Star three-year-old Ignatius has been named Tasmania's harness horse of the year after winning 11 of his 13 starts during the 2017-18 season.
After winning his first two starts for the season at Devonport and Mowbray, Ignatius went to Sydney where he won nine races in a row including the $150,000 NSW Breeders Challenge final.
He then went to Victoria where he suffered his only two defeats, finishing second in a Breeders Crown semi-final and seventh in the final.
Bred by the Rattray Family Trust at Longford, Ignatius was trained by Todd Rattray while in Tasmania and by his brother James in Sydney.
The gelding also won the three-year-old of the year award while Resurgent Storm, who won four of his six starts for New Norfolk trainer Roger Whitmore, was named top two-year-old.
The annual presentation dinner in Launceston on Saturday night also saw 13 participants and horses inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame.
They included two highly successful Northern Tasmanian trainer-drivers, Bob Kernan and Don Peck, and legendary breeders Fred and Pauline Barker of Beaconsfield.
They were joined by Devonport harness racing stalwart Robin Wilson who has enjoyed success as an owner and trainer but is best known for his many years as a harness racing writer and leading bookmaker.
Another harness racing journalist, John Vranisan, a former editor of The Examiner in the early 1900s and a long-time harness handicapper, was also inducted along with Hobart owner, trainer, breeder and national administrator Noel Salter and former leading reinsman Tom Terry.
Horses inducted were Inter-Dominion grand final winner Stanley Rio; heat winners Karalta Gift and Globe Dorell, the latter also a very successful sire; top racemare Jean Logan and outstanding broodmare Prancing Ruby.
The Edgar Tatlow Medal was presented to Launceston owner, trainer, breeder and administrator Chester Bullock.