Fernie’s Reign Continues

5
Oct

Peter Fernie’s goldfields reign continued following the conclusion of the 2015-16 Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club’s season on Sunday.

Fernie, Kalgoorlie’s leviathan trainer for over a decade, claimed his 10th title when he prepared 45 winners for the year.

Fernie finished 32 wins clear of his next rival, Brett Mathews, with David Smith edging out, George Grljusich for third.

Smith claimed a career-best tally after ending the season with a double, preparing Crown Of Lights and Balrov.

For the second year running Glenn Smith won Jockey of the Year. The Coolgardie Cup (1760m) when he partnered I’m Feeling Lucky a season highlight.

Clint Johnston-Porter also claimed back-to-back titles as Leading Apprentice after an enthralling battle with Sarah Bonner and Mollie Clark.

Only two wins separated the trio with Johnston-Porter leading the way with 11 wins.

Vital Equine gelding, Tahgeo Jay, prepared by Fernie, was crowned Dr Brent Hunt Horse of the Year.

Tahgeo Jay enjoyed a 14-start campaign for five wins and three placings.