Vale: Dennis Pengilly

12 September 2017

THE harness racing industry was saddened to learn of the passing of prominent owner and breeder Dennis Pengilly.

Dennis passed away last Wednesday night after a long battle with cancer, aged 64.

He bred and raced many horses and just a week before his passing had two winners which gave him much enjoyment according to Harness Racing New South Wales chief executive John Dumesny.

“Dennis particularly liked the idea of breeding and racing horses and had done so all his life,” Dumesny said.

“Dennis’ horses Munroe and Ferdinand won within days of each other and gave him significant enjoyment.

“Dennis was a friend of many and many in harness racing and will be sadly missed.

“On behalf of the harness racing fraternity condolences go to Dennis’ wife Janice and their children Katie, Joel, Kellie, Kylie and their extended families.”

A celebration of Dennis’ life will take place at Castlebrook Memorial Park, Windsor Road, Rouse Hill, on Monday September 18, 2017, at 11am.

Harness Racing NSW extends its deepest sympathies to Dennis’ countless friends and associates.






Harness Racing NSW (HRNSW) is the controlling body for harness racing in New South Wales with responsibility for commercial and regulatory management of the industry including 33 racing clubs across the State.  HRNSW is headed by a Board of Directors and is independent of Government.


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