Today it’s happy birthday to all racehorses.
Each one of them clicks over a year older. And the start of a brand new season in all aspects of thoroughbred racing begins.
Today is day one of the 2016/17 Jockey’s Titles in all the states across Australia.
Similarly, for the Trainer’s Titles and Stallion Titles.
And as we look forward to the upcoming spring carnivals in both Melbourne and Sydney, and also to the new season 2YO races, let's pause momentarily and reflect on 2015/16 season.
The Stallion Title went to Winx’s old man STREET CRY narrowly from Not A Single Doubt.
SNITZEL, who met with a great deal of publicity as he challenged the all-time 2YO Siring record of 30 (which has stood for over 40 years) equaled it with four of his babies running close 2nd placings in the last week of the season.
The results of the trainers and jockey’s across Australia are below:
Victorian Jockeys' Premiership
DEAN YENDALL rode the most winners on 162. Congratulations.
DAMIAN LANE was 2nd on 120 winners.
BRAD RAWILLER was 3rd on 109.
The Vic Metro Title was won by CRAIG WILLIAMS on 68 from DWAYNE DUNN. (Dylan Dunn won the Apprentice's Crown).
Victorian Trainers' Premiership
DARREN WEIR trained the most winners on 329. Congratulations.
DAVID HAYES was 2nd on 207.
Robert Smerdon was 3rd on 100.
The Metro Title was won by DARREN WEIR on 196….and the same trio ran trifecta here.
NSW Jockeys' Premiership
BRENTON AVDULLA rode the most winners on 141. Congratulations.
GREG RYAN was 2nd on 127
GRANT BUCKLEY was 3rd on 103.
The NSW Metro Title was won by JAMES McDONALD on 89.5 from HUGH BOWMAN. (Koby Jennings won the Apprentices Crown).
NSW Trainers' Premiership
CHRIS WALLER won with a huge 223.
JOHN O'SHEA was 2nd on 135.5.
Team SNOWDEN was 3rd on 127.
The Metro Title was a record winning performance by CHRIS WALLER on 169. He beat Godolphin's JOHN O'SHEA on 77.5!
QLD Jockey's Premiership
JAMES ORMAN rode 143 winners. Congratulations.
JIMMY BYRNE was 2nd on 119.5
JEFF LLOYD was 3rd on 108.
The QLD Metro Title was won by JEFF LLOYD who rode 80 to win from JIMMY BYRNE. (James Orman won the Apprentices Title).
QLD Trainers' Premiership
TONY GOLLAN trained the most winners on 105.5. Congratulations
JOHN MANZELAN was 2nd on 99.
ROB HEATHCOTE was 3rd on 83..
Metro Trainers' Title was won by TONY GOLLAN with 87.5, from ROB HEATHCOTE.
South Australian Jockeys' Premiership
JAMIE KAH rode the most winners on 107. Congratulations.
JASON HOLDER was 2nd on 86.
DOM TOURNEUR was 3rd on 85.
The Metro Title was won by JASON HOLDER on 53 from MATTY NEILSON.
SA Trainers' Premiership
PHILLIP STOKES trained the most with 67. Congratulations
RICHARD JOLLY was 2nd on 51.
TONY McEVOY was 3rd on 46.
The Metro Title was won by PHILLIP STOKES on 50 from RICHARD JOLLY.
West Australian Jockeys' Premiership
WILLY PIKE rode the most with a whopping 221.5. Congratulations
CLINT JOHNSTON-PORTER was 2nd on 107.
LUCY WARWICK was 3rd on 102.
Metro Title was won by WILLY PIKE on 135 from LUCY WARWICK.
WA Trainers' Premiership
ADAM TARRANT trained the most with 121.5.5. Congratulations.
GRAT WILLIAMS was 2nd on 103.
DAVID HARRISON was 3rd on 58.
The Metro Title was won by ADAM DURRANT on 67 just from GRANT WILLIAMS
Tassy Jockeys' Premiership
DAVID PIRES won with 68. Congratulations.
RAQUEL CLARK was 2nd on 56.
BRENDON McCOULL was 3rd on 53.
The Metro Title was the same trifecta.
Tassy Trainers' Premiership
SCOTT BRUNTON won with 70. Congratulations.
ADAM TRINDER was 2nd on 58.
Team WELLS was 3rd on 44.
Metro Title was the trio.
Congratulations to all winners!