2018 Awards - Points Winners and Category Nominees - updated

Since posting the Points Winners below there has been some discussion regarding the Dam and Sire of the Year winners. Both of those announced were NZ BRED and in line with GRNZ's focus on developing NZ bloodstock and rewarding New Zealand bred greyhounds.

However we take on board your feedback that this is not consistent with some previous years, where the sire or dam have been merely domiciled in NZ. Part of our approach this year is to tidy up the criteria which historically has been very mixed, or indeed missing, for the awards. It seems however that for these two categories we may have moved too quickly and will instead look to put the approved criteria in place for next year.

Therefore this year's recognized and awarded winners for NZ Domiciled Sire, and NZ Domiciled Dam respectively are Yella Mustard, owned by Blair Shaw, and Allegro Star, owned by Lisa Cole. Congratulations.

The season has come to a close and the points tables verified and we're very pleased to announce the following winners based on points:

The Points Winners are:

Sprinter of the Year - Wheelchair Norm; Trained by John McInerney

Middle Distance Greyhound of the Year - Bigtime Paddy; Trained by Lisa Cole

Distance Greyhound of the Year - Ring the Bell; Trained by Ray Adcock

NZ Bred Greyhound of the Year - Bigtime Paddy; Trained by Lisa Cole

NZ Dam of the Year - Allegro Star; Owned by Lisa Cole

NZ Sire of the Year - Yella Mustard; Owned by Blair Shaw

Trainer of the Year - Lisa Cole

Strike Rate Trainer of the Year - Karen Walsh

Congratulations to all this year's points winners.  Make sure you're there to support your friends and associates who have come out on top this year. 

Nomination-based Awards

The nominations have now closed and we received a fantastic number of nominations for this year's awards - 40 in fact!  

The nominations are now all with the judging panels for consideration and the hard job of deciding on the ultimate winners in each of the categories.  

Awards that will be announced on the night are:
-  Love Our Dogs
-  NZ Breeder of the Year
-  Youth Award
-  International Achievement
-  Advocate of the Year
-  Club of the Year
-  Greyhound of the Year
-  Hall of Fame

Early Bird Tickets now on Sale

Make sure you're there on the night to support your friends and fellow Greyhound Racing participants to see which greyhound is announced as Greyhound of the Year and the latest inductees to the Hall of Fame.   Come for the daytime conference as well and enjoy a full day immersed in Greyhound Racing.

Early Bird Awards only ticket  $85
Early Bird Conference only ticket   $45
Early Bird Combined Conference and Awards  $120

Be quick as Early Bird pricing finishes 31 August.
Buy Tickets Today

The Conference and Awards will be held in Hamilton on 13 October.  For more details on the venue, agenda, speakers and accommodation information please visit www.grnzawards.co.nz 


Conference and Awards 2018

Posted on 14/08/2018 5:13:35 PM

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