December Owner of the Month - Nan Hackett

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December Owner of the Month - Nan Hackett

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Published by Gayleen MacKinnon in Owner Of The Month · 1 January 2019
December Owner of the Month - Nan Hackett

By Gayleen MacKinnon

Well I couldn’t be more thrilled if I had won this myself, having known Nan for many years, I can say she is a well deserved winner of this months award.

Nan’s winning horse is Edesia the 5 year old Bay Mare (Muscle Mass - Aine by Armbro Invasion).
Edesia is trained by Michelle!Wallis & Bernie Hackett, in Waiuku. It was a family affair with Nan’s son Bernie Hackett in the bike for the winning drive. Nan has ownership in several of the Wallis Hackett trained horses, but that is to be expected when she is such an integral part in their Waiuku operation.

On a daily basis Nan will be at the stables at 6.30am, ready to start work for the day, not bad for an 80 something year old. Harness racing, particularly training has always been part of Nan’s life and she loves being involved and likes to be kept busy, whether its helping out at the stables or baking delicious morning teas for the team, Nan doesn’t plan on retiring anytime soon. Like all of us Nan always loves the thrill of winning, not only of the horses she owns, but any that win for Michelle and
Bernie are just as good, a good night at the races is a great morale booster for the stable.

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