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Waller and queen of the turf dominate awards

Winx won a record third successive NSW Champion Horse of the Year title on Thursday night. Picture: AAP

Coach Chris Waller and his winner mare Winx cleaned up the main awards at the NSW Racehorse Proprietors Affiliation Night time of Champions awards ceremony held at Royal Randwick on Thursday.

Waller was introduced with a document 8 successive Bart Cummings Medal for superb accomplishment all through the 2017-18 period. The medal is voted on by the Sydney racing media and Waller polled an unbelievable 110 factors to be perfectly in progress of runner-up Jason Collett, with 34 factors.

The prestigious honour arrived soon after Waller was also awarded the Tommy Smith Medal as Sydney’s leading coach, with a document 189 town wins, breaking his prior document by 20.

“Chris Waller is a trailblazer not just in thoroughbred racing, but in activity, and carries on to established new benchmarks,” Racing NSW’s main government Peter V’landys claimed.

“Chris and his staff should be congratulated for the skilled and devoted way they go about their business enterprise and these achievements bear testomony to their superb initiatives.”

Chris Waller cleaned up with a string of awards, including his eighth Bart Cummings Medal. Picture: AAP

Chris Waller cleaned up with a string of awards, such as his eighth Bart Cummings Medal. Image: AAPSupply:AAP

Waller’s mighty mare Winx gathered a document 3rd successive NSW Winner Horse of the 12 months for yet another ideal period — 8 starts off for 8 wins, such as 6 at Team one stage, culminating with her runaway acquire in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick in April.

Winx also received the NSW Center Length Award and stablemate Who Shot Thebarman received the Winner Stayer group.

The Everest winner Redzel received the Winner Sprinter award, Golden Slipper winner Estijaab gathered the two-12 months-previous title and triple Team one winner Trapeze Artist was 3-12 months-Aged of the 12 months.

Content Clapper’s Epsom-Doncaster double ensured he was Miler of the 12 months and the gelding’s coach Pat Webster was voted NSW Racing Media Individuality of the 12 months for his achievements on the monitor and for his counselling and aid of racing marketplace contributors in hardship.

Brenton Avdulla claimed his initially George Moore Award for successful the Sydney Jockeys’ Premiership with 92 wins for the period, and Rachel King, who is now a entirely-fledged jockey, took out the coveted Theo Eco-friendly Award for Foremost Sydney Apprentice with 38 wins.

Winx won a record third successive NSW Champion Horse of the Year title on Thursday night. Picture: AAP

Winx received a document 3rd successive NSW Winner Horse of the 12 months title on Thursday night time. Image: AAPSupply:AAP

Exceptional event for the champ

THERE is a exceptional coincidence about Winx’s endeavor at a document 26th successive acquire in the Team one 00,00 Winx Stakes at Royal Randwick tomorrow.

Winx shares the countrywide document for consecutive wins with yet another famous mare, Black Caviar. She retired undefeated and was born on August 18, 2006.

Winx is also hoping to do a little something tomorrow only Black Caviar has attained and acquire a race named in her honour.

Black Caviar managed the feat when she received the 2013 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m).

Stress examination

SKY Racing’s renowned type pro Tony Brassel is below a minimal much more strain than typical to try out to obtain a winner or two tomorrow.

Brassel’s major lover, Eileen Watmore, celebrates her 100th birthday on Winx Stakes Working day and her relatives claims she will be pursuing her typical Saturday plan: “Get Tony’s guidelines and then select out a pair of horses to have a handful of bucks on.’’ She has been a Brassel “disciple’’ given that he chosen the Japanese Melbourne Cup quinella of Delta Blues and Pop Rock in 2006.


CHANNEL 10 is airing a documentary on the world’s richest turf race, The Everest, on Saturday from one.30pm.

Michael Cain, the presenter and producer of the software, “Scaling Everest”, interviewed some of the main gamers concerned in the race such as Racing NSW main government Peter V’landys, the event’s driving power.

Tabcorp chip in to support farmers

TABCORP has declared a 00,00 drought aid offer to support farmers throughout NSW and Queensland.

The offer features 00,00 in donations to be dispersed to drought-afflicted communities via a selection of organisations such as the charities Rural Help and the Queensland Nation Women’s Affiliation.

Tabcorp main government David Attenborough claimed “as an organisation we’re dedicated to supporting our communities and we’re happy to support our farmers when they require it most.’’

“We’ve experienced numerous provides of aid from Tabcorp staff seeking to support our farmers so we have also dedicated to greenback-match staff donations or fundraising initiatives for drought aid.’’


JOHN Haigh, a previous Randwick coach and later on steward, handed absent previous weekend. He was 90. Born to be a coach — his father, Les organized the winner Rogilla in the early 1930s — Haigh’s most effective horse was Electro, winner of the 1956 Sydney Cup.

Haigh grew to become a steward where by he was Newcastle’s chairman of stewards for numerous several years in advance of his retirement in 1993. He is survived by his spouse June and sons Steven, Leslie and Mark.






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