AFTER another successful season, the Leeton Harness Racing Club held their presentation night recently.
The night was used to celebrate the achievements of the season across the board, as well as recognise the hard work of the club and its volunteers.
Winners on the night were Ellen Bartley, who took out trainer of the year.
Driver of the year was no surprise, going to talented reinsman Blake Jones, with concession driver won by Blake Micallef from the Young club.
This year there were joint winners for the horse of the year category.
The joint title went to Bustin Feelz Good trained by David Kennedy and Sporty Elephant trained by Mal Diebert.
In August, Jones won six races at a meeting, whih has only ever happened a few times throughout NSW.
This was acknowledged at the presentation night with a plaque listing all of the winning horses from the night.
The club said the highlight of the night was when Robert Wakeman was honoured with the life membership award for his many years of service to the Leeton organisation and sport in general.
He also spent many years as a mobile driver at all of the Leeton club’s meetings.
The club will now be taking the time to upgrade the track at Lin Gordon Paceway, removing the inside running rail in time for the Christmas carnival, which starts on Boxing Day night.
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