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Trevor Beaton is being remembered as a passionate supporter of harness racing who will be sorely missed.

He’s died in Christchurch aged 70 after a battle with cancer.

“For over 40 years he was involved in standardbreds,” says good friend Graeme Iggo, “what quickly comes to mind are his high ethical standards, his passion, his generosity, his sense of humour and his loyalty.”

He was a former president of the Canterbury branch of the NZ Standardbred Breeders Association, vice president of the national body of the NZSBA, president of the Hororata Trotting Club and for two years was a HRNZ Board member. He also worked part time for HRNZ educating and training cadets.

“He was such a positive and jovial guy who was totally immersed in the industry,” says former HRNZ Board member Allan Brown.

Education was a big part of Beaton’s life and he was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal (QSM) for services to education. He retired in 2011 after being the principal at Cobham Intermediate in Christchurch for 15 years.

As a horse breeder he produced over 80 foals and was a highly respected preparer of yearlings for the sales, having won Best Presented Yearling on several occasions.

“The first mare he bought and bred from was Samantha Scott in 1972 which he paid $2500 for,” says Iggo, “he often laughed about the fact that the horse was worth four times his only other asset at the time – his $600 car.”

Current HRNZ Board member Ken Spicer recalls a trip to the Kaikoura races just last November when Beaton’s health was not good.

“Four of us stayed on course and his horse Admirable won, it was his first win there and a good ending to the yearly pilgrimage,” said Spicer.

“Trevor was a very good mate and we will all miss him dearly”

“He had made many friends in harness racing throughout the country,” said Iggo, “and he will be a significant loss, not only to these friends but to the industry itself.”

Funeral details to be advised.



Credit: 5 March 2021 , Obituary

RESULTS OF PRESTIGE RACES FOR THIS SEASON
 
SUMMER CUP

Current Sponsor: ( CANTERBURY PRINT SERVICE )
2009-2017 2600 Metres Mobile. 2018 1950 Metres Mobile. From 2019 1980 Metres Mobile. FFA. Listed 2009-10: Gr3 2011
GROUP 3: FFA Mobile 1980m
Year: 2021

 
Race History
WINNER PEMBROOK PLAYBOY  
TRAINER NP Williamson DRIVER NP Williamson TIME 2:22.0
HANDICAP Mobile STAKE $26,400 DATE 2/12/2021
BREEDING 4h Bettors Delight/Dudinkas Star
OWNER C C Alcock
Last 800 55.2 Last 400 27.1 MileRate 1:55.3
SUMMER TROTTING FFA

Current Sponsor: ( GARY FYFE PAINTERS )
2009-2018 1950 Metres Mobile. From 2019 1980 Metres Mobile. Listed 2009 & 10: Gr3 2011
Group 3: FFA Trot: Mobile: 1980m
Year: 2021

 
Race History
WINNER MUSCLE MOUNTAIN  
TRAINER G&N Hope DRIVER BT Hope TIME 2:24.1
HANDICAP Mobile STAKE $27,600 DATE 2/12/2021
BREEDING 4g Muscle Hill/Paramount Faith
OWNER Cullen Breeding Limited
Last 800 59.1 Last 400 29.4 MileRate 1:57.0
NZB STANDARDBRED HARNESS MILLION 3YO FILLIES PACE (prev NZYSS)

Current Sponsor: ( NZB STANDARDBRED )
Only 3yo fillies purchased from the PGG Yearling Sales are eligible. Series commenced 1993. 2011 Run at Rangiora (Earthquake (2000m Mobile). 1993-1998 2000 Metres Mobile. 1999 - 2018 (excl 2011)1950 Metres Mobile. From 2019 1980 Metres Mobile. Listed race from 2002.
LISTED:3yo Fillies Pace: Mobile: 1980 metres
Year: 2021

 
Race History
WINNER OFF N GONE  
TRAINER R J Dunn DRIVER J R Dunn TIME 2:23.9
HANDICAP Mobile STAKE $150,000 DATE 2/12/2021
BREEDING 3f Somebeachsomewhere/Kabet
OWNER B D Williams, Mrs S M Williams, G A Woodham, Mrs K J Woodham
Last 800 56.3 Last 400 28.7 MileRate 1:56.9
NZ SIRES STAKES HARNESS 7000

Current Sponsor: ( PGG WRIGHTSON )
First run 2015 - 2018 known as Harness 5000. Harness 7000 from 2019. 2015 - 2108 1950 Meters Mobile. From 2019 1980 Metres Mobile. Listed Race.
Listed : 3yo Pacers: Sires Fee under $7k: 1980m
Year: 2021

 
Race History
WINNER CORRAVALLY STAR  
TRAINER BR Negus DRIVER JJA Young-Grant TIME 2:24.4
HANDICAP Mobile STAKE $40,000 DATE 2/12/2021
BREEDING 3c Washington VC/Bowenvale
OWNER J D Owens, Mrs S E M Owens
Last 800 57.7 Last 400 29.1 MileRate 1:57.3
NZ BREEDERS STAKES

Current Sponsor: ( PGG WRIGHTSON )
Originally run by the Canterbury Park TC. 1973-1991 One Mile Mobile: 1992-1998 2000 Metres Mobile run in December: 1999-2005 1950 Metres Mobile: From 2006 2600 Metres Mobile.
GROUP 1: Fillies & Mares Pace: 2600 Metres: Mobile Start.
Year: 2021

 
Race History
WINNER WATCH ME NOW  
TRAINER K Barclay & T Ellis DRIVER KL Barclay TIME 3:07.2
HANDICAP Mobile STAKE $102,000 DATE 12/02/2021
BREEDING 4m Hes Watching/Mach N Elle
OWNER S H Sloan, Mrs C M Sloan, B R Sloan, Mrs J K Sloan, Mrs H A Gibb, A J Gibb
Last 800 55.1 Last 400 28.0 MileRate 1:55.8
NZ PREMIER MARES CHAMPIONSHIP

Current Sponsor: ( GARRARDS )
1990-5 GROUP 3:1996 On GROUP 2 1990 - 1998 2000 Metres Mobile. 1999 - 2018 1950 Metres Mobile. From 2019 1980 Metres Mobile
GROUP 2: Mares: 1980 m: Mobile: Preferential Barrier Draw
Year: 2021

 
Race History
WINNER AMAZING DREAM  
TRAINER H Cullen DRIVER M Purdon TIME 2:20.8
HANDICAP Mobile STAKE $52.000 DATE
BREEDING 4m Bettors Delight/Christian Dreamer
OWNER Mrs J L Feiss
Last 800 55.6 Last 400 26.4 MileRate 1:54.4
(HARAS des TROTTEURS) NZSS CLASSIQUE 3YO FILLIES TROT

Current Sponsor: ( HARAS des TROTTEURS )
From 2019 1980 Metres Mobile. Listed Race
Listed : NZSS 3fT Classique : 1980m Mobile
Year: 2021

 
Race History
WINNER Wanna Play With Me  
TRAINER H Cullen DRIVER T M Williams TIME 2:24.7
HANDICAP Mobile STAKE $16,000 DATE
BREEDING 3f Love You-Wanna Play
OWNER T G Casey, Ms K Marriott, P T Ryder
Last 800 58.1 Last 400 29.7 MileRate 1:57.5


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