|Ben Shaw and Martyn Evans presented|
Ricky Duggan with his award at the races.
The award was announced at the Australia Day celebrations at Tynwald Park on Monday, where the framed certificate was accepted by Ricky's proud dad Bryce Duggan.
Ricky was unable to attend the presentation as we was preparing for the New Norfolk Pacing Cup being held at Kensington Park the same day.
"From participation in his chosen sport of harness racing, Ricky has won a record 22 Tasmanian Sires Stakes finals and three Tasmanian Easter Cups," deputy mayor Ben Shaw said.
"He has been the leading driver four times in 1997/98, 2002/03, 2003/04 and 2004/05. He has driven more than 1310 winners to date and has represented Tasmania on a national level against other states and New Zealand," Cr Shaw said.
Cr Shaw and mayor Martyn Evans later attended the races at Kensington Park where they were able to make a formal presentation to Ricky.