BPTC Harness Racing Competitions

Each season we recognise success on the track with our race result competitions.

Competition Rules

Competition points will be awarded as follows:  1st – 5 points; 2nd – 3 points; 3rd – 2 points; 4th – 1 point

In the event of a tie in any of the competitions, the winner will be decided firstly on the most 1st place points. If still a tie, then the most 2nd place points. If still a tie, then the most 3rd place points


The Winning Filly/Mare will be the holder of the Trophy donated by the late Colleen Breen for one year.

2019/20 Winner: Gotta Party Doll
2018/19 Winner: Sounds Lika Gem

The winning trainer will receive $500 of stock food and will be the holder of the Motukarara Trainers Trophy for one year.

2019/20 Winner: Greg & Nina Hope
2018/19 Winner: Greg & Nina Hope

DRIVER OF THE YEAR Sponsored by The Famous Grouse Hotel, Lincoln
The winner will receive a $250 Food & Beverage Voucher for The Famous Grouse Hotel in Lincoln

2019/20 Winner: Blair Orange
2018/19 Winner: Blair Orange

JUNIOR DRIVER OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Lindsay & Judith Blackmore and Fay & Fred Fletcher
The winning Junior Driver will be the holder for one year of the Royce Court Memorial Trophy donated by Mrs Joan Court, with cash prizes for:
First – $500
Second – $300
Third – $200

2019/20 Winner: Ben Hope
2018/19 Winner: Ben Hope/Sarah O’Reilly

2020/21 Season: Final Results

Filly/Mare of the Year Points
Jenabella 13
Hello Adele 10
Not Really Blonde 10
Kusanova 9
Aldebaran Floss 8
Sally Lindenny 8
Majestic Action 7
Conquer Me 7
Call This Fun 7
Trainer of the Year Points
Robert Dunn 38
Trent Yesberg 30
Bruce Negus 29
Greg & Nina Hope 25
Ken Barron 23
Matt Purvis 22
Colin & Julie De Filippi 20
Kevin Townley 20
Graham Court 17
Robbie Holmes 16
 Driver of the Year Points
John R Dunn 69
BN Orange 49
MJ Williamson 37
BT Hope (j) 28
GD O’Reilly 28
RT May 27
JJA Young-Grant 27
JC Morrison (j) 24
GD Smith 22
SE O’Reilly (j) 19
TM Williams 19
Junior Driver of Year Points
BT Hope (j) 28
JC Morrison (j) 24
SE O’Reilly (j) 19
AJ Cameron (j) 16
SJ Tomlinson (j) 16
MD Hurrell (j) 12
SJ Thornley (J) 10
GN Thornley (j) 8
DL van Til (j) 8
OG Thornley (j) 7

Presentations 2019/20 Season

Delayed due to Covid restrictions, the presentations to our 2019/20 club competitions were made during our September 2020 race meeting.

Club Patron Lindsay Blackmore presented Ben Hope with the trophy for leading Junior Driver last year.


Greg and Nina Hope took out the Leading Trainer prize. Here Nina engages with Junior Vice-President Bonnie Williams and committee member Maurice McDermott.


Last season’s Top Filly or Mare at Motukarara was Gotta Party Doll, Alan Marshall accepting her award on behalf of the owners.


Blair Orange was last season’s leading driver. Blair attended the meeting but was unable to join the presentation.

Blair Orange

Also recognised were our big race winners: Habibi Inta in the 2019 DG Jones Memorial Trotting Cup, Homebush Lad in the Motukarara Xmas Cup and Baltimore Jack for victory in the Banks Peninsula Cup.