SUCCESS: Narissa McMullen at the Queensland Harness Awards ceremony.
SUCCESS: Narissa McMullen at the Queensland Harness Awards ceremony.

Glamorgan Vale reinswoman on track to glory

THE Glamorgan Vale area looks set to produce another racing industry superstar.

Rising reinswoman Narissa McMullen is headed to Sydney to link up with high profile media personality, former race caller and successful trainer John Tapp.

McMullen, currently second behind Kylie Rasmussen in the Queensland state-wide premiership with 40 winners, will be based with Tapp for two to four weeks.

The lightweight driver has outdriven her concession claim in her home state but is still eligible for a claim in New South Wales.

"The stint in Sydney has been organised through a mutual friend in Norm McCloy and I'm really looking forward to the opportunity," McMullen said.

Last season, McMullen finished sixth on the state premiership after steering home 96 winners and amassing more than $450,000 in stakes.

The excellent form has continued this season and her overall tally of winners stands at 203 after commencing her career in the 2010/11 season.

Even though the stint with Tapp appears short, McMullen is optimistic that the stay in Sydney may open further doors to a career path which has been spectacular to date.

Narissa took home the rising star and chairman's scholarship award at the recent Queensland Harness Awards night.

There is plenty of family rivalry to spur her on, as 22-year-old brother Peter is the leading junior driver in Queensland.


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