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Harness racing award to Adams

Tuesday, 30th October, 2018

Anthony Adams holds his NSW Leading Hobbyist Driver trophy with wife and team-mate Kerry Adams. PICTURE: Myles Burt Anthony Adams holds his NSW Leading Hobbyist Driver trophy with wife and team-mate Kerry Adams. PICTURE: Myles Burt

By Myles Burt

Harness racing driver Anthony Adams has been awarded the NSW Leading Hobbyist Driver at the 2018 Arthur J. Gallagher Harness Racing NSW Awards Night.

Adams won out against four other nominees in his category on Saturday in Sydney.

“Surprised, yeah I was actually,” said Mr Adams, who has been a part of the harness racing scene for 28 years.

“You don’t expect to get these things as you get older.

“We got a phone call to say I was in the top five, so it was a good excuse to go down to Sydney I suppose.”

The award is ranked on racing percentages and strike rate for drivers over the season, which came as a shock to Mr Adams, who did realise he had enough drives to be a contender for the award.

“You have ten meetings a year, not a lot of meetings,” he said.

“I bring my own horses and train a few.

“I drive for other people if they want to put me on, that’s all good.

“It’s just hobbyist that’s what it is, just a bit fun.

“To amass 30 drives you’ve got to average 33 drives a night.

“Sometimes it happens, well it did this year.

“So I suppose it is a surprise.”

Broken Hill Harness Racing also won an award last Saturday for Best Community Engagement Club.

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