20 December 2016
The 10 year old son of Art Major led all the way and shot clear in the home straight to win by almost three lengths in a slick 1:53.3.
It was the 49th victory for this remarkable horse and he retires with earnings of $879,815.
Horses like Avonnova are what make Harness Racing great and while it will be sad to not see him on the track again, it was an absolute privilege to witness his career.
Well done to him and his connections on a tremendous journey - It began with a win and ended with a win!