50 per cent of votes

    Two-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year:

    Lux Aeterna – 100 per cent of votes

    Two-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Pacer of the Year:

    Soho Spectre – 62.5 per cent of votes

    NSW Two-Year-Old of the Year:

    Lux Aeterna – 100 per cent of votes

    Three-Year-Old Trotter of the Year:

    London To A Brick – 100 per cent of the votes

    Three-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year:

    Eye Keep Smiling – 75 per cent of the votes

    Three-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Pacer of the Year:

    Better Be The Best – 87.5 per cent of the votes

    NSW Three-Year-Old of the Year:

    Better Be The Best – 87.5 per cent of the votes

    Aged Trotter of the Year:

    Majestic Trio – 87.5 per cent of the votes

    Aged Mare Pacer of the Year:

    Braeview Kelly – 100 per cent of the votes

    NSW Owner of the Year

    Belinda McCarthy

    NSW Breeder of the Year

    Success Stud

    NSW Broodmare of the Year

    Boldandbeautiful

    NSW Sire of the Year

    For A Reason

    NSW Champion Junior Driver

    Will Rixon

    NSW Champion Driver

    Cameron Hart

    NSW Champion Trainer

    Belinda McCarthy

    TAB Kevin Newman Award for Driving Excellence

    Chloe Formosa

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