Riverina participants enjoyed plenty of success at the Harness Racing NSW awards on Saturday night.
Wagga trainer Brett Woodhouse was named NSW Leading Hobbyist Trainer and was also crowned NSW Owner of the Year alongside wife Sally and Shane Felke.
His success with Million Dollar Gem, who was crowned the Southwest and Riverina Horse of the Year, was the main contributor to his successful season.
The Wagga part owned Muscle Factory was named NSW Two-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Pacer of the Year.
Bred by Jared Kahlefeldt, the son of Roll With Joe was third in the Australian Pacing Gold (APG) Final and NSW Breeders Challenge before a dominant win in the APG Brisbane Graduate Sale Final to claim his elusive group one win.
Leeton’s Gary Punch and Coolamon couple Peter and Wendy Dennis were among the recipients of HRNSW Club Volunteer Awards.
Leeton was also named as best club with a feature to race to a maximum of $14,000 while Albury got the nod for Best Club with a feature to race to a maximum of $25,000.
Coolamon was named as the best fraternity engagement club
Royce Gregory-Jack was named Indigenous Participant of the Year.
Blake Jones was also recognised for driving more than 100 winners.