Girl From Oz nominated for year-end honours in AUS


JANUARY 15, 2021

Aussie filly finalist for top 2-year-old pacer

NEW SOUTH WALES, AUS — Girl From Oz gave its first-ever international victory on February 29 of 2020 when the two-year-old pacing filly captured her maiden win in the $50,000 Pink Bonnet Stakes at Club Menangle in Menangle, New South Wales (near Sydney, Australia).

Darren McCall drove and trained the filly throughout her rookie season which spanned 13 starts between February and December and garnered two wins, two runner-up finishes and three thirds for earnings of $52,735 and a mark of 1:55.6.

Now, the Heston Blue Chip miss is among three finalists for year-end divisional honours.

Harness Racing New South Wales announced on January 14 all of the nominees for Horses of the Year for the 2019/20 season. Two-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year finalists are Anntonia, Girl From Oz and Merrywood Lyn.

One of the finalists from all four freshman divisions will be named the NSW Two-Year-Old of the Year.

NSW harness racing media to vote on the Horse of the Year categories. The winners will be announced on SKY Sports Radio on February 1.

Anthony MacDonald purchased Girl From Oz at the Australian Pacing Gold Yearling Sale in Sydney, AUS in February 2019 at the tail end of a two-week speaking tour.

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