In-form South Australian driver Danielle Hill is the second female harness reins person to be included in the Mildura Female driver’s challenge at next month’s Mildura Pacing Cup carnival.
After driving three winners at Mildura last Tuesday night, Danielle Hill created a new South Australian record by driving six winners in a seven race program at Port Pirie on Friday night.
Three of her six wins were for Port Pirie trainer Lyndon Hall, who also races several Sunraysia owned pacers.
Her five wins at Port Pirie took her tally of winning drivers for the current racing season to over 90.
After driving at Port Pirie on Friday night, Danielle Hill had one unplaced drive at the Mt Gambier meeting on Saturday night and then landed three winners in six races at the return to racing for the Gawler Harness Racing Club on Sunday.
Her brother Wayne Hill also drove a winner at the Gawler meeting on Sunday.
Danielle Hill is fourth on the Australian Leading Drivers Premiership for the 2017-18 harness season behind Chris Alford (Victoria) on 198 wins, Greg Sugars ((Victoria)on 124 wins and just behind West Australian driver Shanon Suvaljko on 92 wins.
Her brother Wayne Hill, who is also a regular driver at Mildura meetings this season, is the second male invitee for the Men’s Challenge, following the first naming of John Caldow.
Wayne Hill won the 2016 Australian Drivers' Championship at Globe Derby using his home ground advantage perfectly.
Both races, along with a fashion parade appearance by both male and female drivers, will be a feature of the Thursday night meeting April 12 at this year’s Mildura Pacing Cup Carnival
Other invited drivers will be announced progressively by the Mildura Harness Racing Club this week.