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Pearl Kelly Award

 

The Pearl Kelly Award has evolved into the most prestigious award for female participants in Victorian harness racing.

The Pearl Kelly Award recognises the outstanding contribution to, or achievement within, the sport by a woman.

It was struck in acknowledgement of the woman who was Australia’s first licensed reinswoman in 1916 and once finished third on the Melbourne drivers’ premiership.

 

1999 - Dianne Davies 2008 -Tanya McDermott
2000 - Kaye Mathews & Roma Pocock 2009 - D'Arne Bellman
2001 - Kerryn Manning 2010 - Not Held
2002 - Jayne Davies 2011 - Natalie Rasmussen
2003 - Elizabeth Clarke 2012 - Maree Caldow
2004 - Debbie Quinlan 2013 - Lisa Miles
2005 - Kylie Harrison 2014 - Lisa McIlvride
2006 - Jodi Quinlan 2015 - Pam Wilson
2007 - Lorraine Duffy 2016 - Faye McEwan & Helen Head