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COMPETITIONS

 

YEAR: 2008

2008 MAURICE HOLMES MEMORIAL TROPHY WON BY DEXTER DUNN

Dexter (18 years) was first licenced in the 2005/06 as a Trials Driver and in 2006/07 as a fully licenced driver with a Junior Licence.

His early involvement was with father Robert Dunn also having a period in Victoria with leading trainer Andy Gath and he is currently working for Cran Dalgety.

The Maurice Holmes Trophy relates to all Junior Driver races conducted by the NZMTC Club at Addington and Dexter has won this award convincingly with 24 points from fellow Junior Shane Walkinshaw with 18 points.

However his greatest achievement has been winning the NZ Drivers Premiership as a Junior Driver in his first full season, a feat never achieved previously. He drove two Group 1 winners during that time namely Time To Fly and Rona Lorraine.

Final Points Standings were as follows :-

Dexter Dunn 24 points
Shane Walkinshaw 18 points
Nathan Williamson 15 points

In addition to the Trophy which he hols for the year, Dexter has received, courtesy of New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club, a return trip to Australia with spending money plus $500 worth of clothing.


Credit: Tony Lye

 

YEAR: 2007

2007 MAURICE HOLMES MEMORIAL AWARD WON BY NATHAN WILLIAMSON


Nathan (19 years) was first licenced in the 2004/05 season and is employed by his father Phil Williamson. He had his first totalisator drive in March 2005 at Oamaru and since that time has established himself as not only a very competent Junior Driver but is also excelling as a free lance driver as well.

His biggest success last season was driving Jasmynís Gift to win the Group 1 NZ Trotting Free-For-All on Show Day.

The Maurice Holmes Memorial Junior Driver Trophy applies to all Junior Driver races conducted at Addington during the season and Nathan through some consistent efforts has pipped his good friend and rival Gavin Smith in the race for the title. It is ironical that Gavin pipped Nathan in the past seasons NZ Junior Drivers Championship which encompasses all Junior Driver races throughout NZ.

Final Points Standings were as follows :-

Nathan Williamson 20 points
Gavin Smith 19 points
Sam Smolenski 13 points

In addition to the Trophy, Nathan received, courtesy of New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club, a return trip to Australia with spending money plus $500 worth of clothing.



Credit: Tony Lye

 

MAURICE HOLMES MEMORIAL AWARD

This award is made to the Junior Driver who accumulates the most points over the season in races run by the NZMTC at Addington and restricted to Junior Drivers.

TROPHY
The trophy is a horse shoe mounted on a wooden sheild. The shoe is one of those worn by Mount Eden in the 1 Mile time trial of 1:56.6 on 27th February 1971. This was during the InterDominions and was considered an exceptional performance.

PAST WINNERS
1974/75 F N (Fraser) Kirk
1975/76 P N (Peter) Jones
1976/77 C J (Colin) De Filippi
1977/78 R G (Ray) McNally
M W (Murray) Rennie
1978/79 R A (Ross)Payne
1979/80 M W (Murray) Rennie
1980/81 P D (Paul) Young
1981/82 J F (Jim) Curtin
1982/83 N J H (Neil) Munro
1983/84 A M (Anthony) Butt
1984/85 N J (Neil) Hamilton
1985/86 A M (Anthony) Butt
1986/87 R M (Roger) Austin
1987/88 A M (Anthony) Butt
1988/89 G T (Graeme) Ward
1989/90 J S D (John) Lemon
1990/91 Miss D M (Debbie) Rickerby
1991/92 R A (Roddy) Butt
1992/93 K V (Kerry) Hadfield
1993/94 C D (Craig) Thornley
1994/95 Miss K P (Karen) Williams
1995/96 B A (Brent) Lilley
1996/07 D P (Danny) Campbell
1997/08 Miss K P (Karen) Williams
1998/99 B A (Brent) Lilley
1999/00 M P (Mark) Jones
2000/01 S G (Scott)Dickson
2001/02 P T (Paul) Court
2002/03 S R (Stephen) McNally
2003/04 S R (Stephen) McNally
2004/05 G D (Gavin) Smith
2005/06 J R (John) Dunn
2006/07 N P (Nathan) Williamson
2007/08 D J (Dexter) Dunn



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