Aug 14, 2018

The finalists for the 2017-18 Sydney Strapper of the Year award have been announced. Now in its ninth year, this award endeavours to recognise the behind-the-scenes efforts by those strappers that tend to go beyond the call of duty.

The award, sponsored by Racing NSW and co-ordinated by Australian Racing Christian Chaplaincy, will be presented at NSW Racing's Night of Champions at Royal Randwick on Thursday, 16 August 2017.

The award is peer-nominated with strappers that have worked at metropolitan race meetings being invited to nominate who they think is deserving of the award.

A selection panel of Racing NSW officials choose the winner from a short-list of eight finalists which include our very own Lindy Wharekura!

Here’s a snippet as to why Lindy is valued and nominated by her peers.

Lindy Wharekura (Snowden Racing Stable)

Horses strapped this season: Moss Trip, That's a Good Idea, Ewase.

“Lindy has been an integral part of our stable, with excellent horse skills and people skills. She adores working and nurturing difficult horses. She calms them and has great patience with them.

Lindy has an affinity with horses and treats her horses as her own babies. If one spikes a temperature then she checks her horse throughout the night making sure all is ok.

Lindy has a diploma in management but prefers to work in the stable. She is a great asset to our business and we are very proud of her. She is a very soft, giving, young lady who always cares for others.”

Go Lindy! We wish you the very best of luck on Thursday night.

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